Mechanical Art & More

Meet the Artist

Wooden art is hard coded in Johan’s DNA. His grandfather was a woodworking teacher and his mother is a skilled artistic painter.

Johan has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a 25-year career in innovative Research & Development. In his workshop in Belgium a different type of research is carried out: Johan invents beautiful simple machines & creates art.

Movement is an important aspect in his art. Many of the objects have some kind of handle that sets in motion a mechanism of the object.

In making his art, Johan combines traditional woodworking skills with modern techniques such as 3D printing, LASER cutting and CNC machining.

Beautiful hand-picked woods are combined with details made from stone, metal, plexiglass and 3D printed parts.