positions himself with a strong visual communication as a Fluid designer, with the ambition to remain active in the changeable landscape between nature and culture.
The human being is central to exploiting and using the materials we have in this world, as raw material for form and application. Adapted to new needs, reuse or beauty and rich in renewed applications. A world that challenges Gijs through his strong connection with his immediate environment and sometimes retreating to nature.
Experience / Collaborations
Sole design /
2020 Store presentation, Humanoid, Arnhem, NL
2020 ArtEZ FINALS Graduation Show, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL
2017 Exposition forms & fictions, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, NL
2016 - 2020 Bachelor Product Design, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL
2017 Dusthack, The Pottery workshop Jingdezhen, CHN
2018 Textile Summer School, Kyoto Design Lab , JP
2018 - 2020 Technical Shoemaking, ArTEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL
2019 Internship at Feng Chen Wang, London, UK