Cartoonist and designer Joost Swarte (Heemstede, 1947) studied Industrial Design and made his debut with a comic strip in the Eindhoven newspaper ‘De Andere Krant’. He has designed, among other things, stamps, posters, furniture (the well-known glass table with root legs) and watches (Swatch). Since 1990 he has also concerned himself architecture. For example, he designed the Toneelschuur in Haarlem and the interior of the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), designed by Christian de Portzamparc. A dwelling designed by Swarte in Amsterdam city centre is due for completion in early 2010, a project he spoke about during his lecture in the Brakke Grond.
In one of the other apartments an exhibition is on show on his drawings form 13 February till 7 March.
For more information, check: www.ymere.nl/joostswarte.