I am Billie, I am a designer.

I am fascinated by nature; alive and dead, in all its purity and imperfections. As a result of my love for animals and nature, I try to highlight the beauty I see in them. Often I do this by the (re)use of natural forms, colours and materials. In my work, materials, tactility and colour are important themes. I believe in showing contradictions and taboos, without judgement. That’s why I use an unconventional approach, discussing existing rules, habits and dogma’s and tread off the beaten track in trying to create something new.


I want to add value by making unconventional choices, getting people to think and inspire. My concepts are completed by the user, with his or her own thoughts.


Born in Utrecht 1994, graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017.

Awards / Nominations


Design Indaba, Antenna 2017 - nominated

Design Contest 2017 Textiel Museum - nominated with Commodifying Mars

Dude Design Graduate 2017



Exhibitions


Ventri
Design, Galerie Pouloeuff
until March 4, 2018

Ventri
Talents, Ambiente Messe Frankfurt
9 till 13 February


Circle of Heritage
Design is my RELIGION is my design
ECI Roermond until February 4, 2018

Circle of Heritage
Urnen, Sunday morning @ EKWC
until February 4, 2018




Dutch Design Week 2017

Ventri
Mined, Graduation Show Design Academy Eindhoven

Circle of Heritage
b’URN



        


contact
billievankatwijk (at) gmail.com



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