The Soft World, felting, Beatrice Waanders

Beatrice Waanders is an international renowned textiles artist. She received her education at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Art and Architecture in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She graduated in 1997 in Interior‑architecture and Material Design.

Beatrice worked for years as an Interior-architect at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There she designed and decorated the residences and embassies of the ambassadors from all over the world. In 2008 Beatrice made a career change as a textile artist specialized in wool and natural fibers. She followed classes at textile institutes including the Dutch Textile Museum.

Her art was presented several times at Dutch Designweek, yearly at Maison & Objet Paris (Scènes d’intérieur), Design Week Tokyo, Salone di Mobile Milano, Rotterdam Art Week (OBJECT), Big Art Amsterdam, PAN Amsterdam, Art Basel Miami and in galleries and shops worldwide.

She worked for several prestigious brands like LVMH, Givenchy and with designers like John Galliano for Maison Margiela Artisinale collection, with John Galliano for singer Rihanna for W-Magazine and with Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout.