CLAY 2056

A short animation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CLAY collection

Maarten Baas

Eng - title sequence

Leader for the new spooky Dutch tv series "Eng" (spooky)
Youth series of nine separate episodes that are so scary that they’ll have you on the edge of your seat. Or at least when your around the age of 10...
Starting at September 11 (17.55 uur, NPO Zapp).

Leader by
Niels Hoebers & Michiel ten Horn
Commissioned by VPRO & Pupkin

Thanks to,
Alexander Reumers
Mark Vankan
Dieny Snellen



This animation illustrates the development in 3d printing, from a regular 3d printer towards Vander Kooijs 3d printing robot, which offers endless possibilities.
The production process of 3D-printing a chair, innovated and improved by Dirk Vander Kooij.
What once took a lot of time and energy becomes effortless and efficient.


Working my way up...

“It seems to me it doesn’t really matter whether one works hard or stumbles one’s way through life. Somehow, the result of any lifestyle is equal to any other.
While one falls down, another works hard to get higher, but there are always these forces that keep everybody more or less at the same level.”
- Maarten Baas -


The First Cycle

A visualisation of a creative production process. In collaboration with fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk.
An animation where the viewer is being taken by fiction into the creative concept of it's designer.
The animation was the introduction of his fashion show " From the yarn to the show" at the fashion week in Paris.


The Bunny Bag Factory

Introducing the #LPJFACTORY staring Les Petits Joueurs RESORT SS16 iconic Mini bunny Bags.

Les Petits Joueurs

Walter, a dialogue with the imagination

Walter is a metaphor for a design process, that’s being visualised through an animation. The central point of this animation is the realisation of a creative concept, that in the end will start living its own life. This of course is approached from the point of view of the imagination.
In this animation you will meet the puppet Walter. Walter is being confronted with reality. An understanding that has a completely different meaning for puppets than for humans. Humans judge things based on their experiences. Walter sees this as short minded, there is more than our senses tell us. But how safe is it for humans if fiction becomes reality? In this story Walter discovers his own reality. He realizes that he has been created and animated by humans. Walter is starting to doubt his whole existence . But he is told that his existence is about a cooperation between man and puppet and that they need each other to meet in the imaginary world.
Walter has to accept that he’s being animated by a higher power. But this higher power has to make sure that Walter leads a happy and pleasant life.


Oilily Full color buggy

The Full color buggy test center.
​Testing out all the new features that the buggy has to offer.



Titan of Light.
While this young playful Hyperion is re-discovering his world, playing around with fireflies, generating energy for his fiery body.
The spectator discovers his character in motion.

A collaboration with autonomous designer Paul Heijnen.



Dip & dye, a process animation on carpet dyeing.
A collaboration between Creative duo rENs & DESSO.



Wandering through nocturnal space, in search of a glimpse of reflection.
An unexpected encounter lures because of curiosity and light….
The rapture takes place.

A collaboration with Nacho Carbonell


Motion Cabinet

A work set for stop motion animations

The Motion Cabinet is a practical and mobile stage, especially designed for stop motion animations.
The Motion Cabinet is mobile and easy to use which makes it ideal for workshops and training on location concerning stop motion animation. The Motion Cabinet brings a craft into the 21 century.

The cabinet is a modular system that creates the freedom that is necessary to realise a creative concept.
All the tools that are used on a stop motion set are integrated in the cabinet.

The Motion Cabinet makes it possible to learn camera movements, lighting positions, chroma keying, rigging, timing and placing in stop motion animation.



A launch animation of the new website for Gilde Opleidingen.
Deleting the old website and refresh it with the new.

This animation was used as a countdown on a event for relaunching their website.


Partij voor de Dieren, New Logo presentation

New Logo presentation for the Dutch political party, Party for the Animals.
Commisioned by studio Thonik for The PvdD

Logo design by studio Thonik
Stop motion animation by Niels Hoebers
Audio design by Fab Martini

Koempels Animation test

Wilbert's first moves...

