Nikki Giling attended the School of Fine Arts in Arnhem. She specialized in the design of fashion accessories and graduated in 2008. The following year she started her own studio and shop in Het Modekwartier, Arnhem’s fashion district. Her work is characterized by minimalist design and a functional approach. Nikki's starting point is the material she works with. Unexpected details make her creations unique in all her designs.
Nikki has been designing products for koda amsterdam since 2013. Her investigative approach of upholstery fabric by De Ploeg and window covering fabric by Luxaflex® resulted in two timeless and iconic bags, RAFEL MINI and PLISSÉ.
Roos Soetekouw is a designer who loves nature and its unusual shapes and colours. Her works show an explosion of discoveries. Each design is a result of a personal journey: a discovery in form, colour, weaving technique and material. Her love for textiles runs deep; the warmth and protection provided by textiles corresponds with the world Roos wants to create.
Roos designs plaids and cushions for koda amsterdam. Her sense of colour and love for yarns are unequalled - as is her sense of humour. Currently, Roos is working on a new cushion design. The cushions will be hand-stitched meticulously by the talented women of the Wereldwijven Atelier in Dordrecht.
Marieke van Heck combines traditional techniques with contemporary design, creating a process where graphics, textile and product design merge together. Her label ‘orange or red' refers to the choices a designer is always faced with during the development process and the nuances that characterize her work. Sustainability is an important driver here.
The graphic elements and her keen eye for colour are clearly visible in the products Marieke has designed for koda amsterdam. The HORIZON bag reflects the form and colours of the Dutch landscape during the different seasons, achieved by combining the beautiful colours of De Ploeg wool. The DUIN design reveals a foldable bag made of tent fabric: clever, stylish and strong.
Manon works as an urban designer, illustrator, artist (specializing in wall art), and surface pattern designer. Her passion for fabrics, design, and architecture shines through in the abstract yet warm wall art pieces created for KUNSTtof, a company she recently co-founded.
Working with Manon has long been a cherished desire. Her remarkable conceptual thinking, her mindful approach to conveying messages through her designs, and her love for textile coupled with the important role of graphic elements make her a perfect fit for koda amsterdam.
Ferry Meewisse is captivated by the art of bag construction, constantly experimenting and expanding on technical concepts. Every year, he introduces several new designs under his label Frrry - a boutique company where designing and crafting go hand in hand. Ferry's creations do not follow seasonal patterns and remain largely unaffected by fashion trends.
Just like koda amsterdam, Ferry embraces the concept of sustainable beauty and designs that emerge organically from the materials. For this, Japanese design serves as an important source of inspiration. To be able to work with Label Vandenberg's varying residual leather, a simple building block was needed. Ferry found that building block in leather squares of 12x12 cm - which form the basis for the designs of bags 8#, 24# and 34#.