Alissa + Nienke is a material research and design studio with a unique interpretation of surface design, founded by Alissa van Asseldonk and Nienke Bongers (Eindhoven, NL). Combining extensive material experimentation with the simple mission to put human experience at the centre of their work, they design materials, objects and installations that trigger curiosity and interaction. This means researching human perception, creating new materials to improve daily life and exploring what our future environments will look like.
Influenced by their concept-led education at Design Academy Eindhoven and their practical experience of working with both craftsmen and new technologies, their work is characterized by tactility, simplicity and the use of natural forces like wind or light.
Alissa and Nienke founded their design studio in 2013, and are working on commissioned and self-initiated projects in the field of interior design and architecture. They collaborated with Fendi, Dior, Mojo, Buxkin, TU Eindhoven, Dutch Invertuals, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Frame Magazine and many more.
In the outback of Biddinghuizen, within reach of the new Alpha stage at the annual Lowlands Music Festival Alissa + Nienke put up a wall of stills, yet full of movement. Walk on by.