Mary Hessing

Known for her sharp eye, style, creativity and commercial intuition. She is a strong believer in straightforward thinking and fair play. Next to all of this she is a communication expert that over the years established a perfect network. As a founder she has been in charge of WOTH Wonderful Things magazine and WOTH studio since the start in 2016. Simultaneously (2018 —2021) as editor in chief, she managed Dutch magazine Residence

Hessing worked as a second editor in chief at Hollands biggest women’s magazine Libelle (2000 —’09) and as Editor in Chief of both More Than Classic and Eigen Huis & Interieur. (2009 — ’16) From 1991 to 2000 she ran her own company Hessing & Janssen focusing on the production of Fashion Shows (Le Cri Neérlandais with Viktor & Rolf) books and events.

 

 

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RESIDENCE

Freelance Editor in Chief 2018—

Since september of 2018 Hessing guaranties the quality of this more than thirty years old Dutch glossy. She assembled a whole new team of talented youngsters and seasoned professionals to assure ten tantalizing issue's a year.  


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MAGAZINES/WOTH WONDERFUL THINGS

Founder/Editor in Chief 2016—

An international platform and indie-magazine on design, creatives and creative industry. WOTH was realized thanks to a successful crowdfunding campain and has many influential designers among their ambassadors. Watch the MOVIE here! 

 

 

 

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Eigen Huis & Interieur

Editor in Chief 2009—2016

On her instigation and supervision Eigen Huis & Interieur was restyled in 2011 by Pentagram New York. Pentagram’s partner Luke Hayman worked together with Hessing and her team. The restyling was rewarded BEST ART DIRECTION (Mercur 2012) in Holland and won a prestigieus OZZY Award in America.

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AWARD WINNING PRESENTATIONS 

Hessing commisioned i29 designers to create the EH&I/MTC pavilion at the design fair of 2015. She gave them the freedom to design a breathtaking environment that got international acclaim

 

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FURNITURE CollectiON

Two complete collections under the label EH&I; furniture and accessoires in collaboration with established Dutch brands as;
Artifort, Carpet Sign, Desso, Draenert, Gelderland, Interstar, Linteloo, Metaform, Montis, Palau, Pilat & pilat.   

 

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MORE THAN CLASSIC 

Editor in Chief, 2009—2016

With the same team and at the same time, Hessing was responsible for EH&I's sister magazine More Than Classic. A beautiful classical modern magazine focusing on interior decorating, art, style and the good things in life. MTC was published 6 times a year and also featured a big pavillion on the anual interior decoration fair.

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LIBELLE

Deputy Editor in chief - Managing Editor 2000 – 2009

Started out as Managing editor 'line and brand extensions': responsible for the event Libelle Zomerweek (annually - 80.000 woman), Libelle books, Marjolein Bastin agenda en product development and licencing, Jan Jans en de Kinderen comicbooks and licencing, Libelle products; Homewear, furniture, accessoires, Deputy editor in chief since 2006 taking care of Libelle specials – Libelle Balance magazine – Libelle Bookazine – Libelle Zomerweek and the regular weekly edition of the magazine.

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SPECIAL LIBELLE PROJECTS

Exhibition Libelle 70 JR anniversary - Glossy + big exhibition at The Kunsthal Rotterdam, initiated and compiled by Hessing.
Libelle out of the box (Libelle 75 year) Book in collaboration with: Lernert & Sander, KesselsKramer, Koeweiden Postma, VBAT, Thonik, Die Twee, NLXL, Balsa, Dennis Koot, Design Academy, Werkplaats Typografie en het Sandberg Instituut. Concept and realisation Mary Hessing. 
Casa Libelle (online reality soap); Libelle’s own Bed & Breakfast in Barcelona. (2007)
Online thriller Deadline: Libelle’s online thriller daily an episode of three minutes (2009)



HESSING & JANSSEN

Bureau voor Interdisciplinaire Styling 1991—2000

Together with Angelique Janssen, Hessing formed a company that created many international productions, focusing on: fashion – design – concepts – project management – production – art direction – fund raising.

founder of organisation ‘LE CRI NEÉRLANDAIS’ the group of 6 Dutch fashion designers; Viktor & Rolf, Lucas Ossendrijver, Pascal Gatzen, Marcel Verheijen, and Saskia van Drimmelen, that wanted to conquer the world and did!

Shows in Paris, Belgium, Milano
all photo’s together with Rineke Dijkstra
all artwork together with Jop van Bennekom (Fantastic Man) 
all music by Joost van Bellen
Multi media presentation ‘Defilé sans public’ (show on dvd together with Opera designers)

HAUTE CULTURE BOOK

International fashion show and book for Dutch Gasunie ; featuring work by designers like Michael Guerra, Stéphane Barbier, Oscar Süleyman, Ida Gut, Anja Gockel etc. a photo essay and reflection on dressing up – party culture and fashion in general.

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Photo's by Jurgen Teller | Paul Huf | Cornelie Tollens
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Cecil Beaton | Sem Presser | Bart van Leeuwen and many others

WE EUROPE

international fashion and dance/shows Amsterdam – Belgium – Switzerland
in collaboration with Lidy Mouw, Richard Cameron (Drive-in), Wilma Sommers en Hester Oerlemans (Bar Slecht)

 

 

portrait Jan-Willem Kaldenbach