Editorial design, Visual essays, Digital environments, Exhibition structures, Catalogues, Lookbooks, Displaying collections, Visual research
STUDIO IF is the editorial practice of Irma Foldenyi (HU/NL), where she art directs and designs visual environments for collections, exhibitions, publications, research processes and more in an open, inclusive and transparent manner. Across the physical and digital, research on content always takes conceptual lead.
Irma Foldenyi is a Rotterdam based designer who works across design, research and education. Since 2018 she is running her editorial design practice STUDIO IF in Rotterdam. Besides her studio practice she is teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (Linking Bodies – Jewellery Department) and is a researcher in jewellery at Sint Lucas Antwerpen, Precious Dialogue research platform. She is co-founder of independent project ‘Jewellery Perspectives’ together with curator Evelien Bracke for researching renewed definitions of jewellery in today’s society.
Irma holds an MD from Design Academy Eindhoven, Social Design Masters (cum laude, 2012) and an MA from Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Product Design Masters (2009). Before that she studied as a goldsmith in Budapest.
Below a selection of clients, projects and more.
Design Academy Eindhoven, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Philips Design Probes, Open Society Institutes, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Studio Makkink and Bey, Van Abbemuseum and more.
Jewellery Perspectives in collaboration with curator Evelien Bracke (BE), 2016 onwards.
Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design (2013-2017), Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam, New Frontiers course, 2017 onwards), Sint Lucas School of Arts (Studio Sieraad, 2017 onwards), Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam, Linking Bodies – Jewellery Department, 2020 onwards,)
Design Academy Eindhoven (NL, Social Design Masters 2012 cum laude) Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design (HU, Product Designer MA 2009), Goldsmith Technical School (HU, Budapest, 2004)
Researcher in jewellery at Sint Lucas School of Arts, Antwerpen (2019-20), Designer at Philips Design Probes (NL, Eindhoven, 2010-11), Researcher at Kitchen Budapest Medialab (HU, 2008-10), Project assistant at Baltan Laboratories (Eindhoven, 2010-11)
Talent Award by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie NL (2014), Hungarian Design Award (2010)