Material. Textile. Product. Design.
Studio Nienke Hoogvliet is a design studio for material research, experimental and conceptual design. Nienke (1989, The Netherlands) works as a freelance designer for different companies and institutions but also continues her research in self-initiated design projects. The studio is based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Nienke founded her studio in 2013 and follows her heart ever since by focussing on materials that can contribute to a more holistic world. Her projects raise awareness of social and environmental problems in the textile, leather and food industry. By creating innovative alternatives she hopes to change perspectives and systems.
Growing up near the beach, her connection to the ocean was the foundation of her research into seaweed and fish skin. In her project SEA ME she researches how seaweed can contribute to a more sustainable textile industry. Although the research is ongoing, she published her findings in the books ‘Seaweed Research’ and ‘Fish Leather’.
Her work is exhibited worldwide in institutions like Artipelag, Stockholm | Centre Pompidou, Parijs | Centraal Museum, Utrecht | Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York | Textielmuseum, Tilburg | Victoria & Albert Museum, London.