BLANDAT WAS FOUNDED IN 2013 BY DUTCH DESIGNER DEBBY VAN DER VEER, A GRADUATE OF KABK ART ACADEMY IN THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS.
Literally translated, it means ‘mixed’ in Swedish. This represents the essence of the brand; When making prints it is like mixing the the best ingredients together.
Blending colour, shapes, techniques and concepts. Characterised by hand drawn illustrations with the always visible pencil stroke.
Through the years, Debby has used her talents in a range of different working environments, from television to graphic design & illustration. Working in the clothing industry brought experience with design, production & marketing.
After moving to Johannesburg with her family, she decided to start her own label. This is where all the disciplines that Debby had come to master throughout the years came together and blended as one.
“ Living in South Africa has given me much inspiration to create, there is colour everywhere!
With so many cultures & traditions around you, it helps you see new things all the time.
I was always intrigued by patterns, the people on the street of the countries we visited in Africa made me see that print is a fantastic way to express yourself. This triggered me to create my own print.
A fully printed outfit, in a furnished interior with the same print; that would be my mission with BLANDAT.
The drawing of the print and what you see on social media.. I’m in control of the total process, from start to finished product. “