︎ Photo credits from top to bottom: 1. Mark Mcguiness, at Designers on Holiday 2. Isola Design District, at Milan Design Week 3. Gabriella Gesheva, at Somerset House








Studio Sanne Visser is founded by Dutch designer Sanne Visser who works and lives in London. 

She is a material explorer, maker and researcher, graduated in 2016 with the masters Material Futures at Central Saint Martins.
Her main interest as a designer is in material innovation, sustainability and future thinking. The production process is highly important in her work, where craft meets innovation and system design.

Sanne has exhibited her work at major institutions and exhibitions worldwide, such as the Hubei Provincial Museum (China), Textielmuseum (NL) and Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (ES). Including talks at well known locations including Tate Modern, The Design Museum and Somerset House. 

Her work is also been published in a range of articles, magazines and books, including DAMN magazine, FRAME, Design Indaba, Domus, WGSN and Thames & Hudson. 

She has been nominated for various awards including H100 Award (2019), the New Material Award (2018) and the Katerva Award (2018). 






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SANNE VISSER
lives and works in London, UK
born in Hendrik Ido Amacht, The Netherlands (1992)


EDUCATION

2014 - 2016: MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts – London, UK
2010 – 2014 : BA Lifestyle & Design, Willem de Kooning Academy,– Rotterdam, NL
2009 – 2010 : Phoenix Highschool – Phoenix (OR), USA
2007 – 2009 : Thorbecke Highschool Havo – Rotterdam, NL
2004 – 2007 : Develstein Highschool Havo – Zwijndrecht, NL



EXHIBITIONS
 
Jan 2020 | Heimtextil, Futures Materials Library, Frankfurt, DE
Oct 2020 | Science Gallery Plastic - Dublin, IE
Sept 2020 | Munich Fabric Start - München, DE
April 2019 | Milan Design Week - Milan, IT 
Nov 2018 | Museumnacht, DROOG Design - Amsterdam, NL
Oct 2018 | New Material Award, DDW - Eindhoven, NL
Sept 2018 | Why Materials Matter, LDF - London, UK
Sept 2018 | Material Explorations, Somerset House, LDF - London, UK
June 2018 | Hair! Human Stories, The Library Space - London, UK
Nov 2017 | SUBCONTRACTOR fair, Elmia - Jönköping, Sweden
Oct 2017 | Barcelona Industry Week - Barcelona, Spain
June 2017 | EARTH MATTERS, Textielmuseum - Tilburg, NL
June 2017 | The Materials Farm, Museu del Disseny, Barcelona, Spain
May 2017 | Construmat Fair, Materfad, Future Arena - Barcelona, Spain
April 2017 | Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week - Milan, Italy
Oct 2016 | Misscellaneous, Sectie C, Dutch Design Week - Eindhoven, NL
Sept 2016 | Designersblock, London Design Festival - London, UK
June 2016 | MA Material Futures Final Degree Show - London, UK
April 2016 | MA Material Futures Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week - Milan, Italy
Jan 2016 | Work-In-Progress Show, Material Futures – London, UK
June 2015 | Hubei Provincial Museum – Wuhan, China
April 2015 | ‘DAYBREAK’ – Wuhan, China
Oct 2014 | ‘Travelers on the Earth’, Creative Capital – Wuhan, China
June 2014 | Degree Show Willem de Kooning Academy, Katshoek – Rotterdam, NL
Jan 2014 | ‘NU’, Nen Xavier – Rotterdam, NL
Dec 2013 | ‘Mierenhoop’, North Night Market – Rotterdam, NL
July 2013 | Young Talents Exhibition, Mini Mall – Rotterdam, NL



TALKS/WORKSHOPS

April 2020 | Online Workshop demo ‘ Design Dispatches for the Design Museum - London, UK
Oct 2019 | Workshop demonstrations Ropemaking during launch of PLASTIC exhibition - Dublin, UK
Feb 2019 | Talk ‘The Other way’, Symposium, The Design Museum - London UK 
Dec 2018 | Workshop Ropemaking, Store Projects, Coal Drops yard - London, UK
Sept 2018 | Talk at the Tate, Radical Matter, Tate Modern - London, UK
Sept 2018 | Workshop Somerset House Material Explorations part of LDF - London, UK
Sept 2018 | Talk Somerset House with Material Driven part of LDF - London, UK
June 2018 | Workshop ropemaking, Hair! Human Stories, The Library Space - London, UK
Jan 2018 |Talk Makerversity X Prince’s Trust students Circular Design workshop - London, UK
July 2017 | Workshop Material Explorations, Makerversity at Somerset House - London, UK
June 2017 | The Materials Farm Inspirational Talks with Materfad, at Museu del Disseny - Barcelona, Spain
July 2016 | Workhop for kids 'De kracht van het menselijkhaar' at Het Nieuwe Instituut - Rotterdam, NL
Dec 2015 | Maykuthon Workshop by Mayku, Makerversity Somerset House - London, UK


PROJECTS
Dec 2018 | After School Club, Store Projects at the Coal Drops Yard - London, UK
July 2018 | Designers On Holiday, residency - Gotland, Sweden
June 2017 | Masterpiece show ‘The Breath’, exhibition by Based Upon, Assisting designer and maker, exhibition assistant and meditator - London, UK
April 2015 | ‘Concept to Catwalk’, mentor & direction, collaboration V&A, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park & MA Material Futures – London, UK
July 2013 | Young Talents Platform, art direction & concept, collaboration with Maruschka Kartosonto and Hans Boodt Mannequins - Rotterdam, NL
Dec 2012 | ‘Werk aan de Winkel’, Dek 22, workshop retail design – Rotterdam, NL
June 2012 | ‘Beter laat dan nooit’, Fenixloodsen, performance & art direction – Rotterdam, NL
April 2012 | Awkward Magazine, art direction & graphic design – Rotterdam, NL
Jan 2012 | Wintersalon Amsterdam, assistant Femke van Gemert – Amsterdam, NL


AWARDS
- Nominee H100 Awards, category under 30s, 2019
- Nominee New Material Award, 2018
- Nominee Katerva Awards, category Materials, Resources & Water, 2018
- Nominee TWOTY – Awards 15/16, category Upcoming Talents, 2016
- Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds grant, 2015


WORK
2016 - present | Freelance designer, maker, researcher, tutor (clients / projects including Store Projects, UAL, Based Upon)
2017 - 2018 | Makerversity | ‘Makers with a Mission’ - Artist residency | London UK
2016 - 2018 | Based Upon | Workshop craftsperson, photographer, R&D | London, UK
2015 | FranklinTill Studio | Trendresearcher, admin, setdesign assistant, exhibition assistant | London, UK
2013 | Nacho Carbonell | Workshop craftsperson, R&D | Eindhoven, NL









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