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Foto Jonathan Gaba Zelfportret 'Zonder T

'Untitled' by Jonathan Gaba

Gallery Tutti Cortex, Schiedamsesingel 217

Rotterdam,  the Netherlands, Wouter Storm: +31(0)6 4304 4906

Gallery Tutti Cortex is in transformation. We all can change step by step. Ambition by ambition we develop into the future. 

The galery was founded in 2016 by means of the urge to explore new materials and production methods. As a counter platform to Dutch Chairmen [one-offs, proto's and limitied editions] Gallery Tutti Cortex is in transition toward a B2B-gallery. With its background in small scale research and development the gallery will from here on focus on industrial productions that fit today's perspective on our nearby future and beyond.

The time has come that we elevate next generation, proposing even better solutiona and more tempting dreams than we ever held possible. 

Above Jonathan Gaba posing with his first self-portret. A statement to production industries. We sould all realize that we are working on the bigger whole. As lucky as we are!


[2019, debut self-protret, 50x50 cm]

by Jonathan Gaba

"The assignment was to make a self-portrait and have always been interested in mosaic, so I made the design in photoshop and cut it out into mosaic.The parts indicate that I do not consist of one part, but from so many components."

'Self-growing seat'

Tom Vollaard installed hi Fungilab at Tutti Cortex in Juli 2016.

Fungi, the self-growing seat, is made out of mycelium. Mycelium is the root system of mushrooms. This micro-organism is grown on straw, a waste product from the agricultural sector. Fungi is created in a purpose-built fungi-lab. In this lab the fungus is grown in a shaped mould under controlled climate conditions. Once fully grown, the material is dried in a drying cabinet. During this process the growth stops, and the material becomes solid and firm.

'Before and After 2012'

Applied artist Mischa van der Wekke creating things that are situated between furniture design and art object. Mischa van der Wekke makes unique pieces but mostly works in multiples! He has produced several series. In his series ‘Reincarnated Furniture’ ‘green’ thinking or recycling is his guide.

Van der Wekke uses existing, most of the time recognizable furniture and arranges it differently, reinterpreting it and giving it a new life by discarding excess material. Having inherited his grandparent’s traditional, heavy oak, furniture Van der Wekke had a dilemma: the dark, conservative furniture simply didn’t fit into his world, but he wanted to retain the memory of his grandparents. His solution is as ingenious as it is poetic: the heavy wood furniture is dissembled, sawn through the cross-sections and then reassembled, as it were, inside-out.

The outer Spartan, light, contemporary world of Mischa gave way to the overly ornate oak world of his grandparents!

Bottles: Klaas Kuiken. Photo in background: Kikki Petratou.



Jasser van Oort studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and graduated in 2014 with the first two chairs that gained him the public choice award of Gallery Pouloeuff and will ultimately be the start of the ‘Skin Collection’. 

After the success of his graduation Jasser further developed his technique and the 'Skin Collection' and partnered up with his father Fred Mensink. Jasser is constantly experimenting with new techniques and applications while his father contributes in 25 years of handicraft experience. A unique and powerful combination.

The Skin Collection bridges the gap between digital technology and traditional craft. It is a combination of the handcraft that he learned from his father with modern techniques in combination with a laser cutter and water jet cutter.

Jasser designs in small series, often limited editions of six or nine pieces. His design conclusions are processed in circular succession.


'# Crate'

Guido Marsille focuses on contemporary and modern themes of spatial design. Marsille realizes design research, concepts, designs, prototypes and supervises the implementation of projects. In 2004 Buromarsille developed a set of elemental rules that form the basic molecules of the #Crate series. The set of rules give the #Crate furniture a constant esthetic with a variable shape. Every new #Crate is an evolution of all the previous #Crates in accordance to new local conditions. A #Crate never comes alone.
#Crate is all about giving structure to larger spaces, a physical structure and a social structure. A #Crate constellation is too large to be called furniture and too small to be called architecture. Because the development of the #Crate constellations is context driven there is no way to predict what the next iterations will look like.
Buromarsille is specialized in exploring the intersection of individual and public space. What at first seemed to be a thin line turned out to be a fascinating space with a lot of design potential.



