Patricia Govers at work
With great pleasure, I design and produce art and light-objects in my studio situated amid the beautiful and inspiring German Eifel. I am convinced that the joy I feel in designing and making light-objects will shine through in the end product. Indeed, the usual reaction to my designs is a smile of joyful surprise.
Creativity and improvisation have always been constants in my life and work. I grew up in a large North Holland family in which we were encouraged to make toys of ordinary, everyday materials and this, I found, enormously stimulating to my imagination. On my later travels through Africa (two years by motorbike Amsterdam - Cairo - East - Africa and eight years of living and travelling in Senegal, Mauritius, Zaire and the Congo) I rediscovered this sense of creativity and improvisation in the African culture. This contact widened my perception and enriched my artistic work greatly.
From 1996, I became more and
more involved in applied arts, especially that of creating lights. I mostly work
with natural materials including wood, copper wire, and glas but very often plastic
toys find their way into my assemblages.
Since 1997, I have been living in Germany where I work in my studio "Atelier Govers" in Hammer near Simmerath in Germany (40 km southeast of Aachen). Here is where I design and make my lighting. One model for example is the ´Marble Tree´: a chandelier of three, five or seven light bulbs, long free-form lenghts of copper or nickel wire and, enclosed in some of the tight wire spirals, glass marbles which seem suspended in the light.
Each lamp is unique in form, color and shape.
In April 1998, I participated in the Culi-Art project at the ISPC (a wholesaler of food and non-food products for hotels, cafes and restaurants in Breda). This cooperation resulted in some very interesting and very special chandelier designs with names like: "Chicken Soup by Candlelight", "L´ eau Vive", "Rainforest", "Snaillamp", "Sea-monsters", "Dragons-game"and "Riding the Waves". In these unique designs, I was able to work freely with my imagination, for example, beautiful old chandeliers were brought to life by the addition of modern materials (glasses, spoons, shells etc.). I believe that these kind of lamps could be made in a limited edition to produce a special atmosphere for a particular room such as a dining room or a reception area.
My lamps can also add a special atmosphere to business premises. Eetcafe Likkepotterij "De Teddy" (Noordhaven 56 in Zevenbergen) and Optiek "Brown Eyes", (Kleiwegstraat 28 in Gouda) asked me to create their lighting and both are very satisfied with the results.
I love these kind of commissions:
they encompass my own creativity, the wishes of the client and the needs of the
customers. Many exciting possibilities exist for work in similar areas, such as
hotels, restaurants and cafes.
Hanging lamp Tam-Tam
Universel Lamp Multi
Glascurtain, Room-devider Colorido
All models of my lamps you can order from me by email and get them by mail-order-service worldwide!
You can see and buy them as well in the following shops in The Netherlands:
Alkmaar : A-Part Design, Magdalenenstraat 17. Tel. 0031-(0)72-5155067. email@example.com www.apartdesign.nl
Amsterdam : Reon Verlichting B.V., Rozengracht 141. Tel. 0031-(0)20-6233541. firstname.lastname@example.org
Amsterdam : Dreamz B.V., Willensparkweg 8. Tel. 0031-(0)20-4704718.
Eindhoven : Van Dam Woon & Lichtwereld. Mecklenburgstraat 1. Tel. 0031-(0)40-2463602
Heerlen : Kurnig Licht, Dr. Poelsstraat 19. Tel. 0031-(0)45-5716757
Maastricht : Kideku Wonen, Rechtstraat 31. Tel. 0031-(0)43-3500351
Mill (Brabant): Edo Verlichting, Schoolstraat 21. Tel. 0031(0)485-470108
Rotterdam : Gallery Bel Mondo, Eendrachtsplein 19. Tel. 010-4369703
Rotterdam : KAKOS , Oostzeedijk Beneden 217
Tel. 0031-(0)10-4838772. email@example.com
Utrecht : Queens Gallery, Mariaplaats 48. Tel : 0031-(0)30-2328724. firstname.lastname@example.org www.queensgallery.nl
I am searching for shops in all countries who would like to sell my lamps worldwide. Best are shops who sell mordern design and furniture including lamps.
Give me a call to have me come by with my photo-material or to make an appointment to visit my studio!
Contact and order-address of the designer and producer:
Govers in D-52152 Simmerath-Hammer, Grünentalstr. 31. Germany
Tel : 0049-(0)2473-938686 (Tesch/Govers) Fax: 0049-(0)2473-938678 email: email@example.com