PIP was born in a small village by the sea as the youngest child of the family. She has three older brothers and a love bird, a small African parrot from the genus Agapornis: Tjommy. PIP’s real name is Catharina, but everyone knows her by her nickname. PIP was the first word that she ever spoke and her brothers just started calling her that.
After PIP graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, she bought a dilapidated old Victorian house on the outskirts of town. There was no longer any paint on the house and the garden was a wilderness, but PIP fell in love with it the moment she saw it. The house’s most unique feature, to her mind, was the intense northerly light that lit it up when the sun shone and that reminded her of the village where she was born. PIP created a studio in the attic: PIP studio.
PIP is honest and genuine. She cannot stand injustice; she has an unusually highly developed sense of ethics. PIP enjoys life to the full and, although she has a relaxed manner, when designing her creations she does her utmost, and then a bit more. PIP designs products she would like to buy if she could find them, which is usually not the case. Her vision on her designs is actually quite simple, practical and sincere: “If I make a product, it has to be so good that I would like to keep it myself or if I give it to a friend or member of the family it must bring a little bit of joy and happiness. Without this emotion, it cannot be a true PIP product”.
Her PIP motto: ‘Happy products for Happy People’