We create identities that truly matter

Edhv Eindhoven

Edhv is a research and design studio with a focus on creating meaningful identities

Who we are

Edhv is a research and design studio with a focus on creating meaningful identities. We don’t specialise in any one discipline, but instead make use of a broad range of disciplines to deliver identities that truly matter for our clients: We are architects of identity.

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Identity is an ever-changing construct; it is what connects us and what separates us.

It is a concept cultivated from context, culture, and moulded by external influences and perceptions. Understanding this evolving formula is at the heart of what we do.

We have dedicated ourselves to building identities that express the uniqueness of a brand, organisation, place or project, that are never disposable nor shrill, but always essential and consequential.

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Our studio is dynamic. We actively create the space needed for creativity to thrive and fuel our optimistic minds – only from real freedom of thought can something essential be forged. We begin each project without preconception, challenging ourselves and our clients in a process of investigation and determination that is unhindered and bold.

Edhv is ‘whole brain creative’. And our work radiates positivity and quality as a result.

How we do it

Research is our foundation. From this we can build a strong identity, without it everything else crumbles. We engage in a process of detailed observation; challenging assumptions and applying fresh perspectives.

From discord comes potential. We embrace it.

The characteristics of a brand are shaped by evolution; the explosion or slow revelation of a culture. We allow change to happen, we observe it. We allow ideas to grow and exercise them. We let our creative energy flow and essential concepts emerge.

We focus on what truly matters and formulate a pure idea – a strategy – which then forms an identity; a true essence.

We work across different mediums to achieve results and our experienced team is the master of many disciplines. We embrace a genuinely collaborative approach; consistently working with an ever-growing network of vanguard designers and creatives. This network is a precious asset which affords us maximum flexibility and optimum creativity; making our studio far greater than its sum of parts.

The team

The team consists of Remco van de Craats (creative-director), Madelon Balk (design), Babet Hendrix (design), Stefan van Rijn (design), Amy Whittle (design), Ryan Gérard (design), Antonia Aschenbrenner (design), Marlou Hermans (design), Nina Gerritsen (content creative), Ilse Martens (project manager), Amy Rooijakkers (project manager).

Our space

Our warehouse studio in Eindhoven is a place for meeting, inspiration and sharing ideas. Here, we have created a truly collaborative space for creative exchange in a city that is alive with international design talent. The spirit of Eindhoven is intrinsic to Edhv.

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Dutch invertuals

Those who know Edhv know of our close affiliation with Dutch Invertuals. Our strategic approach to identity creation is matched by their conceptual design ideation. The two studios remain independent but associates, coming together to pool specialist skills and perspectives.

Together we can give shape to any possible future; together we are a Change Engine.

Shout outs

Wall of eternal gratitude, Edhv would not have happened the way it happened without:

