For INSIDE X BANK we ask our Dutch designers
five questions about their fascinations and their
unique artwork. This time it's Celia Hadeler's turn.
Celia Hadeler makes the most beautiful rugs with irregular edges.
You can either hang them on your wall or use them as floor covering,
the rugs will definitely enrich your interior.
Who is your favorite X BANK designer, and why? (besides yourself of course)
That is a very hard question.There are so many whose work I really admire and get inspiration from!
What does it mean for you as a designer to have your products/collection at X BANK?
I am very happy to showcase my work at X BANK because it's such a wonderful platform for presenting bold and daring designs to a large and international audience. I especially like having my rug on the floor in the changing room, where visitors can step on it because my designs are dynamic and interact with their surroundings.
What is in your opinion typical for Dutch art, fashion and design?
The Dutch are very pragmatic and down to earth. I feel that we are always analyzing, asking ourselves the question 'why' and that we are open for discussion. This brings us to an interesting point where we think beyond borders, where we want to create and change the ordinary into something new. Functionality and aesthetics meet each other in different ways that trigger ideas.
After studying at Willem de Kooning and the Royal Academy of Art, what was the next step in your career?
I have a Peruvian background, and I was very curious about how it would be to work and live in my mother’s home country. What was initially meant to be a few months ended up being one and a half years! All those new impressions and experiences were inspiring and when I discovered the local ancient textiles and patterns, a whole new world of possibilities opened up for me. This was the beginning of using textiles and wool as my medium of choice.
Where do you find your inspiration for a new collection? You talk about wrinkles and folds..
I look for inspiration in daily life. Ever since I was a child, I have been intrigued by nitty-gritty details. It can be the folds in a silk scarf from a Japanese tourist passing by or the wrinkled skin of a Shar-Pei dog. If you look around you see folds and wrinkles almost everywhere. I find them fascinating and beautiful!