- Freelance Designer & Concept Developer
Margherita is a freelance designer and concept developer and works at Waag and its TextileLab Amsterdam. Before, she was a concept developer for two and a half years on several European and national projects, in which she translates concepts into tangible works through material research. She played and still plays an important role in projects such as Reflow, Open Next, Better Factory and the Fabricademy course. Her gown with self-growing crystals, produced at the TextileLab, was exposed in De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam as part of their In de Maak exposition.
Margherita is trained as both an industrial designer and an artist and has a strong interest in tactility/tactile perception at the intersection of art and healthcare, supported by material research with a focus on the creation of patterns and textures. She is intrigued by how objects and materials stand in relation to our bodies and senses, and how these relations create a secondary effect on human behavior.
Margherita also works on a broad range of other independent projects through her own studio where she fulfills the role of designer, curator and teacher.
- makeTextileLab08-07-2021Addressing the environmental impact of the textile industry through a grassroots initiative focusing on discarded consumer textile.
- makeOpen Design Lab16-12-2020An interview with our new artist-in-residence Bea Vancaillie, researching how to make open source hardware out of Fiction Factory's wood waste.