Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer attended the Amsterdam Fashion Instituut where she specialized in textile design, graduating in 2004. Later she was accepted to the prestigious Master Course in Applied Arts at the Sandberg Instituut and developed her first collection of textiles at TextielLab. In 2014 Engelgeer opened her own studio in Amsterdam, working on product design and development, installations, and international collaborations.
At Milan Design Week 2017 we laucnhed her new collection “Bliss”.
Inspiration for the collection came from a sample that Mae created, shaping round curves and trying to create a 3D effect. After a period of using straight graphic lines, and feeling almost captured by it, she felt the need to use bold shapes again.
Keeping the playfulness of the Memphis movement in mind and experimenting with shape and color was the start of the BLISS collection. Mixing elements like pattern and form with different production techniques giving life to the rugs. Using high quality materials like Himalayan wool with pure silk makes some parts literally glow. She refers to it as “jewellery” for your space.