* Driven by a fascination of awkwardness.

  An awkwardness that is meticulously followed

  by its alienating (social) aesthetics.


As a conceptual designer, I explore the unwritten rules and patterns of social behavior in everyday life that have been set in stone in our minds. As we are all well aware of these designed systems, I believe that particularly non-human objects could serve as actors to mimic our social actions, to let us face our rooted ideologies for the sake of awareness – and even more awkwardness.


I want to develop an original and estranging reality with just a few ingredients, surrealism, metaphors and design. When exploring these sensitive themes with the use of subtle humour, it is comforting and makes it approachable – for me and for others.

I finished my Masters degree at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and I have several years of work experience at design studios including Studio Job and Ditt Officemakers (SKEPP). In 2019 I started my own designstudio.


Recipient scholarship AIT-Stipendium STO Foundation 2018-2019


2019    Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, Lisbon PT / Exhibition

2019    Show Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam NL  / Exhibition 

2019    Object, Rotterdam NL  / Exhibition

2019    Switch, Rotterdam NL  / Premiere movie 

2019    Heimtextil, Frankfurt am Main DE   / Talk

2019    Heimtextil, Frankfurt am Main DE   / Exhibition

2018    Dutch Design Week , Eindhoven NL   / Exhibition


2019    AIT Dialog, blog 07/2019

2019    AIT Dialog, blog 02/2019

2019    AIT Dialog, issue 01/02

2018    AIT Dialog​, blog 04/2018

Work experience

2019    Freelance interior designer at i.e. Hirsch Bedner Associates, Singapore

2019    Teaching assisant Spatial design, Willem de Kooning academie, Rotterdam

2017    - 2018 Interior designer Artemez, Diepenheim

2016    Intern at Studio Job

2015    - 2016 Interior designer, Ditt Officemakers (SKEPP)

2015    Intern at Ditt Officemakers (SKEPP)

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