David Derksen designed the Grid Space Divider in 2017. Measuring 200 x 200 x 4 cm, this design is crafted in larch wood veneer and solid brass rods. It is an open edition made to order.
Normally veneer is glued onto a cheaper wood to decorate the surface. In this case, the 1.5 mm wood veneer has been used as a construction material. Using industrial laser cutting machines, precise parts are cut and put together as a building kit without any screws or glue. The parts can be easily assembled and disassembled and transported in a super-compact way. The Grid Space Divider can be easily adapted for a variety of specific projects. Customization is available
Derksen graduated in 2009 from the Design Academy Eindhoven and completed his MSc degree in 2011 at Industrial Design TU Delft. During his studies, he launched his studio in Rotterdam, where he develops designs for lighting, furniture, and other interior products. He alternates between industrial design and more experimental projects; between self-initiated projects as well as commissioned ones. Since 2011, the studio presents itself every year at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. In 2015, Derksen was nominated for the Young Designer Award as part of the Dutch Design Awards. Currently he is a guest teacher at Master Industrial Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and Product Design at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. In 2019, he began creative direction for WL Ceramics, a porcelain manufacturer.