Olav Slingerland and Christel Verhoeven met at the design academy Eindhoven and work together since 1994. Working apart together they develop concepts for presentations, as well as that they have there own material specialty in product design.
Christel Verhoeven (1992 cum laude design academy Eindhoven) works for the main brands in the Dutch textile world. In the final realisation of textile collections she is responsible for all collection developments. From analysis, yarn research, technical translations to the final product and presentations. Material research from idea to a real product, as well as good colour work and coherent total concept are focus in Christel her work. Social and cultural developments visualised in the form of tendencies are a fascinating aspect of Christel analysis and concept of design processes. As a lecturer she trained students on colour en trend concepts. Always translating new ideas about cultural developments into the real world.
Christel for M.I.D.,
Christels work for M.I.D. focusses on the bigger picture, vision on collection concept as well as getting deep into specific research of new material and colour development. Material research starting from fibres and weaving structures till the presentations of the collections and collectionbooks for MID, Christel is working as a designer as well as the art director for M.I.D.