Debbie Wijskamp

Debbie Wijskamp studied Product Design at the University of the Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands. After her graduation in 2009 she has been operating her design practice. She designs and produces her own collection of handmade interior products and other objects, and collaborates with and designs for companies and brands. Recently she opened her new studio and shop in Arnhem. She runs short courses from her workshop, and is gives guest lectures at art universities. Her work can be found in various collections all over the world.

Describe your approach to teaching.
My goal is to inspire and to share my love for the wonderful possibilities and treasures of everyday materials.

What inspires your own work?
I get inspired by everyday objects and materials that we are surrounded by and I push the boundaries of materials to create new possibilities for objects like furniture and interior products. Much of my work is made from 'upcycled' materials. I have special interest in working with old paper.

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