Jorre van Ast has a knack for realizing common problems that plague us in our daily lives – especially the ones we aren’t aware of. An industrial designer, his projects approach these problems with a sort of make-shift attitude, resulting in creative solutions that critique our use of everyday objects.

With his “clampology” and related “clamp a leg” products, van Ast makes ordinary objects more convenient to use, making them easily accessible and versatile.

With van Ast’s “jar tops,” he gives consumers the ability to specialize the function of standard jars, simply by interchanging the lid to one that pours, shakes, sips, or stores. Jorre van Ast exhibited his work at the recent Interieur 06, winning best overall entry for his Clampology system.

+ Jorre van Ast

(thanks, Serge!)