1 jan 2004

Bruno Ninaber van Eyben

Anything more would be unnecessary, anything less impossible.

This is the maxim of Bruno Ninaber van Eyben in whose work a quiet dialogue goes on between form, function, technique and material

From a minimalist point of departure Ninaber van Eyben devises pragmatic solutions to create functional objects while preserving a poetic quality in the result. His work is included in important design collections among which the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Neue Sammlung M√ľnchen and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

In 1971 Bruno Ninaber van Eyben (1950) graduated cum laude at the College of Art in Maastricht. Trained as a jewellery designer he developed himself as self-producing industrial designer.
In the 1970's he produced his bracelet watch (1973), pendant watch (1976) and fluorescent lighting system (1977). These products are still in production today, have become Dutch design classics and are incorporated in the collections of well known museums.

He was the first to receive the Dutch award for industrial design. 'A designer with great insight in the technical & productive aspects. His technically diverse designs bear witness of his quality, inventiveness and interest for detail.'

In 1997 Ninaber started his own business: Bruno Ninaber van Eyben design & production. With a relatively small team he fully concentrates on designing and producing autonomous and more personal products.