Tucked away in a beautiful courtyard that feels like an oasis of art and tranquility Jochem and his wife Marja own the Dutch Art and Design Gallery (DAD) in Berlin that I mentioned yesterday. Originally from Groningen they moved to Berlin a year ago. Featuring the works of some amazing artists like product designer Lex Pott, photographer Tessa Verder, artist Peter Bastiaanssen and witty designs by the company Droog.
Tessa combines different photographs of landscapes, from Africa to Iceland, taken during her travels throughout the world, together with copies of works from Dutch masters of the eighteen hundreds to create surreal landscapes that are a sort of modern, clean collage.
Lex Pott has created series of works such as True Colours where he utilised a number of panels made from different metal oxide species, each with their own colour. His aim was to discover "original" colours that are linked directly to the material in question and that are altered by nature over a long period of time. He applied this thought process to furniture he has created and the results are fascinating.
Have a look if you're in Berlin!