Since graduating from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem (NL) in 1991 and the Royal College of Art in London in 1995, Ineke Hans’ work has evolved in many ways, acquiring the identity most clearly of a designer, with the impulses of a sculptor, and the industrial experience needed to define products with a commercial life.
She worked for three years for HABITAT UK on their mass-produced furniture and product collections and in 1998 started to work from Holland. Here she founded her studio INEKE HANS/ARNHEM, working with a few assistants on events, interiors, furniture and products. Alongside this she still designs her own collections, which she presents internationally.
From the beginning her work has been based on a strong belief in magical power of products and environments upon our imagination and behaviour. ‘Perceptiveness about the connections between people and objects is a fundamental prerequisite for a furniture designer’.