Sikko Valk MSc,
Award-winning Dutch industrial designer, currently based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, working as independent industrial designer & consultant, as well as creating products for his collections & design-label SIGU®.
Graduated 'cum laude' MSc in 2009, at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
His portfolio features a broad spectrum of 'products': from high-end consumer products, interiors, furniture design, maritime vessels, vehicles, to fast moving consumer goods, and professional products.
Convinced that unique combinations, the-never-before-seen, and innovative insights are found at the intersection of intrinsic interests, different fields and expertises, he works cross-disciplinary, gaining new insights while honing and extending his skill-set.
With a specific eye towards powerful concepts:
STORY driven, PURE in form, CLEAR in image, and LAYERED in meaning.
He works on designing his own collections of products and items, and collaborates with like-minded companies & professionals, to design beautiful & impact-full products, items & experiences.
Sikko's design-mindedness in a nutshell:
Intrigued by contrasts
Inspired by craftsmanship
Driven by making a difference
Striving for the never before seen
Creating meaningful experiences
Passionate about aesthetics
Focusing on character
Believing in quality
SIGU® / design by sikko valk
SIGU® is the design studio & label founded by industrial designer Sikko Valk, where he works by his design manifesto and goal, regardless of the subject;
'TO CREATE TIMELESS HEIRLOOMS'
To strive towards his mission in his work, he designs according to a particular set of carefully constructed principles, values, ambitions, and signature style, defined in his 'Design Manifesto'. They are refined and expanded upon over time & experience, ultimately to create a formula that guarantees quality, meaning, iconicity & integrity. Excerpts of this design-philosophy can be found in sections below and throughout this website.