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Exceptional glass personalities

With her sharp eye for design, colour and stratification, Carina Riezebos offers a very personal and narrative view on products. She possesses a lot of creativity and expertise to realize beautiful appliances with a strong personal contribution and a clear design. In her eyes the creation, the shape and the building with materials is pure magic; she even calls the whole process almost a religious one.The great passion and attention for materials has always been there, with a great preference for glass and crystal, because glass is not a ‘closed’ material, it is ‘transparent’. It gives her the opportunity to design from the inner form outwards and the other way round. To Riezebos glass is a metaphor of the human spirit; you can literally look through it and thus the material becomes accessible and offers a look into itself. This is her way of connecting with the vase, bowl or carafe that grows in her hands to personal and extraordinary personalities.The contrasts, united in the glass, make the material exiting; it is both strong and fragile, sharp and flexible. You can quickly mould it in its liquid state until the end result is a solidified moment in time. Working with glass is dynamic, it requires power and velocity. The material cannot be easily tamed, it challenges the designer and it is always exiting what the end result is going to be. Those characteristics fit the designer like a glove.

Riezebos likes to work with other experts, whether they are designers, artists or companies. As chief designer of Royal Leerdam she works intensively with experienced glassblowers. And as art director of House of Hermeta Holland she cooperates again directly with professionals like metal workers, with whom she skilfully moulds aluminium and glass into “design jewels.”

The designer never takes the position of an ‘independent artist’ in this teamwork. She puts creativity to the benefit of all in the knowledge that one is dependent on each other’s craftsmanship.

Each time it is as if she is opening a treasury with a key, she says. “All the pearls are within a company or within the people themselves. It is my role to make them look at the materials, shapes, colours and applications in a new and different way.”

In this sense Riezebos is a catalyst for innovative ideas that take other craftsmen along, step by step, into an adventurous process, from the first sketches to the special final product.

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Collection

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Designer

Carina Riezebos

Carina Riezebos started more than twenty years ago as an independent industrial designer and producer. Since 2010 she brings out products made of glass and crystal under her own label ‘Carina’. Imaginative sculptures and unique gallery pieces or daily appliances like bowls and vases. In her opinion there is no strict separation between ‘art’ and ‘appliance’, between art and design. Riezebos likes to play with the tension between the function of a product and its autonomous value. With creativity and her powerful design language, she lets design and art flow together in strikingly colourful and clear appliances, in which the process itself and how she relates to this, are the important values.

Apart from manufacturing her own collection, Riezebos works for other designers, artists and companies. In a cooperative production process she designs diverse collections for among others Royal Leerdam Glas, where she has been the chief designer since 2009. Since 2015, as art director of House Hermeta Holland, she develops collections of aluminium, also combined with glass. In all this cooperative work, she knows like no other how to merge the best of both worlds together.

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Have a peek

Bridging the gap between art and appliance from Carina.

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Impressions

I believe my work speaks for itself. Browse my most recent projects below.

Masterly 2016 – Salone Del Mobile

Masterly 2016 – Salone Del Mobile

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Object voor Stichting Familiebedrijven Award

Object voor Stichting Familiebedrijven Award

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Supertrash Project

Supertrash Project

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House of Hermeta Holland

House of Hermeta Holland

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Omen for Royal Leerdam Crystal

Omen for Royal Leerdam Crystal

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Meesterlijk 2015

Meesterlijk 2015

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Lamp Design for Natuurmonumenten

Lamp Design for Natuurmonumenten

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Commission for FNV

Commission for FNV

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Things of Beauty

Things of Beauty

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Memories in Glass

Memories in Glass

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