New Material Award 2009–2018 
New Material Award 2009-2018

Dinand Stufkens


Dinand Stufkens is a self-described compulsive researcher. An Amsterdam-based industrial designer, he combines discarded industrial materials with a powerful aesthetic in his designs of briefcases, travel bags and furniture.

While searching for a durable and strong material for the production of bags and briefcases, Stufkens discovered old conveyor belts once used by postal companies and flower auctions. Once taken out of circulation, the conveyor belts are discarded as waste. These belts, mainly PVC and rubber, are incredibly durable. And over years of use, the material becomes weathered, scuffed and scraped by the goods and packages it has transported. Stufkens released a line of bags called Kazmok using this material. Each bag is unique due to the nature of its origins and acquires a further patina over its lifetime of use.
year: 2009
Materials: Circularity, Fashion, Industrial Waste