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Hi. 

Good to meet you here!

 

I hope you appreciate minimalist interior architecture as much as I do and that you find some inspiring work on my website. If you want to see more, let me know.

 

Not only in my work but in general my aim is to get rid of distracting elements. I find great satisfaction in creating ‘silent’ spaces. Getting rid of ‘noise’ emphasises spatial qualities that may otherwise lose their power. It also provides a great canvas for great products, people or brands.

Minimalistic spaces sometimes need a bit of character to fill up the void, but they can carry a strong personal or professional identity to a higher level while at the same time having a unique and strong character of its own. A perfect tension between space and purpose.

Curriculum:

 

I am a self taught designer with a past in building interiors, making furniture, product development and construction. After going through all the phases from making to designing I know how things are made and what it takes to make them. 

 

2007 - 2018

Worked for international fashion brands like ETQ footwear, G-Star RAW, NIKE, Scotch & Soda, De Bijenkorf, Gsus Sindustries, McGregor, WE Fashion and many more.  Besides full store concepts, flagship stores and store refurbishments worldwide I worked on apartments, hospitality projects and offices. 

 

2015 - 2018 

Teacher in Retail Architecture at the Technical University of Delft.

 

2018 

Paused my studio and quit teaching at the TU. Processes and organisations were consuming too much of my time and energy and although my designs were minimalistic, my life wasn’t. I decided to simplify and explore new horizons.

 

2018

Opened a coffee place in Amsterdam and developed new skills as hospitality entrepreneur, while exploring the field of fine art photography at the same time. The cafe survived the Covid years but dealing with all the changes that came after it, hospitality lost its charm and the urge to create simultaneously came back. I sold my cafe late 2022.

 

2022 - 2023

Toured a year with my camper van and cameras through Europe and Morocco.

During my trip photography was a daily occupation which led to several series of both experimental and minimalistic photographs which you can find on artistwithoutaresidence.com

 

July 2023

Came back to Amsterdam and now looking for inspiring collaborations.

I am available as creative partner for conceptual or architectural projects. I feel comfortable on all levels from concept development and sketch design to detailing and creative supervision. Guiding a team is optional.

Besides that I can fire up creative sessions or provide ideas for strategy and positioning to concepts and designs.

 

Let's get in touch!

whatsapp | +31619210915

e-mail | jos@studiojosvandijk.com

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