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Nicky Vollebregt is a hands-on textile, object and product designer fascinated by technique, material and texture. Within her process, she is led by crafts and textile techniques in finding new shapes and surfaces. Immersed in these techniques, she pushes their boundaries, examining structure, colour, and pattern, creating intricate materials, objects and installations ranging from functional to sculptural.


Nicky graduated from Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, in 2020, establishing Studio Nicky Vollebregt in 2021. Graduation project Uncover - a collection of handwoven textiles that capture their usage and the passing of time within colour transformation - perfectly embodies the studio's philosophy: The story of an object, encompassing both its making process and its lifespan, defines the distinct character and uniqueness it possesses.

As an advocate for emotional sustainability, Nicky co-founded a community dedicated to this cause and co-commissioned a research project focussing on the subject. This commitment is reflected in the studio's applied work, where concepts of storytelling, co-creation, material interaction, and transformation are explored, aiming to foster a personal connection between object and owner. Nicky’s primarily handmade objects embrace imperfection as a unique trait, visually narrating the story of their creation and seeking to encapsulate the joy infused into each individual piece.

Studio Nicky Vollebregt is based in De Wasserij in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

points of sale

The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam, NL


→ Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, BA Product Design, 2016-2020

programmes, courses, residencies

→ Driving Dutch Design, BNO + Dutch Design Foundation + Stichting Stokroos, 2024

→ Advanced Textile Program, Textielmuseum|Textiellab, Tilburg, 2023

→ Dutch Invertuals Academy, Dutch Invertuals, 2020


→ Adrianus Kundert, Rotterdam, 2019

→ Elvis Wesley, Rotterdam, 2019


→ WdKA Bachelor Research Award 2020

→ Drempelprijs Autonomous Practices 2020

Image by Kirsten van Santen

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