frieda mellema 


like a poet plays with words, I play with imagery.
combined found materials, flowers, old objects and textiles, 
telling a new story together.
a fairy tale, that offers you a new perspective on trash in the street 
or that old plastic coffee pot. 
all my photos are taken with daylight. with an almost philosophical take 
I guide you along all the imaginations inside my head 
and create new life for things often forgotten. 
my signature is clearly present in everything I make : soft colours, a lot of light, 
dreamy settings, minimalism and great texture, structure and textiles.
for a collaboration with a gallery or for information please send an email to 

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clients ( selection ) :
H.R.H. princess margarita de bourbon de parme
royal delft
walter van beirendonck
piet hein eek
marcel wanders
nienke hoogvliet
ans markus
monique ruhe ( cultural attache new york)
reinildis van ditzhuyzen 
willem jan hoogsteder ( hoogsteder & hoogsteder )
esther derkx
esther stasse
hester zagt
carina riezebos
bibi smit
designed for maria 
frieda mellema's work is shown in museums and exhibitions like :
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum New York
Dutch Design Week
Frjor Gallery Germany
Masterly Dutch Pavilion Milan
Salone Del Mobile. Milano
Biennale  Masterly The Hague
Meesterlijk Design
Stedelijke Museum Schiedam
Vendredi Gallery France
Designed For Maria  
publications ( selection ) :
MILK Magazine ( France )
NORTHLETTERS Magazine ( Germany )
ELLE Decoration nl ( and international editions )
Eigen Huis & Interieur 
Harper's Bazaar
Sanoma Magazines
Papier Mache Magazine ( Australia )
CUT Magazine ( Germany )
Design for Mankind Magazine ( New York )
PEACH Magazine ( Belgium )
N.E.E.T Magazine ( United Kingdom )