XO. An old cognac ? "Kisses and hugs"? No. Look again. Don't try to apply a known pattern. It's a croos and circle. If you like rebus, you can even read it "Cross the line". See ? Now it's obvious. That's what design is all about a new look on things. Putting together forms that do not seem to go along naturally and see that, in fact they do. Like a cross and circle. Simple, graphic - And yet unexpected.
Authentics is a German company who produces simple, functional and industrial produced products for daily use.
BLOOM! Pot, designed in 2001 by Rob Slewe and brought into production in 2003, is a good example of this aim. Since 2003 our collection has expanded substantially. The in+outdoor collection increased with models such as BLOOM! Pill, BLOOM! Bulb and a special edition of the original BLOOM! Pot: BLOOM! Xmas pot.
Friends Olav van Lede and Boudewijn Roest founded JOKJOR in 2013. Their work spots and private life were definitely not across the street from one another, but every time they bumped into each other at trade fairs or other events, the day would end with drinks,
brainstorming about life, each other’s design ideas and art & design in general.
Olav worked in architecture & design publishing and in interior design, and Boudewijn worked in design, and art direction.
These fields merged to create a company focused on practical and well-thought aesthetic design.