'not only hollow chair'

At Studio Dirk Vander Kooij, processes are designed to make a better world. The chair is created with a completely new, high-tech process. An in-house developed robot melts plastic, in to a pipe like shape and then carefully writes out the shape of this chair, somewhat like 3d printing.Each line is hollow to minimize resources, and the source is 100% recycled synthetics. The minimalistic shape and the extreme low resolution make the looks of the chair closely related to how it's made.

It is not only recycled or minimizing resources, it's not only a new developed 3d printing process, it is not only a catchy design piece... The true beauty lies in the combination of it all.

picture: courtesy of Gallery Chamber. credits: Loek Blonk

'The Wiltshire Chair'

This totally unique Full Grown chair has been growing in the rural English countryside for years. Gavin Munro initiated this concept year ago and managed to prepare a full functional grow farm to deliver many more chairs and objects. The Wiltshire Chair as seen at Tutti Cortex is one of the first Full Grown chairs that was to be harvested after many seasons of growth.

Gavin has developed exceptional skills planting, supporting, shaping and finishing his designs… working had in hand with nature itself. Each year from now more chairs, tables, pendant lamps will be harvested. The chair that was exhibited at Gallery Tutti Cortex contributed to the improved designs that are flourishing his farmland today. Soon more chairs will follow. Much thanks to Gavin, Alice and their Full Grown team that I could participate in design thinking process as well as checking progress on the field!

'Debug: Ant Chair'

These chairs are constructed by ants. The chair is actually build up from tracking the movement of ants walking on a scale model.

As a follow-up to Edhv's Debug 2D project the 'architects of identity' ventured into the world of three dimensions. 

Edhv is on a mission. These designers, best described as 'architects of identity' believe that interaction between different creative disciplines leads to innovative concepts and surprising results. Which is why their strength is in mobilizing the right talent. Every project is different, but Edhv treats them all the same: with maximum commitment.

With Gavin and team on the field

'Befor and After 2012' by Mischa van der Wekke

Tom Vollaard explanes @ Tutti Cortex, June 2016

'Before and After 2012' by Mischa van der Wekke

'#Crate_series' by Guido Marsille'

'Cabinet' by Jasser van Oort

'not only hollow chair' by Dirk Vander Kooij

'Wiltshire Chair by Full Grown'

Debug: Ant Chair by Ehdv


'not only hollow chair' by Dirk Vander Kooij

'                          Self-growing seat' by Tom Vollaard

Corticula, door artist in

residence Aldo Hoeben         

Maart 2017 Gallery Tutti Cortex.


In de expositie Corticula reageert ontwerper en kunstenaar Aldo Hoeben op het gedachtegoed van Gallery TUTTI CORTEX. Lokale productie en hergebruik van grondstoffen bevraagt onze aard en onze positie tot onze natuur.

De expositie bestaat naast objecten uit de collectie van de galerie uit projecties en interactieve installaties van Aldo Hoeben. Door zijn achtergrond neemt technologie in het werk van Aldo Hoeben een belangrijke rol in. Voor de museumnacht zet hij deze technologie onder andere in om een inhoudelijke link te benadrukken tussen Gallery TUTTI CORTEX en Dutch Chairmen, community store for high-end Dutch Design [recent door Wouter Storm geopend in Het Industriegebouw, Goudsesingel 58, Rotterdam].


Aldo Hoeben is opgeleid als industrieel ontwerper, maar werkt graag aan toepassingen van nieuwe technologieën. Zijn veelal interactieve en locatie- of gelegenheidspecifieke werk maakt onder andere deel uit van lichtkunstfestivals en kortlopende exposities. Hoeben cureerde voor de expositie Corticula ook het werk Recyclable Pixels van Jaap Meijers en Heinze Havinga.

Gallery TUTTI CORTEX is een onderzoeksstation voor nieuwe materiaaltoepassingen, ambachten en (toegepaste) kunst. De focus ligt op conceptuele handgemaakte stukken en kleine eerste series die de verkenning richting een circulaire en meer lokale economie verbeelden. Kennisuitwisseling en eigen producties bouwen aan een speelveld waarin makers als nieuwe nomaden steeds hun positie hervinden.

Anker 1

Layer Chair by Jorrit Taekema

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Big Bulb by Billy Leliveld

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