The time we spend online every day makes the physical experience and expressiveness of a space even more important than before. With a strong graphic style that seeks a balance between manual and digital, Irene gives an interior character and a special flair with her own Bauhaus-interpretation.
Irene van Ophoven is a Dutch designer, stylist and founder of Studio Irene van Ophoven, based in Rotterdam. Geometric patterns and life-size graphic designs are her signature style. Irene is fascinated by textiles, their tactile aspect and how patterns help to turn spaces into meaningful places. With her strong sense of aesthetics and sophisticated use of colour, she creates unique designs. In distinctive interiors such as hotels, open lofts and large office spaces, her work comes into its own.
In this new series for MONDiLAB, Irene van Ophoven combines colours, shapes and graphic lines in a playful and individual manner and gives her interpretation of the Bauhaus story; between applied art and design. The work of Studio Irene van Ophoven on show at Dutch Design Week consists of framed velvet wall art, wool carpets and beautiful cushions for a complete arrangement of modern interiors.
A live talk will take place on Sunday, October 30th. Come and 'Get Lost Creatively' at 2 p.m. with Irving Vorster in conversation with Irene van Ophoven. Audience is welcome!
The conversation can be watched later via Irvings' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdpJTlfsUo3YOClcydpHSjw
The exhibition is hosted by MONDiLAB, the place where professional makers come for innovation in textile crafts. Here, designers, artists, (interior)architects, and experts translate their original works into new collections and brands in textile.
With their extensive expertise and international network, MONDiLAB offers many possibilities for designers in producing exclusive collections. MONDiLAB stands for quality, sustainability, creativity, and craftsmanship and brings this together in a challenging and inspiring environment. Together with other pioneers, thinkers, and actors within the Brainport Eindhoven, MONDiLAB is a fertile breeding ground for innovative solutions. As a tight-knit family business, MONDiLAB offers trust and involvement for an enjoyable and dynamic work environment.
Driving Dutch Design
Driving Dutch Design is the professionalisation and networking programme of ABN AMRO, Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers (BNO), Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) and Stichting Stokroos that helps driven designers on their way in the world of creative entrepreneurship. Irene van Ophoven is one of them.