Projects usually start with an research into the origin of the topic. I am interested in the background and history of objects, techniques, materials and how there existence, use and development though time can tell a story about our culture. Even though some items might seem insignificant, they can provide a context that help us to simplify and understand our current ways of seeing and behaving. By utilizing these well-known items you can make these cultural stories more accessible and tangible.

The translation from these stories to an artistic work is for hugo the most challenging but satisfying part of the design process. The outcome is often determined by the artistic medium that best conveys this story. Whether this is a product, exhibition, installation, film or combination.

 

Please feel free to contact me for any question’s or request about past, current or future projects.

2014 – 2018

Higher professional education
Product design
Willem de Kooning academy
Rotterdam
BA. Completed with certificate

2010 – 2014

Secondary vocational education
Creative craftsman furniture design
Koning Willem 1 college
‘s-Hertogenbosch
Completed with certificate

2006 – 2010 

Pre-vocational secondary education
Direction carpenter
Baanderherencollege
Boxtel
Completed with certificate