Craftsman innovates industry

  • Joris de Groot / Product Design

“As a traditional craft orientated product designer I strive to find innovation within the industry. For my finals collection I collaborate with Dolfing Druten, a company that normally produces work clothes, rain gear and waterbeds. They work with all kinds of PVC material which they process using a high-frequency welding technique. I develop a line of bags consisting of a basic shopper, a sports bag, a beach bag and a laptop briefcase. This series took its shape from a folding technique that is commonly used for producing simple plastic shopping bags.


In addition to this I designed another series of bags in which I create volume by placing and welding certain folds in the bottom or sides of the bag. Besides producing and creating volume, to me it is also important that this technique presents me with visual details.”

Film: MAXIMAGES for OPA (Design Platform Arnhem)