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Simone Post a.k.a. The Post Office

Simone Post (*1990, Utrecht, the Netherlands) is a multidisciplinary designer with roots in textiles, based in Rotterdam. She graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven with honours in 2015 and has won numerous national and international awards. Post’s work delves deep into colour, surface, and print. Her works breath colour and optimism but at the same time are always asking substantive questions.

For Simone the finished product is not necessarily the most interesting aspect of the design process. She has a penchant for the process itself, experimenting to discover the hidden potential of materials and techniques. Seeing the act of play as the essence of all. This always results in surprising outcomes exceeding the boundaries of materials, craftsmen and manufactures.

Simone Post developed a line of high-quality carpets using textile rejects of Vlisco, a Dutch-based textile manufacturer of high-end wax-printed fabrics. Her project takes on a new approach on designing with waste materials and confronts the industry with the constant flows of waste that already arise in the manufacturing processes itself. She gives an outstanding example of a role designers can play within these industrial processes.

Her focus is on bold and unexpected usages of materials, striving to preserve crafts and nurture sustainability. Her work has been exhibited worldwide from Brasil, China, Italy, India, US, to Moscow, and has been acquired by multiple museums, including the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, and the Cooper Hewitt, New York