Textile designer and artist Stine Linnemann

Background


Copenhagen based textile designer and artist Stine Linnemann graduated from Royal College of Art in London in 2013. She started her career as a freelance textile designer for several luxury fashion brands including Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, Paul Smith, Givenchy and many others.

After a short stint running her own unisex, unisize lifestyle brand Norn, created by fairtrade certified weavers in Ethiopia and local social enterprises in Copenhagen, Linnemann decided to give up on commercial design and instead dedicated herself to being a self-directed experimental textile designer and artist full-time.

The philosophy of Stine Linnemann Studio is to use textile craftsmanship to create projects either with, for or about people. The studio is based on the belief that every person can contribute with something, if given the right opportunities, and by tapping into everyone’s inherent creative abilities, we can create meaningful experiences together.

Education

MA in Woven Textiles from Royal College of Art, London (RCA), 2011-2013

BA in Textiles from The Royal Danish Academy of Design, Copenhagen (KADK), 2007-2010

Foto: Emilia Therese
Artistic statement: “I truly believe that creative expression can be utilised to create social change. By working together across social divides, we can create new and meaningful creative expression and experiences, that connect neighbourhoods and open peoples’ eyes to new ways of experiencing the world. What I love the most about making co-creation projects, is seeing the people I work with grow, and to experience the pride and surge of confidence that comes when we share our work with the local community.”
Awards

2016: Shortlisted for Danish Design Award
2015: Winner of Spirekassen by Boligfonden Kuben
2013: Shortlisted for Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises