Earth, plants and animals are the source of inspiration for the collections of Rootfolk.
Margot is guided by the movements and textures of Roots, the warm and flowing forms of Lava and the freedom and colors of Birds. Margot also worked on a ceramic story about the growth of Cocoons, a tale about Faded Flowers and her Desert collection; bowls inspired by nomadic life. During her working period in Suriname, her fascination for the various growing stages of tropical fruits brought her latest collection ‘Suriname’ to light.
When working on a collection, Margot always chooses natural themes and does extensive research into its manifestations. When designing and creating with her hands she is intuitively guided by the aesthetics of nature and the characteristics of the used material. She starts with a so-called ‘archetype object’. Other products in the same idiom follow naturally.
Much attention is paid to the choice of the right materials and the course of the production process. For ceramics Margot chooses durable porcelain and stoneware. During production, clay and glaze are reused and the kiln is fired by green power. If possible Margot also uses the single firing technique.
The textile, sewing and embroidery thread, the inner cushions and also the brand labels are organic. The wool comes from Icelandic sheep and is environmentally friendly colored in Germany.