Brandt & BrandtProudly we present Henskin: a new label of technic aesthetic interior materials for (interior) architects.
We, Barbara (l) & Chrétien Brandt (m), are responsible for sales. Jeroen Vinken (r) is art director of the collection. Architects and interior designers could know us by Bolon flooring and our previous collaboration with Jeroen on the carpet Twinn, which was very popular amongst architects.
The first Henskin collection is Mazzo by Jeroen Vinken. A collection of sustainable and ravishing curtains, so we think, that's recently amply rewarded by a Dutch Design Award.
Soon we will introduce Mazzo Uni: 190 solid colours, matching the Mazzo designs. Next to it we are already developing new technical aesthetic interior materials, such as upholstery, carpets and curtains.
Design by Jeroen VinkenJeroen Vinken (1955) is an artist and designer from Tilburg, the Netherlands. He started his career with handmade screen prints and progressed, via painting, to the design of high-tech industrial carpets and wall hangings. Now he has set himself to the development of jacquard woven images and curtain fabrics, which can best be described as pleated paintings. Vinken: 'By combining new techniques together with my dreams I want to achieve a breakthrough in the design of an image.'
Covered by maecenas'Jeroen Vinken’s work is clear and direct for those who will approach it with an open mind. It is original, intense and full of latent aggression. There is no doubt or hesitation in any direction to be found in it. That is the lot of the observer who, whether he will or not, is always caught off balance. Together these things are the sign of the presence of true quality. Vinken doesn’t make it easy for himself here because it will still be some time before this œuvre gets the rank it deserves in our artistic world. Textile, and not only textile, is inescapably a loaded medium and was denied recognition as one of the fine arts for a long time, unless chosen by established artists: Oldenburg - Barry Flanagan - Beuys, to name but a few. This barrier which exists will stimulate rather than obstruct Jeroen Vinken. His work will gain in power and meaning from the challenge.'
'Jeroen Vinken uses the technique to reach a breakthrough in the design. Here originates a deeper bewilderment or surprise. How is the playfulness of the designs achieved? How does he combine the playful forms in a serious composition? His answers produce a new style in which the question of autonomy or applied art is no longer relevant.'
Caroline Boot and Ton Wagemakers