Aagje Hoekstra (1990) studied Product Design on the University of Arts. She graduated in June 2013 with the project Coleoptera, a bioplastic made of dead beetles.

With Coleoptera, Aagje wants to demonstrate the various uses we may get out of insects. That's why the structure of the beetle is still visible in the plastic, so you know where the plastic is made of. Secondly, she exhibits some lesser-known properties of natural polymers and waste materials.

After working as a designer for a few years, Aagje decided to study again. In June 2020 she graduated as an Art teacher.


2018 - 2020, BA Education (Arts), WDKA University of the Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, NL

2009 - 2013, BA Product Design, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Utrecht, NL

2002 - 2008, High School Degree, Drachtster Lyceum, Drachten, NL


SEP 2014, New Material Award, NL

AUG 2014, Foederer Talentenfonds 'Foederer Talent Award 2014', NL

JUL 2014, ASN BANK Wereldprijs 2014 'Voor de Wereld van Morgen', NL


APR 2015, 'Salone del Mobile / Designweek', Milan, IT

APR 2015, 'Edible Materials Lab', Texas, US

JAN 2015, 'TEDx', Delft, NL

NOV 2014 - JAN 2015, Nominees Exhibition 'New Material Award' Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL

NOV 2014, GLOW, Schellensfabriek Eindhoven, NL

NOV 2014, Museumnacht, ARCAM Architecture Centre Amsterdam, NL

OCT 2014, ' Circulair Economy' Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, NL

OCT 2014, 'Agri Meets Design' Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, NL

JUN 2014, De Daktuin, Utrecht, NL

FEB 2014, Surface Design Show by 'Global Color Research', London, UK

JAN - MAR 2014, SCIN Gallery, London, UK

NOV 2013, Bright Day, Amsterdam, NL

OCT 2013 - 17 JAN 2014, ING House, Amsterdam, NL

OCT 2013, Dutch Design Week, Klokgebouw Eindhoven, NL

JUN 2013, Graduation Exhibition, HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, NL


JAN 2015, 'BioTalk', Mediamatic Amsterdam NL

JAN 2015, 'TEDxYouth', Delft NL

NOV 2014, 'De Mus', Torpedo Theater Amsterdam NL


APR 2015, Experimenta, SP

APR 2015, Vrij Nederland, NL

APR 2015, De Telegraaf, NL

OCT 2014, Vrij Nederland, NL

OCT 2014, Dagblad van het Noorden, NL

OCT 2014, Leeuwarder Courant, NL

SEP 2014, Trouw, NL

SEP 2014, OneWorld, NL

FEB 2014, FUTU Magazine, PL

FEB 2014, Financieel Dagblad Persoonlijk (Financial Journal), NL

JAN 2014, Materia, NL

JAN 2014, Quest magazine #119, NL

NOV 2013, DailyMail (MailOnline), UK

NOV 2013, Dezeen, UK

NOV 2013, VPRO, NL

OCT 2013, Trendhunter, CAN

OCT 2013, Dezeen, UK