About my studio
As my tagline states I aim to find creative solutions in the form of patterns and prints for textile and interior surfaces. The solutions can be an answers to all kinds of challenges, spatial or otherwise.
I do a lot of free work centred around my love of all things underwater and my love of three dimensionality and space. All my latest sketches can be seen on Instagram. These pieces are available for licencing and buying out right. I am also available to do work on commission.
My name is Inge van Bruggen. I work out of my studio based in the lovely, almost seaside, town of Haarlem. In 2015 I founded Studio Mola Mola as a means to combine my loves for interior architecture, creative problem solving and free hand drawing.
From as far back as I can remember I have always been drawing and making things. I started out my professional creative life as a designer graduated from Eindhoven Design Academy in 1999. While working in interior design my fascination with architecture grew. I further educated myself in interior architecture, acquiring the title of interior architect from Utrecht Art Academy in 2007. Working as an architect allowed me to fully enjoy solving the challenges that designing in existing spaces inevitably bring. (you can see my projects at www.ingevanbruggen.nl) In 2015 I decided to steer my creative career back to my first two loves, drawing and design. Now I had to solve the creative challenge of how to incorporate the experience I had built up as an architect with drawing and design. This became Studio Mola Mola!
About the Mola Mola
The large, round, somewhat clumsy, Mola Mola fish derives its name from the Latin word for millstone. It was given its common English name ‘sunfish’ because of the animals habit of sunbathing at the surface of the water.
Ever since my first scuba dive I have been fascinated by fish and underwater life. The colours and patterns and characters of fish give me endless inspiration. That I chose a marine animal as my logo especially one that enjoys the sun as much as I do, is no surprise