Zsofia Kollar

I tend to put materials in a different perspective.

Zsofia’s idea of the design-discipline is not fixed but in flux, her work is intriguing and shows a keen sense of humor. There is an interestingly weird uncannyness in the research into what a McGuffin could mean outside the realm of the cinema or fiction. Her quest to understand the relation between the objects and their context is ongoing and exciting.

Zsofia likes to play with the human mind. She often looks at things from a different point of view and shows them in a new perspective. She likes to work with natural materials and find unknown qualities in them. Zsofia can find materials fascinating that often others find repulsive, but in her design she tries to make us forget and her materials gain new meanings. Sometimes her design is absurd, but the world is absurd too. People do strange things constantly, to the extent that we manage not to see them. She likes to make strange things and show them to people.

Exhibitions

Dutch Design Week 2017 - Disposition, Eindhoven NL

London Design Fair 2017 - Material Spaces: Ma-tt-er + SPACE10, London UK

ARTLAB Munich - GALERIE BENJAMIN ECK, Munich DE

Graduation Show 2017 - Royal Academy of Art, The Hague NL

Open Day 2017 - Royal Academy of Art, The Hague NL

RESET - Salone Internationale del Mobile 2016, Milan IT

Awards

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague IAFD Department Graduation Prize Nominee, 2017

Jos Brink Prize winning commission, 2017

FSC Netherlands Design Prize winner, 2016

Education

Sandberg Institute (MA), Amsterdam NL
Radical Cut Up
2017 -

Royal Academy of Art (BA), The Hague NL
Furniture Design and Interior Architecture
Graduated Cum Laude 2017

Art School of Buda, Budapest HUN
Jewellery Design and Goldsmith