Portret Fransje Gimbrere


Fransje Gimbrère is a designer, artist,
and researcher born in Tilburg,
the textile city of The Netherlands.

She graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017 with her Standing Textile(s) and has been pursuing her career as DesignArtist ever since.

By experimental and hands-on research
Fransje hunts for new possibilities and applications of existing materials and techniques.

Through engineering material behavior and manipulating image and shape, she influences the way matter is perceived and creates inspiring concepts and stimulating designs for clients and industry.

She highly values and cherishes the knowledge behind crafts and uses them as a soil for future innovation, building bridges between crafts and industry as she goes.

Fransje exhibits around the world with her autonomous work, creates commissioned and site-specific pieces, and works as a freelance creative director, art director, designer, researcher, and consultant for clients in a wide variety of fields.

(exhibitions and clients listed below)



Speaker in panel. Subject: The environmental impact of Tilburg's textile industry.
November 30, 2023

'Physis' in the entree hall of the Koopmans
building at the Tilburg University Campus.
Commissioned by Tilburg UNiversity and developed
at Textiellab, Textielmuseum Tilburg.
September 4, 2023 - NOW

'Cirrus' in Council Chamber of the City Hall Tilburg, commissioned by Municipality of Tilburg March 1, 2021 - NOW


'CONVERSION', a 5-year milestone exhibition.
Solo exhibition by Fransje Gimbrère,
winner of the Harrie Tillieprijs
April 14 - September 17, 2023

'Standing Textile(s)' as part of Proud To be Soft
at MOYA - Museum of Young Art
April 17 - September 24, 2023

'Linum' at TextileMuseum Tilburg,
as part of Makersgeheimen #2
May 21, 2022 - June 18, 2023

'A Decade of Design', a festive installation for
Design Post Amsterdam and its 10 year anniversary,
celebrating the power of the 9 renowned brands' collective.
September 15 - December 23, 2022

'Crafted Columns', a textile installation for
Róhe Frames, at Rozenstraat 59 Amsterdam
during Amsterdam Fashion Week '22
September 1 - 11, 2022

'Luxury Fences' during Collectible Fair Brussels, with Shåk Gallery.
May 20 - 22, 2022

'Standing- and Acoustic Textile(s)' in Shåk Gallery, Brussels, as part of the 'Down to Earth' exhibition.
May 13 - June 19, 2022

'Standing Textile(s)' at Milan Design Week,
as part of the 75th anniversary AIVE/DAE
Integrational Graduation show.
June 7 - 12, 2022

'Transforming forgotten textile techniques
into a collective making performance again.'
During Design Fest Gent at Industriemuseum Gent
in collaboration with research group
Soft Connection Lab, School of Arts Gent.
April 27 - 30, 2021

Assembly of 'Luxury Fences' at PAN Amsterdam,
with Residence Magazine and Loggere Wilpower,
Milla Novo and Daan Veerman.
November 13 - 21, 2021

'Zuiver x ELLE Decoration Scholarship 2021 Winner'
exhibition at GLUE Amsterdam
September 16 - 19, 2021

'Luxury Fences' in the historic chamber of Palazzo Francesco Turati at 'Masterly - The Dutch Pavilion in Milan' during Milan Design Week
September 5 - 10, 2021

'Standing Textile(s)' at Corso Como, Milan
during Milan Design Week
September 4 - 12, 2021

'Standing Textile(s) - Three Identities'
in Design Museum Den Bosch, Design Prijs 2021 exhibition curated by Bart Hess
June 19 - September 19, 2021

Unique garment for ‘H20RA! Trade for Charity’ at Amsterdam Fashion Week in collaboration with Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet
September 2 - 3, 2021

Zuiver x ELLE Decoration Scholarship 2021
Summer of 2021

'Standing Textile(s)' as part of
'Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined' at
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
February 1 - May 17, 2020

Guest at Goldfished Invites subject: 'Taste'
February 4, 2020

'Standing Textile(s)' as part of CIRCULAR>MATERIALISTS at Kazerne,
October 17, 2019 - March 4, 2020

'Standing Textile(s)' as part of
'Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined' at
Georgetown University Art Galleries, Washington DC
October 3 - December 15, 2019

