Straatsma makes use of emotional experiences and disrupts the relationship between form and function. He added a rubber handmade layer to a famous Thonet chair, thus personalizing it. His series of monumental filigree vases with the humoristic title Dustcollectors, consist of lively braids of decorative motives that do not have any use value. In Straatsma’s designs beauty, aesthetics and our affective relationship to the object are the most important criteria to experience the work

Sebastiaan Straatsma graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 1999. He eventually started his own design studio. For more information about his work, please consult his website