Annet van Egmond Wikipedia
Annet van Egmond (born January 12, 1964 in Leiden) is a Dutch designer. She is a founder, an owner and the Art Director of the design label “Brand van Egmond” in Naarden.
Annet van Egmond was educated as a sculpturist at the Utrecht School of the Arts.
She graduated in 1989 and created, together with her partner William Brand, a light sculpture; the “Chandelier” made out of rusted steel and broken glass. In 1990 several of her hand drawn sketches were sold to the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Together with William Brand she has created on a yearly basis new concepts of lighting sculptures. In 2007 their collection “Flower Power” received a special recognition in the ‘International Design Yearbook’ by Patricia Urquiola. The same 'Flower Power' was used for the award winning Park POD hotel in Chennai, India. In 2008 the collection ‘Nightwatch’ was chosen by the Dutch government to decorate the VIP pavilion at the World Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain. The Alden Biesen Castle in Belgium chose the 'Candles and Spirits' collection for the restoration of the 18th century 'Blaauwe Salon' ceremonial room.
In 2009 she published her first book ‘Lightsculptures’.
In 2010 Brand van Egmond introduced their 'Digital Dreams' collection; a lighting object that illuminates with digital photographs, instead of lighting bulbs or candles.
Since 2009 she is Art Director of the Dutch wallcoverings company BN International. Her first collection ‘Shadows on the Wall’ was presented in 2010. The collection ‘Gardens of Amsterdam’ was introduced in 2011.