Tim van der Loo
(Post consumer) Material - Product designer
Waste is a new exciting resource of material. Material and product designer Tim van der Loo (Based in Berlin, born in the Netherlands) is using post consumer resources to develop new surfaces and structures of apparel and interior design. 
Even though his main concern is sustainability, he cares about bringing a contemporary aesthetic to recycled materials. His works are reflections of a playful approach to the function and matter of utilitarian objects.
The world is rapidly changing and due to the current crisis we need to rethink our system of producing and consumption. Not able to travel (far), being careful in our communities and looking at a world where everything seems unsure I want to propose new perspectives working locally, resourcefully and inventive with post consumer resources, local communities, DIY tools and machines in Berlin’s diverse creative industry connecting craft and skill to exchange knowledge and alternative solutions to wasteful consumption.

Activities:
Co - founder hands.on.matter - 2018 – now
Hands.on.matter unfolds the potentials of novel as well as traditional materials and production techniques as an outset for questioning resource use, consumption, sustainability and material culture of our current time. Through material workshops, talks and collaborative projects hands.on.matter seeks to push forward sustainable practices in the field of art and design 
Workshop manager/designer Textilhafen (Komm und Sieh gGmbh) - 2019 – 2020
The local system of donated second-hand clothing is put under a loop at Textilhafen. With its transparent sorting system, the employees are searching for suitable clothing to donate to the homeless of Berlin. Big amounts of clothing are leftover because of they no not fit the requirements. Textilhafen is organising events, talks and workshops to create new visions and use the leftover second-hand clothing by giving it new value with reusing, upcycling and recycling. 
Education:
M.A. - kunsthochschule berlin weißensee, DE | Textile and Surface design - 2017 – 2019
B.A. - Design Academy Eindhoven, NL |  Man and Living - 2012 – 2016

Exhibitions and workshops:
2019/Nov. | Exhibition - New Blue - MEK (Museum für Europaïscher Kulturen)  Fast Fashion: Die Schattenseiten der Mode | kunsthochschule berlin weißensee - Berlin, Germany
2019/Nov. | Workshop - The Paper Waste Workshop - HFBK (Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg) Hamburg, Germany
2019/Feb. | Exhibition - New Blue - hands.on.matter - Re/Upcycling Textile - Berlin, Germany
2018/Nov. | Workshop - The Paper Waste Workshop - Palast der Projekte/Lars Zimmermann, Fichtelgebirge grundschule, Berlin, Germany
2018/Jun. | Workshop/Exhibition - The Paper Waste Workshop - Open Source days Euref Campus, Berlin, Germany
2018/May | Exhibition - The Paper Waste Workshop - l’Atelier, Berlin, Germany
2016/Oct. | Exhibition - Fragmented Luster - Dutch Design Week - Graduation Show Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Publications:
2020 | Forscher Magazine/Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - Bioplastik selber machen in Forscher Magazine #1 2020 - Project: Educational article with instructions making DIY bioplastic
2019 | hands.on.matter - Notes from a series of material workshops - Project: New Blue
2016 | Graduation catalogue - In need of… , Design Academy Eindhoven - Project: Fragmented Luster

Grants
2020 DesignFarmBerlin start up programme 
2019 DAAD Abschluss Förderung


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