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Association of Huntsmen for Ingenious Freedom

 

THE THINGS YOU OWN

END UP OWNING YOU

 

In search of his ingenious freedom,

Sander Bokkinga has become an artist

in the hunt for this elusive goal. 

 

Hunting is both a verb and a desire

to get rid of the ever-growing need

for even more possessions.

It’s a direction to live freely and noble. 

 

LET'S HUNT

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Disarming Guns

Disarming Guns

Disarming Guns are the weapons of choice for us to hunt, within the AHIF (Association of Huntsmen for Ingenious Freedom), for Ingenious Freedom.

While bearing our guns on our huntingtrips, we found out the Disarming Guns are excellent pieces to open conversations. This gives us the opportunity to share our ideas and ideals about hunting for ingenious freedom.

 

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quod dixi dixi

In our crowded & abundant world, hunting seems an unnecessary thing.  Every shot after all hits the bullseye . But do we know what we are aiming for ? We seem to have forgotten to observe , quietly wait & search for the right prey .

We rashly gorge and guzzle our excesses. We have turned from hunter, to prey in a prevailing social and economic structure / standard. This compelling pattern positions us like boxed calfs in a line. Our work is a response to this obtuseness that threatens our society to perish. It's a  quest for a new kind of freedom , a state of mind . An ingenious freedom.

 

The hunt for this ingenious freedom is the leitmotiv of our work , it allows us to build bridges between the worlds of art , architecture and design. Hunting is our way to disarmingly study , observe and reflect.

In order to stay able to hunt, we will create Quod Dixi, Dixi (" What I said , I said "). Quod Dixi, Dixi explores the boundaries between hunter and prey , between freedom and submission . Obviously, the hunt on our privacy is open, on every streetcorner a camera peeks over our shoulder. 

 

Quod Dixi, Dixi will be presented during Motel Mozaique 2014 in Rotterdam.

 

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Standstill = Progression

 

Standstill = Progression

"Freedom is necessary for the development of good spirit"

 

This freedom we symbolize with a mobile home / caravan as a starting point. The mobile home is in dilemma. It pretends to have the freedom to come and go where he wants, but it still has the blocked wheels so it's clearly connected with its environment. The set-up, which is also very important in the Montessori education is thus shown. The mobile home represents 2 things, a sense of freedom, and the structural soothing feeling of home.

 

 

title:

Stilstand is Vooruitgang (Standstill = Progression)

 

year: 2012 / 2014

 

work in progress

 

 

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Met je hoofd in de bomen - keep your head in the trees

Met je hoofd in de bomen - keep your head in the trees - a planned addition to SanderBokkinga's appartment in downtown Rotterdam

 

title:

Keep your Head in the Trees 1:25

 

series:

bok. MAQUETTE,  

1:25 maquettes (eventually scaled to 1:1)

 

commissioned by:

ir. S.Bokkinga & Drs. M.Verkerk

 

year: 2010 / 20??

 

dimensions: 5,5m * 4m * 7,8m

 

materials:

various & photomontage

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disarming guncabinets

In order to store your Disarming Gun Collection, we created the Disarming GunCabinets. Like our Disarming Guns, the Cabinets are also conversation pieces. Besides that, the cabinets are also great showcases for lovely pieces.

In december 2013, one of the first Disarming GunCabinets was displayed in our show at gallery de Aanschouw in Rotterdam. 

The next one can be seen at Object Rotterdam in one of the appartments in the Rotterdam.

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Qbic London

For the Urban Hunters among us, we co-furbished the Qbic London Hotel.

Besides Dressfriends, our version of the dressboy and Lampfriends for every room (We are your friends, you'll never be alone again, Justice vs Simiam), Qbic London also acquired the Hunting Hut 02, a Sunny Relax chair for the lobby. When Spring and Summer, you can ask for a SanderBokkinga PitchFork and a basket for a PickNick in the park.

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news

Thu 6 and Fri 7 Feb 2014

12:00-21:00 hr
Sat 8 and Sun 9 Feb 2014

12:00-18:00 hr

Object Rotterdam. We're on display in an appartment on the 30th floor, come and see our work and enjoy the ecxellent view. 

 

19 December 2013

We invite you,19-dec 21h, 4 the formal unveiling of @SanderBokkinga's newest work, (commisioned by the AHIF) in gallery de @aanschouw.

 

30 august 2013

exhibition of Design Week Milan '13 shown in Amsterdam in September

 

Tuttobene shows from August 28 till September 29 a group exhibition presenting Dutch design talent. In the basement of the iconic Beurs van Berlage in the centre of Amsterdam work can be seen that Tuttobene has showed earlier this year at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

 

We will be showing new items, the Midnightlamp, and P.Wars (papa was a rolling stone).

