This Dutch designer, a graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven, is a true expert in the creation of new criteria when it comes to textiles. She tests out often impossible mixes with interesting results, and experiments with numerous natural products with the aim of minimising environmental impact. She has defined her work as refined, sensual and playful but perfectly integrated into modern culture. Above all, it is respectful to the environment.
She is an energetic person who understands that experience and the exchange of information and knowledge in these fields are fundamental. As a result, she did not think twice when the opportunity arose to do an internship in New York at the studio of Claudy Jongstra, an expert in handmade textile murals.
Materials such as felted wool, silk and vegetable fibres play a vital role in her pieces, which she wants to serve as proof as to how this mixes transform into new fabrics.
“This world of sensations is something that fascinates me, and with Tactile Corpuscles I have tried to create a fabric that serves as a second skin”.
In her piece entitled Tactile Corpuscles, the artist has tried to recreate through fabric the sensations one perceives through the skin, an organ with more than 5 million nerve endings that convey vital information to our receptors.
“This world of sensations is something that fascinates me, and with Tactile Corpuscles I have tried to create a fabric that serves as a second skin. Here I used wool and sisal with a man-made latex base to create a product that is seemingly useless, but that ultimately works very well and becomes one material,” says the artist.
Photography: Studio Sanne Muiser.
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