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Hutspot interview

Article by Hutspot - April 16, 2019  StigerWoods is a product by Amsterdam based artist Martijn Smulders, who is transferring pictures onto scaffolding wood for over six years. Debuting the iconic fish collection at Hutspot, the wooden artworks have become a stylish and original addition to any interior. We visited Martijn in his Amsterdam studio to discuss the original idea, design process, and its never-ending appeal. StigerWoods was inspired after stumbling upon a similar printing technique in Bangkok. What was it that caught your attention?I discovered these subtle landscape pictures on wood and was intrigued by their handcrafted aesthetic. I liked how the qualities of the wood were still visible through the image. After I returned home, I started experimenting...

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VT wonen magazine interview

Toen Martijn Smulders in een Thais hostel een klein paneel ontdekte waarop een foto was afgedrukt, was hij geïntrigeerd. ‘Thuis ben ik direct gaan experimenteren met verschillende printers, transfers en andere technieken. Vooral de schilderachtigheid en intense kleuren van de nog natte afdrukken vond ik tof – maar hoe kon ik dat effect behouden? Tijdens mijn studies aan de kunstacademie in Enschede en later het Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam had ik weleens gewerkt met epoxyhars. Dat bleek precies het missende ingrediënt; door die hoogglanzende afwerking transformeerden de houten paneeltjes bijna in geglazuurde tegels.’

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The Workshop book

            I have the great honor to be in this beautiful book about dutch creatives and their workspaces! "THE WORKSHOP"I am in good company with creatives like Piet Hein Eek, Mart Visser, Ans Markus, Jason Denham and Erwin Olaf!The book is curated by Renee Leeuw from Roomed and realised and designed by MENDO. Photography by Iris Duvekot Photography Book is available at

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