Margriet Vollenberg is a graduate designer who studied at the Design Academy in Eindhoven under Lidewij Edelkoort, the head professor. After graduating she moved to Milan and worked as a jewellery designer in a company which worked for big Italian fashion brands. Here Margriet realised that she excelled most at organising and matchmaking, seeing possibilities and connecting people to make things happen between them. This is how she came to help Moooi with their stands and presentation and became a specialist in the organisation of all aspects of design.
In February 2005 Margriet launched her own studio. In this capacity, she helped designers build various kinds of projects. Eventually Margriet created a platform for new generation designers to exhibit their work in new ways, leading to the founding of Organisation in Design in 2009. As such, the company has nearly twenty years of experience in the creative sector. It comprises Ventura Projects as well as a specialised PR department and provides clients with services such as project management, consultancy, art direction and matchmaking. With a skilled team of ambitious people based both in Utrecht and Milan, Organisation in Design brings quality and experience to the design scene – making it a leading firm in the international market.
Besides taking care of art-direction and project management, Margriet performs as guest speker and as a facilitator of workshops. She engages in international forums (such as World Design Capital Taipei for International Design Week in 2016 and the Conference on Cultural and Creative Industries for Maastricht Academy in 2017) and is frequently asked to be a juror.