Furniture Designer and Maker based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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My creative journey probably started at my Grandma’s kitchen table. I often sat there and arts-&-crafted while she was cooking. Seeing her hang up one of my pieces on her kitchen wall made me extremely happy. As I got older, I started making art to hang up in my own room, and even painted directly on the walls. I was constantly rearranging my furniture and started experimenting with creating a homely setting in a space.
In my years at design school I saw how artistic expression can be used to design objects. I worked with wood in the workshop for the first time and instantly fell in love with its warmth and versatility. I saw the beauty in simplistic design in the works of Finn Juhl, Charles & Ray Eames and George Nakashima. Nakashima’s philosophy about wood and using it for furniture still resonates with me today. During the latter half of my education there I built prototypes and models of my designs in the college workshop and felt the satisfaction of seeing one’s designs come to life.
As a young professional after design school I worked with a furniture rental start-up. Often the idea behind the design did not get translated into production and smaller details got lost in translation. I realised I wanted to be able to build my own designs and have control over the entire process. This led me to pursue a 3 year carpentry apprenticeship in Germany which taught me how to work with hand tools and machines, and appreciate and understand wood as a raw material. The two projects I designed and built during this time brought me a lot of satisfaction as well as recognition for my design- and craft skills. They are still one of my most precious works.
Since the beginning of 2021 I am self employed and build custom furniture for clients using the knowledge and skill I have gathered over the last 12 years. I enjoy every bit of the process, and am learning something new everyday. I design and build myself, and am sure that the end product is exactly how I had imagined it. I run my one-woman shop out of a basement workshop in Amsterdam West.
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Experience & Education
Awards & Accolades
Die Gute Form 2020
Carpenter’s Guild Mönchengladbach, Germany
I finished my course at the top of my class and was awarded the title of Best in the year (Jahresbeste)
Design Excellence Awards 2015
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Qualified second round : Design Excellence Awards 2015, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) : Mili for Furlenco
Briccole Design Competition India 2014
Zolijns and Riva 1920
Winner : Briccole Design Competition India, organised by Zolijns and Riva 1920 : Ricordo