Kadans 2.0

2017 – ongoing

self initiated

Kadans 2.0 is a research project by Aliki van der Kruijs and Jos Klarenbeek. It examines how the motion of the sea can be a direct source for an ever-changing weaving pattern. The ongoing project sprouts from a shared curiosity for invisible natural processes and using these as a source of information for the development of patterns and materials. Textile production is combined with sciences including oceanography and mathematics, constructing a soft output of hard data generated by the motions of waves at sea.

Kadans 2.0 is a sample research in both shaft and jacquard weaving. In order to automate the process of translating open source data of Rijkswaterstaat into weave bindings, two softwares are developed together with Studio RNDR. The key to the custom Weaver software is its mapping function, a proprietary design: it’s a mechanism that has a set of values —open-source buoy data collected by an algorithm— as input and weaving code as output. Once sent to the chosen loom, this results in fabric with a defined look, yet with ever-changing nuances determined by sea behaviour. The first version, Weaver1, was developed for shaft weaving —and will be violable as open-source software in the future. Its follow-up, Weaver2, was conceived for jacquard weaving.

The mapping works differently for each of the 10 programmed designs, giving each piece of fabric its own visual and tactile identity.

More information and images can be found at the project website

Photography by Lonneke van der Palen

3D Visuals by Studio PMS

Exhibition photography ‘Climate as artifact’ by Johan Nieuwenhuizen

Sky Dial

Commisioned by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Rademacher & De Vries Architecten

Sky Dial is a 60 meter curtain that wraps 360 degrees around glass meeting room. The twelve parts represent a 24h sky colour cyclus from day to night, each representing an interval of two hours. Inspired by the fact that ‘light weaves colour’ by a phenomenon called ‘Rayleigh scattering’, the angle and position of the sun was observed and used as input for a digital pointillistic system to build up the colours for the curtain. As a result, on micro level the colour is constructed from set of noisy pixels in different colours. Its a tactile articulation of a natural phenomena.

Photography by Roel van Tour

Stone Time / Time Stone

As research associate at RE-Source

Commissioned by Re-Source:
Studio Ester van de Wiel
Gemeente Rotterdam
Design Academy Eindhoven
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


With Stone Time – Time Stone, Jos Klarenbeek looks at the life chain of a concrete stone in the streets of Rotterdam. It examines a way of re-using old street stones in public space by merging stone types of different ages.  New ways of pattern making are being investigated by mixing 50% old stones with 50% new stones, and how this would function on a city scale. Stone Time / Time Stone took place in 2018 as part of RE-Source.

The research project RE-source maps out urban residual flows, in order to then use them as a source for circular thinking, doing and learning. RE-source analyses and provides insight into the structure of the systems, locations, products and materials that are needed for this. At the same time it designs strategies for transforming these residual flows into a resource which can be used again and again. Through the network of the Rotterdam city council, RE-source tries to gain insight into the method of designing, managing and maintaining the outside space and associated material flows. RE-source researches which phases are distinguished, which routes are used and which human and non-human factors – such as locations, involved citizens and professionals, tools, vehicles, distances – play a role in this.

RE-Source Team: Ester van de Wiel, Joost Adriaanse, David Hamers, Ginette Verstraete, Jos Klarenbeek, Thom Bindels, Simone Post, Paul Slot, Manon van Hoeckel 

RE-Source is winner Dutch Design Awards 2019 in category Design Research



Seamless Loom

As freelance designer joining Jongeriuslab / Hella Jongerius

commisioned by Hella Jongerius / Jongeriuslab
for the show Entrelacs / Interlace at Fundation Lafayette Anticipations

The Seamless Loom was developed as part of Interlace, textile research, commissioned by Lafayette Anticipations. This project treated the topic of weaving not only as a craft with a long history, but also as a technical, thematic, and critical enquiry; a vehicle for cultural innovation. For three months, research and experiments in 3D weaving filled Lafayette Anticipations’ spaces, turning them into a designer’s laboratory, all the while questioning our relationship to textile, tactility, labour, and the natural environment, and the limited vocabulary we have to describe these relationships.

The Seamless Loom was designed at Jongeriuslab to research 3D weaving. These are four looms cut and joined together to form a new machine to weave seamless 3D “bricks”. For every new brick, the loom is adapted. New objects are developed in a constant interplay between the machine and the design it produces.

For more information on the exhibition, visit

Photography by Roel van Tour

Time Growing Series

commisioned by Micropia / Artis Amsterdam Zoo

Time Growing series examines a way to use the growth of fungi as a bitmap-palet. In the laboratory of  the Micropia museum at Artis Amsterdam Zoo, nutritions were poured into grids. The organisms together with time created a gray scale pallet and used for silkscreening. 

Edition of 5

Reclaimed Lakes

with Sander Manse

commisioned by Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen
For the exhibition 10 years Thomas Eyck

26 percent of the Netherlands’ surface area is below sea level, it is a man-made relief with valleys of up to 6.75 metres n depth. Especially former lakes are still visible looking down on the land with height cameras. This project gives shape to these former lakes by using the landscape as a mould, and being contructed using GIS software. It reveals the stunning contrast between the visible organic form of water and the precise grids of man-made waterways. It provides insight in the historical layers of landscape, revealing human activity as a major geological force throughout the centuries.


Exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck curated by Jules van den Langenberg was open from decemmber 22 2016 until 14 May 2017. To mark this jubilee momentum ten product series were selected from Thomas Eyck´s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection. Installation 10/10 by Jos Klarenbeek & Sander Manse is a reflection on the Still Waters series developed Studio Wieki Somers for the t.e. collection in 2016.

Photography by Lonneke van der Palen


Graduation project Design Academy Eindhoven

Cowtarium is a research project on the Dutch dairy chain, shining a fresh light on this topic, concerning the complex discussion that was alive in society. How would the chain from grass to cow to milk to consumer change if we woud take locality to the max by taking away all transport?

Cowtarium is an abstract model in the shape of a table that shows how the chain would look like if we would redivide it completely and organise it per cow. This discussion table made a tour around the Netherlands to visiting a range of milk congresses and universities.

Winner Keep an Eye Grant
Winner Milky Way Award
Winner Connect Ring

Jos Klarenbeek (1988) is a designer and researcher. He received his degree in mathematics at the University of Amsterdam in 2010, and in 2015 he graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, department Man & Public Space, with his project Cowtarium. Since his graduation he has developed his own practice and has been working as a freelance designer for Hella Jongerius / Jongeriuslab at a variety of projects and exhibitions. Driven by his fascination for complex and abstract systems, he works on the border between design and scientific research and tries to expand the field of data visualisation and materialisation.