ONE WEEK ABOUT Dutch Design Awards Winners 2019
After graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven (cum laude), textile and product designer Simone Post co-founded the Envisions collective. Having spent a few years as one of the driving forces of this designers collective, she has been focusing more on her own studio for over a year now. The aesthetic, surprising and visible reuse of materials is the central theme in her work. She enters into collaborations with the industry in order to create designs that are innovative in form and material use and thereby offers a new perspective on material waste. She has made rugs from recycled sneakers for Adidas. For plastic recycling company ECO-oh! Post offered a perspective of the future of their materials in the form of an inspiration book. For Vlisco she carried out extensive research into new applications for their waste cloth, which resulted in a carpet. Each and every one is an intervention in which Postmakes visible the existing value of a material that would otherwise be seen as waste.
Simone Post has a firm vision and position within design. Her work is consistent and she enters into interesting collaborations with various industries. As such she is able to flawlessly analyse the (production) systems within a company and then to shape her own project within that context, without losing sight of the brand identity of the client. She always goes back to basics: the material with which she works is always the starting point for surprising reinterpretation, operations and techniques. Her careful research and her smart, systematic approach are always translated into an innovative aesthetic, with Simone Post’s characteristic signature. A convincing language that transcends the typical aesthetic of recycling and upcycling.
“Her careful research and her smart, systematic approach are always translated into an innovative aesthetic, with Simone Post’s characteristic signature.”
Winner Dutch Design Awards 2019
Category Young Designer