"Being part of evolution as a designer, how to become more sensitive, how to interact with the continuous changes in nature, how to let forms unfold, and be creative and efficient through nature", says Maria Blaisse, Dutch designer. She has studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and she joined in the Jack Lenor Larsen's design studio in New York, and then looked for textile techniques and natural dyeing of fibers in South Africa for three years.

Issey Miyake, Concept Hat Design (1988):

This was one of her first projects. It was a concept rubber hat for the Japanese firm Issey Miyake.

Koma Guna (1996):

This one is my favourite project of hers. It is based dancing foam costumes. She uses architectural shapes and monocromatic colors. The way the costumes change their shape when you move is great.

Onda (2000):
This was a collaboration with Karin Marseille, and it is a serie of woolen, knitted and felted wearable tubes.

Her latest project was this Bamboo (2008), which are moving meshes. You get inside and try to roll by pushing it.

Her projects can be understood as sculptures or costumes, sometimes is difficult to know which one is in control, the body or the shape. Her disciplines are art, design, textiles and fashion, and the results are found in the theatre, on the fashion catwalk and in the art gallery. Her work is an investigation of form and material.

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