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         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 


2015-2019 Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands

                  department Public Private

2017          Minor "Reframing Textiles"

                  collaboration withTextile 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

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