Henny Van Nistelrooy, born 1979 in the Netherlands, graduated MA Royal College of Art, currently lives and work in Beijing, China.
During his studies he started to develop his interest in crafts and textiles. He collaborated with students in textile and fashion as well he learned weaving on both traditional hand-looms as well digital controlled Jacquard weaving machines.
Henny mixes the flavours of his multiple worlds in to a colourful and eclectic cocktail. In his design process he follows various working methods. While some projects stem from research and sketch process others arise from learning certain crafts hands-on. With his insights he finds ways to alter the craft to generate pieces for use in a different context or that carry a new meaning.
Henny’s work finds recognition in Chinese press and publications as well internationally. He has received an Elle Decoration Award, been finalist in Design Parade at Villa Noailles, Hyres, France, he has been shortlisted for Designer in Residence at London Design Museum amongst others. His work has been exhibited in the Trienalle di Milano, Aram Gallery London, Design Berlin, Art Basel Miami, Beijing Design Week, Westbund Shanghai.