Since graduating from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem (NL) in 1991 and the Royal College of Art in London in 1995, Ineke Hans’ work has evolved in many ways, acquiring the identity most clearly of a designer, with the impulses of a sculptor, and the industrial experience needed to define products with a commercial life. She worked for three years for HABITAT UK on their mass-produced furniture and product collections and in 1998 started to work from Holland. Here she founded her studio INEKEHANS/ARNHEM, working with a few assistants. Initially the emphasis of her work was mainly on furniture. At the moment the studio designs in the widest sense of the word: from jewelry to public space projects, from small batch production to mass production. Alongside this she still designs products for INEKEHANS/COLLECTION, which is sold internationally. Her work investigates the psychological roots of products, perceiving and playing with the interaction between people and objects. It centres around the pictogram and archetype. Old and brand new production methods are used in unconventional ways. In 2005 she won a red-dot-award for a surprising garlic crusher for RoyalVKB. Her work is purchased by international design collections. Ineke Hans belongs to the top ten of Dutch designers.