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Dutch Design Week 2022

The installation “Face (Y)our Bright Future” is a visual statement. – “Even when we see the same thing, we don’t all see things the same.”

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Video: Hardfield Productions


material mood board for PyraSied Xtreme Acrylic 2022

@pyrasied asked us to create “different” material mood boards to stage part of their wide range of high quality acrylics.

This one is a arrangement of Versato® Myst acrylic – soft colours with a misty effect.

‘Inspired by MIRO ’

material mood board for PyraSied Xtreme Acrylic 2022

“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” ~ Joan Miro

@pyrasied asked us to create “different” material mood boards to stage part of their wide range of high quality acrylics.

This one is a playful arrangement of Greencast® acrylic made from 100% recycled pre- and post-consumer acrylic.

The mobile “Inspired by MIRO” will be on display @materialdistrict 5-7 April in Utrecht – The Netherlands

‘Too much is never enough’

An “out of the box” styling statement during Dutch Design Week 2021

‘GoodVibes’ – at de Bijenkorf / Eindhoven

During Dutch Design Week 2021

The installation by studio mo man tai invites the visitors and the passing audience at the Bijenkorf to pause, reflect on the present time and to enjoy a colorful visual installation during Dutch Design Week 2021.
The dynamic, reflective objects are made in such a way that no waste or residual material remains. “We think this should be the standard, it’s up to us as designers to take responsibility for that.”; indicates Ulrike Jurklies. The installation will be on display in the shop window of Bijenkorf Eindhoven during October 2021.

Come Closer … as intimacy takes you to the next level

During Dutch Design Week 2020

Video: Hardfield Productions

‘See-through’ – de Bijenkorf / Eindhoven

De Bijenkorf Eindhoven invited Ulrike Jurklies to co-create a shop window installation showcasing her furniture and objects, known from the project ‘See-through’, presented during Dutch Design Week 2017.

All these products were made from leftover material from the production of colored plastic sheets. Because of the different color gradients during the process, every object is unique.

The print on textile was produced by large-format print expert BIG Impact, 100% made from recycled PET bottles, printed with water-based ink.

Photos by Jeroen van der Wielen

ORCHIDS ‘Mourning takes time’

During Dutch Design Week 2015, Willemijn de Wit and Ulrike Jurklies (mo man tai) created an opulent visual experience with their ‘Orchids’ installation, which was realized in collaboration with VG Colours and Big Impact. The stunning exhibition is influenced by an innovative way of treating orchids with colour, a technique that was introduced to the market in 2009. VG Colours is well-known for this unique technique and have specialized the technique further within the design field. A new biobased wall covering called Gluetex Biovate also features in the exhibition. This wallpaper is personalized here by the mo man tai graphic by Ulrike Jurklies, who designed the vibrant orchid pattern for use with this new biobased wallpaper, as well as for application on a curtain textile within the exhibition.

In addition to being a fascinating display of new materials and techniques, the designers explain that the orchid installations shows the changing beauty of colour-influenced flowers as a symbol of mourning, “visualizing the overwhelming feeling that temporarily takes control of the whole body,” they explain.

Supporting partners: VG Orchids and BIG impact supersize printing


A visual exploration of the modern day skate scene initiated by Willemijn de Wit, Sarah Mesritz & Ulrike Jurklies. Dutch Design Week 2014. Together with Willemijn de Wit and Sarah Mesritz we took care of this project in a comprehensive manner, from coming up with the concept, all throughout the project’s development, and taking care of all of the final details. We were also responsible for initiating and curating the exhibition, which involved the set up and organization of four small shows dedicated to specific themes in the world of design and skateboarding: Yann Gross, Jelle Tuinhout, Roos Meerman, Ruben van der Scheer, Crealev, all of which shared a common focus on an artisanal experimental approach to design, a theme that is also very near to my own vision.

Photography Dirk van den Heuvel Graphics George&Harrison 3D visuals Damon van Drimmelen

Supporting Partners: BIGImpact supersize printing and Skatepark Area 51

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