Product Design & Material Research
Conversing with Matter
Material research into the extraction of clay

Design Academy Eindhoven
Gijs Bakker Award nominee  
Local river clay, clay WB0402 (DE)
Quenched Asbestos Material research into the extraction of clay  Design Academy EindhovenGijs Bakker Award nominee   2020–2021
Ciona are doing well!
Iluustrated book about Ciona instestinalis

For Pedagogies of the Sea & Ocean Archive
In collaboration with Eleonora Toniolo
Mentoring by Angela Rui and Anastasia Kubrak
Design Academy Eindhoven
UV print on cardboard

Quenched Asbestos
Insulating 3D elements made of treated asbestos and local clay

Design Academy Eindhoven
Gijs Bakker Award nominee
Treated asbestos, River Meuse clay
Bespoke office chair

3D Wasp (IT)
3D printed recycled PLA
ISIA Faenza
BA Graduation Project
Dismantable sidetable

For Ars Vivendi (DE)
Peter Behrens School of Art
Powder coated steel, FSC oak wood
Sleep Anarchaeology
Speculative Sleep Things

Mentoring by Henriette Waal, Jesse Howard
Design Academy Eindhoven
Mahogany FSC wood, natural sponge, virgin wool, pine resin, glazed stoneware
Nesting Bricks
Architectural modules for situated interspecies coexistence

For Landpark Assisïe (NL)
Material research developed with Carla Alcalà Badias
Mentoring by Maartje Droos, Erik Klarenbeek, and Basse Stittgen
Soil, agricultural waste, seashells, eggshells, eggwhite, vegetal fibers, horse hair.

Woven Sleep
Weaving Insomnia

Speculative project mentored by Henriette Waal, Jesse Howard, and Jon Stam
Design Academy Eindhoven
Virgin wool and FSC pine wood


    Master, Social Design, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), 2019–2021.
    Erasmus, Peter Behrens School of Architecture and Design, Düsseldorf (DE), 2017–2018.
    BA, Industrial Design and Ceramics, ISIA Faenza (IT), Cum laude, 2014–2018.


    Residency, European Ceramic Workcentre, Oisterwijk (NL), March–May 2021.
    Craft internship, Atelier Desimoni, Pesaro (IT), June–August 2020.
    Design studio internship, Chiara Andreatti Studio, Milan (IT), 2019.
    Freelancing, Cameranesi Pompili Studio, Milan (IT), 2017–2020.
    Craft Stage, Bucci Ceramics, Pesaro (IT), 2015.


    Ciona Are Doing Well, Interspecies Future, by Oscar Salguero, Center for Book Arts , NY.
    Thrown Time, Cor Unum, Oisterwijk (NL), 2021.
    Ciona Are Doing Well, Design Parallax, MDFF Greece, Athens (GR), 2020.
    The Object is Absent, DDW, MU Space, Eindhoven (NL), 2020.
    Jorg, HSD Library, Duesseldorf (DE), 2018.
    Arc, Milan Salone, Barone Gallery, Milan (IT), 2018.


    Ciona Are Doing Well, Ocean Archive, 2020.
    Ciona Are Doing Well, Design Parallax, curated by Angela Rui, MDFF Greece, 2020.
    FU Review Magazine, Berlin, 2021.

Prizes & Awards

    Nomination, Gijs Bakker Design Award, 2021.
    Nomination, Design Contest Cor Unum Ceramics, Cor Unum Ceramics (NL), 2021.
    First prize, Best Jewellery Designer, Design Contest, AllMazing, Modena (IT), 2017.

Clients & collaborators

Sunday Morning EKWC Ocean Archive
Studio Chiara Andreatti
3D Wasp
Cor Unum Ceramics
MDFF Greece
MU Space
FU Review

Benedetta Pompili (b. 1995, Pesaro, Italy) is an interdisciplinary designer based in The Netherlands. Her practice focuses on material research and product design. A dedication for diving into matter and the techniques entangled around it distincts her work.  She rethinks making processes and plays with common beliefs and habits to magnify overlooked viewpoints.

In 2018, Benedetta graduated with a bachelor degree in Industrial Design and Ceramics from ISIA Faenza, a small school in the heart of Italy where she started discovering the practical fundaments of the discipline. During her experience at Chiara Andreatti Studio, she further realised her interest on materials, industrial and craft techniques. Feeling the need for seeing design through a different lens, in 2019 Benedetta applied for the Social Design master course at Design Academy Eindhoven and moved to The Netherlands. In 2021, she graduated with a nomination for the Gijs Bakker Award.

She is a sunday morning EKWC (European Keramik Work Center) alumna, where she realised the project Conversing with Matter. Her works have been displayed at MU Hybrid Art House and Cor Unum Ceramics, among others.

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