Driving Dutch Design – Irene van Ophoven
ONE WEEK ABOUT Driving Dutch Design by curators Patrick Aarts Sen (BNO) and Katja Lucas (DDF)
Driving Dutch Design is the professionalisation and networking programme of ABN AMRO, Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers (BNO) and Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) that helps talented designers get started in the world of entrepreneurship. Irene van Ophoven is one of them.
Irene van Ophoven is a Dutch designer, stylist and founder of Studio Irene van Ophoven, based in Rotterdam. Geometric motifs in life-size graphic designs are her signature style. Irene is fascinated by textiles, their tactile aspects and how patterns can turn a space into a meaningful place. With her strong sense of aesthetics and refined perception of colour, she creates unique designs. Distinctive interiors such as hotels, open lofts and large office spaces, are perfect for her work.
Her textile and surface pattern designs are often the result of experiment and research. In the development process, with basic handicraft techniques such as screen printing, colour and material tests are often the starting point for her concepts and applied designs.
Besides autonomous design work, Irene van Ophoven regularly participates in creative collaborations with customers in the field of concept, design and styling. For interior architects and for various brands she makes ‘bespoke’ designs to match a desired ambience in interior projects with right narratives, colours, materials and patterns.
For more information about the participants, the programme and registration, please visit drivingdutchdesign.nl