Former Interns and Future Creators

Pauline Simonet   Intern in 2016,  Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France   Focussed on textile heritage and its circulation, I learned with Nikkie a better understanding of the weaving notation, which was crucial for the follow-up of my studies. I am fascinated to transcribe what is written in history with the help of another scoring system, for example, weaving. This as a way to rediscover elements from the past to use it in our current spaces. Currently aspiring to travel around the textile world and developing my own practice of weaving and screen printing on silk, as a designer/maker.  https://paulinesimonet.hotglue.me

Pauline Simonet
Intern in 2016,
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France

Focussed on textile heritage and its circulation, I learned with Nikkie a better understanding of the weaving notation, which was crucial for the follow-up of my studies.
I am fascinated to transcribe what is written in history with the help of another scoring system, for example, weaving. This as a way to rediscover elements from the past to use it in our current spaces.
Currently aspiring to travel around the textile world and developing my own practice of weaving and screen printing on silk, as a designer/maker.

https://paulinesimonet.hotglue.me

Lena Poyard   Intern in 2017,  Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France    Focussed on developing patterns and colour samples for various innovative design projects. Participated in the Maison&Objet festival in Paris, assisting, traducing, selling. I enjoyed experimenting on a knitting machine, discovering the dutch culture, as eating 'kroketten' during lunchtime and talking about business with Nikkie. Aspiring to be a conceptual and textile designer. Exploring the crossing paths where sustainability, social matters and design meet each other, learning and experimenting with the history and the potential of traditional textile techniques.  Instagram @poyardlena

Lena Poyard
Intern in 2017,
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France

Focussed on developing patterns and colour samples for various innovative design projects.
Participated in the Maison&Objet festival in Paris, assisting, traducing, selling. I enjoyed experimenting on a knitting machine, discovering the dutch culture, as eating 'kroketten' during lunchtime and talking about business with Nikkie.
Aspiring to be a conceptual and textile designer. Exploring the crossing paths where sustainability, social matters and design meet each other, learning and experimenting with the history and the potential of traditional textile techniques.

Instagram @poyardlena

Albane Ceyrat   Intern in 2018,  Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France   Focussed on developing patterns for wallpaper, thinking about new conceptual furniture design, colour research and weaving samples. Learned a lot about how a fresh idea in a notebook can transform into a design product. Loved every day of my internship by starting the day with a ferry ride and biking to the studio.  On Focus Friday, we discussed being an entrepreneur, and I discovered new inspiring places in Amsterdam. Nikkie proved to me that creation rhymes with meaning. That is why I am currently aspiring to develop my master project around conservation. To discover the stories behind textile, from its conception to its preservation.  Instagram @albaneceyrat

Albane Ceyrat
Intern in 2018,
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France

Focussed on developing patterns for wallpaper, thinking about new conceptual furniture design, colour research and weaving samples. Learned a lot about how a fresh idea in a notebook can transform into a design product. Loved every day of my internship by starting the day with a ferry ride and biking to the studio.
On Focus Friday, we discussed being an entrepreneur, and I discovered new inspiring places in Amsterdam. Nikkie proved to me that creation rhymes with meaning. That is why I am currently aspiring to develop my master project around conservation. To discover the stories behind textile, from its conception to its preservation.

Instagram @albaneceyrat


Rose Ekwe   Intern in 2018 Haute École des Arts du Rhin, Mulhouse, France   Focused on textile research for the project CACAU, I enjoyed developing patterns, weaving and creating technical drawings for this meaningful project. I also worked on the preparations for the Maison & Objet fair in Paris. It was a great experience to learn how to organise an exhibition booth as well as advertising on the exhibition floor. It showed me the importance of communicating about your work during a professional event. I was delighted to share discussions about brand business, textile, design, travel, Dutch culture, and to discover delicious Dutch meals during lunchtime! Nikkie transmitted her friendly vibes to me, and this internship made me believe in my aspiration to make textile design my profession. Currently, I’m working on design and weaving projects concerning the combination of sustainability and textile.

Rose Ekwe
Intern in 2018
Haute École des Arts du Rhin, Mulhouse, France

Focused on textile research for the project CACAU, I enjoyed developing patterns, weaving and creating technical drawings for this meaningful project. I also worked on the preparations for the Maison & Objet fair in Paris. It was a great experience to learn how to organise an exhibition booth as well as advertising on the exhibition floor. It showed me the importance of communicating about your work during a professional event.
I was delighted to share discussions about brand business, textile, design, travel, Dutch culture, and to discover delicious Dutch meals during lunchtime!
Nikkie transmitted her friendly vibes to me, and this internship made me believe in my aspiration to make textile design my profession. Currently, I’m working on design and weaving projects concerning the combination of sustainability and textile.

Tanmay Vippulancha   Intern in 2019 ISD Rubika, Masters in Product Design, France / India   My main focus during my internship was my thesis project, which is about saving the art of weaving in Telangana, India. It was great to have long and meaningful discussions with Nikkie. "Focus Fridays" were my favourite, helped me be autonomous. I aspire to have my own creation house, where we will create fun and meaningful objects for everyone. Would be happy to help out future interns with any questions about living in Amsterdam.

Tanmay Vippulancha
Intern in 2019
ISD Rubika, Masters in Product Design, France / India


My main focus during my internship was my thesis project, which is about saving the art of weaving in Telangana, India. It was great to have long and meaningful discussions with Nikkie. "Focus Fridays" were my favourite, helped me be autonomous.
I aspire to have my own creation house, where we will create fun and meaningful objects for everyone. Would be happy to help out future interns with any questions about living in Amsterdam.

Elodie Ravinala   Intern in 2019 Ecole Nationale de Commerce Bessières, France   Focused on business affairs, brand strategy, brand awareness, social media and communication. During this internship, I discovered that marketing is not the field for me. Having a great love for fashion, I found I have aspirations to go into the fashion industry. Either by designing clothing or to work in the field of fashion marketing. I got the opportunity to do several fashion assignments. During 'Focus Fridays' I worked on visualising my future self and my career path. After this internship, I will continue my current study and orientate on creative follow up courses in the field of fashion.

Elodie Ravinala
Intern in 2019
Ecole Nationale de Commerce Bessières, France

Focused on business affairs, brand strategy, brand awareness, social media and communication.
During this internship, I discovered that marketing is not the field for me. Having a great love for fashion, I found I have aspirations to go into the fashion industry. Either by designing clothing or to work in the field of fashion marketing. I got the opportunity to do several fashion assignments.
During 'Focus Fridays' I worked on visualising my future self and my career path.
After this internship, I will continue my current study and orientate on creative follow up courses in the field of fashion.