Since we make most of our products and customs ourselves we have a vast workshop. This allows room for one intern at a time for a minimum period of 3 months, preferably longer. Besides the workshop we also have an office team, which also allows room for an intern.
You will be a part of the crew, assisting them with everything that’s going on. Besides this you can be involved in what happens in a production company in a very creative workfield and general support to the team and the studio.
For more information and to apply read this…
Experiences of interns
We asked some of our interns to share their experience with you.
Read their stories and feel free to contact them:
Teun van Orsouw, HKU Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, The Netherlands
Kento Saisho, Rhode Island School of Design, United States of America
During my time working at DHPH, I think I learned and experienced something new every single day. From exploring the pathways and roads around the farm on bike, to MIG welding, claying and making furniture models… Continue reading →
|Mattia Fregola, ISIA Faenza, Italy; National College of Arts and Design, Dublin
After the internship, I now classify the word “DHPH” as a verb as well an adjective. It sums up all the words cool, fun, unique, enjoyable, meticulous, detailed, satisfactory. I learned many things in the world of design and got to a less romantic idea… Continue reading →
|Tom Schneider, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
From Big City Kid to Country Boy in three months, this kind of sums up my summer at DHPH. Working and learning from awesome and skilled people, living the highlife in the company trailer, feeding chicken, riding the tractor and getting firsthand insights in business and manufacturing processes is an experience I… Continue reading →
|Markus Gamsjäger aka Hausna, University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, Austria
When I stepped out of the train in Milan, to begin my internship for DHPH and Maarten Baas, I had no idea what to expect. It was kind of weird to get to know Bas, Maarten and the complete crazy crew, after only reading about my idols in design books and magazines. The time in Milan and the following time in Holland was… Continue reading →
|Nima Fardi, Politecnico di Milano, Milan
I think, being an intern in DHPH is more than what is called a “trainee”; it is learning a life style. Here, I had a great and exciting experience, learning continuously not only in the working hours, but also experiencing off hours. In the context of design, I learnt that my imagination could go anywhere; and I can easily pass the boarders… Continue reading →
|Ruben van Herpen, NHTV Breda, The Netherlands
An awesome experience I’m not likely to have again! As the first office intern I had no idea what I could expect of an internship at a farm where dutch design furniture is produced. It is by far the most inspiring and creative environment I’ve ever worked in. Marketing the products DHPH is very fun to do because every single product really has a story of its own.
I’ve learned a lot … Continue reading →
|Jamie Wolfond, Rhode Island School of Design, United States of America
Despite it’s ‘production internship’ title, my time at DHPH offered much more. It gave me an incredibly broad combination of physical and intellectual experiences. I came out of my summer with a thorough understanding of materials, production systems, and the way a designer reaches the consumer. Living on the farm was nothing short of incredible- I’ve never done anything like it!
|Ward Wijnant, Hout & Meubileringscollege Rotterdam, The Netherlands
During my internship at Den Herder Production House I was studying to be a furniture maker at the Hout & Meubileringscollege. I was looking for an internship at a company which produces modern furniture with untraditionally materials. Luckily Bas den Herder accepted me as an intern at the time they were experimenting with new materials in which they involved me very much. I helped designing… Continue reading →
|Daan Klootwijk, St. Joost Art School, The Netherlands
It was a shot in the dark when I sended my portfolio to DHPH. I was just to hoping to get accepted because the stuff they make is designed by top designers. What I didn’t know is they make everything by hand which fits me perfectly. Personally I’m very interested in techniques and from the talk I had with Bas den Herder… Continue reading →
|Marco de Bloeme, HMC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
As an apprenticeship in cabinetry, DHPH was not a typical wood workshop. Solid wood is only used in specials and plywood is only one of many other materials integrated into the products… Continue reading →