Pleunie Buyink was born in 1988 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. She graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2014 after having studied fashion design at Academie Artemis in Rotterdam.
During her training as a fashion designer, she was fascinated by natural structures and materials in which light and transparency play a major role. In her designs she is guided by these phenomena.
During her period at the Design Academy, she developed a flexible material of supple, shiny rubber that was very reflective in its mobility. Due to the flexibility of the material and the degree to which it can be wrinkled, it is possible to reflect the colours and light of the surroundings just like the facets cut into gemstones.
With this material Pleunie Buyink creates spatial objects that can be placed in various positions and formations. She calls them Limber Gems. Due to their shapes and reflective material, these plastic sculptures can let the colours and lighting of their surroundings play a role in the total image and can serve as an ornament of the space.
Her work is presented both in museums (Noord-Brabant Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch) and in the design and fashion world (e.g. Salone del Mobile, Milan).