SportDome by Willem van der Sluis

Willem van der Sluis is a Dutch product designer. His designs are widely ranged around repetition and rhythm. This results in modular clusters and efficient systems that are easy to use, easy to transport and also very easy to transform. He would often ask him self questions like, ‘Does the world really need another lamp? And if so, how can these designs add value, something different, new features or functionality to exciting designs?’

Willem van der SluisWillem van der Sluis.

Willem’s design firm called Customr, is based in Amsterdam and has an excellent repertoire of work. Some of Willem’s most inspiring works are the Aircon luminaire that was produced by Luceplan and the SportDome, a project that Willem and his team created for the Dutch Department of Justice.

Willem van der Sluis by Dutch Profiles

The SportDomes project is a very interesting project. At first, Willem wasn’t that interested in designing anything for a jail. To design a structure that could give people, that are being held against their will, some form of pleasure in their confined day seems like a project for the cold hearted, but Willem created a structure that not only allows the inmates to play a little sports, but shields them from being scrutinized by outsiders.

SportdomeSportDome by Willem van der Sluis.

SportdomeSportDome by Willem van der Sluis.

SportdomeSportDome by Willem van der Sluis.

SportdomeSportDome by Willem van der Sluis.

The magical aspect of this dome is that at night, when it is illuminated, it looks like a diamond, a piece of beauty inside the terrible concept of criminality and imprisonment.

Sportdome

SportDome by Willem van der Sluis.