Follow the process of making our stop-motion short Koempels. Dig deeper into the mines and see how Koempels has evolved.
More steps at...


De vloek van Veenhuizen

De vloek van Veenhuizen (The curse of Veenhuizen) 
Is an interactive tour through the prison museum of Veenhuizen.
The animation is part of a children's programme in the museum.
The challange is to release Gaius from his cel, and to bring him back to his love, Marieke.

Commissioned by Kinkorn
Gevangenis museum Veenhuizen


Lovely Li

Lidewij, congradulations with winning the 2012 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Price!
xx Walter


A very merry...

A very merry happy new year! 2013!!!

in Collaboration with:
Borre Akkersdijk
Innofa Stretch Textiles


Finishing a new Stop motion with Maarten Baas

SEPT'16 Fine tunig the last bits for our latest collaboration on Maarten's CLAY Collection.
Stay tuned...

The Creators Project

AUG'16 An interview with me about my latest project, ENG.
And about the curse and blessing of stop-motion.
(Dutch only)



MAY'16 Sla de agenda’s maar open; dinsdag 31 mei presenteren La Bolleur en SSBA Salon voor de vijfde keer DRINKS, een talkshow over design. Laat alles uit je handen vallen en schuif aan in de Stadsschouwburg voor een grondige designupdate. 

In deze vijfde editie draait alles om schaal. Met speelgoed van Floris Hovers en meubels van Bertjan Pot. We duiken in de wereld van We Make Carpets en kijken animaties van Niels Hoebers. Uiteraard schuiven Julien Rademaker en Jaap Biemans(Coverjunkie) aan als vaste gasten. 

Het BOYS BIER staat al koud, dus tot snel in de SSBA Salon!

Datum: Dinsdag 31 mei
Inloop: 20u00
Aanvang: 20u30
Locatie: De SSBA Salon (Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam)
Entree: € 5,00


JAN'16 Very excited to start working on a leader for a series of children's horror/thrillers for the VPRO. Shivers, goosebumps and youth sentiment!!
In Collaboration with Michiel ten Horn and Pupkin Film.

Michiel ten Horn
Pupkin Film

Vogue Italia and Brazil

JAN'16 Latest project, The Bunny Bag Factory is featured on Vogue Italia and vogue Brazil!

Vogue Italia
Vogue Brazil

La Petite Usine

DEC'15 La petite Usine for Les petits Joueurs, new upcoming project.

New project for my hometown

NOV'15 Working together with EDHV and EHV365 on a new project for the city of Eindhoven

Dutch Design Week 2015 Open Studio

OCT'15 During the Dutch Design Week my studio doors are wide open. If you are in the area, feel free to drop by.

At Sectie C, 8-02. 
17-25 Oct. 12-21H

Walter at Thing Nothing in Van Abbemuseum

OCT'15 During Dutch Design Week (17 - 25 October), the Van Abbemuseum and Design Academy organise the exhibitionThing Nothing. Thing Nothing is on view in the museum until 15 November 2015.

Van Abbemuseum

Romanian Design Week 15-24 May 2015

MAY'15 My animations and sets for Maarten Baas, rENs and Nacho Carbonell wil be on display at the Dutch Design Awards exhibition on the Romanian Design week. 15-24 May, Bucharest.

New Stop Motion for Party for the Animals

FEB'14 Just finished a new Stop motion for the political party, Party for the Animals.
Presenting their new logo design and position on animal rights.
For the Animation click here.

Partij voor de Dieren
Commissioned by Studio Thonik
Audio Design by Fab Martini

**A Very Merry In Between**

DEC'14 To honor the forgotten days between Christmas and New Year, A Very Merry In Between!! And a inspiring and lovable new year!

