ROOTS | PHILOSOPHY | MISSION
MARTJE NIETZMAN | DESIGNER | DIRECTOR
I am a Dutch Designer, born in Amsterdam and I have been living in Bali for the last 14 years. As a child my parents moved to Curaçao, an island in the former Dutch Antilles. It was there I developed my love for the tropics.
As the daughter of a highly creative mother, I spent my childhood outdoors - playing, claying, drawing and building sandcastles. So, my love for designing and creating beauty began at an early age - a love that plays an important role in my life through to the present day.
Aspiring to make a living out of what I liked to do most, I studied Design at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), followed by a 15-year career as head designer for a leading Dutch fashion house. During this time I traveled the world and enjoyed every moment of my travels, searching for inspiration, new ideas and the most beautiful fabrics.
It was during a business trip to Bali that I rediscovered my tropical roots and immediately fell in love with the beauty of this incredible island. I subsequently decided I wanted a change of direction and turned my attention to architecture and villa design.
During the past 14 years, I have been involved in multiple luxury developments – leading the design from inception through to completion on site. This involves all aspects of the design process: architecture; interiors; lighting and furniture design.
INSPIRED BY BEAUTY
‘My philosophy is designing with a total concept in mind where the architectural aspects, the interiors and the outdoor areas are all seamlessly connected in a perfect flow and therefore contribute to that feeling of bliss and joy.’
As a highly visual person, I believe that a beautiful environment has a calming and soothing effect on people and I am constantly striving to achieve this effect with my designs.
Beauty gets created with love and attention to detail. I am passionate about creating beautiful spaces that touch people’s hearts; environments that are easy on the eye and soothing on the soul - spaces that have a special energy - where people really love to be and feel happy. As such, designing a house is a highly personal process, during which clients like to feel heard and often prefer to have a close connection with the designer.
The personal approach I offer, is one of my stronger qualities that the clients I work with really appreciate. I believe it is vital for obtaining an optimal result.
I have a great love for animals and believe nature combines to create a peaceful environment. My focus is always on a holistic outcome which incorporates nature, resulting in spaces that can be enjoyed by both humans and animals.
Helping you create your dream home is what we love to do. If you feel happy, joyous, relaxed and at home in one of our designs, then we will have done our job. Getting to know you before we commence the design process is crucial and will assist us as we undertake the design process.
‘Our mission is to transform your ideas into a beautiful reality. Together we can create a home you will be thrilled with for years to come.’