Rino Claessens is an Eindhoven based designer who recently graduated from the Public & Private department at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Claessens follows an intuitive yet considered approach to design, focusing on materiality while applying a modest use of shape. This process-focused methodology comes from a desire to understand the materials which he uses through physically experimenting with them: thinking through making.
Rino's creative domain is the workshop, where his experimentation and materials exploration forms the base of his work. His preferred medium to work in is Ceramics, this is due to the interesting tactile qualities and rich history of the material, which Claessens seeks to breathe new life into through applying a contemporary perspective.