Matthias De Vogel was born and raised in The Netherlands and studied fashion design at Utrecht School of Arts.
After acquiring a master degree at the I.F.M in Paris he pursued a career in fashion working for several well known brands including Et Vous, Comptoir des Cotonniers, as well as the designers Isabel Marant and J.C de Castelbajac. This career period establishes his connection to couture and design in Paris.
After 15 years in Paris Matthias relocated to San Francisco, where he worked as Global Concept Designer for the iconic brand Levi Strauss.
This role takes him around the world where he meets many inspiring people, providing the opportunity to work with these artisans and study their cultures, craft and approach to art.
His work is influenced by this research; specifically the meaning of color and use of prints and patterns from all of these different regions.
Returning to Amsterdam, Matthias De Vogel creates his textile lab and studio Fault Lines, founded in 2015. Here he experiments with traditional ideas of textile art and reinterpret this in a new way.
Matthias creates unique textile art within three essential design principles: educate, assimilate and innovate.