Sophie Rowley (New Zealand, 1986) is a designer based in Berlin. With an academic background in textile design, she completed the MA Material Futures at Central Saint Martins in London in 2014.
After graduating she worked for British designer Faye Toogood in London. In 2017 she returned to Berlin to set-up her own design practise.
In her work she reveals hidden aesthetics of everyday matter through the experimentation with process, craft and material. She collaborates with the industry by developing bespoke studies and concepts for more targeted applications of new materials.
Through research and experimentation, she pushes the physicality of materials to their limits, revealing new features and hidden unexpected aesthetics. Using a wide range of techniques, her approach focuses on sustainability and innovative material development.
With her recent textile work named ‘Khadi Frays’ she has been selected as a finalist for the renown LOEWE craft prize 2019.