Marlou Rutten is an artist and designer based in Amsterdam. She developed her interests during the bachelor's degree in Product Design at ArtEZ in Arnhem, where she graduated in 2017. Since then she has developed a coherent body of work characterized by autonomous products and objects.
Marlou explores the tactile value of the invisible that goes unnoticed by our senses. By creating objects that translate and register natural phenomena in unconventional ways, she tries to broaden the experience of our sensory perception. There is an inseparable relation between her work and the context in which it is experienced. Marlou's work exists, creates, and becomes redefined by its actual surrounding. Characteristic of her work is the refined aesthetics, the poetic value and the same rigorous attention to shape, material and color.
As a designer she is interested in the dialog between craft, industry, object and user. She further developed her position as a designer during her work experiences at Studio Formafantasma and Aldo Bakker. She has gained knowledge of both industrial and craft processes and acquired an interdisciplinary work approach.
17-22 April 2018
Mutant Matter, Dutch Invertuals, Milan, IT
Exhibiting Tangible Matter
Humans play with nature’s materials – now nature is playing with human material, as we enter the Anthropocene era, a new geological age. Mutant Matter, the 18th exhibition presented by Dutch Invertuals at Milan Design Week, this year co-curated with FranklinTill, explores our current and future relationship with materials and making.
7-13 March 2018
TALENTE 2018 Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, DE Exhibiting Limits of a Known Territory
Smurfit Kappa Design Challenge, Klokgebouw Dutch
Design Week, Eindhoven, NL Exhibiting Lichtspoor and Time Only Exists So Not Everything Happens At Once
See YA DUDE, Student Hotel Dutch
Design Week, Eindhoven, NL Exhibiting Limits of A Known Territory
September - 22 October 2017
Projektraum bahnhof25, Kleve, DE
Exhibiting Limits of A Known Territory, The Weather Archive and Time Only Exists So Not Everything Happens At Once
June - 2 July 2017
Finals, Arnhem, NL
Exhibiting Limits of A Known Territory, The Weahter Archive and Time Only Exists So Not Everything Happens At Once
Arnhem, Arnhem, NL
Exhibiting Nothing Sense
Arnhem, Arnhem, NL
Manufacture of Desire
Exhibiting My Favourite Waste of Time
Soon, Arnhem, NL
Exhibiting Search for Saturation
22 October 2017
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL The Student Hotel, SeeYa DUDE Workshop Beyond Photography Together with Michelle van Ool