sofie    leenen

As a designer I am fascinated by the quality of materiality in relation of the origin of crafts, production and custructive techniques. I belief it is important to question how and why things are developed, by understanding how the basis has been formed toward a specific function I can take steps to develop further. During this research process I work closely together with the surroundings, makers and industry. They take me into there specialization and I analyse, practice, collect, structure and document this process in a visual manner as a design. The projects I work on often have an overlap with a spatial application to improve durability, convenience and appreciation.

projects: carpet/basket (braided weave), curtains (seasonal curtains), spatial separation panel (glass, window range), tableware (thick, thicker, thickest), cabinets (architectural structures).