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Billie van Katwijk

Design Community

Amsterdam

Country

Netherlands

Biography

Conceptual product designer Billie van Katwijk is fascinated by nature: that endlessly shapeshifting, growing, blooming, dying, sprouting, phenomenon. From these natural cycles all sorts of materials emerge.  Some are treasured (gold, oil, diamonds) while other materials remain unseen or unappreciated. Billie van Katwijk unravels the beauty of these materials. Slaughterhouse-waste becomes a luxury-leather, a residue from the sewer shows its hidden colors when turned into a glaze. Cremation ashes are transformed in a delicate porcelain.

Van Katwijk believes in showing contradictions and taboos, but she doesn’t judge. Her projects seduce people to think and to engage in a dialogue. “My concepts are completed by the user, with his or her own thoughts.”

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Education

Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) 2017

Exhibitions

(Re)design Death

CUBE design museum

Kerkrade, NL

February 2020 – Januari 2021

 

Design Laboratory: Materials and Technology

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, CH

June 2019 – September 2020

Press coverage

Dezeen

DAMN

Why Materials Matter Book 

Jobs & Positions

Guest teacher and lecture Amsterdam Fashion Institute (NL), 2018 – present.

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