 

29 august 2013

Long time no news because we have been producing  a large order for the Qbic design Hotel in London.

 

9-14 april 2013.

My Little Dearhuntertje can be seen in Milano at the TuttoBene stand during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile

http://ymlp.com/zyqZLs

 

 

 

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MarketManager

Dear Winy, 

 

Last week I passed the market hall by bike. It starts to take an impressive shape. Cool thing. Will be great for the city. With my companions, I was talking about it and then we got the idea to make a (usable) hut for the MarketManager, a point for overview. A first sketch idea has been added. Hovering over a void! Would be wonderful. It would be awesome to do this? But another place is also possible. I don't know anything about the art/useful artplans in the markethall but it seems to me it would be super fun to make something.  Maybe you all like it. I would like to hear from you. 

best regards SanderBokkinga

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Square One

Square One is the AU's essence of urbanism. One needs a place to sit (sometimes a bale of straw will do), light (a working Kramer lightpole), company (even if it's a cat), human scale (a lifesize bok.) and if you want perfection, some birdsounds would be great. Placed on the Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam, one can see, different designers, different ideas.

 

title:

Square One

 

series:

bok. MAQUETTE,  1:25 maquettes are scaled to 1:1

 

year: 2011

 

dimensions: 3,9m * 1,9m * 2,8m

 

materials:

Lightpole, wood, chickenwire, foam, acrylic resin

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My Little Dear Huntertje 1:1

My Little DearHuntertje adresses the sensitive matter of food and raising your offspring. My little dearhunterje combines two extremes, fastfood and hunting your own meal.Together with a high babychair these extremes form a lovely viewpoint.

 

title:

My Little Dear Huntertje 1:1

 

series:

bok. MAQUETTE,  1:25 maquettes are scaled to 1:1.

 

Commisionned by: 

Venduehuis the Hague & foundation Lekker Dier

 

context:

Venduehuis invited 14 Dutch designers to pimp “chairs for charity”.

 

year: 2012

 

dimensions: 1m * 1m * 2,2m

 

materials:

chair, wood, chickenwire, foam, acrylic resin

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Artitectus universalis

A nonconformist by choice, connected to contemporary society yet always inclined to investigate and push the boundaries. The AU is an attitude towards an ingenious freedom.

 

Sander Bokkinga work relates directly to this quest of physical and spiritual freedom. Trained as an Architect his quest for freedom defines the space on the edge of citylife and countryside. His work relates to the non-descript desire of citizens to break free from rules and conventions in a tactile and positive manner. His art is an infusion of joy, freedom and interaction. His art is an inquisitive desire towards ingenious freedom.

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the Forester 1:25

The forester, both a symbol and a space to administer our woodlands, as in our society we cannot permit nature to run its course.

 

title:

the Forester 1:25

 

series:

bok. MAQUETTE, 

1:25 maquettes (eventually scaled to 1:1)

 

context:

The maquette is mounted in de Hoge Veluwe, an ideal location for the Forester

 

year: 2011 / 20??

 

dimensions: complete installation 

100 m2 beech forest

 

materials:

various & photomontage

 

(our research is for sale, the forester project, visit our sale section)

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p.wars & midnight lamp

The hunt for ingenious freedom is a tough journey, as you might comprehend. It’s back to the basics and that is what we’re  doing over and over again. For us basics are light, a place to sit and a positive attitude, a lamp, a chair and ingenious freedom.

 

Combining childlike liberty with skilfull craftsmanship, we created 2 new projects to shape our hunt for ingenious freedom. They are p.wars (rolling stones don’t gather moss) and (the burning off the) midnight lamp. They both express “non-fitting”  in an ordinary gathering. They stand out, as products and as evokers of feelings, memories and emotions. 

 

 

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Out of the Blue Box

Out of the Blue Box, is built for HEIJMANS, as part of a campagne. It's the embodiment of the meeting of the countrysite (a haystack with movable roof) and urban area (a blue house on a scissor lift)

Thinking of nothing is precious. No skills and knowledge is the highest. Then follows a hut to live. (Matsuo Basho)

 

title:

Out of the Blue Box

 

series:

bok. HUT, 

 

commissioned by:

HEIJMANS 

 

year: 2012

 

dimensions: 1,3m*3,4m*3,6m

 

materials:

chairs, wood, canvas, cartires, marbles e.o.

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Summersummertime

Do you remember that feeling. You were young (ofcourse darling, you still are....), and you could still do everything you wanted, building Huts, stacking strawblocks, lighting little fires. Wouldn't it be great to feel that freedom over and over again?

 

title:

Summersummertime

 

series:

bok. MAQUETTE, 1:25 maquettes are scaled to 1:1

 

year: 2011 / 2012

 

dimensions: 1,8m * 2,4m * 2,1m

 

materials:

wood, chickenwire, foam, acrylic resin.

