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Karin an Rijlaarsdam


Dutch designer Karin An Rijlaars­dam, a grad­u­ate of the Academy of Arts in Utrecht, works across several fields, includ­ing inte­rior design, textile design, product design, and color design. She travels exten­sively across the world and often finds inspi­ra­tion in her surroundings.

I am obsessed by textures; explor­ing a soft 3‑dimensional texture with a hand­made feeling for a textile design or a smooth ultra-matte and natural finish for a light­ing fixture excites me. The texture defines the skin that brings the object alive. It is gener­ous and repre­sents its unique­ness and person­al­ity.” – Karin An Rijlaarsdam

Karin An Rijlaars­dam is the Creative Direc­tor and founder of CLOUD9 design — a studio focused on creat­ing sustain­able designs with a posi­tive envi­ron­men­tal and social impact. She works with a roster of leading global design brands, such as Apple, Beats by Dr. Dre, Capellini, and Kvadrat.


Designs by Karin an Rijlaarsdam (1)