circulaire gordijnstof gemaakt van aangespoeld plastic

Jaren geleden is mijn liefde voor textiel ontstaan bij De Ploeg. Destijds nog met een eigen weverij in Bergeijk in de oude Rietveld fabriek. Hier heb ik aan de machines mogen staan en vol bewondering alles geleerd over het maken van textiel.

een nieuwe look voor onze werkplek

Tussen de bedrijven door hebben we onze werkplek in De Gruyterfabriek een nieuwe look gegeven met de mooie bosgroene kleur sofie van Fairf…daar worden wij nou blij van! 

Nienke Hoogvliet

The last couple of years we have seen more and more from Nienke Hoogvliet at the Dutch Design Week. Studio Nienke Hoogvliet is a design studio for material research, experimental- and conceptual design. Nienke works as a freelance designer for different companies and institutions but also continues her research in self-initiated design projects.

Jessica den Hartog

This year at the DDW we were inspired by the work of Jessica den Hartog. Every year Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven in October. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2500 designers to more than 295,000 visitors from home and abroad. The DDW is different from other design events, because it concentrates on the designs of the future.

3 sustainable designs of everyday products

As the state of the environment becomes an ever-pressing issue, designers are developing eco-friendly alternatives to all sorts of products. Nowadays, you also see that the bigger brands and companies are developing more sustainable products. Of course, we are very happy with this! We made a list of 3 inspiring examples of eco-friendly design.

earth matters textielmuseum

The Textielmuseum is one of my favourite musea and when they host an expo about sustainable design & innovation I of course want to visit…the exhibition is curated by Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmano. They see the exhibition as “their chance to bring together designers and artists that are investigating new ways of producing ideas; innovative thinkers that are able to turn around our mentality, progressive people that develop a body of work that leads the way to another world in the making – creating a horizon of hope” Just what we need!

exhibition the industrial essence of kranen/gille

In the Noordbrabants museum in Den Bosch ran a very interesting exhibition of the renowned Dutch designer duo Kranen/Gille. Unfortunately the exhibition has ended now, but if you did not have the chance to visit, here you will find my visual report.
The exhibition was one of a series about Dutch Design from Brabant, ‘Made in Brabant’. Both Jos Kranen and Johannes Gille live in Den Bosch, so it cannot be more local for us, and since we love local design…

Pauline van Dongen

Pauline van Dongen is a Dutch fashion designer specialised in wearable technology. As a creator intrigued by the notion of interactivity in fashion, she researches the human body in relation to its surroundings. She is fascinated by concepts of change, movement, energy and perception, as she believes the future of fashion lies in its premise to be dynamic and changing.