Almost everything we use today is packed. You eat your sandwich out of a plastic bag, we drink from a plastic cup, your eggplant and cucumber are wrapped in plastic. What would it be like if all these materials could be used continuously? The question is what you can do to get our raw materials circular? 

My name is Jessica de Hartog, I am a material designer, and I create new materials from plastic waste. I transform waste- plastic into an aesthetic material. I work for companies that believe in a sustainable society. Those who strive for a change in raw material and usage. 

By thinking further during the research- and the making process, an experiment with material, color and technique, is created. Together we create new knowledge, new knowledge for me as a designer and new knowledge about your material with which we can increase the employability of circular plastic.  

Ever since I was a student, I’ve had a fascination with plastics. Especially the color variation is important to me. I have been recycling my own plastic by type and color for years, on a small scale, and have created my own raw material from this. I processed this raw material into my ReColored materials library.  

ReColored is my personal interpretation of recycled plastic. Each sample stands on its own as a work of art, before it is transformed into different materials and products. I see ReColored as a starting point for myself and for other designers and companies. The color- and materials library feels like an invitation to get started. 

As a customer, you have all the knowledge about the qualities and properties of your material. Together it is possible to push boundaries so that the use of aesthetic, sustainable plastics becomes our future! 

Are you curious? Get in touch. 

2020

Chrysaris
Develop yarns from plastic waste
Michelle Baggerman – The Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials
Go Greener,
sustainable calander – Research and writer -Uitgeverij Snor
Waste or value
Workshops – teaching in plastic recycling – Het nieuwe instituut
Workshops – teaching in plastic recycling – Mafad, Art Academy Maastricht
Lecture – plastic recycling – Mafad, Art Academy Maastricht
Schônste wijk
Artist in residence – Looking for new possibilities into plastic recycling – Art fact – Schônste wijk
Teaching
Design – Teacher – ECI Cultuurfabriek Roermond

Own initiative
Driving Dutch Design
Strips & Areas

Redesign products

Collaborations

2019 Rijksoverheid – government – NL

2019 Textielmuseum – museum – NL

2019 Change Makers ABN AMRO – Bank – NL

2019 Teaching – ECI cultuurfabriek – NL

2019 Lecture – Chillabs & MAFAD – NL

2019 Röhsska museum – Museum – SE

2019 ReChallenge – NL

2019 Marijke Bruggink –Designer – NL

2019 Moyca Gort – Designer – NL

2019 Daan Kruijssen – Designer – NL

2019 Jasmijn Muskens – Designer – NL

2018 Forza Fashion House – Plantform – NL

2018 Tessa Besems – Illustrator – NL

2018 Daan Kruijssen – Product Designer – NL

2018 Jasmijn Muskens – Fashion Designer – NL

2018 Moyca Gort – Product Designer – NL

2018 Sotine – Jewellery Designer – NL

2018 Marijke Bruggink – Shoe Designer – NL

2018 Floris Hovers – Product Designer – NL

2018 Niko Niko – Product Designer – NL

2018 Innosolids – Color Innovators – NL

2018 Envisions – Design Collective- NL

2018 Eco – Oh – Recycle Factory – BE

2018 MOAM Amsterdam – Creative Platform – NL

2018 Chillabs – Chemelot Innovation Learning labs – NL

2018 Website creations – Larissa Jongerius – NL

2017 Atelier Haven – Graphic Designers – NL

Lectures

2019 MAFAD – Recolored – NL

2018 Chillabs Chemelot – Recolored- NL

2018 Deutsches farbenzentrum – Recolored – DE

2018 Fab city grand Paris – Recolored – FR

2018 Designkwartier talks – Recolored – NL

2018 MOWOMO Turin – Recolored – IT

2018 Swiss Textiles – Recolored – CH

2018 Het nieuwe instituut – Recolored – NL

Shop

2018Lena Berens – Maastricht – NL

2018Puhashop – Utrecht – NL

2018 C – More – Nijmegen – NL

 

2018Webshop

2018Frozen Fountain – NL

2018Unobvious – NL

Creations

2019 Recolored Films – Rijksoverheid – NL

2019 Masterclass – Textielmuseum – NL

2019 Brainstormsessie – ABN AMRO – Brandbase – NL

2019 Teaching – ECI cultuurfabriek – NL

2019 Lecture – Chillabs & MAFAD – NL

2019 Exhibition – Röhsska museum – SE

2019 ReChallenge – NL

2018 1001 Ideas Brainstorm event – SUEZ and HVC – NL

2018 The Gardeners – The Gardeners – NL

2018 Promotional gift – Chillabs – NL

2018 Recycled Plastic in Process – Envisions – ECO-oh! – NL and BE

2018 Art = Artis by Moam – Moam – NL

2017 Recolored Films – Material ConneXion – Worldwide

2017 Sanne Schuurman Freelancer

Teaching

2019 Product design – ECI Cultuurfabriek – NL

2018 Material and color research – ECI Cultuurfabriek – NL

 

Education

2017 Mafad, Product and Jewellery design graduated NL

2015  Sichuan University Summer program CN

2015 Stefano Marchetti, jewellery design Courses IT

2014 ArtEZ,Product design Propedeuse NL

2014 Raw Color Workshop NL

2014 Lilian Sanderson, Shoe making Courses NL

2014 Arnout Visser, glassblowing Courses NL

2012 Nimeto Utrecht graduated NL

Internship

2016  Sanne Schuurman   Envisions – NL

2016  Simone Post Textile Designer – NL

2016  Christien Meindertsma Product Designer – NL

2011  Stijl & detail Interior Designer and Trend watcher – NL

2009  Indigo Product Design Window Dressing – NL

Publications (selection)

2018 Elle Decoration – Magazine – NL

2018 Trouw – Newspaper – NL

2018 Het kontakt – Newspaper – NL

2018 Dude – Magazine – NL

2018 Libelle – Magazine – NL

2018 Woth – Magazine – NL

2018 Genoeg – Magazine – NL

2018 Liefke – Magazine – NL

2018 Franklintill – Online agency – GB

2018 Het Parool – Newspaper – NL

2017 Zuiderlucht – Newspaper – NL

2017 Dezeen – Online Designblog – Worldwide

Exhibitions

2019 Röhsska museum – Museum – SE

2019 ReChallenge -Dutch Design week – NL

2018 Fashion Talent Take Over – Maastricht – NL

2018 Fibre Fixed: Composites in Design – Envisions – Design Museum Gent – BE

2018 Surface Matter – London – NL

2018 The Gardeners – Amsterdam – NL

2018 Designkwartier – Den Haque – NL

2018 Lichtkring – Schoonrewoerd – NL

2018 Frozen Fountain – Amsterdam – NL

2018 Showroom Limburg – Kerkrade – NL

2018 Galerie RA – Amsterdam – NL

2018 Ventura Future – Milan – IT

2018 Kunstuitleen – Haarlem – NL

2018 Yksi – Eindhoven – NL

2018 Object – Rotterdam – NL

2018 Show up – Haarlemmermeer – NL

2018 The passage – Köln – DE

2017 Dutch Design Week – Eindhoven – NL

2017 Circl – Amsterdam – NL

2017 Cityliv – Heerlen – NL

2017 Henriette Hustinx – Maastricht – NL

2017 Graduation show – Maastricht – NL

2016 Kunsttour Maastricht – NL

2015 FashionClash Maastricht – NL

2015 Ventura Lambrate Milan – IT

2014 ArtEZ Finals Arnhem – NL

2014 Coming Soon Arnhem – NL

2012 Coming Soon Arnhem – NL