Karin An Rijlaarsdam

Originally from The Netherlands but now based in Shanghai, designer Karin An Rijlaarsdam founded her studio CLOUD-9 in 2005. The studio specialises in the design of high-end restaurants, corporate showrooms and club interiors.

CLOUD-9 has also developed lighting collections and interior accessories in collaboration with local craftspeople, using indigenous materials and techniques. Rijlaarsdam strongly believes that the purpose of design is to bring function and happiness into everyday life and endeavours to achieve this through her work.