Simone Post is a Dutch textile and product designer. She graduated with honours from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2015 and since then her work has received numerous accolades and been distinguished with several international awards and nominations including ‘Domotex Best Studio Artist Design’,  ‘Dutch Design Award Product’. Her work is characterized by material experiments, in-depth research and a love for colour, print and crafts. She strives for her designs to be sustainable, either in terms of material use or with reference to cultural heritage like traditions, storytelling, clothing and traditional skills and technologies.

In addition to running her own design practice, Simone has been one of the initiators of Envisions in 2016. Seeking cooperation with a variety of industries, she has specialised in spotting new innovative possibilities. As an outsider, she can bring a completely new view and concept to existing companies. To Simone, the finished product is not necessarily the most interesting aspect of the design process, but she has a penchant for the research process itself, the potential of materials and techniques, the unexpected outcomes of experiments and the beauty of semi-finished products, making designing into an infinitely intriguing process and business.

Simone is  collaborating with companies like Adidas, Kvadrat, Vlisco, Hema, Return to Sender, ECO-oh! and Finsa. Her works have been acquired by several museums including the Utrecht Centraal Museum, Vitra Design Museum and Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg.

2019 Winner Creative Heroes Award
2019 Design Prize Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Brabant
2018 Dezeen Emerging Designer of the Year 2018 with Envisions
2018 Design Talent of the year by Volkskrant, Dutch Newspaper
2017 Nominee Keep an Eye Grant
2017 Nominee Dutch Design Award, Best Design Research
2017 Nominee Creative Heroes Award
2017 Winner Domotex Carpet Design Award, Best Studio Artist
2016 Nominee Dutch Design Award, Product, Post-Vlisco
2016 Nominee New Material Award 2016, Post-Vlisco
2015 Winner Keep an Eye Grant
2015 Winner Renee Smeets Award
2013 Honourable mention, Hema design competition, ‘blijzetkruk’ was taken into production
2010 Nominee Alexander van Slobbe Design Competition, by Centraal Museum Utrecht
2010 Nominee The Art of Fashion Design Competition, by Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Exhibitions & Fairs
2019 Oct 19-27 RE-source, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2019 Oct 19-27 Lasting Leather at De Kazerne, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2019 Oct 21-23 Material Sense x Lasting Leather at Plug in City, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2019 Oct 19-27 Dutch Design Awards at Veem Gebouw, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2019 Oct 9-13 Green Heroes, Grand Designs Live, Birmingham
2019 Sep 16-22 Materials’ Future Life by Material Sense, Tallinn, Estonia
2019 July 6 – 14 (NO) MORE WASTE, Gdynia Design Days 2019, Poland
2019 June 7 Envisions, Silver in Process, Silver Museum Schoonhoven
2019 June 1 – August 18 Designprijs Noord-Brabant 2019, Design Museum Den Bosch
2019 May 17 – 23 FUTURE DESIGN, Desa Potato Head, Bali
2019 May 14 – 17 Techtextil, Messe Frankfurt
2019 May 4 – 12 Green Heroes, Grand Designs Live, ExCeL London
2019 April 5 – May 26 The Blind Spot. Women Designers of the Bauhaus and today, Designhaus Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
2019 March 12 – 14 Textiles & Fabrics Sector, MaterialDistrict Rotterdam
2019 March 6 – 9 New Materials & Applications Hall, NEUNI x Design Shanghai
2019 February 7 – 17 Envisions x Finsa, Madrid Design Festival
2019 February 5 – 7 Surface Design Show, London
2019 February 8 – 10 OBJECT, Haka Building Rotterdam
2018 December 7 – 9 See All This! Haarlem
2018 September 20 – 23 London Design Fair, Truman Old Brewery in London
2018 September 7 – 11 Maison et Objet in Paris
2018 May 18 – June 30 Summershow, Rock Paper Salt Air Exhibition, Mint Gallery in London
2018 June 6 – June 8 Design District, Van Nelle Fabriek in Rotterdam
2018 May 25 – June 22 We are HERE/NOW, an exhibition highlighting Dutch Design, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Austria
2018 April 23 Utrecht Centraal Museum, exhibiting their new acquisitions
2018 April 5 – August 19 Design Histories between Africa and Europe, Museum of Ethnology Hamburg
2018 April 16 – 22 Envisions, Wood in Progress, Salone del Mobile Milan, Zona Tortona
2018 April 16 – 22 Design Language Hotel, Human Nature, designing the equilibrium
2018 January 23 – 2020 January 23 ‘Block Printing’ at Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, The Hague
2018 January 9 – 12 Heimtextil, The Future is Urban curated by Franklintill, Messe Frankfurt, Germany
2017 November 30 – 2018 January 27 Envisions, Plymouth Art Gallery
2017 October 14 – 2018 January 14 Post-Vlisco ‘Change the System’ Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
2017 October ‘This is Kogei’, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Japan
2017 October ABN AMRO Hotspot, curated by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, Veemgebouw Dutch Design Week 2017
2017 October Post-Plastic at the Ketelhuisplein Dutch Design Week 2017
2017 October Envisions taking over the VDMA building, Dutch Design Week 2017
2017 October Nouvelles Vies Exposition, Galeria VIA Paris
2017 October Envisions, Beyond Generations Van Abbemuseum 2017
2017 October In No Particular Order, Van Abbemuseum 2017
2017 September 30 – October 15 Vlisco Recycled, Taiwan Design Expo – ‘’Betwin Ocean’’
2017- September 26 – October 26 Vlisco Recycled, Beijing Design Week
2017 April – Now Vlisco Recycled at the Vitra Design Museum
2017 September Utrecht Centraal Museum, acquired for permanent collection
2017 April 4 – 9 Vitra stand, Vlisco Recycled, Fuori Salone, Salone del Mobile Milan
2017 April 4 – 9 Envisions, Wannabe Wood Palazzo Clerici, Salone del Mobile Milan
2017 April 4 – 9 New Material Award, Palazzo Clerici, Salone del Mobile Milan
2017 March 11 – September 10 Friesmuseum, Chitz, Cotton in Bloom, ‘Printing Blocks’
2017 march Fall Winter Paris F/W17 COSMOS, by Liselore Frowijn including my textile designs.
2017 Feb 03 – March 12 Flow of Forms, Museum Fünf Kontinente München , Germany
2017 January 20-24th Maison & Object, Paris, Vlisco Recycled
2016 Oct 22-30 New Material Award 2016, Post-Vlisco, Kazerne, Eindhoven
2016 Oct 22-30 Dutch Design Awards, Post-Vlisco, VeemGebouw, Eindhoven
2016 Oct 8 – Nov 11 Envisions, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, RGB Funfair
2016 Oct 22-30 Envisions | Products in Process, part 2, VDMA-Gebouw, Eindhoven
2016 Sept 2-6 Maison & Object Paris, together with Label/Breed, Vlisco Recycled
2016 April 12-17 Post-Vlisco with LABEL/BREED, Ventura Lambrate, Milan
2016 April 12-17 Envisions | Products in Process, Ventura Lambrate, Milan
2016 March 1 Fashion Show Liselore Frowijn, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris
2016 February 27-April 30 Recent Dutch Design Museu Casa Brasileira, Sao Paulo, Brasil
2016 February 21 – September 30 NEXT UP | Jeroen Junte, at Kazerne Eindhoven
2016 February 16 – May 15 ABN AMRO Hotspot, Eindhoven, curated by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe
2016 February 11 -14 OBJECT, SS Cruiseship Rotterdam
2015 October DDW Eindhoven Snelkookpan, By Textielmuseum, “The Teacher and The Taught”
2015 October DDW Eindhoven Graduation Show Design Academy, “Vlisco Recycled” & “Layered Lamps”
2015 September VT Wonen & Design Beurs, “The teacher and the Taught”
2012 October Schellens Fabriek, Film and Fashion “wooden puppet”
2012 October Bijenkorf Eindhoven, Our work is worth, “Wooden Chair”
2010 April Centraal Museum Utrecht, Fashion Show, design competition, Alexander van Slobbe Fashion Exposition
2010 January Art of Fashion, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, temporary exhibition nominees of ‘The Art of Fashion” design contest
Lectures/Presentations (selection)
2019 June 1 Panel Post Design, Path Festival São Paulo, Brazil
2019 May 24 Late Night Lecture, Designhaus Damstadt
2019 May 16 Techtextil, Messe Frankfurt
2019 March 14 Material Experience, Textiles & Fabrics, MaterialDistrict Rotterdam
2019 March 8 New Material Forum, NEUNI x Design Shanghai

