Anita Vrolijk (*1959 The Netherlands) studied textile design in Tilburg. In 1997 she moved to Switzerland and has been living there ever since, working in Basel and Zürich. From 2008, she had concentrated on the design and execution of jewellery. She is always in search of interesting combinations of materials and textures, such as silver with gemstone or glas beads and leather, which gives her creations their special character.
Her needle punching, for instance, started out as an experiment with new materials and a new technique, leading to a limited series of brooches, after which she started experimenting with sizes and materials and developed a collection of wall ornaments. Since 2020 she has been crafting her pompoms in sheep’s wool. Straightforward shapes in interesting colour combinations, to be displayed in varying colour compositions or simply on their own.
Anita’s fascination for fine craftsmanship, for materials and for colours is what defines her work, which, although seemingly unpretentious, is never just that. There is always a sense of dynamic and evolution in what she makes. The combinations, materials, shapes and textures may vary, but her unique handprint is what always distinguishes her work.
Diskussionsrunde: Spannungsfeld zwischen Handwerk, Kunst und Design
Jewellery and wall pieces
Kanonengasse 20, 8004 Zürich