Alissa + Nienke

A+N is a material research and design studio with a unique interpretation of surface design, founded by Alissa van Asseldonk and Nienke Bongers (Eindhoven, NL).

A+N creates materials that build intriguing and enriched spaces for those who live or work in them. With a human-centered approach, and in close collaboration with both craftsmen and high-tech industry, they design innovative materials, objects and installations for (future) interior architecture, that trigger curiosity and interaction. This means researching human perception, creating new materials to improve daily life and exploring what our future environments will look like.

Influenced by their concept-led education at Design Academy Eindhoven and their practical experience of working with both craftsmen and new technologies, their work is characterized by tactility, simplicity and the use of natural forces like wind or light. Alissa and Nienke founded their design studio in 2013, and are working on commissioned and self-initiated projects in the field of interior design and architecture