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We are animists.
SupertoysSupertoys creates objects, furniture and spaces with a focus on the imaginary. Our passion for design, storytelling and science-fiction is the starting point for each project.
With our designs we want to construct meaningful relationships between objects and humans. In our times of Internet of Things, robotics and Artificial Intelligence we have the opportunity to reanimate reciprocal relationships between objects and humans. We believe the objects around us should be considered as critical and meaningful entities in our social, cultural and political constructs.
SupertoysSupertoys is a collaboration between Merle Flügge and Job Mouwen, based in the Netherlands.
Merle Flügge graduated cum laude from the Piet Zwart Institute, Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design in 2017. For her graduation project she received the prestigious Willem de Kooning Research Award and MIARD Alumni Research Award (Piet Zwart Institute).
Job Mouwen is a practising architect and design lecturer. He worked in renowned international architecture offices before starting his own practice.
- Winner Design District Award “Best Stand 2018” together with Abet Laminati @Design District 2018 (www.designdistrict.nl)
- Winner Willem de Kooning Research Award 2017 (master category)
- Winner Hybrid Publishing Research Award 2017 (master category)
- Winner MIARD Alumni Research Award 2017 (Piet Zwart Institute)
- Recipient Grada Van Beek-Donner scholarship 2016-17