I was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Germany. An early passion for creating and inventing led me to complete an Industrial Design course at Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU). Currently I live and design in Amsterdam. Seeing opportunity for improvement or innovation forms the inspiration for my design.
Pekelharing bags came from spotting a pile of seatbelts lying on a table in a friend’s atelier, and my desire for a functional, sturdy and beautiful bag to use for a weekend away. After several prototypes were received with delight and enthusiasm, I created a limited range of bags from recycled seatbelts.
On request I also design and produce Pekelharing bags to meet specific needs and desires. I think in solutions to everyday problems. This drives my design and production philosophy – harnessing practicality and innovation in a thoughtful and appealing form. It inspires me and my work.