RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Since 2014 I have been doing research and development on future (fashion) manufacturing techniques and materials. Enabling local, on-demand and made-to-measure production. On this page you see a selection of the projects I have initiated to get closer to this dream.
Collaborating with partners from other industries and knowledge institutes form the core of my practice, without them it would not be possible. My inspiration comes from industries outside of the fashion industry, for example the injection moulding industry. Could we transform the essence of injection moulding (liquid mass –> shaped product) into a technique that can produce a beautiful soft sweater?
From september 2014 to september 2016 I worked closely with industrial designer Laura Duncker, a researcher at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. Together with industrial designer Bas Froon I founded UNSEAM in may 2018;
This research has been made possible by the The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Creative Industries Fund NL, the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, stichting DOEN and het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.