Nicolette Brunklaus is a Dutch designer with a simple goal: to design special objects that enhance the surrounding space of the owner. Internationally recognized for her printed textiles and lighting designs, Brunklaus was originally trained as an artist at the Fine Arts Academy Minerva in the Netherlands. Brunklaus spent the first two years after graduation in the United States where she was invited to do several exhibitions, including ones at the Thomas Barry Fine Arts Gallery, the Kohler Arts Institute and the North Dakota Museum of Contemporary Art.
She soon realized that all art work was closely related to product-design. Once back in Amsterdam, Brunklaus designed and handcrafted a series of wooden cabinets in limited edition and they were enthusiastically received by customers, galleries and the press. As a result, she founded Brunklaus Amsterdam in 1995.
All of Brunklaus products are designed to be timeless. With a need for high quality, she manipulates her own photographs to create unique textiles and lighting objects. She chooses her images for their color palette and poetic meaning, which are inspired by nature, art and architecture.
Nicolette Brunklaus has lectured at the Parsons School of Design in NY and the Boras University of Smart textiles in Sweden. Her designs have appeared in numerous international interior design magazines, and have been acquired by the Cooper Hewitt Museum NY, the FIT NY, the Mudac Museum in Switzerland, and the Dutch Textile Museum.