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ABOUT

ABOUT FRED ERIK

ABOUT

FRED ERIK - the pseudonym of Frederik Deschuytter - is fascinated by the endlessly evolving world he lives in. 

Technological leaps make him wonder about how his living environment could, and inevitably will, look like. As a designer he feels the urge to respond to these impulses, to speculate about what is still intangible.

Ultimately, everything he does is connected by the same urge, a strong desire to move forward outside of the already existing, away from what is obvious and known.

EDUCATION

2009 - 2011| Aarschot BE
architectural education - SJCA Aarschot

2011 - 2016 | Eindhoven NL
Design Academy Eindhoven - mobility & atelier - cum laude

Works with

Iris van Herpen
Envisions
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
BOGDAN & VAN BROECK
Design Museum Gent
ECO-oh!
Non Agency
Granstudio
Dutch Invertuals
Pleun van Dijk

PROJECTS

2019 | Eindhoven NL
participating researcher in Geodesign - Junk, organised by the Design Academy Eindhoven and curated by Martina Muzi

2019-2020 | Stockholm SE
participating designer in Terra Nova - more info coming soon

2018 | Eindhoven NL
designer for Envisions x ECO-oh! - recycled plastics in process

2018 | Roskilde DK
costume design and development together with Pleun van Dijk for Replika, performed at Roskilde festival in Denmark

2018 | Eindhoven NL
member of Envisions the collective

2017 - 2018 | Antwerp BE
costume developer at Kunsthuis Opera Ballet Vlaanderen - Pelléas et Mélisande, in collaboration with Iris Van Herpen

2017 | Eindhoven NL
copy-writing for Dutch Invertuals - Fundamentals

2017 | Eindhoven NL
copy-writing for Dutch Invertuals - Enlighten

2017 till present - Brussels BE
Public relations & Design at BOGDAN & VAN BROECK

2017 | Milano IT
copy-writing for Dutch Invertuals - Harvest

2016 | Eindhoven NL
copy-writing for Dutch Invertuals - Power Play

2016 | Torino IT
project at MMKM - a research unit part of Granstudio

2015 | Amsterdam NL
6 month internship at Iris van Herpen - Hacking Infinity and Quaquaversal

NOW

2019 September 16th - 22nd |Tallin EE
Envisions x ECO-oh! - recycled plastics in process - at Tallinn Design Festival as part of the Materials' Future Life new exhibition

2019 August 27th - October 6th | Malmö SE
The age of…?, a process exhibition at Form/Design Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

2020 February 3rd - 9th | Stockholm SE
The Age of Entanglements, final show during Stockholm Design week

2019 October 19th - 27th | Eindhoven NL
Geodesign - Junk - organised by the Design Academy Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week at the Van Abbemuseum and throughout the city

2019 September 19th - 22nd | London UK
Envisions x ECO-oh! - recycled plastics in process - at 'Guiltless Plastic Exhibition' by Rossana Orlandi during London Design Week

PAST EVENTS

2019 May | Frankfurt DE
Envisions x ECO-oh! - recycled plastics in process - at Techtextil

2019 April | Milan IT
Envisions x ECO-oh! - recycled plastics in process - at Rossana Orlandi as part of the Ro Plastic Prize - Guiltless Plastic during Milan Design Week

2018 November | Eindhoven NL
REPLIKA - costume design and development together with Pleun van Dijk, performed at ReShape, MU art space

2018 October | Ghent BE
Envisions x ECO-oh! - recycled plastics in process - at Design Museum Gent as part of Fibre - Fixed, Composites in Design

2018 July | Roskilde DK
REPLIKA - costume design and development together with Pleun van Dijk, performed at Roskilde festival in Denmark

2016 November | Utrecht NL
the sun also shines in the city - as part of the 'Dutch Design Week selection during Brightday in Utrecht

2016 October | Eindhoven NL
the personal driver and the sun also shines in the city - as part of the DAE 'graduation show during Dutch design week

2016 April | Milan IT
the personal driver - as part of the DAE 'touch base' exhibition during Milan Design Week

AWARDS

2019 | Ro Plastic Prize
nominated with Envisions x ECO-oh! - recycled plastics in process

PUBLICATIONS

2019 | March
Envisions x ECO-oh! - recycled plastics in process | published in recycled plastics in process, by Envisions

2019 | October
Envisions x ECO-oh! - recycled plastics in process | published in Fibre-Fixed: Composites in Design, by stichting kunstboek

2016 | October
the sun also shines in the city | published in the DAE graduation catalogue

2016 | October
the personal driver | published in the DAE graduation catalogue

2016 | April
the personal driver | published in the DAE 'touch base' catalogue during Salone del Mobile Milano

ONLINE

KALTBLUT | replika
 – staging a human production-line

Design Indaba | Redefining solar power from architectural eyesore to civic monument

Bright.nl | Brightday best of DDW

Design Academy Eindhoven | Graduation 16