Dutch Design Awards in Seoul

NOV'14 From 3 – 10 November the best of Dutch Design was on display in Seoul at 동대문디자인플라자 (Dongdaemun Design Plaza, DDP) featuring the finalists of the Dutch Design Awards. King Willem-Alexander opened the exhibition on November 3, 2014.

Featured DDA finalists: Rogier Klomp, VANMOOF; Studio Minale-Maeda; Benthem Crouwel Architekten, MVSA Meyer and Van Schooten Architecten and West 8; DUS architects; Viktor&Rolf; Lernert & Sander; Aziz Bekkaoui; Marijn van Oosten; Dave Hakkens; Sander Wassink; Lemz; Philips Design; Next Nature; Liselore Frowijn; and Niels Hoebers.


Dutch Design Awards Expo

OCT'14 During the Dutch Design Week I will be exhibiting 3 installations and 3 animations at the Dutch Design Awards Expo.
At Strijp T, TAB building.
Achtseweg Zuid 151

18-26 Oct. every day from 11.00-18.00h

Our new studio doors are open!

OCT'14 During the Dutch Design Week our new studio doors are open. The latest Stop motion animations and graphic collaborations from Exquisite corpse. 
Hope to see you there! At Sectie C, HAL H.
From 18- 26 Oct.
Mo-Fri 14h-21h
Sa-Su 12h-21h

Finalist Young Designer Award 2014

SEPT'14 I'm happy to announce that I have been selected as a finalist for the Young Designer Award 2014.
Thank you Tessa Blokland for nominating me! The Award show will be held on the 18 of October during the Dutch Design Week.

Dutch Design Awards

Walter at Walls Gallery Amsterdam

JUL'14 Habitus. Group exhibition with Collaboration O at Walls gallery Amsterdam.
From 12 July - 24 August.

Walter at yksi expo

MAY-SEP'14 Ode to creativity and craftsmanship. Group exhibition with Sectie C. 

Stop Motion Workshops.

MAY-JUN'14 Stop motion workshops at the Medialab on St. Maarten and Curaçao. Free for kids!

Salone del Mobile 2014

APR'14 Two animations are playing at Salone del Mobile in Milan.
One for Maarten Baas at his exposition 'Baas is in town'
And one for rENs and DESSO at their exposition 'RE-VIVE'.


APR'14 Working on 23 Camera arms for stop motion workshops at Curacao and St. Maarten. 

Dip & Dye

MAR'14 Just finished an new little Stop Motion RE-VIVE.
For rENs and DESSO, presented at  Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Shooting a new project

MAR'14 Shooting a new Stop Motion project for Mycorrhizal Applications, Inc. A leader in the research and development of Mycorrhizae for commercial use.

New Stop motion project for Maarten Baas

JAN'14 A little tease for an upcomming Stop motion project for Maarten Baas.

New Stop motion project

JAN'14 Shooting a new Stop Motion animation for Gilde opleidingen.
Launching their new website..

A very merry...2014

Volkskrant Magazine

OCT'13 You can win Walter's gold leaf head and the DVD. 
Untill wednesday 23 Oct.

Volkskrant Magazine

Paradise Reset

OCT'13 The interior of the Steentjeskerk will function as a context for the group exhibition 'Paradise Reset' Created and curated by Victor Sonna. Visitors are invited to walk through a forest of installations in which a variety of contemporary artists, designers and image makers present their autonomous projects.A creative generation that aims to let visitors experience that resetting our mental modems can lead to new ethics and aesthetics. Ranging from recontextualizing familiar objects and materials by Victor Sonna to reanimating stopmotion films by Niels Hoebers, redefining collaborations by Jules van den Langenberg, refabricating textile ByBorre, reshaping matter by Sander Wassink, reexperience earth by Harm Rensink, redrawing collaborations by Emiel Arts and reimagine organisms by Nacho Carbonell.

