Irma Földényi (HU) was first trained as a jewellery designer in Budapest, then graduated as a product designer in 2009 at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts & Design (MOME), and in 2012 at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Social Design Masters with a cum laude. After her graduation she moved to Rotterdam where she founded her studio and works as a designer, researcher & consultant on international projects in the fields of digital technologies, design research and design education.
In the recent years Irma has been working with musea, cultural & educational organisations and companies such as the Open Society Institute, Philips Design Probes, Design Academy Eindhoven, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Vienna, MU Artspace, Van Abbemuseum, z33 House of Contemporary Art and MOME where she has been a guest lecturer since 2013.
In her self initiated work she develops collaborative projects that question existing and establishes new relationships between technology and identity within different social-cultural contexts. In 2015 she initiated Jewellery Perspectives, a research project in collaboration with curator Evelien Bracke (BE). By mapping various fields such as science, economy, literature, politics and film among others, the project’s aim is to research and share relevant worldly contexts for jewellery design.