Isabelle Tellié


Art and Design is essential for finding creative and innovative ways which leads us into future

"I wonder if there might not be another idea of human order than
repression, another notion of human virtue than self-control, another
kind of human self than one based on dissociation of inside and
outside. Or indeed, another human essence than self."
- Anne Carson -

Isabelle Tellié is a French/German national, and is currently based out of Berlin. She
studied at the Artez Institute of Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands, where she received a
Bachelor in Fashion Design, graduating with honours in 2015. While at Artez, Isabelle
decided to take a less conventional approach to design, applying influences such as
Bauhaus, and integrating them with ideas and forms that reached beyond
contemporary to the imaginative. Isabelle looked at textiles the same way she now
looks at sculpture, from a point of view that is open-ended, a place where she can allow
herself to engage with an ongoing dialogue; surrounding form, perspective, and her
own unique way of treating materials. Laser printing, C02 zero waste dying, 3D printing,
tech, and traditional techniques such as welding and weaving, are just some of her
methods/tools. Isabelle’s art focuses on duality, a symbiotic relationship between art
and the viewer; nature and the conscious, language and emotion, triggers and reaction.
In 2016 Isabelle started making what she describes as “optical illusion art” a playful yet
thought-provoking way to bring the viewer to question how they see reality. From that
body of work, she created the piece Optical Vertigo which was exhibited at various
galleries in Berlin. Her first sculpture, Acid Heart 2017-- an interactive marvel that
emulates heartbeats, using blue tooth, an ardweno microcomputer, and pulse sensor
wristbands-- continues to be displayed at various galleries and clubs across Europe.

Working experience

Selected for the "Distributed Design Market Award"

Location Date Role
Paris Juli 2018 Juli 2018

The DDMP project coordinated by IAAC/Fab Lab Barcelona, awared Isabelle Tellié the Distributed Design Market Award Berlin 2018,
by participating in the prestigious IAAC Global Summer School in Paris

Tiny House Project | Gutex | Pro clima |Keim|collaboration

Location Date Role
Berlin Mai - December 2017 Mai - December 2017

Isabelle build this Tiny house to explore new horizons of working, living and building Supported by Martin Löli from Tiny house Lab, Pro Clima, GUTEX and KEIM Farben

Saatchiart Gallery

Location Date Role
world wide January 2018 January 2018

The Saatchiart Gallery featured Isabelle in several exclusive collections

Lost Berlin Art Fair | exhibition | Beyond the surface

Location Date Role
Berlin December 2017 December 2017

Group exhibition with the theme : lost spaces, Beyond the surface
Isabelle had the honor to create an hole surrounding in an old bunker.
Inspired by Freuds iceberg model theory. Freud used the analogy of an iceberg to describe the three levels of the mind.

Schatzalp Art Festival|exhibition

Location Date Role
Davos |Switzerland Mai 2017 Mai 2017

Group exhibition in the alps

Art Fair Kaos Berlin | exhibition |optical vertigo

Location Date Role
Berlin November 2016 November 2016

Group exhibition with the theme : shifting perspectives

Artwork serie "optical Vertigo"

Location Date Role
Berlin July 2016 - January 2016 July 2016 - January 2016

Inspired by the optical illusion art from the 70's. Isabelle works on new optical moiré effect artworks combined with her specialization on innovative technologies.

Collaboration with BOSCH

Location Date Role
Amsterdam, Netherlands April 2016 April 2016

Designed outfit out of washing labels for the new promotion of the full automatic BOSCH washing machine

Entrepreneurship Isabelle Tellié

Location Date Role
Berlin - Amsterdam December 2015 December 2015

Fashion Project Art as Resident in collaboration with artist Roos van Dijk.
Presentation July Amsterdam Fashion Week 2016

Cooperation with DyeCoo Waterfree textile systems

Location Date Role
Weesp, Netherlands June 2015 June 2015

Designed outfit for Teko Sustainable fashion show with DyeCoo Textiles.

H&M head office

Location Date Role
Stockholm, Sweden Feb 2014 - June 2014 Feb 2014 - June 2014

Develop trend boards / research trend forecast develop seasonal trends / assemble color cards technical drawings and size specs developing patterns and prints design/ style assistence for DIVIDED WHITE /KNITWEAR experience in measurements experience with production process flow knowlegde of production in Europe and the far east working together with buyers and business controller.

Collectie Arnhem Minor

Location Date Role
Arnhem, Netherlands Sept 2013 - Jan 2014 Sept 2013 - Jan 2014

Textile design and coordinate collection. Developing new textiles, (knitting , silk sreening, print). Experience with 3D puff ink (material research and production). Developing 3D knits with knit computer program. Making choices concerning fabric treatment. Style and design collection (shoes, bags, make up and headdress).

Opera taloring atelier "Das Gewand"

Location Date Role
Düsseldorf, Germany June 2010 June 2010

Experience in measurements and tailoring.

ESPRIT design department

Location Date Role
Ratingen, Germany Sept 2008 Sept 2008

Trend research. Develop trend boards. Develop prints. Experience with production process flow.


  • Expostion
  • 04/02/2016
  • COMING SOON (Arnhem)
  • Exposition
  • 01/01/2016
  • Arnhem Central Station (Arnhem)
  • Exposition
  • 10/10/2015
  • Fashion Show
  • 30/06/2015
  • Teko Textiles Sustainable Fashion show (Sweden)
  • Exposition
  • 04/05/2015
  • “Mode en de zee” Zuiderzeemuseum (Holland)