Dutch artist Paula Arntzen, born in 1980, is currently working in Arnhem where she has her own design studio.
Arntzen studied traditional furniture making at HMC in Amsterdam before she studied Product Design at ArtEZ Academy of the Arts in Arnhem.
Paula Arntzen’s designs represent a combination of lightness , colour and monumental shaping. Her designs find their origin in a ascination for grand forms and qualities of a material. After constant study and observation she managed to obtain a deep nowledge and understanding of the material and its unique characteristics. This is a procedure through which the designer decides not only on the form and shape but also the elements that will determine and lead to a multi-function object creation. A creation that will serve both a decorative and a functional item that can be used in a space or event.
She is nominated for “New Talent 2010” by Lidewij Edelkoort and did a Paper Projects for the Arnhem Mode Biennale (the biggest fashion event in the Netherlands).
see here for more information and images http://www.dedeceblog.com/2010/09/07/paula-arntzen-paper-folder/