Abbie O’connor (UK) / Aisla van Dijk / Amanda Dekkers / Anke Muijsers / Anna Jęchorek (PL) / Anastassia Imatra (EE) / Anne van Bokhoven / Anne Kokken / Anne Wilens / Anneriek Menkveld / Annika Felder / Alexander Bala (USA) / Alexia Boiteau (FR) / Alfredo Monaldi (IT)/ Arjen Went / Asia Wynar (PL) / Aya Kawabata (JP) / Bart Haans / Bart Hess / Bas Berends / Bas Gijselhart / Bas van Raay / Ben Lardinois / Bjorn Andreassen / Blaise Chatelain (FR) / Bob Copray / Boudewijn Bollmann / Britt Duppen / Carlo Lorenzetti (USA) / Caroline Wong (CA) / Cecily Miller (USA) / Celcea Tifani (ID) / Charline Finster (FR) / Charlotte Aal / Chris Bijdevaate / Christoph Brach / Clara Montrieul (FR) / Clarence Valarius Wee (SG) / Claudia Ritzen / Claus Winkler (D) / Cleo Goossens / Coline Bouvet (FR) / Coline Lebrun (FR) / Daan Gei / Daan Melis / Daphna Isaacs / Debby Rooijakkers / Dennis Vereijken / Dirk Mol / Dirk van Dulmen / Ebru Yöndem / Eef Maaswinkel / Eefje van Lieshout / Elise Dekker / Elizaveta Tereshchenko (RU) / Els Cuypers (B) / Els Wijffelaars / Emiel van der Wijst / Emile van Vijfeijken / Eric de Haas / Eva Libert / Evelien van de Cruijs / Evert Hilhorst / Ewout Huibers / Fanny Maillet (FR) / Femke Mosch / Femke van de Laar / Femke Verhees / Fieke Klerkx / Fleur Bakermans / Frank Megens / Freek Verhoeven / George Beaujean / Gina Neggers / Gina Poortman / Glenn Josemanders / Griet Menschaert / Guus Gijben / Guusje Heesakkers / Hanneke van den Berge / Harrie van Gestel / Harun Dogan (CH) / Helena Trindade (BR) / Helge Steinmann (D) / Hilde Speet / Hugo Naber / Ilja Sofia van Vlaardingen / Iris van Velzen / Ingrid van Eijk / Ingrid Swinkels / Imke de Jong / Iris Sax (VN) / Jacob Hagen (USA) / Jankees van Woezik / Jannie Guo / Jasper van Aarle / Jeanine Essink / Jeffrey Meulenbroeks / Jelena Peeters (B) / Jelle van Brakel / Jelle Zweegers / Jeroen Braspenning / Jeroen Holthuis / Jeroen Wand / Jessica Bishopp (UK) / Jiawei van Kleef / Jill Lauret / Job Jansen / Josh Geoghegan (UK) / Joy Sigmund / Joyce van den Ven / Judy Fox (US) / Julia Peters / Julien Arts / Julie van Severen / Kaspar van Leek / Katja Donders / Katja Huisman / Kim Hemmes / Kim van Leuken / Koen van Leeuwen / Laura Ferriere (FR) / Laura Wagenaars / Laurens Manders / Lea Sormani / Lenneke Heeren / Leslie Folker / Leo van de Craats / Lex Raijmakers / Lieke van Duist / Lieke Vermeulen / Linda Adriaens / Linda Rommens / Linzi Lemmens / Lody Aeckerlin / Lorena Skopelja (FR) / Louis Belillas / Louis Croonen / Luc Princen / Lutzen Stellingwerf / Maartje Gruyters / Mandy Brinkman / Manon Navarro / Marc Köhlbrugge / Marc van den Berg / Marcel de Buck / Marieke Goosens / Marijke Geurts / Mark Brand / Marlon van Schellebeek / Mathilde de Vries / Maud Sanders / Max Rentmeester / Max Slavenburg / Melani De Luca (IT) / Merel van Beukering / Merel van Woudwijk / Michiel Martens / Mieke Meijer / Mieke Quirijnen / Mikhail Skachkov (RU) / Mylène Moreaux (FR) / Mingoes Kukupessy / Mirjam Sieben / Mirte Meeus / Nadine Rauterberg / Nacor Martina / Nancy Kennis / Nick Vonk / Nicolas Pauly (FR) / Niels Poldervaart / Paula Pirvulescu (RO) / Paul van Uden / Petra Božič (SI) / Rachel Klaassen / Raffaela Vandermühlen / Ralf van de Kerkhof / Renate Schoutsen / René de Landmeter / Rick van Werven / Rik Janssen / Rik van de Wildenberg / Rob van Kaam / Robbert Werkhoven / Rob Hoeks / Robin Groenen / Robin Nas / Roel Deden / Roelof Orth / Roger Verscheijden / Ruben Esser / Ryan Gérard / Saartje Roex / Saba Nowroozi (CA) / Sam Griffith (USA) / Sandra Kornips / Sanne Atas / Sanne Neuteboom / Scott van Haastrecht / Sidsel Søgaard (DK) / Simonette Wiesman / Sjoerd Koopmans / Stan de Natris / Stefan van den Heuvel / Stefanie Mairhuber (AT) / Stephanie Rompa / Styn Geurts / Susan de Koning / Tanne van Bree / Tessa Meeus / Tessa van Helden / Thijs Cardier / Thomas Kampers / Tiemen Harder / Ties van de Werff / Tim van de Rijdt / Tinne van Loon (USA) / Toermalijn Peters / Tom Eele / Tomas Gecevičius / Tom Kuiper / Tony Le Duc (B) / Valerie Maas / Vera Verberne / Virginia Vivaldi (IT) / Victoria Stan Harold (CA) / Virgil “Sky Chief” Dey / Wendy Lubberding / Wendy Plomp / Wessel van Offeren / Wies van Kats / Will van de Loo / Willem Derks / Wouter Buit / Wouter Kooken / Quinten Van Wagenberg / Quentin Lambert (FR) … / … / … /

And many others.

Working at edhv

We are always looking for talented people. Designers and thinkers with a mission or passion. Please contact us, apply@edhv.nl.

Job offer

Graphic designer

Edhv, Architects of Identity is op zoek naar een echte teamplayer die ons fulltime komt versterken. Gevoel voor typografie, materiaal en kleur. Gedreven om werk te creëren dat het verschil maakt.

