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MISSION

Dzek creates original architectural products guided by nature. Our materials are developed in collaboration with designers, architects and material scientists with radical perspectives on resources and design systems that complement and challenge our own points of view.

We work on a variety of scales, studying and reinterpreting traditional craft processes and industrial manufacturing to transform raw materials into useful products suitable for architecture and design. This transformation is led by experimentation and our desire to understand the behaviour of elements under conditional influence rather than working towards specific aesthetic outcomes.

We believe that great architecture is made from elements that tell a story about their time and place. Through these stories we can peel back the layers to reveal the true value of things. Our approach to making respects the achievements of the past while aspiring to advance future possibilities. We aim to create products with artistic significance, and that allow architects and interior designers to forge meaningful new relationships between people and the spaces they occupy.

SERVICES

We work with architects, designers, luxury brands and property developers to create project specific architectural materials and products. We’ve supported our clients through a range of activities that include concept, research, fabrication guidance and execution, and defining cohesive narrative structures that are brand consistent. Get in touch with us for further information.

CONTACT

[email protected] +44 (0)207 419 1937

By appointment
31 Oval Road, London, NW1 7EA

Registered inNumber: 08550634
England & WalesVAT: GB167 8522 74

CAREERS

We are dedicated to radical design approaches that challenge our relationship to natural resources and can create something both useful and meaningful for architecture and space. The easy path never quite suits us. We would love to hear from you if you identify with any of this.

News

The Roaring Twenties

Colin Huizing, Liesbeth in't Hout and Studio Wieki Somers have curated The Roaring Twenties for the Museum Kranenburgh, NL. The exhibition is a reflection on the parallels between the 1920's and the 2020's through the lens of art, fashion and design. The curators invite us to look through the eyes of some 60 leading contemporary and historical artists, product designers and fashion designers at a world that is rapidly changing under the influence of technology, social engagement and shifting views on gender. Our Formafantasma designed ExCinere tiles are included in the exhibition's Empowered Nature section as an example of nature's potent influence over all created things

Formafantasma's Cambio exhibition at Centro Pecci, Prato (IT)

'Formafantasma: Cambio' has travelled to Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (IT) and is now open until 24 october 2021.

Formafantasma dissected the entire wood industry as both a case study for reimagining established manufacturing methods and a larger commentary on design’s role during an era of environmental crisis. Cambio derives its name from the Latin word cambium, 'change, exchange', and references the membrane that envelops tree trunks and produces wood and bark, as well as encompassing the project’s aims and research objectives.

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Awards
  • Wallpaper* Design Awards 2020Wallpaper* Design Awards 2020
  • Beazley Designs of the Year, The Design Museum, London, Shortlisted. Beazley Designs of the Year, The Design Museum, London, Shortlisted.