St Anthoniusstraat 5-7
5616 RT Eindhoven
Open During Dutch Design Week from 19-27 Oct. From 9H-24H

The First Cycle at Centre Pompidou

OCT'13 The First Cycle will been shown at ASVOFF 6th Edition
October 11, 12, 13th, 2013 CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS. The 1st International Fashion Film Festival by Diane Perne

New Stop motion project for the VU

OCT'13 starting on a new animation for the VU University in Amsterdam.
Underground markets.
Profesor Toby Kiers research is focused on how cooperation between organisms evolve and how individuals get punished if they fail to cooperate.

Official selection Montreal Stop motion Festival

OCT'13 Walter is part of the official selection for the Stop motion festival in Montreal, Canada!
Stop motion Festival, Montreal

Koempels online!

JUL'13 'Follow the process of making our stop-motion short Koempels. Dig deeper into the mines and see how Koempels has evolved.' By Michiel ten Horn en Niels Hoebers

New Stop motion in progress...

JUL'13 Animating Baby buggy's and Maxi cosi's for Oilily.

Salone del Mobile Milan 2013

APR'13 Revealing the latest stop motion animation "Hyperion"
made for Paul Heijnen. 
together with "Rapture" for Nacho Carbonell. And Walter, a dialogue with the imagination.
Presented at Rossana Orlandi.
Via Del Gesù 4 Milano.
Open from 9th April till 14th April. 
From 10.30 till 20.30.


New Stop motion in progress

MAR'13 Starting a new stop motion for Designer Paul Heijnen.
Reanimating Paul's latest light sculpture to life.
Release half of April @ rossana orlandi gallery during the Milan design week.

First price for Walter, a dialogue with the imagination

DEC'12 The animation Walter, a dialogue with the imagination received the award for the Best Stop Motion of up to 10 minutes at the International Stop Motion Festival of Brazil 2012!

Brazil stop motion festival

Project 'Koempels' is official!

DEC'12 thanks to Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur, Michiel ten Horn and me can start our new animated short "Koempels".
More news soon!


Lovely Li

NOV'12 Lidewij, congratulations with winning the 2012 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Price!
xx Walter

Pop-up generation at Mudac, Lausanne

NOV'12 22 November 2012 - 3 march 2013 at mudac, Lausanne, Switzerland
Walter and the Motion cabinet.

Conceived by trend forecaster and curator Lidewij Edelkoort and upcoming at the mudac, the exhibition Pop-Up. Design between dimensions addresses the changes that the 21st century is undergoing, as revealed in the emergence of temporary, mobile and recyclable practices - be it in art, design and/or society.


Rapture at the Solar Cinema during the Dutch Design Week

OCT'12 Solar cinema will show the animation Rapture during the DDW.
data: thuesday 23 and thursday 25 october starting at 19.00
location: Ketelhuisplein, Strijp-S, Eindhoven.

Solar Cinema

REAL TIME clock for Maarten Baas

AUG'12 Working on a new Real time clock for Maarten Baas. In Collaboration with Philips Luminous textile.

VPRO Zomergasten "Romantiseren mag"

AUG'12 A online interview about me and Walter and the importance of the imagination.


Walter at VPRO Zomergasten

AUG'12 VPRO Zomergasten will interview Trent forcaster Lidewij Edelkoort. She will be showing Walter, a dialogue with the imagination during this show!!
Sunday August 12 around 20.20H @ NED2

Zomergasten Lidewij Edelkoort

Animating at Se-ma-for

MAY/JUNE'12 Animating at Se-ma-for studio's in Lodz, Poland.
Childeren animation serie.

Se-ma-for Studio

Milan '12

APRIL'12 Two Stop motion are playing in Milan during Salone del Mobile, Milano 2012. "Rapture" for Nacho Carbonell, at Rossana Orlandi gallery. And "Rood" for rENs, at Light Space in Ventura Lambrate.

Starting a new stop motion film project

MAR'12 Shooting a new Stop motion animation for Designer Nacho Carbonell. Release half of April.

