Jólan van der Wiel graduated in 2011 from the designLAB department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and founded in the same year his own workshop/studio based in Amsterdam. Before he studied one year at the BA program of the Design Academy Eindhoven and a year at the school of economy in Amsterdam. His approach in design:
There are many ways for a design process. Each project is different and asks for flexibility in skills, knowledge and behavior. I admire objects that show an experimental discovery, translated to a functional design.
– A visible concentration in any scale I work on.
As a designer, I see future potential in the joined cooperative forces of combining technology with natural phenomena. It is my believe that developing new “tools” is an important means of inspiration and allows new forms to take shape.