Heleen Sintobin is a Belgian furniture designer, material explorer and storyteller with a  background in interior architecture.

She is inspired by daily life, ancient and future making methods. Her work strives to convey the power of materials in a contemporary design context.


In her practice she is constantly looking for a balance between written historical and academic and hands-on material research, experiments and happy accidents.

 

Heleen has a masters in Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London. In her current work she is exploring the future of crafts in the digital age.

For any inquiries, please feel free to send me an email.

+44 7392 148582

Based in London, UK
 

EDUCATION

Master Design Products -- Royal College of Art --London, UK

Bachelor Interior Architecture -- KU Leuven -- Belgium

Master Interior Architecture -- KU Leuven -- Belgium

Bachelor Furniture Design -- KHIO -- Oslo, Norway (6 months)

AWARDS

March 2019

Shortlisted Talente, Munchen

Sept 2019

Shortlisted for Rado Star Prize UK

Feb 2018

First prize - Craft the Leather, Lineapelle, Milan

April 2014

April 2013

Winner of VITRA Benelux Academic Architecture Award (essay)
 

Winner of Månedens design Blomqvist 

 EXHIBITIONS/TALKS

Okt 2019

HOW & WOW, Craft Council
Dutch Design Week, The Netherlands

Sept -Jan
2019/2020

Sept -Jan
2019/20

Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics, Building Centre, London

Sept 2019

RAW, MINT gallery, London

Jun 2019

Graduation Show, Royal College of Art, London

May 2019

Talk @Makerversity, Somerset House,
London Craft Week about 'Digital crafts'

May - Nov      2019

Venice Design, Palazzo Michiel, Venice Biennale, Italy

May 2019

Design Museum Ghent, Belgium

April 2019

Belgium is Design, Salone del Mobile, Milan

Talente (furniture section) Munchen

March 2019    

Nov 2018 

Sept 2018  

Sept 2018

Feb 2018 

Jun 2018 

Exhibition Craft The Leather, Italian Institute Culture, Tokyo

LDF, Brompton Design District, London

London Design Festival, Designjunction, London

Lineapelle Exhibition Craft The Leather, Milan

Eurometropolis Café, lecture & installation Broelmuseum, Belgium

April 2018  

Group Exhibition Design Products RCA, Salone del Mobile, Milan

Oct 2014   

Biennale Interieur, Ventura Interieur Kortrijk, Belgium

Galleri Seilduken, Oslo,Norway

Galleri Seilduken, Oslo,Norway

Sept 2013       

Feb 2013 

Expo Nova Møbelgalleri, Oslo, Norway

May 2013     

 Blomqvist Art Gallery,Oslo, Norway

Feb 2013   

Expo Nova Møbelgalleri, Oslo, Norway

Feb 2013 

Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

heleen.sintobin@gmail.com  +44 7392 148582  Belgium

 © Heleen Sintobin, 2019