About Annelien Gispen

Gispen Design

Simple materials and functional design

Annelien Gispen likes to combine colors, materials and shapes.

Studying at the HMC, wood and furniture college, she learned to use wood in a constructive way.

Furniture is there to be used, but can be pleasant to look at. Simple materials and functional design are her trademarks.

Having finished the HMC, she now studies at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, to broaden her horizon based on material research and form studies.


Design Academy Eindhoven

2017                Men and Activity


HMC Amsterdam

2013 – 2017    Mbo 4 ondernemend meubelmaker/(scheeps)interieurbouw

2015 – 2017    Excellentie programma



2016    Art and Metal, t Zand

2016    Rīgas Mākslas un mediju tehnikums, Riga

2015    Studio Dave Keune, Zaandam

2015    K. F. Nottrot, Koedijk

2014    Fiction Factory, Amsterdam

2014    KCP, Amsterdam



Several part-time jobs during school to include a bakery, cheese shop and garden center.


Volunteer work

2016                Vliegende meubelmakers, Nepal

2010 – 2017     Krabbendammer erfgoed,  Krabbendam