Visser & Meijwaard

Visser & Meijwaard is a design studio by Steven Visser (1985) and Vera Meijwaard (1988) based in Arnhem, The Netherlands. The designer duo creates distinct, but minimalistic, products from unexpected materials. They are inspired by the small, often overlooked details of everyday objects, which they identify, examine and reinterpret. 

In their ceramic vases two eras come together when two production methods intermingle. Combining the typical Dutch eighteenth century decorative ‘cabinet set’ with twenty-first century pure function, Visser & Meijwaard has reinterpreted functionality.

The design of the Familiar Ground vases transforms functional details into aesthetics. The lid vase and the open vase are the result of an extensive form research into the transition and balance between elements we found in contemporary mass-produced products. This ‘cabinet set’ can be combined in sets of three according to traditional decorating.'