* Driven by a fascination for 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 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
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)