IRIS.AMBERPORTFOLIO

Welcome to my website

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I am Iris, an Industrial and Material Designer. I aspire to connect people and nature through design. I use my background in Industrial Design (TU/e) and fascination for materials to solve contemporary challenges. I immerse myself in a subject matter, connect old learnings with new information and I do a lot of design explorations, resulting in innovative concepts. Collaboration with experts, scientists, fellow designers and companies, but also with organisms (bio design) or machines (digital fabrication) is a key aspect of my work.


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My Work

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MicroMorph A shapechanging biomaterial
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ReMask Final Bachelor Project
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RECOLOURED Communication 2
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Elements Technology 2
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DO I KNOW YOU? Product experimentation
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MONEY CONTROLS ME video
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SKETCHING EXPLORATION AND COMMUNICATION
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FREUBALL Aesthetics of Interaction
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CLUECLOCK Technology for Connectivity
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GROWING PATTERNS BACTERIA DYEING
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MONTREE USER CENTERED DESIGN
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LIVING TABLEWARE DESIGN RESEARCH
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VAYU MINDFULL BREATHING
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CYCALL INTELLIGENT INTERACTIVE PRODUCTS
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CARDBOARD MODELING EXPLORATION AND COMMUNICATION
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Samenu Hackathon

Vision


I believe we are part of nature, and I design for this connection. This connection got a bit lost in the 16th century, when West-European thinking introduced a dichotomy between human and nature, while at the same time placing great emphasis on making progress.

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Identity


My designs are on the edge between serious matters and playfulness, between control and surprise and driven by curiosity. I am an explorative material designer, with a focus on research and experimentation.

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Exhibitions



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2020 Rehtinking Plastic at Yksi Expo

An exhibition rethinking the material plastic.

2020 Munique Fabric Days

International trade show for textiles.

2019 Innovation Powerhouse

Small exhibition focused on the innovative maker industry.

2018 Mind the Step

An exhibition at the Dutch Design Week featuring the work of 3 Technical Universities in the Netherlands. Exhibited in the innovative materials section of the exhibition.

2018 Like Leather

An exhibition about leather and leather like materials. Yksi Expo hosted this exhibition in the summer of 2018 and during the Dutch Design Week.

2018 Munich Fabric Start

One of the leading international trade shows for textiles.






Publications

2018 Munique Magazine

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