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The Essential List: Naomi Kolsteren


Design studio Vrinst-Kolsteren's co founder on side projects, mom's Nepalese food and the kit she can't live without

The Essential List: Naomi Kolsteren

Naomi Kolsteren is the co-founder of the Antwerp based design studio Vrinst-Kolsteren, founded in 2017 after her studies at Sint-Lucas Antwerp. She works locally and internationally, creating a network of creative talent by working in a collaborative way. She’s responsible for the Creative Belgium Awards campaign of 2022 and 2023. 


Place of birth: Patan/Nepal

Hometown: Antwerp

Staycation: Ardennes

Vacation: Italy

Pet: Fino the doggo 

Place of work: Antwerp

Place of workout: Crossfit 

Side project: Vrints-Kolsteren Editions

Mode of transport: Bike


Artist: Claes Oldenburg

Musician: Frank Ocean

Film director: Ruben Östlund

Photographer: Wolfgang Tillmans

Film: Boyhood

Series: The White Lotus

Commercial: Nen euro

Music video: Fatboy Slim ft. Bootsy Collins - Weapon Of Choice

Video game: Tetris

Board game: Scrabble

Podcast: Club Net 

Magazine: Gentlewoman 

Food and Drink

Breakfast: No breakfast

Restaurant: Veranda

Cheap bite: Falafel

Working lunch: Homemade salad

Favourite dish: Mom’s Nepalese food 

Signature dish: Shakshuka

Guilty pleasure: Potato Chips

Bar: Borze

Booze: Espresso Martini 

Not booze: Filter coffee

Bonus food: Cinnamon bun 

Bonus beverage: Draft beer


Phone: iPhone

Computer: iMac

TV: Samsung serif tv

Headphones: Apple 

Camera: Canon

Soundsystem: Audio Pro

Where you document an idea: notes app

Casual clothing: sweats

Smart clothing: all black

Footwear: boots 

App: mail 

Website: the brand identity

Favourite social media feed: white_sage

Work program: Indesign

Digital work tool: Dropbox

Analogue work tool: notebook 

Makeup essential: face wash 

Bonus kit essential: sunscreen 


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Creative Belgium, Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:02:51 GMT