A Based on the Japanese craft of bonseki bonseki, sand/sugar painting appeared in England around the end of the 18th Century, during dinners given by George III at Windsor Castle. The technic was developed by Benjamin Zobel who created displays of unfixed coloured sands, sugars and marble dust arranged under glass upon the surface of the dinner table in decorative patterns and including fruit and flowers, and exotic birds.

The technic kept travelling within Europe and in the late 19th it mutated to a new craft tradition in Flanders. It was then custom to use a stiff broom to sweep patterns in white sand to form simple decorations on the tiled floors of the houses, mostly for special occasions or celebrations. The figures that were sprinkled are mostly natural, such as flowers and ears of corn.

In this workshop, Many-to-Many explored sugar patterns and representations based patterns inspired by the castle ornamentation and field trip research around the village.



First impressions of a new ongoing project called collection of reflection. Presented at “De Melkkamer” in Maastricht – the Netherlands. During the last Covid–Period in spring 2021 Anne Büscher and I swaped our showrooms and shared our current workprocess, because we where in deep need of exchange. “Collection of Reflection” deals with allowing yourself a moment of rest and connect with oneself to reflect on external circumstances.  


„BOB‘S BLANKS“ consits a skulptur–duo, an indoor fountain and a related sitting object made from stainlesssteel waterpipes. Improves Air Quality. When the water evaporates from your indoor water features, negative ions are released. These negative ions cleanse the air, making it more refreshing to breathe. The clean air also helps you think more clearly and focus better. Doubles as a Humidifier. Wall mounted and free standing fountains add to the moisture of the room, making it more humid. This is great to have when one is con gested due to a cold or illness. An increase in humidity is also good for your indoor plants, making them healthy and vibrantlooking.


Playing brings temporary wholeness into our imperfect world and our complicated lives. With playing, we discover our individual qualities and develope our personality. Inspired by the book Homo Ludens, first published 1938 by dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga. It discusses the importance of the game element in culture and society. Huizinga suggests that the game is primary and a necessary (though not sufficient) condition for the generation of culture.  


When objects become subjects

From experimentation to product, when do we stop designing?

Prototype is a project which explores the design process by displaying the steps of an object conception on the same level as the final product.
Designers Hannah Kuhlmann and Laura Ferriere took simple but precise functions such as "store to protect" or "reflect to create effect" and unveiled their material and formal research for the exhibition Change of State.

The designers believe that the steps in between an idea and a sellable item contain a certain simplicity and playfulness which often gets lost in the final product. With these two evolving series of objects, you might find out that a simple block of foam is the best tool to protect your belongings or to support a precious effect.