VANTOT | Esther Jongsma & Sam van Gurp

For Dutch duo VANTOT, it’s all in the name. Literally translated from Dutch to mean ‘from to’, VANTOT focuses on the entire process, starting with a technique and ending with the product. The pair, Sam & Esther, strives to find new applications for innovations in everyday life, and it’s not only new-found technologies which have seized their interest. Serving as a guiding light in the duo’s work, antiquated techniques are put to good use in modern day outlets, mutually benefiting from today’s updated knowledge base. Take electricity. Although light bulbs have been around for centuries, innovations – such as the rise of the LEDs – have made continuous evolution possible. And today, electronic devices operate on much lower voltages than ever before, significantly decreasing its hazardous aspects. While direct contact with electricity – and light – used to be a no go, recent developments illuminate completely new realms for the old technology.


We would like to invite you at our studio. Here we can meet and you can see where we are working every day!

Our office, workshop, kitchen (with great coffee). You can see sketches, models, ideas and meet our TEAM!

Our projects keep us busy, and with the lack of public events, we have a lot to share with you. That much, it is not even fitting in our workshop.

Next to our studio, we have 2 installations on show in the Kazerne. Also participating Design Open!

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