Bruno Ninaber van Eyben

Bruno Ninaber van EybenBruno Ninaber van Eyben (1950) graduated cum laude from the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht. He is best known for his Dutch coins featuring a likeness of former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, which were in circulation from 1982 to 2001. In 1997, Ninaber van Eyben founded Studio Ninaber. This studio mostly works based on commission and handles the problem definition of its projects analytically. Because of this, the end result is not purely a product, but the conclusions to a company strategy which can be both 2 and 3-dimensional. Studio Ninaber’s body of work is characterised by quiet dialogues between usage, function, form, technique and material.
Ninaber van Eyben went on to design and produce classic items that are still being made today, such as his watches and the chairman’s gavel which is used in the Dutch Lower House. In April 2013, Ninaber van Eyben was appointed Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion, a royal distinction. He received this award for his significant impact on the development and image of industrial design engineering. In the past few years, he received two of the most prestigious prizes in the world of Dutch design: the lifetime achievement award of the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (2007) and the Piet Zwart prize, the biannual oeuvre award presented by the Association of Dutch Designers (2008).

Designs by Bruno Ninaber van Eyben


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