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Meet our designer: Thor ter Kulve

Thor ter Kulve is a Dutch designer based in London. He studied Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London. In his designs he focusses on ways to make self-sufficient and sustainable living in an urban environment possible and easily accessible. “Most of my energy in my work as a designer comes from thinking about solutions to concrete problems,” says Thor.

His work consists of designing products that evolve natural or civil typologies into functional tools, furniture and solutions. “The Carrier arose from a project with a fellow designer in which we documented my daily life on my residential boat. Any problems I’d face, we tried to solve by creating solutions and prototypes. The Carrier was one of them.” Next to solving problems, Thor’s daily goal is to challenge public spaces and to transform them into playgrounds. He gives new insight to public domain.
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“The Swing is the ultimate way of experiencing freedom”

Ter Kulve and Weltevree both share the vision that new possibilities originate in outdoor spaces. His mobile ‘Swing’ is a perfect example of the way Ter Kulve’s designs give the user the ability to make a public space his own, to turn any ordinary lamppost or tree into a playground. Thor: “The Swing is the ultimate way of experiencing freedom”. It is the embodiment of playing with nature. The Swing has been rewarded with the Rabo Burgemeester de Bruin Prize, the cultural incentive prize for artists at the start of their career. The Serious Swing is also a design by Thor ter Kulve.

The Carrier by Thor ter Kulve is a multifunctional piece of furniture. Thor: “It is ideal for easily transporting firewood from the deck of my boat to my wood-burning stove inside. At the same time it doesn’t take any unnecessary space: you can sit on it and underneath the seat is plenty of storage space.”
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Would you like to know more about Thor ter Kulve? Follow him on one of his social media accounts or have a look at his website: thorterkulve.com

Designs by Thor ter Kulve

SWING
The Swing swing, designed by Thor ter Kulve, turns any tree into a playground. The straps used to attach the Swing are suitable for trees or poles up to two meters in diameter. Simply attach the swing to a pole or tree and discover your surroundings from a new perspective. A wonderful way to put your thoughts aside or have fun with the kids. For a tree thicker than 2 meters in diameter we have extra long straps, these are available separately in the webshop.   There are 4 guidelines for the Swing: The swing has a maximum load capacity of 100 kg.   For domestic use only.  Designed for outdoor use only.  Due to choking hazard not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

€379.00
SERIOUS SWING WITH LIGHTS
Who said swings are just for kids? The sturdy steel Serious Swing, designed by Thor ter Kulve, takes swinging to the next level. With its large dimensions it is big enough for anyone to swing on. The Serious Swing is made from sturdy steel, finished off in a powder coated warm yellow color and has built-in lights that shine down on the ground. Day and night swinging. The Serious Swing is a real eye-catcher and swinging becomes a new hobby! 

€2,995.00
CARRIER
The Carrier is an interactive product that offers more than just storage space. The sturdy carrier basket is both decorative and functional and can be used indoors and outdoors thanks to its weather-resistant materials. The Carrier can be used as a handy stool, however the Carrier also doubles as extra storage space: remove the seat to store your belongings inside the wired frame or twist the lid of the container to keep small goods inside. The Weltevree Carrier is available in two colorways.

€198.00