Truly Truly is a Dordrecht (NL) based design studio. It was founded by
husband-and-wife design team Joel Booy (Australia, 1981) & Kate Booy
(Australia, 1981), and operates in a variety of creative fields including design
of products, lighting, furniture, textiles and spatial installations as well as
There is a focus on designing thoughtful products for the living environment that combine function with sensuality, and which result from an urge to question and invigorate the way people use and perceive objects. The studio employs art as an avenue to push the boundaries for themselves and for others. They have a growing interest to investigate future furniture typologies, and in this, question form in relation to function.
The flexible and creative thinking, learned via study in the Netherlands combined with a background in graphic design, shapes their unique design attitude. How a design will be experienced is crucial to the core of their work. Truly Truly is a manifesto: make things properly, honestly and artfully.
Studio Truly Truly has produced designs for: Leolux, Rakumba, Tacchini, Gelderland the Netherlands TextielMuseum, the National Glass Museum Netherlands, amongst others.
In 2019, the studio received the honour of being invited to create the prestigious Das Haus pavillion at IMM Cologne.
Kvadrat showroom, Copenhagen Design Days, DK, 2020 – Kvadrat Knits!
Aram Gallery, London Design Festival, UK, 2019 – ‘Non-Linear’ solo exhibition
IMM Cologne DE, 2019 – Das Haus ‘Living by Moods’
Design Miami with Gallerie Vivid, US, 2018 – ‘Column’ lights
Gallerie Vivid, Rotterdam NL, 2018 – ‘Architecture’ exhibition
Baars & Bloemhof, Eindhoven NL & Milan IT, 2018 – ‘Transitions’ exhibition
Wallpaper Design Awards, 2020, Best Block Party – 29-1 Light for MRM
AD Architectural Digest Cleverest Awards, 2019 – Press Sofa
Den Fair Awards, 2018, Best International Product – Typography Lighting
System for Rakumba