Nacho Carbonell

The First Cycle selected for HAFF '12

MAR'12 The animation The first Cycle is selected for the Holland Animation Film Festival.


Talking Textiles 3 February - 15 March 2012

FEB'12 The animation 'The First cycle' will being showed at Talking Textiles at the Design Hall in Stockholm. Curaterd by Lidewij Edelkoort.

Walter at Hidden & Forbidden identities, Venice

FEB'12 Walter, a dialogue with the imagination will be shown on 5 different locations in Venice, Italy. At the international artExpo, hidden & forbidden identities. 
Starting on 11 of februari till 21 of februari.

Hidden & forbidden identities

Pop-up generation at MOTI Museum

DEC'11 POP-UP generation. Starting on 16 of Dec. till 13 of april 2012.
Exhibition at MOTI museum Breda. Curated by Lidewij Edelkoort. Walter and the Motion cabinet.

The Pop-Up Generation

NOV'11 about Collaboration O

Starting a new stop motion project

NOV'11 Starting a new Stop motion project for Gevangenis Museum Veenhuizen.

Gevangenis Museum

Collaboration O on Trend Tablet

NOV'11 Publication about Collaboration O on Lidewij Edelkoort's Trend tablet

Trend Tablet


Se-ma-for's Asian express

OCT'11 Starting of Se-ma-for's Asian express animation festival, including Walter, a dialogue with the imagination. In Beijing, Madrid, Tokyo and Paris. 


DADA magazine

OCT'11 Publication in DADA magazine. Workshops and animations.

Open atelier at Collaboration O on Sectie C during the DDW '11

OCT'11 Exhibiting The first Cycle on the Motion Cabinet During the Dutch Design Week at Collaboration O

Collaboration O

FREE stop motion workshops!

OCT'11 Free stop motion workshops during the Dutch Design Week at Collaboration O

Walter at FILM + DESIGN Festival

OCT'11 FILM + DESIGN Festival at the Dutch design week showing Walter, a dialogue with the imagination.

Film + Design

Premiere 'The First Cycle'

OCT'11 Premiere of the First Cycle at Borre's fashion show on the Fashion week in Paris.

Starting new stop motion film

JUL'11 Starting a new stop motion project with fashion designer Borre Akkerdijk.

Stop motion workshops at Curacao

May'11 3 weeks of stop motion workshops in Curacao for Medialab Curacao

Medialab Curacao

MAR'11 Article on about the Motion cabinet and Walter

MAR'11 Article on about my graduation projects.

Received my Startstipendium

JAN'11 Received Startstipendium By fund BKVB

Fonds BKVB

Nominated for new talent of 2011

JAN'11 Nominated by Blend magazine for New talent of 2011. Thanks Angelique Spaninks from the MU Eindhoven

Holland Animation Film Festival

NOV'10 HAFF Utrecht is showing Walter on the 6th and 7th of November.


Items live

NOV'10 Interview by Items live at pakhuis de zwijger.

Items Live

Graduation Show 2010

OCT'10 At Design Academy's Graduation show on the Dutch Design week. With Walter a dialogue with the imagination and the Motion cabinet.

Publication in Items Magazine

OCT'10 Items magazine, Selected graduate work of 2010


SEPT'10 Volkskrant Vijf Nederlanders in Guggenheim.


Guggenheims YouTube PLAY

SEPT'10 Nominated for the shortlist of Guggenheim's Youtube PLAY


JUNE '10 Graduated Cum-laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
With the animation Walter, a dialogue with the imagination and the Motion cabinet.


As a re-animator of inanimatable objects, I tell stories, visualize concepts and romanticize processes.
Creating imaginary worlds through stop motion animation.

Im always on the lookout for stimulating collaborations with companies or other artists.
And for motivated Interns with great minds and gifted hands, who like to discover the world around stop motion animation.

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