Sietze Kalkwijk

Projects

The Grand Hotel 1/9 For the temporary restaurant of the Grand Hotel in Amsterdam we constructed a giant table, as part of an audio-visual installation. All this in collaboration with Daan Verwiel, Celia Rosa, Pieter Koning, Wiebe Boonstra and Terence Teitsma.The Grand Hotel 2/9 Building the table in the peaceful countryside of Almen (the eastern part of the Netherlands).The Grand Hotel 3/9 In the famous hall, called 'oude raadszaal' (old council chamber) we assembled the giant table. Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands, go married here.The Grand Hotel 4/9 Putting up and positioning the giant table.The Grand Hotel 5/9 Installing the floor parts.The Grand Hotel 6/9 Installing the LCD screens, in the picture Terence Teitsma and Daan Verwiel.
The Grand Hotel 7/9 By the end of the day, the table and champagne bar were finally installed.The Grand Hotel 8/9 Next day, the final result.The Grand Hotel 9/9 Behind the spy-glass bar images appear, showing the astounding history of the hall in which the installation is built. Audio and visuals by artist Terence Teitsma.Mora Campaign 1/5 As part of an advertising campaign to promote two new snacks by Dutch company Mora, we created a 'Belgian Frietkot' (a certain type of side-of-the-road vendor). Inside an old Citroën HY we installed two deep friers and a stylish white interior.Mora Campaign 2/5 The side of the van has a traditional vending shutter with a foldaway extension.Mora campagne 3/5 The Interior is composed of enforced polyester and stainless steel.
Mora campagne 4/5 The Interior is composed of enforced polyester and stainless steel. In the back two large bottles of propane are installed out of sight.Mora campagne 5/5 Two high capacity deep friers form the centre of the cozy road side restaurant.KYDEX® Kitchen 1/9 Function studies for modular kitchenKYDEX® Kitchen 2/9 shape studies in foamboardKYDEX® Kitchen 3/9 Making the final drawings.KYDEX® Kitchen 4/9 Construction of final MDF Prototype, many thanks to René Wesselink
KYDEX® Kitchen 5/9 KYDEX® Sheet Membrane Pressing, sponsored by Kama.
www.kamabad.deKYDEX® Kitchen 6/9 The Membrane Press will seal the MDF carier from both the top and the bottom.KYDEX® Kitchen 7/9 The parts demand the full capacity of the machine.KYDEX® Kitchen 8/9 Before the pressing, the KYDEX® sheet is applied.KYDEX® Kitchen 9/9 The KYDEX® Kitchen is a modular cooking facility, whereby the theme for each step of the design process was food preparation. The principle aim during the design of this “kitchen” was to exclude conventions, façades and hidden functionality.
On the basis of the given theme 'health', I decided to formulate as broad a definition as possible for myself and then to apply it to that which, in my view, represented every aspect of health: the preparation of godly food.
I came to the conclusion that there is a direct relationship between health and the ability to anticipate one’s surroundings whilst retaining one’s identity. This means more specifically that a form of existence, such as a structure or an organism, is healthy when it is able to endure ordeals from its surroundings whilst remaining undamaged. This is true for man and animal, but a healthy situation or “healthy design” may also be tested in this way. The final design therefore needed to satisfy man’s need to prepare food but was also required to possess a strong, unambiguous construction of its own. 
With the help of a chef, I analysed the basic operations in a kitchen and thus determined the simplest and most efficient shapes and measurements. Fresh ingredients, their preparation and the supply of water and heat formed the basis for my design.
The biggest step was choosing the materials and the processing method. After extensive research I discovered a recently developed synthetic material called KYDEX® sheet. KYDEX® sheet is a high-quality thermoplastic which can be glued onto a base by means of a variable membrane press, also a recently developed technique. This technique allowed me to cover the various shapes in MDF, which is easily manipulated, water-, impact- and chemical-resistant and conform the latest hygiene standards. This comes in an unlimited number of colours and many different textures.
The kitchen consists of four parts which are put together without means of attachment. Gas, water and drainage are easily and quickly connected by means of simple couplings and complete the kitchen visually and functionally.
Bathroom Antwerp 1/2 Bathroom design in private house, Antwerp. Contains waterproof cement, stucco, transparent coated copper plumbing and industrial taps. Authentic double baked Winckelmans tiles on the floor, 10x10cm black with natural coloured red cross around the drain.
badkamer (2004) 2/2 Bathroom design in private house, Antwerp. Contains waterproof cement, stucco, transparent coated copper plumbing and industrial taps. Authentic double baked Winckelmans tiles on the floor, 10x10cm black with natural coloured red cross around the drain.
  
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