25 June 2013


Born 1990 in Willemstad, Curaçao. Juliette was an intern at Onomatopee Eindhoven and Jantje Fleischhut, Amsterdam from September to December 2012


Positioning myself as a design anthropologist of sorts I focus on the way design could play a role in discussions on social and moral issues. I have a special interest in rituals, tradition and the interplay of generally accepted ideas and personal experience. Research on theory, literature and media discussions is an essential part of my design strategy. My products tell their stories via a combination of word, illustration and product visions. They should provide different perspectives and trigger discussions. Exaggeration, symbolism and irony are my tools to incite peopleto establish their own point of view.


In my work, the medium follows the message. I toy with familiar product visions and place them in a different context, making use of the product and material’s intrinsic – emotional - value.

Finals collection: Euthanasia. Tales of happily ever after?

The collection visualizes aspects of euthanasia and the taboos, doubts and fears surrounding it. It is intended to incite the discussion on the choice for a dignified end of life, which could be shared with our loved ones.

1 The coin of fate, messing engraved

2 Tear catcher, glass

3 Mechanical affection, steel, POM gears, leather

4 Moral compass, pearwood version, glass, magnetic needle, golden pocket watch chain. 3D printed version, polyester, glass, magnetic needle

5 Euthanasia, fairytales of happily ever after? A book of 4 English fairytales, plotter printed, written and illustrated by Juliette Huygen, 75 pages.




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