‘Lamps with personality’ – this is what Daniel calls them. He is the re-inventor of not just former trumpets or bike wheels but also of himself. After having finished Finance in London, Daniel started his own atelier and began designing jewelry – bracelets out of knives. But his imagination goes far beyond that – on a commission he designed a lamp out of an accordion and another one out of a record player. His product design also includes pieces of furniture.
His ‘werkstatt & showroom: the other side’ is both a place where he produces new work and gives workshops. Anyone can join in – he will teach you how to make your imagination take shape. On top of this, he sometimes organizes events here in collaboration with other artists showcasing work. And sometimes, his lamps even wander through the city to temporarily become part of theatre plays & installations, or a bigger festival for design.
Every detail in his atelier is a story, his design surprises and entertains – the light switch of a trumpet lamp sitting on top of adjustable legs with a story of their own is a box coming all the way from 1940. Daniel knows his city – he collects these unique items with care from flea markets and contacts made along the years. He ‘gives everything for each piece’, he says, and one can see it.