Nathalie Van der Massen

Textile designer Nathalie Van der Massen cannot be pigeonholed artistically. Her still-young oeuvre moves flawlessly between interior pieces and autonomous objects. No wonder that she is receiving the Young Talent Award this year.

About Nathalie Van der Massen

  • had the duo show Common/un/common with designer Sizar Alexis at Atelier Ecru Gallery
  • made a custom textile installation for Restaurant Fine Fleur
  • designed the Aki screen in collaboration with Charlotte Vlerick
  • designed Kami and Suora, linen textiles woven in Belgium and distributed worldwide through the Belgian company Designs of the Time
  • is working on a series of screens that she wants to show at the Salone del Mobile in Milan

“They are experiences that trigger and inspire me. When I enter a place, the light that shines in can make me genuinely happy”

Nathalie Van der Massen

The jury on Nathalie Van der Massen

The jury is presenting the Young Talent Gold Award to Nathalie Van der Massen, who has found her niche within the industry as a textile designer. She is appreciated for the very natural way in which she explores the boundary between art and design. Nathalie makes both unique work and fabrics for the domestic environment. She often works with natural materials and combines industrial and traditional methods. She also conducts research in the field of technology and innovation and has been active internationally for some time.

Would you like to read an in-depth interview with Nathalie Van der Massen? Then order a copy of our latest publication! You will find an overview of all this year's winners, but we also dive into the past of 30 years of awards. The richly illustrated publication (224 pages) is bilingual (NL-EN) and was designed by Geoffrey Brusatto. You can order it online at 10 euros.