Matthijs Kok is a multidisciplinary designer, photographer and creative based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Product Design at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in 2015. Matthijs is always striving to design characteristic and iconic products. With a functional and minimalist approach, his designs comprising modern and soft, minimalist shapes with a welcoming expression. In his work he focuses on experimenting with material possibilities and production techniques, exploring the thin line between contemporary art and design: sculptural, yet functional.
He started to work for 3D Systems in 2013 as a Product Designer and 3D modeler, translating the possibilities and innovations of 3D printing into design for consumer products and interior accessories. Since mid-2016 he is working as the creative director of Freshfiber, a premium lifestyle brand bringing state of the art technologies such as 3D printing to stores worldwide. Here, together with his team, he develops consumer products such as wearables, accessories and lighting, combining unique design possibilities and playfulness with revolutionary technologies to create pieces that cross the line between sculpture and industrial design.
As well as being a designer, Matthijs is a passionate traveler and has traveled to over 40 countries. He documents his travels through the lens of his camera. In his photography work he uses the same minimalistic approach as to his design work: Keeping focus on the content by eliminating distractions and finding balance in composition, spare space, soft light and a limited color palette. His photography work has been published in multiple inflight magazines worldwide.
As well being a designer, Matthijs likes to curate and photograph products and share them on Pinterest. He has a following of around 29.000 people. He’s worked on promotional photography projects for many brands, including VERK Watches, Nuura Lighting, Cloudnola Clocks, Freshfiber, Horizn Studios, WXY Candles, Memobottle, Kapten & Son Watches, Faune Magazine, THIS ORIENT’ Magazine and Our Theory Of Watches. If you’re interested in working with Matthijs, get in touch.