Handmade Industrials created the Impose Totem (2018) by using a balloon as a skin in which to mold industrial granules. By imposing physical restrictions on the skin during the production process, the character of the object comes to life .
Made of balloon-molded EPS, PU leather, and mist blue lacquer, this object measures 30 x 30 x 230 cm. This is a one-of-a-kind.
Dutch designers Rutger de Regt and Marlies van Putten met during their studies at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Driven by a shared interest in experimental design and process-based principles, the duo launched Handmade Industrials in 2013. The studio’s work has been widely exhibited at venues like Collective Design NY, Collectible Fair Brussels, Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, and Ventura Lambrate in Milan. Notably, the duo’s Impose Vessels are part of various Museum collections, including the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum, University of Manchester Special Collections, and Museo Sa Bassa Blanca in Mallorca. The studio's work is represented by Culture Object in New York.