Diane Steverlynck lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
After a pedagogical degree in Fine Arts and her graduation at the Textile Design department of the Ecole Nationale des Arts Visuels de la Cambre in Brussels, in 2003, she set up her studio.
Since then, she follows a specific approach centered on the creative potential and transversal nature of textile. Her work focusses on the specificities of materials, structures and the process of making, involving the use and identity of everyday objects.
Rather than a formal will, the shape, aesthetic and poetry of the created objects, results from a care and attention for the materials they are made of, as much as the gestures and stories that they suggest, both in their use and in their manufacturing process. Cross breeding heterogeneous cultural references, her creations respond to universal uses while carrying the trace of collective and personal memories.
Beside her self-initiated productions, she runs collaborative projects with designers, artists and architects. Her presence at international shows has led to collaborations with carpet and furnishing editors such as : Limited Edition (Be), Ligne Roset (Fr), Objekten (Be), Superette (Lu), Trico (Jp) . In 2014, she founded the label laend together with the duo Chevalier-Masson.
Diane’s work is represented by the Valerie Traan gallery in Antwerp and has been part of exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum S’Hertogenbosch, Centre d’Innovation et du Design Grand-Hornu, the Atomium Brussels, the Ghent Design Museum, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and more.
Since 2006, she is a teacher at the textile design department of the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten (KASK), School of Arts in Ghent.