Marie Blaisse


Maria Blaisse 1964-1968 studied textile design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. 1987 she designed hats for the Issey Miyake collection shown in Paris and Tokyo. She has designed costumes for dance performances, at ISO dance Newyork. 1992 design dance costumes for worldtour Paula Abdul, Holywood. She has participated in mayor exhibitions of jewellery and textile design, including the Biennals in Lausanne, museum of applied art Trondheim Norway, International Textile exhibition Kyoto, Japan, Techno textiles 2010 (a travelling exhibition in Europe 1994-96)

“Display” Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 2002 and “Onda tube design” a collection of wearable woolen knitted and felted tubular forms for the body.

Maria Blaisse has lectured on the development of fashion and design at many symposia and workshops and has been guest lecturer at international academies, including, Ecole des Arts Decoratives /Geneva, California College of Arts and Crafts/ Berkely and Davis University San Francisco, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, Pentiment + Academy of fine Arts//Hamburg, Gesammthochschule Kassel; Goldsmith College Londen Salzburg Summer Academy.

Taking inspiration from her experiences with elastic textiles and rubbers, she has realized for San Lorenzo the ONDA collection, in which she freely conveyed her knowledge in art, architecture, style and design. Treating the silver as a substance that can be extended and fluid, she worked on the volumes by deforming the plate in order to create high convex bangles, variegates with burnishes produced while manufacturing.