As a little girl I was already sure that I wanted to become an Inventor of Beautiful Things. After several occupational wanderings, I came ‘home’ in 1991 as one of the first students of the Interior Styling School at Artemis Academy in Amsterdam. This education gave my love of styling and my slumbering talent for inventing beautiful things a sure footing.
I have inherited a passion for textiles, paper and patterns from my mother and my grandmother. Designs and patterns on even the simplest things can make me feel completely happy: a Russian candy wrapper, a roll of drawer paper from Tyrol, or the paper around a a French farmer’s bread. My desire to create beautiful things, my love of paper designs and my need for little rituals are all embodied in my work.
All my products are made in Holland and are completely eco-friendly. The paper carries the FSC-logo, and is acid- and chlorine-free. The Vega-Fast ink is a Dutch developed printing ink based on vegetable oils. The plastic-looking bags are actually made from cornflour and are bio-degradable. juriannematter.blogspot.com