Caterina Tioli is an Italian designer currently based in Eindhoven. She recently graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in the department Public Private.
Her anthropological approach puts humans at the centre of her design practice.
She is fascinated by the culture, traditions and identities that bind a place together. The way that each element is connected to a story that can be investigated and discovered.
Her way of working brings new and contemporary value to topics that have been left in the past and forgotten or hidden over time.
The discoveries she makes allows her to work with techniques and materials that are underestimated nowadays. Their re-use can recreate a forgotten harmony of the past between man and nature.
Research is essential to her process, in particular studying and learning from people and experts.
Seeing as the objects of the past have such different personal stories, there is so much that can be learnt from people related to the topic.
Sometimes the discovery of the research leads to a materialisation, but often the research itself can be the final product.
Caterina is usually driven through her projects by emotional, emphatic and personal interests. However, her way of working and process always follows a clear and rational methodology.
2020 Linea Maixei - Temporary Art Center
Vonderweg 1, Eindhoven
2020 Rinse Off - Object Rotterdam
HAKA building, Rotterdam
2020 Rinse Off - Munich Fabric Start
MOC Munich Order Center
2019 Rinse Off - Circular Materialists
Kazerne, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2018 Reframing Textiles
Textile Museum Tilburg, The Netherlands
2014 “In The Making”,
MoMA, New York City