photo : sabine van der vooren at iCOON .  vintage coat : designed for maria 

frieda mellema photographs self-imagined images.
her images are often filled with the spirit of the fifties and sixties. 
combined found materials, flowers, old objects and textiles,
telling a new story together.
in the inner life of every image you will notice poetry and fantasy.
like a poet plays with words, she plays with imagery.
she guides you along all the imaginations inside her head 
and create new life for things often forgotten. 
a fairy tale, that offers you a new perspective on useless trash 
or that old coffee pot. 
every image she makes is dressed in feeling.
think of those feelings you have when you looking at the sky ...
its the layering, the light that she would like to catch.
all her photos are taken with daylight. with an almost philosophical take 
her signature is clearly present in everything she makes:
soft colours, a lot of light, dreamy settings, minimalism 
and great texture, structure and textiles.
for a collaboration with a gallery or for information please send an email to
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clients ( selection ) 


H.R.H. princess margarita de bourbon de parme
royal delft
walter van beirendonck
piet hein eek
marcel wanders
nienke hoogvliet
ans markus
esther derkx
esther stasse
hester zagt
designed for maria 
willem jan hoogsteder ( hoogsteder & hoogsteder )
monique ruhe ( cultural attache new york)
carina riezebos
bibi smit
jan taminiau
frieda mellema's work is shown in museums and exhibitions like 


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum New York
Dutch Design Week
Frjor Gallery Germany
Masterly Dutch Pavilion Milan
Salone Del Mobile. Milano
Biennale  Masterly The Hague
Meesterlijk Design
Stedelijke Museum Schiedam
Vendredi Gallery France
Designed For Maria  


publications ( selection ) 

MILK Magazine ( France )
NORTHLETTERS Magazine ( Germany )
ELLE Decoration nl ( and international editions )
Eigen Huis & Interieur 
Harper's Bazaar
Sanoma Magazines
Papier Mache Magazine ( Australia )
CUT Magazine ( Germany )
Design for Mankind Magazine ( New York )


design and realisation: FRIEDAMELLEMA