BELÉN designs from material. By broadening and expanding the material qualities of spaces, objects and products, BELÉN creates tangible design for the future. Central to their approach are the intuitive, emotional and physical aspects of design, resulting in products and visions that show unexpected applications of material and colours, as well as revaluations of conventional techniques. BELÉN works on material and colour concepts in the field of product design, interior design and exhibition design.
They have been commissioned by Georg Jensen, Villa Noailles Hyères, Textiellab Tilburg, amongst others.
Their work has been exhibited at Textile Museum Tilburg, Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Palazzo Clerici Milano.
BELÉN is established by Brecht Duijf and Lenneke Langenhuijsen, who met each other at the Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
After graduating cum laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Brecht started to work as part-time designer for Forbo Flooring. After a few years of free-lance designer she established her garment label 18-11-81 (www.18-11-81.com) in 2014. In 2010 she won a Calvijn Classiscs awards, in 2012 her business was funded by BKVB.
Lenneke graduated cum laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven with her project Wooden Textiles. This project is professionalized and established in 2014. Now known as Cambials (www.cambials.com). Lenneke was one of the finalists in the Doen Material Prize in 2011, the Green Design Competition in 2012 and won Open Design Italia in 2013.
Together, Brecht and Lenneke received a subsidy form the DOEN Foundation for 'creative sustainable entrepreneurs'.
Currently they are teaching at Design Academy Eindhoven and Artemis Akademie Amsterdam.
Elektronstraat 12-14 space 35
1014 AP Amsterdam
Brecht +31 (0) 630022877
Lenneke +31 (0) 681673232
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Studio Lenneke Langenhuijsen
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