We are a design studio for small objects to larger spatial concepts; Studio OS ∆ OOS tries to find the balance between form, material and their relation to the surroundings and the user. For the duo it is the constant search to find the essence in the complex that drives them, taking an initial concept and working it into an object that conveys only what is meant to.
The majority of work borders the line of design (in the industrial/ functionality sense) and autonomous objects; best described as contemporary objects derived from concept, yet rationalized to give them purpose.
The concept is always our starting point for any new project, much effort goes into this stage to build up a rational reason for the projects existence, it has become one of our major goals and motivation to try and divert the urge to produce works only for the sake of making new work.
The conclusion of these efforts results in neither a product nor pure artistic expression but a culmination of the both. A product where art=industry. Lately the studio also moved towards interior design for the retail industry and semi public area’s.
As a result works of OS ∆ OOS have been commissioned by production partners such as FontanaArte, Please Wait to be Seated and Umbra-Shift, and have their work represented nationally and internationally at prestigious fairs such as Design Miami/Basel, PAD London and Paris, Collective Fair in New York, Fog Fair San Francisco, Design Days Dubai and Collectible in Brussels to mention a few.
Their work has also been included at museums such as the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, Mac’s Grand-Hornu in Belgium, The Design Museum in London and Villa Noailles in Hyeres, as well as having work acquired by the Vitra Design Museum for their permanent collection.
After a rewarding collaboration of 8 years founders and designers Sophie Mensen and Oskar Peet have part ways.