Imperfect Design recently opened its doors both through retailers and in their online shop. With months of preparations behind, the founder Monique Thoonen and Imperfect Design designers Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe have finally made their creations available to the public.
Imperfect Design works with Dutch designers and craftsmen in developing countries (Vietnam and Guatemala so far) and cover glass vases, ceramics vases, blankets and cushions in their product range.
Why Imperfect? Well, because small craftsmen don’t achieve consistently high quality in their traditional skills. Because these products are real, made by real people, and that’s why in their imperfectness, their just perfect!
With the first collection just gone online, Imperfect Design is already busy with the next one, where designer Arian Brekveld is planning his second trip to Vietnam to put together his Imperfect Design collection.
Monique Thoonen was already busy with Dutch designers and craftsmen in developing countries, with Imperfect Design, she wants to create a lifestyle brand by combining the strengths of these actors. Her inspiration? The inspiring results the combination of Dutch designers and developing country producers deliver. And the knowledge that these products fit the market: consumers appreciate authentically crafted products with a good design – this is no charity, this is business with both sides of the product chain benefitting.
To us, that sounds like business the way it should be! Grazzhopprz congratulates Imperfect Design with their launch and wish them the best of luck in creating great design, with skilled craftsmen!