Kiki grew up in Tegelen, a small city in the Netherlands. She spent her youth immersed in nature, daydreaming and drawing.

She is now one of the most accomplished names of Dutch design. She studied at the Design Academy of Eindhoven where she met her future partner, Joost van Bleiswijk. Kiki’s world is whimsical and colourful, lyrical and personal, yet refined by skilful craftsmanship. Her wide range of works includes carpets, lighting, furniture, ceramics, glassware and textiles. Inspired by the smallest details of the everyday and by the forms of nature, Kiki continues to surprise and delight manufacturers and consumers alike.

Her work has been presented in museums, galleries and fairs worldwide, including Basel, London, Paris, Milan, Venice, New York, Tokyo, Rome, Moscow, and Holon. Her collaborations include brands as Hermès, Saint-Louis, 1882 Ltd, MOOOI, Häagen-Dazs, Serax, Bernhardt Design and Nodus. In recent years she has worked with companies  and institutions like Studio Edelkoort Paris, Design Academy Eindhoven, Venice Projects, Audax Textile Museum, Zuiderzee Museum, Noord Brabants Museum, Rijksmuseum and private collectors.

‘For a designer your environment is important. I love to work in close collaboration with a team, because each crafter has their own qualities and I embrace their uniqueness.’

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