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hosepipe

 

Water can still run through the furniture, which can be used indoors and outdoors.

 

A furniture serie made of old and new hosepipes for interior and exterior use. Amazingly, water can still run through the designs. The serie includes  floorlamps, a relax-chair, a dining chair, and stools in two sizes. Designed in 2008.

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Hunting Hut 02

The huntinghut is the retreat for a retired huntsman. The cabin comes with complimentary wooden guns, a working searchlight , an audioconnection to the Hoge Veluwe to hear the horny belling deer and a hidden bottle of Jägermeister. 

 

“Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting” - Russel Bertrand

 

title:

Hunting Hut 02

 

series:

bok. HUT 

 

year: 2011

 

dimensions: 1m * 1,3m * 3m

 

materials:

wood, steel, mp3player, Jagermeister, sheepskin,waveplate, acrylic resin e.o.

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[KUUB] Refereechair, picknicktable, strawbench & a barrowbench

The [KUUB] series was built for the Keukenhof. SanderBokkinga took inspiration from the materials used in the bulb cultivation. Benches, picknicktables and high-seaters were created from lovely smelling oakwood, hosepipe and straw.

 

title:

Refereechair, picknicktable, strawbench & a barrowbench 

 

series:

[KUUB] 

 

commissioned by:

Keukenhof 

 

year: 2012

 

dimensions: several

 

materials:

wood, canvas, strawbales, hosepipes e.o.

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fence

In the bok. FENCE collection,  SanderBokkinga used, besides his usual raw materials, wood fences. The collection includes (o.a.) the following furniture: a series of garden hose furniture, Sjoel mirror,  a bookcase and the (agency) lamp "The Grabber".

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m-serie
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Since 2006,
SanderBokkinga
(formerly known as bok.)
researches,
conceives & creates
projects and stories
on the edge of
Reality and Imagination

profile c.v.

SanderBokkinga is an Artitectus Universalis.
Nonconformist by choice, connected to contemporary society yet always inclined to investigate and push boundaries.

The AU is an attitude toward
an ingenious freedom.

SanderBokkinga work relates directly to this quest of physical and spiritual freedom. Trained as an Architect, his quest for freedom defines the space on the edge of reality and imagination. His work relates to the non-descript desire of citizens to break free from rules and conventions in a tactile and positive manner. His art is an infusion of joy, freedom and interaction. His art is an inquisitive desire towards ingenious freedom.

Artitectus universalis

Sander Bokkinga bok.

+31 (0)62 84 55 874
info@sanderbokkinga.nl
www.sanderbokkinga.nl

Postal address:
Baljuwplein 54
3033 XC Rotterdam

Workshop:
's Gravelandseweg 567
3117 XT Schiedam
The Netherlands

Education

  • 1990-1997

    TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY DELFT
    Graduated Cum Laude as architect

  • 1983-1900

    VWO Highschool Holten



Commissions

  • 2012-2014

    double-sculpture, Standstill is Progression for STROOM Den Haag & Valkenbosschool & the CMS

  • 2012

    bok. [KUUB] series for KEUKENHOF
    bok. Out of the Blue box. For HEIJMANS

  • 2011

    bok. Huttendorp, Cabinet series for day-care SKAR Arnhem

  • 2010

    Garden ten Dam, private garden, Rotterdam

Recognition

  • 2012

    Artist of the Year at the Hague, Art Fair
    Selected as designer for "Chairs for Charity" for VENDUEHUIS in the Hague
    5 chiars sold at design auction VENDUEHUIS in the Hague

  • 2011

    Included in artists register by CBK Rotterdam

    Admitted as member of Dutch Society of Sculptors

  • 2010

    Selection FENCE series for Show How exhibition at Climate Change conference Copenhagen.

  • 2009

    Selected by Stichting Via Milano for the list of best Dutch designs at Salone del Mobile Milan 2009 with bok. FENCE.
    FENCE series selected by Lidewij Edelkoort for "boer zoekt stijl" in the designhuis in Eindhoven.

  • 2009

    Selection bok. HOSEPIPE for Hit Guide IMM Cologne, the best of IMM Cologne 2008

  • 2008

    Selected by Stichting Via Milano for the list of best Dutch designs at Salone del Mobile Milan 2009 with bok. HOSEPIPE.
    100%Design London nomination Best Talent.



Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2012

    Motel Mozaique, April 2012, MAQUETTE Story 01 & 02,Square one & Summersummertime,
    Paviljoen Rotterdam, February 2012, MAQUETTE Story 02, Summersummertime, (group).
    Arti, the Hague, bok. retro & prospective (solo)
    Art &Object Rotterdam, presentation bok. M-series & bok. huntinghut II. (solo)

  • 2011

    Kunstmoment Diepenheim October 2011, MAQUETTESTORY 01 Square one, (group).
    CBK Rotterdam October - November 2011, MAQUETTE, (solo).
    CBK Emmen & Stichting Zetel Zo zit dat, seating objects bok. FENCE, (group).
    Alcantara Superstudiopi Salone del Mobile Milan, bok. HOSEPIPE Floorlamp XL; (group).
    Affordable Art Brussels, Jonas Gallery Brussels, selection bok. FENCE, (group).

  • 2010

    Seats from bok. KICKOFF, HOSEPIPE and FENCE, at Kunstenaars&CO, (solo).
    DESIGNHUIS Eindhoven Design Bazaar, selection bok. HOSEPIPE; (group).
    PLASTIC ART MUSEUM Naples, Plartonvideo, bok. HOSEPIPE + video bok. HOSEPIPE; (solo).
    Firstsite Gallery Colchester UK Lifecycle, selection bok. HOSEPIPE en FENCE, (group).

  • 2010

    Danish Design Centre Show How exhibition, bok. FENCE, (group).

  • 2009

    DESIGNHUIS Eindhoven Boer zoekt Stijl Lidewij Edelkoort, bok. FENCE, (group).
    Design September, Jonas Gallery Brussels, bok. KICKOFF en FENCE, (group).
    Via Milano interior design fair Adam, the best from Milan 2009, bok. FENCE Hunting Hut, (group).
    Dutch, Jonas Gallery Brussels, bok. KICKOFF & HOSEPIPE, (solo).
    Creatieve Groote Club Amsterdam, bok. FENCE, (group).
    Strijp X gallery Eindhoven, bok. KICKOFF and HOSEPIPE, (group).
    Object Rotterdam Tuttobene Gallery, bok. HOSEPIPE en FENCE, (group).
    Hitguide Exhibition IMM Cologne, the best from IMM 2009, bok. HOSEPIPE, (group).
    Zetel at Arti09 the Hague, bok. HOSEPIPE Dinner Chair & FENCE Sunny Relax, (group).

  • Salone del Mobile Milano Tuttobene presentation; bok. FENCE. (group)
    IMM Cologne Designspotter bok. HOSEPIPE. (group)

  • 2008

    Privee Kollektie Heusden, selection bok. KICKOFF & bok. HOSEPIPE, (group).
    Hotel Artemis Amsterdam, bok. KICKOFF & HOSEPIPE, (group).
    Nhow Hotel Milan, selection bok. KICKOFF & HOSEPIPE, (group).
    Zetel at Vesteda Adam, first prototype bok. HOSEPIPE chair, (group).
    Inside Design Amsterdam, bok. HOSEPIPE Relax Chair, (group).
    Via Milano interior design fair Adam, the best from Milan 2008, bok. HOSEPIPE, (group).
    Design Centre Utrecht ELLE readersday, selection bok. KICKOFF en HOSEPIPE, (group).
    INTERIOR Kortrijk, bok. KICK-OFF en bok. HOSEPIPE. (solo)

  • 2008

    100% Design London, bok. HOSEPIPE. (solo)
    Salone del Mobile Milano, Tuttobene, bok. HOSEPIPE. (group)

  • 2007

    Lisa Expositie Utrecht, bok. KICKOFF, (group).
    Inside Design Amsterdam, selection bok. KICKOFF, (group).
    Superstore 04 Rai Amsterdam, bok. KICKOFF RUBBERstrawchair, (group).
    Birdhouse Show Seattle USA, bok. KICKOFF Birdstone, (group).
    Salone del Mobile Milano, Tuttobene, bok. KICKOFF. (group)

Collections (selection)

  • 2012

    bok. FENCE Dinner Chair by Chairs the Hague

  • 2011

    bok. FENCE Dinner Chair by Galila Barzilai Hollander.

  • 2010

    bok. HOSEPIPE series by Plart Foundation, PLASTIC ART MUSEUM Naples.

  • 2009

    bok. HOSEPIPE Dinner Chair included in chair-collection, Stichting Zetel.

  • project: Association of Huntsmen for Ingenious Freedom
  • project: Disarming Guns
  • project: quod dixi dixi
  • project: Standstill = Progression
  • project: Met je hoofd in de bomen - keep your head in the trees
  • project: disarming guncabinets
  • project: Qbic London
  • project: news
  • project: MarketManager
  • project: Square One
  • project: My Little Dear Huntertje 1:1
  • project: Artitectus universalis
  • project: the Forester 1:25
  • project: p.wars & midnight lamp
  • project: Out of the Blue Box
  • project: Summersummertime
  • project: hosepipe
  • project: Hunting Hut 02
  • project: [KUUB] Refereechair, picknicktable, strawbench & a barrowbench
  • project: fence
  • project: m-serie