Francisca Snel

About 

Intrigued by the technical possibilities and limitations of materials and production processes I like to stretch the boundaries of what is possible. 

My perseverance and analytical approach help me to fully understand the material’s characteristics and potential. Combined with in-depth knowledge of the craft and technical process, I manipulate the material which lead to interesting and unexpected results. 

This can be see in the glass panels, giving a familiair feeling of stained glass in a contemporary version. The overlapping glass colours allow for a new visual reading of different transparencies and richness in the material, capturing the quality and effect  of stained glass in one material. 

Despite the complexity in the creation of the objects, the objects appear simple in form. I prefer to work with durable and environmentally friendly materials , which can be see in my projects with ceramics, glass and linoleum. 

User convenience and interaction are at the core of my designs. Often the user becomes part of the design process and is invited to interact with the object. 

A clear example of this is the Square Garden Vase, in which the shape of the vase is based on a modular system that allows for flexibility to meet the flowers’ and user’s liking. In this way the design can withstand time and stay interesting, as it is always unique. 

My work has been exhibited at the Dutch Design Week and the Cobra Museum. 

Thanks for visiting. Looking forward to hear from you.

Francisca Snel      2021       all rights reserved

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