Chris Kabel was born in Bloemendaal, the Netherlands in 1975. He graduated in 2001 from the Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2002 he moved to Rotterdam where he started his design practice. He works for and with design labels, architects, cultural institutions and design galleries. He is a professor at the Design Academy Eindhoven and at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art in Lausanne (ECAL).
Work in Public Collections (selection): MoMA New York, Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Hangaram Design Museum Seoul, Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, Mint Museum Charlotte, EKWC, Den Bosch, Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart and National Textile Museum, Tilburg.
Awards (selection): Rotterdam Design Prize, nominee (2003), Red Dot Design Award (2006), Stokroos Stipend (2006), Wallpaper Design Award (2007), Dutch Material Prize (2009), Finalist Dutch Design Awards (2011)