VERA DE PONT (1991)
Design researcher for textile production and material development.
Her projects are based on her vision to prevent waste material immediately at the start of the production line and to only create wearables when there is a direct need for it. In 2017 she launched the Assembly Lab, which is her written thesis work as well as the start of her continuing research work; modular and locally produced footwear and (sportswear) garments that incorporate the consumer as a maker.
These projects also investigate the role of technology within local textile production and co-creation in order to analyse the benefits this may offer to create a more collaborative and environmentally, socially and economically sustainable (fashion) system. Her conceptual machines and apparatus either produce fully finished garments or parts that can be assembled, opening the door for customised manufacturing of wearables and reducing the logistics costs.
She co-wrote the Open Source Fashion Manifesto with Martijn van Strien
and co-founded trendforecasting studio AnoukxVera together with Anouk van de Sande in 2015.
Vera’s ongoing Assembly Lab project is currently supported by Stimuleringsfonds.
At Jongerius Lab Vera works as a freelance designer.
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COMMISSIONED WORK AND CLIENTS
Freelance projects for (international) companies include material research, shape research and prototype development
in the field of textiles, fashion and footwear.
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Willem de Kooning Academie
Sandberg Institute Amsterdam • Master degree • Sustainable fashion concepts
Design Academy Eindhoven • Bachelor degree (Cum Laude)
Photography Academy Eindhoven • Technical degree
Biomedical Science (Leuven/Maastricht) • Propedeuse