Teun Zwets is a maker to the bone. His creations are made on the spot, with material that is available on site and no time to lose. The speed of the process is crucial for him to stay focused. Welcome to ‘Teunland’, the fascinating world that represents his agile brain.
‘Teunland’ is a project where my brain, expressions and feelings are visualized in objects. The objects represent the boredom I get while working on projects for too long. Its my mind shown in physical objects. I easily get distracted when I work on a project for too long. 10 percent of a product is creating it, 90 percent is refining it. Refining takes the most time so with this project I just created. With this project I show the speed of my brain by designing in a fast tempo without boundaries. Often a detail that I like in the object I bring back into the next one. From previous objects new objects are born. Objects never really start from scratch, its based on things I’ve seen, made, and (waste) material I have collected. I try to make this visible and most importantly my own. I like to solve problems while making objects. The solution of the problem often generates the visual outcome of the object I want to make. I try to combine different materials to have unexpected outcomes, its a mix of ready mades, prototypes and mock-ups.