www.mariekedijkers.nl

Artisan design

About Marieke Dijkers

The work of Marieke Dijkers is created from a curiosity into the possibilities of a self developed artisan technique. After finishing her Masters at the HKU School of Arts in Utrecht (NL) Marieke designed and produced stage sets for travelling theatre shows for several years. Where paper became an obvious choice for materials. From these stage sets the paper lamps and Paper-toys-to-look-at were a natural step.

For centuries paper has already been used to filter light. Marieke has developed a technique to create lamps from many layers of thin paper. In this production process coincidence plays an important in the creation of the final shape.

Papieren Lamp I (14*)

The translucent paper skin filters the light, the open bottom side takes allows for sufficient light on for example a table.

Price: € 180,- a piece

46 cm diameter, 46 cm height
Handmade, paper, glue, metal rings
60W max. incandescent-, led- or energy saving light
E27 fitting, 2 meter round electrical wire

Papieren Lamp II (15*)

The translucent paper skin filters the light, the open bottom side takes allows for sufficient light on for example a table.

Price: € 290,- a piece

46 cm diameter, 80 cm height
Handmade, paper, glue, metal rings
40W max. incandescent-, led- or energy saving light
E27 fitting, 2 meter round electrical wire

Speelgoed-om-naar-te-kijken – Letterbak (16*)

Toys you can only look at are often toys from days long gone. The toys are often rare and the material has become fragile from aging. With Mariekes paper toys you are also not allowed to play. Not because it is old, rare or made from valuable materials; the common paper is simply too fragile. It is only suitable to look at, to dust it off occasionally and to put it back in place.

Size: 15 cm x 10 cm
Handmade, cardboard, paper, glue

€45,- a piece