Karin An Rijlaarsdam
Curiosity is the greatest impulse of Karin An Rijlaarsdam. Since 2005 the designer who originally comes from the Netherlands has been based in Shanghai where together with her team in her office Cloud 9 she creates the interior design of restaurants, showrooms, and clubs, designing lamps and living accessories. The inspiration for her designs often comes on her numerous journeys, especially through South America, where she is always seeking contact with the locals, the techniques of which she appropriates and applies to her own designs. This is how the East and Lucky carpets for Danskina were created, carpets that combine simple Dutch design with colours reminiscent of India and characterised by Brazilian influences.