3037 Zitten aan Zee (Custom shovel creating benches in the beach), 1998
commissioned by: City of Hoek van Holland
JURGEN BEY • adjective: jurgen bey.
1. Jurgen Bey is a Dutch product, furniture, interior and public space designer.
Jurgen Bey (1965), designer. Bey graduated from the Eindhoven Academy of Industrial Design in 1989 with a specialisation in Man and Public Space. His work gained publicity through Droog Design. He reused existing objects and gave them a new life, such as re-coating a chair with a layer synthetic material (Kokon 1999), or giving old pendants a new covering. For the new office of Interpolis, he designed a new version of the armchair which was taken into production by Prooff, a label he created together with SV Interior group. Together with Rianne Makkink, he is working under the name of Studio Makkink & Bey on various projects and products. Bey has taught at amongst others the Royal College of Art in London and is currently director of the Sandberg Instituut.
Synonyms: silver fox, poetic tom-tom, the talking head, polder knight, progressive office priest, giant in a model world, narrator.
Origin: Low German form of George.