Over Studio Makkink & Bey
Designer Jurgen Bey and architect Rianne Makkink have operated Studio Makkink & Bey together in Rotterdam since 2002. The studio's many projects are diverse, and include public space projects, product design, architecture, exhibition design and applied arts. Aspects such as analysing the content, the relationship between purpose and shape, design as a bearer of a story, and the relationship between spectators and bearers, designer and commissioner, can originate from exhibition design and architecture, but are also used in projects of other disciplines. Urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture are inextricably bound to product design. The light bulb has had an influence on architecture, the way a house is built influences its interior, a skyscraper could have never existed without the invention of the elevator.