Fault Lines

lives and works in Amsterdam

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Matthias de Vogel was born and raised in the Netherlands and studied fashion design at Utrecht School of Arts.

After acquiring a master degree at the I.F.M in Paris, he pursued a career in fashion working for several well-known brands including Et Vous, Comptoir des Cotonniers, as well as the designers Isabel Marant and JC de Castelbajac. This career period establishes his connection to couture and design in Paris.

After 15 years in Paris, de Vogel relocated to San Francisco, where he worked as Global Concept Designer for the iconic brand Levi Strauss.

This role takes him around the world where he meets many inspiring people, providing the opportunity to work with these artisans and study their cultures, craft and approach to art.

His work is influenced by this research; specifically the meaning of colour and use of prints and patterns from all of these different regions.

Returning to Amsterdam, Matthias de Vogel creates his textile lab and studio Fault Lines, founded in 2015. Here he experiments with traditional ideas of textile art and reinterprets this in a new way.

De Vogel creates unique textile art within three essential design principles: imitate, assimilate and innovate.



born as Matthias de Vogel in the Netherlands
1993-97 HKU, Utrecht the Netherlands, Studies in Fashion Design
1997 Institut Français de la Mode, IFM Paris. European master of Fashion and Textile design (Major in Marketing)
2000 Obtained a grant of the Dutch Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
Selected for the 16th Festival International des Arts de la Mode, Hyères
2017 Artist in Residence, Marfa, Texas
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Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)
Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (G)