Nature and science have always marveled Teresa, for that reason she chose to study biology after she finished her high school education. This is where she discovered that there are many secrets of nature that remain almost unknown and that great developments in the field of science very often don't make it outside the doors of a laboratory. Next to her scientific education she had never given up on her creative hobbies like scenography (theater stage design), sketching and her interest for interior architecture. This combination of fascinations lead her to apply in 2010, after two years of exact studies, for the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Teresa is a.o. fascinated by light as a translation of energy, the transparency of glass and what it beholds and the physics of movement. She loves to think that it is great to understand the languages of physics, chemistry and biology but that the greater value lies in collaborations with people that can continue to surprise and inspire you with their knowledge.
Teresa van Dongen
Teresa van Dongen is an Amsterdam based designer. She was born on the 18th of April, 1988 in Amsterdam, where she also grew up.
In June 2014 Teresa van Dongen graduated Cum Laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Since her graduation, van Dongen’s work was nominated for several awards. A recent work, “One Luminous Dot”, was awarded with the “Eyes on Talent Award” and was shown during D’Days 2015 in the “Musée des Arts Décoratifs” (Louvre) in Paris. During Dutch Design Week 2015, Teresa van Dongen was awarded with a Dutch Design Award in the category of “Young Designer”.