Mae In Tokyo

Lookbook: Mae Englegeer: Through the Lens copy


Dutch Textile Designer Mae Englegeer

An Atmosphere of Design

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From Metropolis:

Engelgeer’s design process began with conjuring up what she describes as “an atmosphere…a sort of feeling” rooted in inspiration gleaned from her travels, museums, and fashion, and the storefronts near her Amsterdam studio. She sketched shapes and used photos, material samples, and color swatches to help visualize concepts and give them texture. “I don’t do any hand weaving,” she says of this early stage, pointing out the lack of weaving equipment in her studio. “I try to keep free and open-minded in what could work, and I really like to play.”

“What is important at first is to be super free in using the weirdest yarns, then to later start to make it more suitable for upholstery.”

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About Mae

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After graduating from the Amsterdam Fashion Instituut and Sandberg Instituut, where she specialized in textile design and applied arts, Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer opened her own studio in 2014. Her work on product design, installations, and international collaborations combines her expertise in craft and new technology. The collections she developed for Wolf-Gordon are characterized by color, shapes, and linear elements composed with a keen sense of balance.