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Job offer

Graphic/digital designer

Edhv, Architects of Identity is op zoek naar een ‘grafisch/digitaal designer’ die ons team 40 uur per week verrast met ideeën, heldere inzichten en geraffineerd werk. Gevoel voor typografie, materiaal en kleurgebruik. Bezeten van het ontwerp vak, zowel in print als digitaal en gedreven om werk te creëren dat het verschil maakt.

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Internship

You must be out of your mind to do your internship at Edhv. But hey, it’s worth a try. We are offering internships in the field of graphic design, product/interior design, new media/interaction design and project management. We are especially on the look out for digital (3D) visualisation / webdesign / creative code interns! Send us an e-mail with your motivation and a selection of your projects; apply@edhv.nl.

THINGS WE’RE PROUD OF

Unheritage, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – MAKK, Cologne, Germany

Digital Geology, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Time Writers and Morphodynamic, featured at Design by Time exhibition – San Francisco (California), USA

Unheritage, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Kazerne, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Unheritage, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Time Writers and Morphodynamic, featured at Design by Time exhibition – Raleigh (North Carolina), Columbia (South Carolina), USA

Unheritage, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Unheritage, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Salon del Mobile, Milan, Italy

Time Writers and Morphodynamic, featured at Design by Time exhibition – New York City (New York), Knoxville (Tennessee), Wooster (Ohio), USA

Hardware, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Frost Light, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Kazerne, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Frost Light, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – London Design Fair, London, UK

Frost Light, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition -D’Days, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

Time Writers, featured at Verbeke Foundation exhibition – Kemzeke, Belgium

Frost Light, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition -Salone del Mobile, Gallery O, Milan, Italy

Frost Light, featured Dutch Invertuals exhibition -Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Spatial Camo, featured at Dutch Invertuals Collected exhibition – Dutch Design Week, Veemgebouw, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Morphodynamic, Ceramic Symphonies, featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Salone del Mobile, Gallery O, Milan, Italy

Morphodynamic featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Space Camo featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition -Paris, France

Spatial Camo and Lace Window featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Salone del Mobile
Milan, Italy

Wordigami and Burners featured at Stereotype exhibition – Traveling exhibition throughout the USA, a.o. : Boston, Sarasota, Greencastle

Spatial Camo featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Debug 3D featured at Linking Parts exhibition
Design Centre Grand-Hornu-Images – Brussels, Belgium

Roots 2.0 featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition –
Salone del Mobile, Gallery O, Milan, Italy

Roots featured at Teaming Up exhibition
Transnatural Workspace – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Roots featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition -Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Oxidations part two featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Just Haastnoot, Wassenaar, the Netherlands

Oxidations part two featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Salone del Mobile, Gallery O, Milan, Italy

Graphic Happiness; De Buitenwereld, Debug, Debug 3D, Huis Voor Beeldcultuur, Burners, and Time Writers featured in Graphic Happiness
Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, China

Debug 2D live performance featured at Grafik13
Maag Halle, Zurich, Switzerland

Moonlife Table Ware featured at Moonlife exhibition -Rabo Kunstzone, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Oxidations featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition –
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Moonlife Table Ware featured at Moonlife Concept store – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Moonlife Table Ware featured at Moonlife Concept store – Artspace Shanghai, China

Burners featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition –
Salone del Mobile, Gallery O, Milan, Italy

Debug 2D featured at Dutch Design Award exhibition – Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Digital Fungus featured at After the Bitrush
Mu Art Foundation – Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Debug 2D featured at Dutch Design Award exhibition – Istanbul, Turkey

Debug 3D and Time Writers featured at ‘New energy in design and art’ exhibition – Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Time Writers featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Designers’ days, Gallery S. Bensimon
Paris, France

Debug 3D featured at Nijverheden – Zuiderzee museum, Enkhuizen, the Netherlands

Debug 3D featured at Prédiction
International Design Biennale Saint-Étienne –
Saint-Étienne, France

Time Writers featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Design Huis, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Time Writers featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Edhv magazines featured at De Zines exhibition –
Madrid, Spain

Debug 2D featured at Decoding
International Graphic Design Festival – Breda, the Netherlands

Debug 2D featured at Design by performance
Z33 – Hasselt, Belgium

Debug 2D featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition –
Salone del Mobile, Verger, Milan, Italy

Debug 2D featured at Bits ’n Pieces – Material ConneXion, New York, USA

Debug 2D featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition –
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Wordigami featured at Dutch Invertuals exhibition -Salone del Mobile, Verger, Milan, Italy

Wordwide featured at Dutch Design Week – Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Poster featured at Kapital K exhibition
Onomatopee – Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Etropolis workshop, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Book: Edhv/Zrch. Zurich, Swiss

Book: Edhv/Brln. Berlin, Germany

Edhv,Architects
of Identity