Oskar Peet (NL/CAN) and Sophie Mensen (NL) are both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven (2009), and started the firm OS ? OOS in the Autumn off 2011.
Studio OS ? OOS is a design studio for small objects to larger spatial concepts. They tries to find the balance between form, material and their relation to the surroundings and the user. For the duo it is the constant search to find the essence in the complex that drives them, taking an initial concept and working it into an object that conveys only what is meant to.
The majority of work borders the line of design (in the industrial/ functionality sense) and autonomous objects; best described as contemporary objects derived from concept, yet rationalized to give them purpose. The concept is always their starting point for any new project, much effort goes into this stage to build up a rational reason for the projects existence, it has become one of their major goals and motivation to try and divert the urge to produce works only for the sake of making new work.
The conclusion of these efforts results in neither a product nor pure artistic expression but a culmination of the both. A product where art=industry.
Both Oskar and Sophie live and work currently in the city of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.