Merel Bekking (1987) graduated in 2011 from the Utrecht School of the Arts with a degree in Product Design. In 2012 she started her own design studio in Utrecht. After traveling and working in South Africa and North Wales she moved and settle in Glasgow in early 2018.
Bekking has two side to her work. She develops all sorts of design user products and works with numerous materials like concrete, wood and plastic. On the other hand she works on projects that are based on design thinking. Bigger research based project that are more focused on questions than solutions. Her work is developed in commission and on her own initiative.
Besides giving presentations and lectures about her work all over the world, from Amsterdam to Singapore and Cape Town, Merel Bekking has been a regular external adviser and creative constant in a variety of organisations like the Utrecht School of Arts, Sweatshop Deluxe and the Utrecht Development Board.