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Matthijs Siljee has worked internationally in Spatial and Industrial Design thoughout Europe, US and since 1994 in New Zealand, mostly in partnership with Hanne van Beek. He graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1992 at the faculty 'Man and Emvironment' under Marijke van der Wijst.
In the Europe projects have included corporate, public and private assignments in interiors, exhibitions, Museums, urban design and architecture. In the US Matthijs has worked with R Artschwager and has done stage design for Broadway and Las Vegas productions. Matthijs and Hanne came to New Zealand in 1994 to work on the Museum of New Zealand project and to continue design research and teaching. Matthijs has been lecturer since 1998, lecturing in core studio papers in 2 and 3 dimensional practice such as drawing, life drawing and art & design studio. Matthijs currently supervises BDes condidates, lectures in Design Business and Practice and Industrial Design History. Recent research projects include: Old School New School exhibition, Te Ara Hihiko Time Capsule and the Contained Memory Conference. Research in Design for the Developing World has resulted from an ocean passage by yacht through Melanesia in 2009.