Everything about Dutch designer Frederik Molenschot is monumental, larger than life. His studio in Amsterdam, in which we were hosted as a part of the current Dutch Design Tour which I am leading this week; his light installations and sculptures; his appearance; his personality; his imagination; his vision that reaches the horizon; his heart. A graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven and a member of the Dutch Design Movement, Molenschot founded Studio Molen in 2005 and has since been collaborating with skilled craftsmen that works at his studio, set in a former warehouse, creating bronze light sculptures that illuminate some of the most beautiful homes, lobbies, restaurants, and public space across the globe. It is the city lights, and its lanterns, the urban skyline at night, and cities that he envisions and imagines, that have come to play a key role in his personal language. Visiting the studio and learning about the process of creating these monumental and magical lights has been a great way to understand the visual that Molenschot has created. And I want to thank his gallery Carpenters Workshop, Julien Lombrail, Loic Le Gaillard, and Cedric Morisset, for making this extraordinary visit possible and for their contribution and awareness of design education.
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