Tessa Koot [76, Arnhem] Is a visual artist, designer, art director and curator.


Koot works and lives in Eindhoven In 2003 she Graduated from 

the Design Academy Eindhoven. After her studies, she started working as a 

sculptor for Atelier van Lieshout. The following year she decided to work as a 

freelance designer and maker for various clients and commissioners. In 2009  

she founded her own studio and started working under her own name.

Koot specializes in spatial objects and conceptual design. She is most known 

for her Collectible design and objets d’art, where she manipulated reality by 

juxtaposing ideas, images and concepts. Koot shapes a world that is not so 

much a display of various convictions but more a series of intersections between 

contemporary and imaginative life. Motivated by a desire to rethink, reshape and 

dissect systems, she blurs the lines between sense and nonsense, the conceptual

and the practical, and last but not least, the fantastical and the mundane.


 Her work has been shown by various galleries and in various exhibitions and 

international Design and Art fairs. She was a guest teacher at the Design Academy 

Eindhoven [masters] and now, apart from working in her own studio, she also 

teaches Design and Interior Architecture at the Royal Academy of The Hague since 



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