© 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. 






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 & Fairs

2018 Talente, Messe München, Munich, DE
2018 Heimtextil, Designers Hall, Frankfurt, DE
2017 Launch Pad, MoOD, Brussels, BE
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, 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 graduation project, BE


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


2017 Guest teacher at KASK School of Arts -  Textile Design department, Ghent, BE
2016 Co-founder of SLOW Temporary Concept Store, Antwerp, BE
2016 Freelance Designer, Ghent, BE
2013 Collection of handwoven scarves for MOSS. Pop-up store, Antwerp, BE
2012 Internship at Hélène Dashorst Textile Design, Amsterdam, NL