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About Albert Potgieter : Albert Potgieter Designs was started on the dream to make a difference. To use art and design and creativity to uplift people. To get people off the streets or bad situations into the business and teach them, mentor them and give them a skill and most of all to give back. This is what the business or vision or goal is all about. Every piece that is designed or created is aimed to reach this goal. Albert Potgieter was a Physiotherapist, but started the business in Furniture design to give back to those that haven’t been given the opportunities that he has. Albert Potgieter regards what he achieves not as important, but what is important, is the why behind the what. The ‘why’ that drives the business to do better, to reach for more and to keep fighting.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Art and design is an amazing way to break boundaries down and to reach places and spaces that most things can’t. We as artist have the privilege to have a reach into peoples homes and have an impact on peoples inner most, safe places. Every piece that the designer or artist makes carries a piece of themselves within the art. In this way we can tell stories, share emotions or concepts, change peoples way of perspective or even have an impact or uplift people through those stories. This is so powerful and such a great responsibility and opportunity for each and every artist. The window to the soul and heart is through the eyes and that is the primary objective of art. It’s to be visually pleasing, to catch attention, to pull the client in through what they see firstly. If you can do that, then the affect of your art will go deeper.

ORGANIZATION:
Albert Potgieter Designs

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Physiotherapist Health care, paramedics, laboratory

EDUCATION:
2006, Physiotherapist, BSC, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

EXPERIENCE:
2010 - 2016, Physiotherapist in South Africa
2017, Started my business in Furniture design
2017 - 2018, Worked as Furniture Restorer at Galerie Jarno Kooijman, Rotterdam/Netherlands
2019, Current, Full time owner, Designer and maker at Albert Potgieter Designs, Rotterdam/Netherlands

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2019, Dutch Design week, Eindhoven/Netherlands
2020, Invited to Milan Design week, Milan/Italy (Posponed twice due to Corona virus - Expected April 2021)
2020 - 2021, ETC Design Centre, Culemborg/Netherlands
2022 (June) - Milan Design week, with Isola Design Gallery, Milan/Italy

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2019 - 2021, Rotterdam Art week, Keilewerf with other Designers in Keilewerf community, Rotterdam/Netherlands
2020 - 2021, Nu Art and Design, With other Designers from Netherlands, Woerden/Netherlands
2020 - 2021, ETC Design Centre, With other artists from Netherlands, Culemborg/Netherlands
2021 -2022, Cabinet de Virtuosites, Atelier Alain Ellouz, with Galerie Philia exhibition, Paris/France
2022 (June), Milan Design week, with Isola Design Gallery, Milan/Italy

EVENTS:
2019 - 2021, Rotterdam Art week, Participant, Rotterdam/Netherlands
2020 - 2021, ETC Design Centre exhibition day, Participant, Culemborg/Netherlands
2022 (June), Milan Design week, with Isola Design Gallery, Milan/Italy

AWARDS:
2021, 1st place, 99Days of Design, Netherlands

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2019, Optique Bench, Excellent Wonen Magazine, page 8, November, Netherlands

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English, Native
Afrikaans, Native
Dutch, Intermediate

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Shapr3D, Intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2021, Momentum Business seminar, Rotterdam/Netherlands

HOBBIES:
Playing guitar, Writing songs, playing sports, BBQ with friends

WEB SITE:
https://www.albertpotgieter.com/

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.albertpotgieter.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2021-07-26 19:51:12

COUNTRY/REGION:
Netherlands

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Albert Potgieter


Optique Bench

A' Design Award Winner for Furniture Design Category in 2021
Albert Potgieter for Albert Potgieter Designs
Moja Coffee Table

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture Design Category in 2021
Albert Potgieter for Albert Potgieter Designs

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