Studio Thomas van der Sman

Thomas van der Sman (1991) is a curious designer. His work is based on the investigation of techniques and materials. A spontaneous dialogue with his research opens up new approaches upon which he reacts with a design proposal.


He likes to work with both industry and craft because both challenge him to think in different ways. Working in  these fields creates a tension which leads to surprising new ways to look at one another.


Works vary from furniture, products, commissioned work and self-exploration.







Dutch Design Week 2017 21-29 October


2017 HARDCORE exhibition | Q-park, Eindhoven (NL)

2017 MINED | Graduation Show Design Academy Eindhoven (NL)

2017 Vreemdland | De Huiskamer, Eindhoven (NL)

2017 Dutch Bike Design by Yksi Connect | The Fifth/NRE, Eindhoven (NL)


2017  We take you to milan! | ein&zwanzig | Milan (IT)

2016  SPRING FORMS | Mintshop, London (UK)

2016  CASA VITRA | Salone del Mobile, Milan (IT)

2016  VITRA CAMPUS (continuously)

2016  Salone del Mobile | Ventura Lambrate

2015   “{A} COLLECTION - {Ô} RITUALS” | Kazerne, Eindhoven (NL)

2015  TRAJECTORIES DDW  | TAC, Eindhoven (NL)




2017   Bubblegraphy | Winner | ein&zwanzig


Work experience


2016   Bertjan Pot | Intern

2015 - 2016  Collaboration with Adrianus Kundert

2015   Project at NUA Nanjing, China

2010   Jo Meesters | intern

2010   Carpenter at Don Bosco | Lilongwe, Malawi




2012 - 2017 Design Academy Eindhoven

2008 - 2012 Sint Lucas, Boxtel