Spacial design and product design

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    Mindful design for new interior Mandala travel

    A lamp made from a washing machine drum, a stool made from scrap wood; designer Willem Heeffer spots the design potential in everyday waste objects and sets out to give them a stylish new purpose. Mandala is a Helsinki based travel agent and tour operator who offers a wide range of active holidays and adventure […]

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    Chocolate architecture

    I was asked to give a creative workshop for the Dutch Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. The workshop was hosted by the Kulttuurisauna which is an independent institution of architecture & urbanism. I wanted to give the participants a sense of home as well as a tasty treat. I brought in laser cut basic facades, tools […]

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    Drum lamps for sale with clean conscience!

    Used washing machine drums are given a new life as a lamp. This up-cycled product is founded on three principles: locally sourced and recycled materials, hand made to the highest standard and transforming or reinventing to something which totally disconnects from its past. ”When I work with old materials I take them out of context, […]

About

Willem Heeffer is a Dutch designer based in Helsinki, Finland. He is active in the joint fields of interior design, product design and architecture.

His works include the Heinz Beanz can light and the up cycled washing machine drum lights. His lights are seen in Linnanmäki and in the Midhill diners from top chef Hans Välimäki. He published Dublin flats for the Irish architectural archive and is the project manager for Unbuilt Helsinki which has been exhibited at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. He also runs workshops at the Kulttuurisauna.

"I design spaces and objects from my desk and enjoy realizing the designs in the workshop. When I work I listen a lot to Dublin 98Fm as one of the great Irish traits is their ability to make fun of themselves and get on with it no matter what. I believe good design is mindful design. Ecology and ethics should form and integral part of this." Read more

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mandala-6 Willem Heeffer 640w

Mindful design for new interior Mandala travel

A lamp made from a washing machine drum, a stool made from scrap wood; designer Willem Heeffer spots the design potential in everyday waste objects and sets out to give them a stylish new purpose. Mandala is a Helsinki based travel agent and tour operator who offers a wide range of active holidays and adventure […]

Workshop dutch embassy 01

Chocolate architecture

I was asked to give a creative workshop for the Dutch Embassy in Helsinki, Finland. The workshop was hosted by the Kulttuurisauna which is an independent institution of architecture & urbanism. I wanted to give the participants a sense of home as well as a tasty treat. I brought in laser cut basic facades, tools […]

Drum-light-series-of-three-straight-willem-heeffer

Drum lamps for sale with clean conscience!

Used washing machine drums are given a new life as a lamp. This up-cycled product is founded on three principles: locally sourced and recycled materials, hand made to the highest standard and transforming or reinventing to something which totally disconnects from its past. ”When I work with old materials I take them out of context, […]