Archive Studio is a design studio specialized in ceramics and tableware. Founded by partners Wouter and Lynn, they combine functionality and pure materials with contemporary details to create minimalistic plates, cups and bowls. We visited their design studio to discuss their philosophy, design process and future collections.
Could you tell us a bit about your background and when you decided to start working together?
We had been thinking about starting a business together for a long time. Lynn worked as a fashion designer for many big brands and Wouter has a background in commercial economy. The fashion industry is a huge industry that revolves around fast changing trends and high volumes of product. It is an interesting industry to work in, but it ultimately inspired us to do the contrary: we wanted to create a product that we could put on the market more sustainably.
Did you guys always have an interest in tableware?
Yes, but we did consider to make some other items in the beginning. For us, what is most important is to create a series of products that have an important role in your daily life and that last a lifetime. Personally, we love good food and cooking for friends so the idea to create timeless tableware was a logical conclusion when considering our own interests and goals.