Celia Hadeler


Celia Hadeler's work  consists of contradictions and contrasts. Being of both Peruvian and German descent, Hadeler a product of contrasting cultures herself: from a Peruvian grandmother littering her with hugs and stuffed animals, to a reserved German grandfather teaching her the merits of discipline.


Celia Hadeler's fascination with contrast developed further when she started suffering heavy migraines, forcing her to deal with contrasting extremities. As a coping mechanism, looking for ways to give her peace and quiet, Celia started making collages, cutting folds out from fashion magazines.

During her art studies at Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam and Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Hadeler further developed this taste for combining old and new techniques.


With the 'Folds' Hadeler makes use of the classical ‘Trompe l’oeil’* technique, where she plays with the viewer's perception and confusion because of the optical illusion. *Trompe l'oeil: French for “deceive the eye”, is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.

'Folds' are almost everywhere, a napkin on the table, the clothing you wear, or a bag floating in the wind. It draws Celia's attention, it makes her curious and she can get lost in it.

 Celia Hadeler recognizes the beauty of them: the unexpected compositions and the simple beauty of random folds. These pure forms Celia likes to isolate and translate into her rugs.


Her  new series of Rugs & Wall Hangings are inspired by folds and wrinkles. They are colorful and are an absolute eye-catcher.

Hadeler's  rugs are special with their irregular edges. She plays with their multifunctional use: you either hang them on your wall as a piece of art or you integrate them as an art carpet. Whatever your choice is, this piece of art will enrich your interior.