Bernadette Deddens (NL,1980) Tetsuo Mukai, (JP,1978)
Study O Portable, founded by Bernadette and Tetsuo, makes objects about the designed environment and our relationship to the cultural landscape that enables it, with a particular interest in the transitional nature of our ideas towards objects. The work often catalogues various, and sometimes disparate notions associated with certain ideas and objects, and proposes other potential for the mundane and ordinary. The practice maintains a speculative approach to the definition of designing, and is intrigued by different modes of thinking related to things and objects in general.
Since 2009, the work of Study O Portable has been presented internationally at various occasions and places such as Design Miami (Miami Beach, Basel), London Design Festival (London), Design Parade (Hyeres), Phillips de Pury & Company (London, New York), Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven), Pavilion of Art and Design (Paris, London) among others.
As Workshop For Potential Design, they initiate and organise exhibitions related to designed conditions.
In 2014 they received the Icon Magazine Emerging Design Studio of the Year Award.
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