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Kevin Smeeing (Netherlands, 1988) is a creative director and artist working with social interaction, conceptual design and emotive everyday stimuli. Initially trained as an industrial designer in the Netherlands, Smeeing progressed to an MA in product design from London’s prestigious Royal College of Art. His work investigates the perceived value of objects, through mediating between products and space, enabling people to engage with ideas through experience. Works include the Turn Around tableware, Onggi ceramics and shows like Dealing with Feelings in Helsinki and Transitions in London.


Smeeing holds a BSc in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Followed by a Minor, in Applied Art and Design from Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. Upon graduating Smeeing engaged in exhibitions, projects and residencies across the globe including the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in South Korea, Aalto on Waves in Brazil, and IDO in Hong Kong. He received his Masters in Product Design from the Royal College of Art in London.
 




Experience

2017   Kevin Smeeing / Freelance Designer / London, UK

2016   Made Public / Project and Design Manager / London, UK

2013   IDPOOL / Designer in Residence / Vista Alegre, PT

2013   FABRICA / Trial Designer / Treviso, IT

2012   Studio Makkink & Bey / Intern / Rotterdam, NL


Education

2015   Royal College of Art / MA Design Products / London, UK

2012   TU Delft / Minor Retail Design - Architecture / Delft, NL

2011   TU Delft / BSc Industrial Design Engineering / Delft, NL

2011   Aalto University School of Art and Design / Minor / Helsinki, FI

2011   PolyU School of Design / IDO2011 / Hong Kong, HK

2010   Central Saint Martins / Summer School / London, UK

2007   Stedelijk Gymnasium JvO / VWO / Amersfoort, NL


Exhibitions

2016   Participatory Design Conference / Traders / Aarhus, DK

2016   Eemhuis / Nu en een beetje van toen / Amersfoort, NL

2015   Stalla Libra / Spielhaus / Sedrun, CH

2015   Royal College of Art / SHOW / London, UK

2015   Camden Collective / Hyperstore / London, UK

2015   Hockney Gallery / Transitions (soloshow) / London, UK

2014   Royal College of Art / WIP SHOW / London, UK

2013   Hockney Gallery / Data Manifestation / London, UK

2012   Metamorphosis '12 / New Finnish Design / Lahti, FI

2012   Ambiente / Talents / Frankfurt, DE

2012   Stockholm Furniture Fair / Everyday Tools / Stockholm, SE

2011   Cheongju International Craft Biennale / Between Tradition and Future: craft and design from Finland / Cheongju, KR

2011   Habitare - Furniture, Interior Decoration and Design Fair / Table, Cup and Glass / Helsinki, FI

2011   Atski Gallery / Way In / Helsinki, FI

2009   Lijm & Cultuur / Metropolis / Delft, NL


Talks 

2018   Public Participation / Goldsmiths University of London / London, UK

2015   Utopian Imaginaries / The Utopian Impulse / Madrid, ES


Awards and Grants

2015   nominated for the Helyn Hamlyn Design Award 2015   

2014   Fundatie Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude 

2012   Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds 

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