Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) 2017
CUBE design museum
February 2020 – Januari 2021
Design Laboratory: Materials and Technology
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, CH
June 2019 – September 2020
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Guest teacher and lecture Amsterdam Fashion Institute (NL), 2018 – present.
Billie van Katwijk
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.”