Photo by Giulia Menicucci

Caterina Tioli is an Italian design researcher based in The Hague.

She graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in the department Public Private.

Currently, she is doing a master in Interior Architecture at The Royal Academy Of The Hague, KABK. 


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.  

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         Rinse Off - Bokeh by Mint - LDF

                 Mint Gallery, London

2020         Linea MaixeiTemporary Art Center

                 Vonderweg 1, Eindhoven

2020         Rinse Off Object Rotterdam

                 HAKA building, Rotterdam

2020         Rinse OffMunich Fabric Start 

                 MOC Munich Order Center

2019         Rinse OffGraduation Show Design Academy Eindhoven

                 Kanaaldijk-Zuid, Eindhoven

2019         Rinse OffCircular Materialists 

                 Kazerne, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2018         Reframing Textiles  

                Textile Museum Tilburg, The Netherlands 


2020-2022 The Royal Academy of The Hague, The Netherlands

                  MA Interior Architecture

2015-2019 Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands

                  BA Public Private

2017          Minor "Reframing Textiles"

                  collaboration with Textile Museum Tilburg 

2013-2014 Bard High School Early College Queens, New York City

                  exchange program

2010-2015 Liceo Artistico V. Cardarelli, Italy

                  art high school