After finishing the Design Academy in Eindhoven and the post academy Atelier National d’Art Textile in Paris, Irene van Vliet started in 1993 her own design studio: Colourstudio CIT (Colour Identity Trend) in Amsterdam.
In 2010 she has founded an exclusive textile label: www.wovenwonders.nl
‘It is a great challenge for me to create new combinations by using unconventional yarns such as copper, hemp and micro fibres. In my designs I try to achieve a perfect harmony between colour, technique and material. A new fabric comes into being by having a fresh look every time. I get inspired by traditional techniques from different cultures, but also by current innovative textile developments.
I feel like an artist with a great affinity to design and as a trend watcher who observes trends without losing sight of quality and sustainability.’
As a Creative Concept & Design Developer
For and with my clients I put myself completely in the supervising of the entire process from concept to a design that ultimately results in a commercial collection of products. Through my extensive knowledge and experience in the field of trend forecast, Brand Identity and Design, I deliver not only the ideas but I also design them.
Woven Wonders, Amsterdam. Owner and founder of Home Couture label; annual collection of scarves, throws, cushions, bed-ends and tapestries, Exclusive designs, jacquard woven and digitally printed.
Hammam 34, Amsterdam Collection hammam towels and kimonos. Design, development and sourcing of hand-woven fabrics for hammam towels and kaftans. Marrakech, Morocco (2016)
Cotap, Genemuiden. Creative and design guidance carpet collection YUNIEQ (2015/2016)
India Covers, Jaipur, India. Art direction, concept and design biennial collection Home Textiles, screen printed and embroidered. Curtain and bed linen. Summer and winter (2009/2011)
Verosol Fabrics, Enschede. Creative project management for collection book ‘pleated’ moods collection “. Product window coverings. Colour forecast and product design. (2012)
Philips Design, Amsterdam. Senior Visual Trend Analist. Trend and colour concepts for DAP accounts such as Body Care, Food & Beverage. (2001-2009)
As a Textile and Artwork Designer
Advice, guidance and design for woven and printed fabrics and products for fashion and interior companies. Textile designs for fashion products such as scarves, kimonos and accessories. Interior: household and bed linen, furniture fabrics.
Woven Wonders, Amsterdam. Owner and founder of ‘Home Couture “label. Textile and print design for wall hangings, kimonos, scarves, cushions, blankets, bedspreads, kitchen towels (from 2010 until present)
Maria Rybicka, Genève. Design and production of silk and wool scarves inspired by Chinese Art Paintings by Maria Rybicka (2018)
Van Goghmuseum, Amsterdam. Design and production of silk scarves and kimonos based on the work of Van Gogh’s “Oiran” For sale in the Museum Shop.
Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam. Various silk scarves Woven Wonders
Volkenkundigmuseum, Leiden. Silk scarves ‘Peacock’ for Museumshop
Artstories, Eindhoven. Designs for wall panels printed on PET fabric, inspired by Escher and Claude Monet (2016-2017)
Wood & Washi, Groningen. Concept and design curtain fabrics, plaids and borders window panels.
Zeeman, Alphen aan de Rijn. Concept and print design for household textiles and bed linen (2013)
@Klevering, Amsterdam. Print design for interior accessories (2010-2012)
HEMA, Amsterdam. Woven textile designs for kitchen towels (2001)
India Covers, Jaipur. Concept and design Home textiles. Supervision embroidery and screen printing.
Kunstcentrum Haarlem, Haarlem
Galerie Sille, Oudewater
Matter of Material, Amsterdam
Forest City, Maleisië
LXRY fair, Amsterdam
Marlin Maison, Laren
Co van der Horst, Amstelveen
Friday Next, Amsterdam