66 x 180 cm
hand rolled seam
The Heartmade collection is Hellen’s own personal label.
This collection, existing mainly out of scarves, has its own authentic signature and is beautifully layered.
Without caring too much about fashion-trends or commercial restrictions Hellen van Berkel dives into the making of limited editions of her scarves, and in doing so creating her daring designs. The unusual combination of techniques leads to curiosity and amazement. The scarves are almost art pieces on their own.
Next to the Heartmade collection Hellen develops bespoke collections for several museums.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam for example, commissioned her for the design of a series of products inspired by the Dutch turn-of-the-century painter Breitner. Other museums in the Netherlands as well as in Europe and the United States followed along the way. Therefore nowadays Hellen van Berkel is asked frequently to design bespoke limited editions based on blockbuster exhibitions or key pieces from the museum collection.
Hellen loves to work in commission. This way, client and designer get to know each other more profoundly. A design takes shape in close consultation, resulting in custom made products that are based on the story, background and context of each applicant. Production comes about in a way that fits customer, assignment and budget.
Small batches are no problem, even one-off’s can be realized. In accordance the same high level of quality is always used for materials and techniques. That is what Heartmade Prints is about.