Who I am, how I work and what I love.
Functional tables, chairs and storage cabinets are a dime a dozen. You don't need much: some boards, legs, cushions. That's it.
We’re surrounded by pretty things. Even beautiful things. And there’s so much out there already.
I'm more curious about different design aspects. How can you bring products alive, make them autonomous in such a way that they become more than just a thing? How do you provide them with a personality, with authority? In such a way that you want to be with them, start loving them, want to use them, cherish them?
How do you make them move, split, multiply and change colors, so nothing is certain even after they're finished?
The materials are all you’ve got. I like their specific qualities, their shapes, their color, their look. I like their limitations, their vulnerability, their impossibilities. I like the challenge of combining them, so they can complete and strengthen each other. I like pushing their limits, tiring them out, while at the same time keeping them as raw as possible.
I like different, inappropriate, nonconforming, challenging.
And gravity. I like gravity.
About this website
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Some designs on this website are only a concept; others have been or are currently being developed, in-house or by an external manufacturer.
Manufacturers interested in producing my designs are welcome to contact me.
© Guido Zwerts
All ideas, texts and designs featured on this website are mine.
Photos may be used when linked to guidozwerts.com
All of my ideas and designs have been registered with CC Proof.
GUIDO ZWERTS is situated in Bussum, The Netherlands. GUIDO ZWERTS is registered with the Camber of Commerce under number 32143980
Personal data that we process
GUIDO ZWERTS processes your personal data when you make use of our services and / or products and / or because you provide them yourself. Personal data that we process are: your name and e-mail address and if necessary your telephone number and bank account number.
For what purpose and on what basis we process personal data
Certain services require certain data to be provided in order to subsequently use the service. GUIDO ZWERTS processes your personal data for the following purposes:
• To be able to contact you if necessary to carry out our services
• To deliver goods and services to you
• When handling your payment.
Sharing personal data with third parties
GUIDO ZWERTS provides solely to third parties and only if this is necessary for the execution of our agreement with you or to comply with a legal obligation. Think of things like your name and address to be able to deliver goods to you.
Special and / or sensitive personal data that we process
Our website and / or services do not intend to collect data about website visitors who are younger than 16 years. Unless they have permission from parents or guardians. However, we cannot check if a visitor is older than 16. We encourage parents to be involved in the online activities of their children, in order to prevent data about children being collected without parental consent. If you are convinced that we have collected personal information about a minor without this permission, please contact us via email@example.com and we will delete this information.
How long we store personal data
Guido Zwerts does not store your personal data longer than is strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data is collected. The data is only retained because it has to be done on the basis of legal duty. On the basis of the law GUIDO ZWERTS, for example, must keep the data relating to the sales administration for seven years for the tax authorities.
Guido ZWERTS has no automated processing. No decisions are taken by computer programs nor computer systems
Cookies, or similar techniques, that we use
Our website is built on a software platform called Squarespace. It is also hosted by them.
When someone visits our website we use Squarespace Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
View, modify or delete data
You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. In addition, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the data processing or to object to the processing of your personal data by GUIDO ZWERTS and you have the right to data portability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send the personal information we have to you or another organization mentioned by you by means of a computer file. You can send a request for access, correction, deletion, data transfer of your personal data or request for withdrawal of your consent or objection to the processing of your personal data to firstname.lastname@example.org. GUIDO ZWERTS would also like to point out that you have the opportunity to file a complaint with the dutch national supervisory authority, the Dutch Data Protection Authority. This can be done via the following link: https://autoriteitpersoonsgegevens.nl/nl/contact-met-de-autoriteit-persoonsgegevens/tip-ons
How we protect personal data
GUIDO ZWERTS takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. If you have the impression that your data is not secure or there are indications of abuse, please contact us at email@example.com. GUIDO ZWERTS stores all data offline, we do not use a cloud or other form of online storage.