2018 December 20

BNO IMG LAB, Colour, Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam
2018 December 11 MaterialDistrict Meet Up, Broeinest Amsterdam
2018 March 22 New Material Award 2018 Launch, Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam
2018 March 15 Round table Expert panel discussion, Interface, QO Hotel Amsterdam
2018 March 1 International Symposium, The Values of Crafts, Erasmus University Rotterdam
2017 November Judging Design Contest, Reinventing Textiles, Textielmuseum Tilburg
2017 October 9 Dutch Design Awards preview 2017, Dutch Design Daily, Pakhuis de Zwijger
2017 June 14 ArtEZ, Future Makers, Arnhem
2017 May 11 The New Normal’ – Biblioteca Marciana,Venice (together with Dirk van der Kooijand Lidewij Edelkoort)
2017 May 9 Best of Milan, Design Matters at Pakhuis de Zwijger
2016 Sept 28 Lecture at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
2016 July 12 Lecturing at Essen, Folkwang Universität der Künste
2016 April 2 Presenting at Vriendendag Textielmuseum
2016 February 23 Press conference about Envisions with ‘Organisation in Design’ at Lambrate, Milan
2016 February 13 Interview at BNR Newsradio, FD Persoonlijk on air
2016 February 12 Interview on stage by Harm Tilman, editor in chief of magazine ‘de Architect’
2015 November Elle Decoration live, lecture ‘The teacher and the Taught’
2015 November 24 Pakhuis de Zwijger, lecture at Future Serie ‘What if’ #5 with Jurgen Bey
2015 October MU, Create Out Loud, lecture about Vlisco Recycled
2015 October 27 Kunstuur television interview about Vlisco Recycled