After High school Paula Arntzen studied Traditional Furniture Making at the HMC in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where she developed her technical knowledge and crafts skills as a furniture maker. Arntzen went on to study ‘Product Design’ at the ArtEZ Academy of Art in the Netherlands, cementing her passion and future career as a Product Designer.
After graduating in 2009, Arntzen established her design studio, Studio Paula Arntzen, where she focused on the realization of independent monumental light installations for public spaces, handmade products and commissioned work.
Since her graduation at the Master “Design Products” at the Royal College of Art in London in July 2015, Paula has innovatively mixed craft, product design and technology as communicative components of wonder in order to better connect people to their everyday surroundings. This is reflected through her focus on nature, hands-on approach to design and combining interesting combinations of different materials and technology. Arntzen believes aesthetics are an integral part of a product is equal to its efficiency of usability. Key to Arntzen design philosophy is the celebration of imagination over reason.