ABOUT

Thomas Voorn (1977) is a Dutch designer & art director based in Rotterdam

The studio creates prints, products and creative concepts in the margin of fashion, art and interior. Each project is characterised by a strong visual idea, led by Voorn's fascinations and urge to capture what is modern.

"...I am always looking for a certain tension between object and surroundings. I professionally play with print/colour combinations on the border of dose/overdose, leaving things real and random with a handmade feel versus slick and polished. By doing so I define what is fresh at that moment in time.."

Thomas also works freelance and on commission, translating his concepts into applied artwork for a wide range of clients. In each project he demonstrates his contemporary vision on colours and prints, products and presentation with his signature style. To develop new ideas he works in a multidisciplinary way. Looking for a contemporary clash and match, pushing the borders and subtly twisting reality; Studio Thomas Voorn winks to daily life.

Projects include photographic patterns of Chanel shoes for Harper's Bazaar, homegrown flowers and plants captured in photographic floral wallpaper and textile prints, draped clothing letters for advertising agency Fallon London, a photographic hay logo on the cover of Elle magazine, and pattern art for hotelroom curtains, bedding and wallpaper at design hotel Modez.

"...As an independent creative I do not feel limited to just one category. I work for magazines, advertising agencies, shops, other designers and brands to self-initiated projects. The starting point may vary from concept development to design or art direction; looking at brand identity, atmosphere, text and context, but my aim always is to inspire the imagination."

Dutch designer Thomas Voorn graduated with first class honours at the renowned fashion department of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design London in 2002. He works on commission base at art direction & design projects in The Netherlands and abroad, and is a frequently invited tutor. For more then ten years he has been an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins and taught freelance at several Dutch design academies e.g. ArtEZ fashion department Arnhem.

 

Thomas Voorn points you into new directions

 

You are welcome to commission him

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

XBank Gallery Amsterdam 2016

Designkwartier The Hague 2016

Dutch Design Week Kazerne 2015

Salon Beijing China 2013

Salon Amsterdam 2012

Inside Design Amsterdam 2011

Arnhem Mode Biennale 2011

Residence de la Mode 2010

Amsterdam Fashion Week Downtown 2009

Arnhem Mode Biennale 2009

City Museum Portsmouth 2007

Crafts Gallery Bilston 2007

Crafts Council Gallery London 2006

City Gallery Leicester 2006

Design Centre Barnsley 2006

Electric Ballroom London 2005

Zeniya Inc s/s Showroom Tokyo 2004

Zeniya Inc a/w Showroom Tokyo 2004

Lethaby Gallery London 2003

London Fashion Week OffSchedule 2003

Zeniya Inc s/s Showroom Tokyo 2003

Festival International des Arts de la Mode Hyeres 2002

London Institute Gallery 2002

Victoria & Albert Museum London 2001

Textiel Museum Tilburg 1999

Textiel Museum Tilburg 1997

PRIZES & GRANTS

German Design Award Nominee 2017

Fonds Beeldende Kunst Design Grant 2009

Festival de la Mode Hyeres Finalist 2002

Waterman Design Competition Central St. Martins Winner 2001

Victoria & Albert Corset Competition Central St. Martins Finalist 2001

Fonds Beeldende Kunst Study Grant 1999

Bodyfashion Design Contest Nominee 1999

Bodyfashion Design Contest Nominee 1997