Discipline: material research / design

Alissa + Nienke is a collaboration of Alissa van Asseldonk and Nienke Bongers, two exploratory designers who joined forces after having met at Design Academy Eind-hoven. Their focus lies on experimenting with the properties of materials and letting their imagination run free, creating worlds in texture, shape and colour.

With numerous material investigations ranging from the flowing of colors through porcelain to lasercutting paper making it 3D, to controlling the heat-colouring of steel, their work expresses the experimental character of both young designers and results in unexpected occurrences, shaping get-aways from reality.

Mirabilia Wallpaper (23)*


Project: Mirabilia Wallpaper
Material: printed plastic layers, repetitive incisions
Dimension: 3 panels of 2100 x 1000 mm
Limited edition
Price: €7650,- for the total (3 panels together)

The Mirabilia wallpaper serves to stimulate people's imagination within their daily routine. The endless repetitions create structures in shape, color and shadow. Walls and spaces change from background figures to present pro- tagonists in our home life, stimulating curiosity, discovery and reconsidera- tion of the established.

The cutting technique of the creation process literally brings a valuable di- mension to a former flat surface. By moving, touching or blowing, the space may continuously be influenced, making these always present factors tiny escapes from daily routine.

Volume 01, 02, 03

'Volume 01, 02, 03 is a material research aiming to provoke imagination and the ability to create suggestive spaces. Playing with repetitive incisions on a flat surface, 2D layers transform into 3D objects gaining new characteristics in flexibility, volume and transparency. By moving, touching, blowing or just looking, flat layers change from background figures into present protagonists, stimulating curiosity, discovery and reconsideration of the established.'

Project: Volume 01, 02, 03
Part 01 (steel):
Material: steel, lasercut.
Dimension: 1400 x 750 x 1 mm
Limited edition
Price: €3150,00

Part 02 (plastic)

Material: acrylaat, plastic with a cut pattern
Dimension: 2440 x 750 x 5 mm
Limited edition
Price: €2415,00