JOEY RUITER: FUTURE MACHINES— January 14 - March 28, 2017
Industrial designer, Joey Ruiter, exhibits a collection of his cutting-edge designs including bikes, snowmobiles, boats, and office furniture. Ruiter has built his success on re-imagining concepts and objects in new ways; meeting everyday needs in surprising ways while pushing the limits of manufacturing and confronting established expectations.
About the Designer:
Award winning and globally acclaimed designer, Joey Ruiter pushes through the boundaries of the norm and finds new ways to
solve problems which leads to products that are as useful as they are jaw dropping. He has the ability to see around the
expected and to notice the unexpected in otherwise ordinary things. He canít wait to strip a machine down to the bare parts
so that he can start over. From office furniture makers and power boaters to urban fashionistas, Ruiter helps businesses
redefine and reintroduce their products to the design-savvy public who is always ready for something new.
With over 25 design patents, you can find Ruiter featured in a wide range of various media including Popular Science,
Metropolis, GQ, Auto Blog, Discovery Channel and GeekWeek. When heís not meeting with industry leaders or magazine
interviewers, heís probably at home in West Michigan doing what he loves best. Making things. Things that are seen, made and
sold all over the world.
"I see the designerís role to lead people to whatís nextÖ to push, to imagine, to create something great. It is important to me that people find a relationship with the objects that I create, inspiring creates new stories, memories and interactions with each other. Ultimately, that's really what itís all about."
- Joey Ruiter
More info coming soon.
'TINNIE 10" SIDE BY SIDE VESSEL
Small boating sitting side by side.
Experience winter travel on a whole new level. Lightweight chassis and
cafe bike race posture, the Snoped will get you there in style. Inspired by favorite winter apparel brands, this bike
extends riding on top of the snow even further.
Bold One Collection Desk
The fully height-adjustable double pedestal desk featured in the One
Collection is completely at home in private offices; it's equally comfortable in open, collaborative spaces. There's nothing
simpler than furnishing a One Collection office: one person, one part.
Harper X-Base Chair
Joey Ruiter design for Grand Rapids Chair Company. The Harper X-Base Chair features a plywood shell and an X-base steel tube frame. It can be partially or fully upholstered.
The Sadie Chair stays true to designer Joey Ruiterís minimalist approach to design and
his focus on functionality. The Sadie Collection captures a modern playfulness forged from steel complemented