Nienke Sybrandy

Studio tutor

Nienke Sybrandy is Studio tutor and Year head for the 2nd Year at the BA department of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design and tutor at the BA Fashion & Textile, both at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.

Nienke Sybrandy (1979) works in Amsterdam. She studied textile at the Rietveld Academy and gained a master’s degree in applied arts at the Sandberg Institute. Sybrandy is a designer who initiates her own projects and works on assignment basis. Next to her practice as independent designer she teaches at the design department of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

The work of Sybrandy originates from stories – personal or unique histories – from which Sybrandy sets out in-depth projects. She uses images and objects to create new narratives. Through a broad research she brings the history back to an accessible, intelligible norm. A fleeting moment, like the burst of a soap bubble, can form the visual motive to induce multiple new practices and understandings.