Studio Wieki Somers was established in 2003 by Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg, who both studied at Design Academy Eindhoven in the late 1990s. The practice focusses on providing an enlightened reading of the everyday environment. The studio’s oeuvre distinguishes itself by a sensitivity to materials, technological ingenuity and fantasy. The studio works for a great variety of international clients, such as, Alexander Mc-Queen, Arita, Hermès, Kvadrat, Moroso and Galerie Kreo in Paris.
It has received numerous awards and its works are part of major museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The Art Institute of Chicago; Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rein; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; MoMA, New York; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Stedelijk Museum, Den Bosch; Het Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden; Textile Museum, Tilburg; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France; Droog Design, Amsterdam; Musée royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz; Le Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris.
Clients (selection): Thomas Eyck (t.e), Moroso, Kvadrat, Kinnasand, Valerie Objects, Tectona, Lladro, 2016/Arita, Galerie Kreo Paris & London, Hermès, Alexander McQueen, Vitra Design Museum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Ymere, Robeco, The Hour Glass.
Publication: Book Out of the Ordinary. Published by JRP Ringier.
Teaching: The École cantonale d'art de Lausanne in Renens, Switzerland (ECAL) The Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands (DAE)
The Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Germany (HfG)