Dutch Invertuals Academy offers extensive input and feedback from tutors, lecturers, and special guests from our Invertual network. You will be supported by a wide range of workshops, lectures, one-to-one video calls, and critical feedback sessions, centered around this year’s theme True Matter.
Tutors from our vast network of designers, each with their own set of skills and expertise, will guide you through this inspiring journey.
Raw Color is known for their strong visual language. They work across design disciplines to materialise colour by blending the fields of Graphic Design, Photography and Product Design. Raw Color forms daily objects into colorful settings.
Edhv / Architects of Identity
Best described as ‘Architects of Identity’, multidisciplinary studio Edhv has slowly migrated from graphic design into much more because of its broad approach to identity design. They maintain a strong balance between commercial work and self-initiated projects, to never stop learning and experimenting.
Studio Mieke Meijer
Maneuvering between architecture and design, Studio Mieke Meijer creates extraordinary objects for the public and private domain, reflecting the logic of the construction and respecting material properties, while always pushing the limit.
Xandra van der Eijk
As an artist and designer, Xandra connects art with ecology and activism. Incorporating theory, fieldwork, documentation methods and material development, Xandra re-interprets our landscape from a more holistic view, less anthropocentric.
As founder and design director of Dutch Invertuals, Wendy Plomp addresses actual subjects and works on concepts with a collective of design talents. As the driving force behind Dutch Invertuals, Plomp will inspire and enthuse you to use your imaginative powers, to think critically and to make way for a more sustainable future.
Daphna and Laurens transform everyday objects into characteristic products, by researching traditions, materials and compositions. Literally being a ‘vormgever’ (a person who gives shape, in Dutch), Daphna and Laurens shape thoughts, objects, products and spaces.
A carefully selected group of Invertuals and guest lecturers from our network, will share their knowledge, specializations and working methods with you.
Dienke’s projects have a strong emphasis on experimenting with materiality and techniques. Her main focus is on working with textiles. Dienke is best known for using striped yarns and weaving art.
Jólan van der Wiel
Jólan experiments in combining technology with natural phenomena. Developing new ‘tools’ that inspire and allow new forms to take shape. Translating experimental discoveries into functional designs is his ultimate goal.
Bram explores and transforms possible interactions between an object, its architectural environment and its user. Creating manifestations that are both autonomously artistic ánd useable: architectural objects and rhythmic installations in varying dimensions.
Tijmen aims to offer new perspectives on products for everyday use; challenging our assumptions in terms of both materiality and functionality. This means rigorously questioning and experimenting with an array of features including colour, texture, shape, material, size and function.
Nina van Bart
Nina is dedicated to increasing sensorial experiences of space, shape and surface. By rethinking the arrangements of our environment or the outlook and feel of their components, she creates unexpected encounters with what surrounds us. As such, she aims to change the physical and emotional interactions between people and their settings, led by texture, colour and motion.
Carlo’s investigation bridges psychology and design, examining the relationship of the subconscious to the design of objects. The aesthetic of his objects is therefore subordinate to the experience they foster, turning them into tangible connections between the material world, an individual and his subconscious.
Jeroen alters, reinvents and modifies traditional combinations of materials and techniques, culminating into unconventional production processes, such as paper laminating or plaster rotation moulding. The works of his studio are the result of experiment and research where the method of production directly influences the form and function.
SPECIAL GUEST LECTURERS
Soon we will introduce more exciting colleagues from our Invertual network – stay tuned!
In his trend presentation “Earth Matters”, design expert and curator Philip Fimmano of Edelkoort Exhibitions will explore how areas such as design, art, textiles and fashion are increasingly driven by an innovative energy that is inspired by Mother Nature.
He graduated in 2009 at the Design Academy Eindhoven, establishing studio HEYNIEK in Amsterdam shortly thereafter. In 2016 he moved to Portland, OR where he continues his art and design practice (Nike NSW FUEL / Special projects and innovation). Through the use of inventive material and technology, his work asks us questions about who we are, how we see the future, and how we want to experience it.