Benedetta PompiliDesignMaterial Research
About Benedetta Pompili (IT, 1995) is a social designer based in Amsterdam. A dedication to materials with a focus on their narratives and environmental impact identifies her practice. She rethinks manufacturing techniques and their aesthetics toward circular making. Her research aims to share knowledge, motivate care, and retrace tradition by thinking and acting in an interdisciplinary way.

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

Designer in Residence, Creative Residency Arita, January 2024-ongoing.
Tutor, Natural Materials in Ceramics, The Material Way, January 2024-ongoing.
Fellow Researcher, LINA x TU Wien, Vienna, October 2023-ongoing.
Tutor, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL), September–December 2023. 
Ceramic workshop specialist, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL), March 2023–ongoing.
Ceramic production consulent, Bruno Baietto’s In Bones We Dwell, Dordrecht’s Museum (NL), 2023.
Ceramic workshop specialist, Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hague (NL), January-August 2023.

In Presence of Your Absence, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong (China), January-May 2024.
Conversing with Matter, Sustainable Ceramics, Princessehof Ceramic Museum (NL), Nov 2023–2024.
In Bones We Dwell For Yours We Wait
, consultancy for Bruno Baietto, Dordrecht’s Museum (NL), July 2023.
In Presence of Your Absence, ADI Design Museum, Milan (IT), 2023.
Vestiges, Alcova, Fuorisalone, Milan (IT), 2023.
In Presence of Your Absence, Material District, Utrecht (NL), 2023.
Raw.obj, The Future of Art Making, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (NL), 2022.
Ciona Are Doing Well, SVA Bio Art Lab, New York, 2022.
SPAZIO 1/2: Worskshop “Clay Dialogues”, Drop City, Fuorisalone, Milano (IT), 2022.
Sea Silt, collaboration with Humade, Ceramics Museum Princessehof, Leeuwarden (NL), 2022. 
Conversing with Matter, DAE75!, Fuorisalone, Milano (IT), 2022.
Conversing with Matter, Rethinking Plastic, Yksi Expo , Eindhoven (NL), 2022.
Conversing with Matter, Design Fest Gent, Design Museum Gent, Gent (BE), 2022. 
Conversing with Matter, From the Ground Up, Material Source Studio, Manchester (UK), 2022.
Conversing with Matter, Design Open, Kazerne, Eindhoven (NL), 2021–2022. 
Conversing with Matter, Dutch Design Week 2021, DAE Graduation Show, Eindhoven (NL).
Ciona Are Doing Well, Interspecies Futures, by Oscar Salguero, NY Center for Book Arts, 2021.

Conversing with Matter,
Design Unlimited Turkey, October 2023.
In Presence of Your Absence
, Italy: A New Collective Lanscape, Mousse Magazine Ed., April 2023.

Conversing with Matter, DAMN Magazine, Issue N° 82, June 2022.
Conversing with Matter, Plural Magazine, 2022.     ︎︎︎Conversing with Matter, Elementa Oslo, 2022.
Conversing with Matter, The Color Association, 2021.
Conversing with Matter, Het Financieele Dagblad, Culture section, 2021.
Conversing with Matter, Wallpaper Magazine, Design section, 2021.
Ciona Are Doing Well, Design Parallax, curated by Angela Rui, MDFF Greece, 2020.

Grant, Starting Design Grant, Stimuleringsfonds, The Netherlands, 2023-2024.     
Award, Young New Talent, Material District, Utrecht (NL), 2023.
Grant, Creative Residency Arita, Japan, Stimuleringsfonds, 2024.
Grant, Building Talent, Stimuleringsfonds, The Netherlands, 2021.
Nominee, Gijs Bakker Design Award, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2021.

Studio details
KvK 84375779
Btw-id NL003954350B29

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Sea SiltMaterial and digital production for Studio Humade
Ceramics made of regional sludge, 2021, The Netherlands.



    Sea Silt is a material  research and ceramic product developed by the Dutch design studio Humade. The designers,  renown for their kintsugi repair kit, extended their environmental research on local clay bodies. In particular, Sea Silt applies to make ceramics a sludge originating from Groningen, otherwise applied to build dikes. Containing sault and shrinking like porcelain, the material represented a chalenging material research for Humade. After two years of development, their Sea Silt collection of tile is now tested for production at Tikelaar Makkum (NL).
            Benedetta Pompili, selected by Humade and the Stimuleringsfonds “Building Talent” commission, assisted Gieke and Lotte for developing the publication, new tiles and vases, as well as helping the digital and material production for their solo show at the Princessehod National Ceramic Museum in Leeuwarden (2022).