Congratulations to Claudy Jongstra who has been awarded with the DOEN | Materiaalprijs last weekend at the Dutch Design Week 2010. For years, Claudy Jongstra not only designs but also produces unique fabrics for objects and interiors. She even keeps her own herd of Drenthe Heath sheep and a botanic garden to grow natural dyestuffs and realize unique color schemes. We love her personal approach that goes from sourcing the raw material to finishing the final design.
I’ve added a short documentary to understand more about her creative process and way of working (see video above). The documentary itself is part of a new series of so called Dutch Profiles focusing on the international position of Dutch design, fashion and architecture.
Read on for more information about the DOEN | Materiaalprijs and Dutch Profiles videos.
The DOEN | Materiaalprijs was created in 2009 to promote sustainable design practice where the core values of innovation and sustainability go hand in hand with style and functionality. This annual prize intends to mobilise everyone at the cutting edge of art and design to devise new ways and means of designing for a sustainable future. Visit website: www.doen-materiaalprijs.nl
Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries about architects, graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands. Dutch Profiles focuses on the conceptual, context-oriented and research-based practice of Dutch designers and includes interviews with, among others: MVRDV, 2012 Architects, Jurgen Bey, Claudy Jongstra, Gerard Unger, Paul Mijksenaar, Marlies Dekkers, Alexander van Slobbe and G-Star. Visit website: www.dutchdfa.nl/profiles