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Arjan van Raadshooven & Anieke Branderhorst

Arjan van Raadshooven
& Anieke Branderhorst

Arjan van Raadshooven (1981) and Anieke Branderhorst (1982) are the initiators and curators of the Vij5 collection. Arjan studied 'Architecture' at TU/e and Anieke studied at the departments 'Man & Identity' and 'Man & Communication' of the Design Academy Eindhoven. Immediately after graduating in 2006, they founded design label Vij5 . Together they designed the basis of the product collection and select products from external designers to complement the label.

The cooperation between Anieke and Arjan bears fruit because of the strong connection between them - both in their private and working lives. The qualities and skills of one complement those of the other. Convinced that collaboration adds value in every conceivable situation, it became one of the basic principles of Vij5, visible in the growing number of collaborations with other designers. In doing so, the couple looks for Design that matches their own signature.

One moment Arjan and Anieke are in a factory checking prototypes of a new product; the next moment they are producing in their own workshop in Eindhoven or presenting Vij5 at an exhibition at home or abroad. "That variation is what makes our work so much fun. We experience the entire design process and have influence on its progress. Our work is a combination between entrepreneurship and Design."