Studio Makkink & Bey

Designer Jurgen Bey and architect Rianne Makkink have operated studio Makkink & Bey together in Rotterdam since 2002.

The studio's many projects are very diverse, and include public space projects, product design, architecture, exhibition design and applied arts. Aspects like analysing of the content, looking at the relationship between purpose and shape, design as a bearer of a story, and the relationship between spectators and bearers, designer and commissioner, can originate from exhibition design and architecture, but are also used in projects of other disciplines. Urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture are indissolubly bound to product design. 

Studio Makkink & Bey feels like explorers, travelling around the world either driven by curiosity, or sent on a mission, constantly investigating, inquiring and associating. To come back with stories, stories that are told through design for design is our language.


Designers' Products

Studio Makkink & Bey


Designers of public spaces, products, architecture, exhibition design and applied arts


  • 2008 Woonbeurspin
  • 2007 Nomination the Rotterdam Design Prize
  • 2005 Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Award
  • 2005 Harrie Tillie Award from Stedelijk Museum
  • Roermond and the Interior Award 2003 from Lensvelt/de Architect



  • Makkink: Delft Technical University (1990)
  • Bey: Design Academy Eindhoven (1989)