'Luxury Fences' as part of BELOW THE SURFACE by IOIA and Baars & Bloemhof at Broeinest Eindhoven
October 19 - 27, 2019

'Standing Textile(s)' at Bijenkorf The Hague
September 4 - 22, 2019

'Standing Textile(s)' at Masterly The Hague
September 19 - 22, 2019

'Standing Textile(s)' as part of the 'Fibre Fixed' exhibition at the Design Museum Gent.
Design Museum Gent
October 25 2018 - April 21, 2019

'Composites in Textile' at Design Museum Gent
November 19, 2018

'Standing Textile(s) - Special Acoustic Edition' at Broeinest Amsterdam
July 2018 - January 2019

Selected work at Driving Dutch Design:
"What's in it for you?" The value of design.
Dutch Design Week 2018
October 20 - 29, 2018

'Thrum' at MUTANT MATTER - Dutch Invertuals x FranklinTill, Dutch Design Week 2018
October 20 - 29, 2018

'Luxury Fences' at OS & OOS as part of Collectors Circle, Dutch Design Week 2018
October 20 - 29, 2018

'Standing Textiles' at Yksi Expo Eindhoven
May 31 - September 1, 2018

'Standing Textiles' at Broeinest Amsterdam
May 28 - July 30, 2018

with 'Standing Textiles' category: Interior Objects
May 20, 2018

'Thrum' at MUTANT MATTER - Dutch Invertuals x FranklinTill, Milan
April 15 - 21, 2018

'Standing Textiles' - Special Acoustic Edition at BarAnne, Salone Del Mobile, Milan
April 15 - 21, 2018

'Standing Textiles' at DOES Interiors Laren
March 4 - July 30, 2018

'Standing Textiles' at OBJECT Rotterdam
February 9 - 11, 2018

with 'Standing Textiles' in Galerie Pouloeuff
January 13 - March 4, 2018

'Standing Textiles' at HOMO LUDENS exhibition, during Passagen Interior Design Week Cologne 2018
Janary 15 - 21, 2018

'Standing Textiles' at the Design Academy Graduation Show, the Dutch Design Week 2017
October 21 - 29, 2017

'Luxury Fences' at HARDCORE exhibition at the Dutch Design Week 2017
October 21 - 29, 2017

'Comfort Cocoon' at KLM pop-up store,
San Francisco
October 14 - 22 , 2016

'Comfort Cocoon' for Plane to Product - KLM,
Tokyo Design Week 2015
October 24 - November 3, 2015

'Comfort Cocoon' for Plane to Product - KLM,
Window Display at Bijenkorf Amsterdam
June 1 - 15, 2015

'Culturally Warped' for I Contest - Print It!, Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol, Textilemuseum Tilburg, the Netherlands 2014
September 14, 2014

The Teapot Expo - Dutch Design Week 2013
October 19 - 27, 2013


Róhe Frames - Textile installation 'Crafted Columns'
Tilburg University - Commissioned Artwork 'Physis'
Gemeente Tilburg - Commissioned Artwork 'Cirrus'
Gemeente Tilburg - Commissioned Artwork 'Linum'
TextielLab, Audax Textielmuseum Tilburg -
Textile development: weaving/knitting/braiding

Soft Connection Lab, School of Arts Gent -
'Braid to Connect' performance

Hella Jongerius / Jongeriuslab - hands-on Design Research and Creation: ENTRELACS for Lafayette Anticipations Paris
Zuiver - Scholarship 2021, Rug Design
Studio Hagel - Concept Creation Sneaker Design
Valentino - Sneaker Concept Design commissioned by Studio Hagel
Bart Hess - Production Assistent
Walter Van Beirendonck - Internship Jul.'15 - Feb.'16
Swarovski - Trendforecast and Concept Design, Initiated by DAE
KLM - Product Design with KLM waste material, Initiated by DAE
Dutch Invertuals - MUTANT MATTER exhibition at Salone Del Mobile 2018, Milan
Acosorb - Acoustic Sculptures project presented at BarAnne during Salone Del Mobile 2018, Milan
Manus VR - Production Assistent Textiles
Penitentiaire Inrichting Veenhuizen - Interior Design, Initiated by DAE
CANON - Book Design and Production, Initiated by DAE