Hello there!

My name is Mathilde Nakken. During my studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven, in the department Food non Food, I discovered my drive to create art and design projects focussing on science and technology, landscapes and food. With enthusiasm and a bit of humor, I develop new future scenario’s on how can we eat, sleep and live in a more sustainable manner. To me, collaboration with experts outside the design field is essential; from scientist to farmers. However, my design team not only consists out of human colleagues, for example in the past I collaborated with yeasts, cows and robots. I design to share an optimistic view on the challenges ahead of us, whether that is done via an animation, presentation or exhibition design.


Work experience

2018- present
Studio 1:1
Reseacher and designer

2017 - present
Next Nature Network
Speaker and senior expo guide


2013 - 2018
Design Academy Eindhoven
Bachelor, Department Food Non Food

2012 - 2013
ArtEZ Zwolle
Precourse, Art and Design

2006 - 2012
Dr. Nassaucollege
Atheneum Exact, Nature and Health


2016 - 2017
Next Nature Network
Interaction Designer

Selected presentations

Path Festival Sao Paulo, Pakhuis de Zwijger, FOAM, Design Academy Eindhoven; the Arena, Nemo Science Museum, Klimaat Musem Utrecht

Selected exhibitions


Graduation Show
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

Embassy of Food
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

Thinking Food Design,
Galerie Joseph Braque, Paris Design Week, Paris

Eat Shit
Design Academy Eindhoven, Salone del Mobile, Milan

Selected publications

V&A, Volkskrant Magazine, VPRO, Tijd voor Max, Archipanic, Material District, PI-Magazine


René Smeets Award, Nomination

Kunstbende, Third price, Category Expo
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