Reijnald Kolthof recently graduated from the Institute of Arts ArtEZ in Arnhem (the Netherlands), where he studied Product Design. During his studies he developed a fascination for human identities in relation with products. Reijnald chose to specialize in wearable design focused on footwear with a specialization at the Dutch Shoe Academy in Utrecht. The knowledge and understanding of traditional shoe techniques provide a perfect support to his experimental and innovative design approach. Within his study Reijnald did a design internship at the footwear department of G-Star RAW. This is where he learned to think in a production process and gained his first experience with working in a designteam.
His personal work starts from a research of interesting types of characters in combination with innovative use of material and construction. This way he positions himself in an interdisciplinary field of product design, fashion and image making.