Netherlands, Simone Post, Textile Upcycle & Design
Simone Post is a textile and product designer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven with honors in 2015 and has won several international awards. Post’s work delves deep into color, surface, and print, and she has collaborated with companies such as Adidas, Kvadrat, and Vlisco. Her focus is on bold and unexpected usages of materials, striving to preserve crafts and promoting sustainability. She works with all sort of objects; whether with ceramics or wood, somehow everything turns into some form of textile. She has a penchant for the process itself, experimenting to discover the hidden potential of materials and techniques. This always results in surprising outcomes exceeding the boundaries of materials, craftsmen, and manufactures.
Her most known works are experimental textile carpets made out of Vlisco misprinted wax textiles. For several years now she has been making circle shaped rugs out of the vlisco wax misprints of Textile manufacturer Vlisco, which are based in Helmond, the Netherlands. Her work has been exhibited worldwide from Brasil, China, Italy, US, and Moscow, and has been acquired by multiple museums, including the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, and the Cooper Hewitt.
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