© Claire Hennen - La Vitrine de l'Artisan

Esther Van Schuylenbergh (°1991) is a designer with a master's degree in Textile Design at the School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium. After her graduation in 2014 she worked as a textile designer for a Belgian wall covering company until setting up her own design studio in Ghent in 2016.

In her studio she develops woven textiles suitable for interior design applications on her handloom. Striving to push the boundaries of the weaving technique, she explores the possibilities of yarn and construction to create innovative structures. 

 

 

<< The slowness that comes with handweaving encourages reflection and gives me time to observe and discover. It enables a good understanding of the construction of the cloth. In this way I am able to create sophisticated and innovative weaves. >>

 

 

Education

2014 Master in Fine Arts (Textile Design),  KASK School of Arts Ghent, BE
2012 Bachelor in Fine Arts (Textile Design), KASK School of Arts Ghent, BE
 

Exhibition

2017 One Year On - New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, UK
2017 Plain / Purl, Design Museum Ghent, BE
2016 Exposition and demonstrations 3D weaving - Bokrijk, Genk, BE
2016 Shedding Skin, Textílsetur - Bílskúrs Gallerí, Blönduós, IS
2015 European Prize for Applied Arts, WCC-BF, Mons, BE
2015 Tapisseries grands formats - concours Domain de la Lice, Maison de la Laïcité Condorcet, Hamme-Mille, BE
2015 MAD! Surprize - Young Belgian Design Award, Dexia Art Center, Brussels BE
2015 De Invasie Toont, Design Museum Ghent, BE
2015 A Belgian Village, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, IT
2014 GRADUATION 2014, KASK School of Arts, Ghent, BE
2014 Graduate Show, Croxhapox, Ghent, BE
2013 Jong Textiel, Textiles Open Innovation Centre, Tio3, Ronse, BE
2012 Presentation of BA graduate collection, MoOD, Brussels, BE
2012 Graduate Show, Huset, Ghent, BE

 

Awards & Residencies

2017 Winner of the Jury Prize, 'La Vitrine De L'Artisan', National Craft Contest, BE
2015 Residency at Textílsetur - The Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós, IS
2014 Winner of the National Prize Mathilde Horlait-Dapsens for the best graduation project, BE
 

Publication

Form Magazine, July 2017
Feeling Wonen - Gael Maison, April 2015
Kwintessens, September 2014
Karaat Lifestyle magazine, March 2013
Home Italia, November 2012
 

Experience

2016 Co-founder of SLOW Temporary Concept Store, Antwerp, BE
2013 Collection of handwoven scarves for MOSS. Pop-up store, Antwerp, BE
2012 Internship at Hélène Dashorst Textile Design, Amsterdam, NL