Dirk van der Kooij transforms used refrigerators into design furniture. For his Endless Flow chair, he won a Dutch Design Award and the prestigious DMY award in Berlin in 2011.
As a machine hacker, he managed to turn a 30 year old technique into a completely new way of fabricating plastic furniture, without the use of any moulds. A technique that is perfectly suited for recycled plastics.

Dirk van der Kooij works on many different concepts at the same time, not knowing if or when they will result in an actual product. He tries to come up with innovative functions that consequently dictate new forms.


Commissioning editor: Geert van de Wetering
Line producer: Janneke van de Kerkhof
Production assistant: Anjet Blinde
Research: Liselotte Francken
Director: Noud Holtman
Camera: Pierre Rezus
Sound: Eric Leek
Editor: Noud Holtman
Color correction: Maurik de Ridder
Music sound design: Pastelle Music
Voice-over: Micah Westera

Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix

Commissioned by DutchDFA

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