Dutch designer, Jurgen Bey, began his studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven between 1984-1989 and subsequently taught there for six years next to running his own designstudio. Bey soon attracted media attention through his early collaborative projects within the Droog collective such as Treetrunk Bench (1999) and Gardening Bench (1999) — works that catapulted the designer onto the world stage. In 2002 Bey set up 'Studio Makkink & Bey together with Architect Rianne Makkink.
Bey's work is often mistakenly aligned with a rigorous environmental agenda due to his interest in using recycled or found' objects. However, the designer explains that he doesn't set out to investigate environmentally sensitive solutions through his work. Instead, his interest lies in pursuing a "layered" and conceptual approach to design and discovering delight in the hidden qualities of the world we live within.
Design Museum, 2008