For our new collection we have taken inspiration from the life of dutch artist Bastiaan Johan Christiaan “Bas Jan” Ader (1942-1975) and on the great literature classic Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.  

Bas Jan Ader was a Dutch conceptual and performance artist and photographer. His work was in many instances presented as the photographs and films of his performative installations. Despite his short career, Bas Jan Ader would leave a lasting impact on the arts  scene, becoming a reference for many performance artists.

Robison Crusoe was first published in April, 1719. The first edition credited the book’s  protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents.


In a  strange parallel,  Bas Jan Ader’s last performance, entitled In Search of the Miraculous, would sail him across the Atlantic from Chatham, Massachusetts, USA to Falmouth, England. He set sail on July 9th, 1975 and the discovery of his boat 10 months later would spark an everlasting fascination with his disappearance and forever surround him in an aura of mystery and fiction.

Our story is about the endless power of imagination and the fantasy of a chance encounter between Bas Jan Ader and Robinson Crusoe on a tropical island somewhere, where they might share a good amount of stories while admiring the beauty of Nature and the wonders of the universe.