Shiva Rimal                                       Flevolaan 58
shiva @ rimal.nl                                  1382 JZ, Weesp
+31 (0)6 21 80 22 86                        The Netherlands

Shiva Rimal
Write with a “v”, pronounce with a “b”; Shiva. Born in Nepal, adopted, raised near Amsterdam and still in touch with his roots; combining has been an essential part of Shiva Rimal’s life. Shiva tries to comprehend what makes things beautiful. It’s a journey where borders between 2 and 3 dimensional design are less important. This way material, color, light, craftsmanship, industrial design and the love for words are all combined into a variety of projects.

Up to graduation Shiva combined his study Industrial Product Design at the University of The Hague with his own label for interior, exhibition and cross-media design. Clients include international organizations such as World Press Photo, KPN, BAM, Urbain Trade, Nescafe, Meijer, Plan, Einhaus and many more. The invaluable experience gained from working for these organizations allowed Shiva Rimal to experiment with various techniques and materials. In 2005 this resulted in his signature art style; The Iron Capture & Materialistic Line.




Art & Design
The Iron Capture & Materialistic Line combine hand-engraved drawings on rusted industrial steel, contemporary photography, car/spray paint, crayons, raw (used) materials and minimalistic design; sometimes with a touch of poetry, occasionally with some gold.

The resulting works are mixed media items, industrial furniture and design specials with a surprising combination of raw decay and glossy surfaces. The objects are also a tribute to craftsmanship of Shiva Rimal’s native land Nepal. Contrast of materials embodies the contrast between worlds and is therefore a reference to his life.



Corporate Design Label
Rimal offers exclusive concepts for spatial design and corporate identity issues for both permanent and temporary purposes. The projects reflect the wide range of design from industrial to graphic with original solutions for surprising spaces, cultural exhibitions, exceptional showrooms, boardrooms, restaurants and unique handmade furniture. The style is timeless-chic to raw-industrial with a mix of natural, tangible materials and complementary graphic elements. With over 20 years of experience Rimal offers a personal, distinctive blend of art, design and creativity.

Clients include World Press Photo, KPN, Nescafé, PLAN, Mastervolt, Einhaus, SCA and numerous other organizations.

For business projects, please use the link on the left side to DesignBlend.



Projects & Exhibitions
Shiva Rimal’s art and design projects have been showcased in cities across five continents, including; Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, Moscow, Lisbon, Luanda, Tokyo, Sydney and at the United Nations headquarters in New York.