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Nathalie Van der Massen

Nathalie Van der Massen Weaver
Contact
Dutch, English, French
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+32 472477144
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Looking for resonance

  • • Nathalie studied graphic and textile design
  • • Her creations focus on pure and intangible elements
  • • She is optimistic about the future of crafts

When Nathalie Van der Massen finished her master's in Graphic Design, she got the chance to work at the TextielMuseum in Tilburg. There she was so inspired by all the techniques and materials that she decided to do another master's in Textile Design. After graduating she was invited to do research inspired by the archives of the Flanders Architecture Institute, which functioned as a catalyst to focus on textiles in the context of architecture and interiors. She also did internships in the fashion industry with Christian Wijnants and Hilde Frunt. At first she was combining graphic jobs with her own creative practice until 2018 when she decided to start her own design studio at Haptic House, a creative coworking space in Antwerp.

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Works

  • ©Annelies De Smet
  • ©Nathalie Van der Massen
  • ©Nathalie Van der Massen
  • ©Nathalie Van der Massen
Photo: ©Annelies De Smet
Prototype

Woven from trevira, rubber and linen, Prototype is a 2019 project through which Nathalie Van der Massen conducted research into layered structure weaving. Nathalie's work is characterised by an interest and sensitivity for natural materials, surface, and technicality. Her work explores industrial textile production methods and the potential of textiles as an autonomous, spatial, and acoustic architectural element or living environment.

Nathalie Van der Massen Weaver
Photo: ©Nathalie Van der Massen
Dimanche

Dimanche is a fabric creation that is handwoven from cotton and paper. The fabric, woven as part of a specific commission, is displayed in a frame. Nathalie Van der Massen's work is characterised by an interest and sensitivity for natural materials, surface, and technicality. Her work explores industrial textile production methods and the potential of textiles as an autonomous, spatial, and acoustic architectural element or living environment.

Height 140 cm
Width 110 cm

Nathalie Van der Massen Weaver
Photo: ©Nathalie Van der Massen
Studio

Part of Nathalie Van der Massen’s process is to surround herself with prototypes and framed pieces. This room divider, displayed in her studio, was created in collaboration with Hija Studio. The room divider is created from a combination of textiles, linen, rubber and silk, and ash wood for the frame.

Nathalie Van der Massen Weaver
Photo: ©Nathalie Van der Massen
Sverige

Sverige is a commission specific room divider created from 100% linen. Nathalie's work is characterised by an interest and sensitivity for natural materials, surface, and technicality. Her work explores industrial textile production methods and the potential of textiles as an autonomous, spatial, and acoustic architectural element or living environment.

Height 280 cm
Width 200 cm

Nathalie Van der Massen Weaver

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