Maarten Kolk (1980) en Guus Kusters (1979) work together since 2009. They both graduated cum laude from the department Man and Leisure at Design Academy Eindhoven. They develop autonomous projects and work as exhibition designers and curators. The poetry they find in nature, history, color and landscape are the foundation of their work. They try to translate this into objects, material applications, exhibitions and innovative production methods.
Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters exhibited their work among others at Sotheby’s London, Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen, MU Eindhoven, Textielmuseum Tilburg, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam and Design Museum Holon and is acquired by several museums and private collectors. They have been commissioned by clients as PROOFFlab and Thomas Eyck.
Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters have received the Sanoma Jong Design Talent award and Doen|Materiaalprijs’11. In 2009 “Veldwerk” was nominated for Rotterdam designprijs. Since 2013 Maarten Kolk is a member of the design advisory committee of Creative Industries Fund NL and Guus Kusters is a tutor at Man and Leisure department of Design Academy Eindhoven.