Discipline: product design

The designer Tim van de Weerd strives for custom-made, functional and distinctive designs. Every design – whether it be a lobby showpiece or a custom-made cabinet – is uniquely fabricated. The shape is leading, the client’s requirements decisive. On this basis he chooses the right materials, with a keen eye for texture and quality. Craftsmanship and precision machining meet to generate elegant designs characterized by a distinctive, subtle tension. Every piece of furniture, object and interior thereby acquires timeless and fascinating details.

Since his pots Monstera Magnifica and Monstera Fugiens where showed at the Dutch Design Week Eindhoven 2014, Tim van de Weerd is seen as part of a new generation of Dutch Designers. Previously he obtained his master's degree in Interior Design at the Utrecht School of the Arts. In 2011 he decided to go independent as a designer, and he currently works from his studio at Vechtclub XL, a creative hotspot in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Monstera Magnifica & Monstera Fugiens (8)*

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The Monstera Magnifica (exalted) and Monstera Fugiens (fleeing) are two distinctive plant pots. This is not only because of their elegant legs and high gloss finish. The Monstera series is in fact a new ‘species’ of plant pots; one that liberates the plant from the windowsill and in which plants can regain their natural freedom, even within the interior. The Monstera-plant pot – with its ornate roots – is an extension of the plant, rather than a separate object (which is also why the pots bear a botanical name). The design casts a new light on the otherwise rigid and oppressive traditional plant pot.

There are two versions of the Monstera: a high, exalted version, the Monstera Magnifica, and the lower Monstera Fugiens. The fragile-looking legs of both plant pots are made of steel bars. These are bent by hand to form the ‘roots’ and moulded with industrial, chemical epoxy clay. This approach gives theMonstera design its fragile look, yet it is unexpectedly strong and stable because of the chosen elaboration.

The Monstera planters are published in numerous leading (online) design magazines including: Eigen Huis & Interieur, Elle Decoration, Casa Vogue, Designboom and Dezeen.

Monstera Magnifica

Material: steel frame, hand-sculpted epoxy clay with a white-grey, high gloss coating
Dimensions: 155 x 80 x 80 cm
Price: on request

Monstera Fugiens

Material: steel frame, hand-sculpted epoxy clay with a white-grey, high gloss coating
Dimensions: 75 x 95 x 70 cm
Price: on request