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Creator of opulent objects, eye-candy, and conversation-pieces. Searching for singular marvel in multiplicity and repetition.

JAN PAUL” is created as a platform for more personal, conceptual, autonomous, and experimental designs. Crossing over boundaries between design and art. Setting work free from boxes and demands.

“I want to create with no concessions and fully explore and crystallize the ideas I have. One idea turns into a clean sleek designed table , the other into a sculptural object without a specific function. Reoccurring themes and directions of thought are the beauty of multiplicity, the marvel hidden in everyday objects, reinterpretation of icons ,exploring the boundaries of new materials, creating the new from the existing.“

The collection consists of objects, furniture, lighting and functional art, made in small series, limited editions and one-of-a-kind’s.

Organically growing and carefully directed. The small and exclusive collection is produced in the Netherlands. All work for sale through the website and selected dealers and galleries.

BIO / TIMELINE

(Jan-Paul Meulendijks, Netherlands 1972)

1998-2010>
Started his independent design studio after graduating at the academy of productdesign. Designer of furniture ,lightning, and other interior products for various international clients. Commercial and private commisions. Designs are made from concept till production-ready technical drawings, and in some cases: end-products. His work is worldwide published, distributed and exhibited.
Some designs are awarded, others part of a museum-collection.

J.P. also designs, develops, produces, and distributes his own design label “nu-collection”. J.P.Meulendijks design studio  > http://www.n-u.nl

2010-2017>
Besides designing for international clients, more time is put in his personal label.The focus is put on environment, ecological design and sustainability. After a long research: a new biodegradable material was developed: “ECOLOTEK “. Together with new designs and a new mission: this resulted in a new label : PLANKTON”

2017-now>
J.P.Meulendijks designs under a new ( his original) name: JAN PAUL . Some designs of the PLANKTON label are selected, re-designed and brought to the JAN PAUL label.

Clients include:
NEXT home collection/ Van Esch / DARK / Karlsson-clocks / PT-home / IKI-beer / club Vasquesz / Nextime / Jansen+co / Duo-design / LS-works / Melaja /Innermost / Kikkerland / Umbra / WK-Wu / Interior-tools / Mobach / B&W-clocks/ W&M-clocks/ Leitmotiv /+ various private clients.

below: a selection of earlier designs for various clients.