Tulpi-design is a Dutch product design company in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. The company was established in April 2011 and is run by designer Marco Manders, marketing communication and business manager Cindrea Limburg and their team of creative professionals and interns.
Tulpi-design is a typical Dutch design studio with a flair for quirky, innovative and playful design for indoor and outdoor environments. Marco Manders achieved international recognition with his Tulpi-seats, which are based on the Dutch national flower, the tulip. Tulpi-seats have been ‘planted’ all over the world and their popularity continues to ‘grow’.
Marco’s visionary designs are genuinely eye catching … not just for their organic shapes, which are constant reminders of nature’s beauty, but primarily because they epitomise the importance of social design.
This designer embraces the cohesion of environment and people, playfully contributing to, and thus enhancing, the value, appearance and importance of our surroundings.
Tulpi products are designed to inject fun and colour into our outdoor and indoor environments. The designs confirm Holland’s reputation for producing high quality products. Not only was the shape a major focus point during the product development process, but a lot of thought and research went into its ergonomic features and user comfort.
During Dutch Design Week 2011, an independent jury awarded the Tulpi-seat the coveted Award for Most Original Design and Good Industrial Design (GIO). Tulpi-design is currently working on new designs, such as the Tulpi-bin.