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
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)
Shortlisted Talente, Munchen
Shortlisted for Rado Star Prize UK
First prize - Craft the Leather, Lineapelle, Milan
Winner of VITRA Benelux Academic Architecture Award (essay)
Winner of Månedens design Blomqvist
HOW & WOW, Craft Council
Dutch Design Week, The Netherlands
Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics, Building Centre, London
RAW, MINT gallery, London
Graduation Show, Royal College of Art, London
Talk @Makerversity, Somerset House,
London Craft Week about 'Digital crafts'
May - Nov 2019
Venice Design, Palazzo Michiel, Venice Biennale, Italy
Design Museum Ghent, Belgium