Irma Foldenyi (HU/NL) founded her studio in Rotterdam in 2013 and works as a designer, design researcher and creative director on international projects that aim to engage societal shifts and technological developments through design.

In the recent years she has been working for companies, cultural & academic institutions such as the Open Society Institute, Philips Design Probes, Design Academy Eindhoven, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Vienna, MU Contemporary Art Space, Studio Makkink & Bey, Van Abbemuseum, Z33 and Moholy-Nagy University of Arts & Design (MOME) among others.

She graduated as a product designer at MOME, and at the Design Academy Eindhoven Social Design Masters with a cum laude. In 2013 she was awarded with the Grant Programme for Talent development by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industries NL.

Currently Irma is teaching at the Willem de Kooning Academy, New Frontiers course and joined Sint Lucas College of Art and Design, Jewellery Design Department in 2017.






Design Academy Eindhoven, Social Design Masters, cum laude, 2010 – 2012

Moholy-Nagy University of Arts & Design, Product Design MA Budapest, Hungary 2004 – 2009

École Nationale des Arts Appliquées, ENSAAMA Paris, France 2008



published in

‘in no particular order’, 21 recipients of Talent Development Grant, publisher Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie, 2014

Domus, ‘The Wilde Things’ exhibition, Z33, project ‘New Skills New Tools’, Z33, 2013

‘The Wilde Things’, The so contemporary jewellery collection of Mrs. Wilde, by Oscar van den Boogaard, publisher Jan Boelen, z33, 2013

what design can do, ‘The era of the designer’, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2013

The Future Laboratory – ‘Digitalogue’, 2013, UK

de Volkskrant, ‘Ontwerpen voor allemaal’, Dutch Design Week, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2013

Virtueel Platform HOT100 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2012



advisory member

Hungarian Design Award 2016

Accreditation of  Breda Imagineering department, 2012

Accreditation of Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, 2011




Design Academy Eindhoven, guest teacher

Sint Lucas University College of Art and Design, Jewellery design department

Willem de Kooning Academy, New Frontiers

Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, guest teacher





Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie nl, Talent Development Fund 2013

BKKC Talentontwikkeling nominated, 2013

Virtueel platform, 100 New Media Graduates, 2012

Magyar Formatervezési Nívódíj / Hungarian Design Awards, 2010










Programmed by Gaspar Hajdu.