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Stijn is fascinated by the function and use of products. He sees problems in crafting as a challenge and inspiration to come up with new ideas and shapes. His products are startling, but at the same time they are straightforward and timeless. Stijn is an observer and examiner, taking pleasure in searching for ways to make things function better and looking to improve on the enjoyment and comfort of their use.
Inspired by the natural phenomenon of parasitism, Stijn looked at the existing Alessi products and selected interesting base shapes to convert into new designs by changing the details. In this design, individual, thin tubing stop the tea leaves, while at the same time forming the new teapot's spout. In Stijn's wonderland, Darwin's theory of evolution applies to both nature and products, the functions of products evolve, while the basic shapes' existence remains.
© 2010 ALESSI, Stijn Boemaars, David Bruijgom, Joris Visser, Lianne van Genugten, Jord Beets, Joris Visser — webdesign: www.illuvator.nl