Kirstie van Noort sees design as a way to communicate a certain process or the story behind a material. When she is intrigued by one of these a study starts by making detailed test and experiments. The outcome of the research could form the foundation of the concept behind a final product or result in the research itself. 

Kirstie van Noort graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven department Man and Well-Being in 2011. Since 2012 van Noort runs her own design studio in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
She received the Material Award in 2012 for her designresearch in Cornwall, UK. She participated in many exhibitions (e.g. The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Dutch Invertuals, COS, Rossana Orlandi) and gave worldwide lectures explaining her way of working.
In 2014 she was asked to participate in the project ‘2016/Arita’ in Japan. There she completed an artist in residency for two months and investigated in the local porcelain production.
At the moment she is also collaborating with companies as a (material) researcher. 

 

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Exhibitions (selection)

2018 | As Above, So Below | Artefact – This Rare Earth, Stories from Below | Leuven, BE
2017 | OER | Crafts Council HOW&WOW | Dutch Design Week | Eindhoven, NL
2017 | Container | Dutch Invertuals Fundamentals | Eindhoven, NL
2017 | Latitude for Uniqueness | NYC x Design | MoMA NY, USA
2017 | As Above, So Below | D’Days Paris | Dutch Invertuals ‘Harvest’ | Paris, FR
2017 | As Above, So Below | Dutch Invertuals ‘Harvest’ | Milan, IT
2016 | Latitude for Uniqueness | Arita2016 at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam | Amsterdam, NL
2016 | Latitude for Uniqueness | Arita2016 | Milan, IT
2015 | Balance | Dutch Invertuals ‘No Static’ | Eindhoven, NL
2015 | Collection Cornwall | Noord Brabants Museum | Den Bosch,  NL
2014 | 6:1 / Ceramic Paint Collection Cornwall | Kortrijk Biennale | Kortrijk, BE
2014 | 6:1 | Designing Scarcity | Het Nieuwe Instituut | Rotterdam, NL
2013 | Color Collision | Starting Something | Beijing Design Week | Beijing, CH
2013 | Ceramic Paint / Research | Design Academy Eindhoven ‘Linking Process’ | Milan, IT
2013 | Ceramic Paint Research / 6:1 | Lidewij Edelkoort ‘Nomadismi’ |  Milan, IT
2013 | Ceramic Paint Research / 6:1 | DesignEast04 | Osaka, JP
2013 | Color Collision | Dutch Invertuals ‘Transform’ | Milan, IT
2012 | Ceramic Paint Collection Cornwall / 6:1 | DOEN Materiaalprijs | Eindhoven, NL
2012 | 6:1 | MINT Gallery | London, UK
2012 | Ceramic Paint Collection Cornwall | Utrecht Manifest | Utrecht, NL
2012 | 6:1 | Dutch Invertuals ‘Untouchables Retouched’ | Milan, IT
2011 | Colored Bowls | Dallas, USA
2009 | Colored Bowls | San Francisco, USA

Talks

2016 | Design Matters | Amsterdam, NL
2015 | Arita, JP
2014 | Arendonk, BE
2013 | DesignEast | Osaka, JP

Honors & Awards

2017 | EDIDA Design Awards | Arita2016
2015 | Creative Industries Fund NL Grant | Talentontwikkeling
2014 | Creative Industries Fund NL Grant | Research Cornwall
2012 | DOEN Materiaalprijs | Collection Cornwall & 6:1