Rick Tegelaar was born in Rotterdam in 1986. Very quickly oriented towards design, he integrated ArtEZ Arnhem into the product design department. Rick graduated with honours from the department in 2011. From 2011, he will work independently in his workshop in Arnhem.
Rick Tegelaar enjoys working with undervalued materials such as wire mesh and wood waste. This young designer examines these materials, looks at them from a different perspective, and gives them new functions. The challenge is to find new shapes, qualities and aesthetics as opposed to those we all know too well.
Look at the products and materials we are surrounded by in an impartial way, highlight new opportunities that underestimated materials can offer and challenge known processes. Rick often develops new machines, tools and techniques for each new project in order to recover new properties of a given material. Working with a material in different ways, using different methods, will automatically create a new aesthetic.
Aesthetics is often wrongly neglected in industrial processes. In his work, Rick tries to show how a new aesthetic can be achieved with industrial materials by making small changes in production methods.
Rick Tegelaar, asks himself different questions, invents and reinvents. The materials attract all the esteem of this designer who advocates impartiality in front of them.