Bram Kerkhofs

Positioning Bram's work within the broad design field requires nuance and context. His work is at least distinctive.
Bram is steadily working on a collection of functional objects that carefully bear his stamp.
Bram attended both a master course in goldsmithing and sculpting in stone. This explains his focus on knots and hinges and his passion for materials and techniques, characteristic of his design, but also for his way of working and his research. His work shows a great passion for mathematical systems and is very architectural. Looking for a twist on their functional approach Bram creates unique pieces and limited editions.
His studio is located in Villa Stuyven, an exceptional brutalist residence in the outskirts of Leuven.

In addition to his design practice, Bram teaches at the Interior Design Department at Luca School of Arts in Brussels and Ghent.

Thoughtful simplicity

Object design is not only about form, material and function. These days a designer needs to do more. Simple but smart, innovative but obvious, timeless but on time. Bram's work fluently relates to the design history and tries to find its own position on being relevant.

Hinging and moving

Brams designs play with form in the way they are constructed out from its parts. This means the user needs to make formal decisions. He wants his objects to push the user to think about their shape and better understand the world of form.
Bram thinks and designs through systems in which two materials perfectly match as no other.

Parts and integers

From the modular composition of its various components, each object forms a self-contained whole. Strong in its form, unique in its use. Combinations of multiple objects lead to larger harmonious integers that seamlessly adapt to each environment. Bram's designs often are formal conceptions of new worlds.