Peter Donders creates a series of furniture with a stunning play of lines, inspired by organic contours in a new well-balanced form. Some of them are 3D printer designs.
They feature the elements of a long tradition as well as the inventiveness of modern design. He started experimenting with 3D modeling about 10 years ago.
“I grew up in a village called Maasmechelen, in the East Belgium. My dad was stuck in a wheelchair, but he really liked to work with his hands and make things. It was thanks to him that I started learning how to make furniture. I had fifteen years of experience and craftsmanship as a furniture designer and maker, before I ever even considered using computers in the design and manufacturing process. Right now my specialties are: 3D design, modelling, prototyping, manufacturing & visualisation furniture design, craftsman.” says the designer.
“I used to be inspired by Jugenstil: I love the organic and natural forms the movement uses. Nowadays I still use organic forms in my designs. I constantly try to push limits of technologies: I actually don’t really call them limits, I rather call them opportunities.”