Grietje Schepers is a Dutch designer known for utilising frolicking and graceful shapes throughout her designs. Using geometrically intricate forms to provide distinctive and eye-catching designs is at the core of her approach. A surprising element can be found in each of her designs. After graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven, she has been primarily working in product design, but also works as a commissioned interior designer.
As an independent designer she creates interior products. They are often inspired by her commissioned work, or they become the inspiration. Grietje has great energy for expanding a small thought to a big gesture. With ease in making a space feel informal, charming and light, she turns spaces into exciting locations. A keen eye for material, colour and experiment she creates large-scale installations that impact with their overwhelming colour or spaciousness.
Pushing projects from first concepts to large-scale structures, she is passionate about the fine detailing, as she feels that is what makes something feel special and worth remembering.
The Crown Chandelier illustrates a classic ‘Lustre’ but designed by a ingenious cutting pattern in a fire-resistant high-tech PVC fabric. Due to its modern and open design, it can be used in both modern and classic environments. The Crowns are designed to be used in hospitality areas as well in domestic interiors and optionally even outdoors.
Grietje explains that her passion for design was sparked at a young age: “Growing up, my father used to surprise me by solving household problems with anything he’d have lying around. This sparked my enthusiasm for crafting and experimenting. Still many of my projects start with making samples: coming up with inventive uses of material or ways to attribute material in a new way so that it comes to represent something different.” Working on close combinations of material and technique, her use of technology will not distract from the experience of a space (though she doesn’t often entirely go without). Especially her independent projects tend to have an element of movement in them.