From an early age, Marike was intrigued by the connection that can occur between an object and its viewer. A story told without words. This awareness makes her want to look beyond the obvious, the visible.  

This natural gift of sensing combined with her love for objects and fascination for the intangibility of time, drives her to create. 

"In my work I try to make a connection between confidence and insecurity"


In her work, Marike’s main core values consistently emerge. Connection, refinement, proportions and simplicity. These values always relate differently to each work, but never stand alone.

Time and again in her creative process, Marike’s work begins and ends with apparent simplicity. Carefully chosen proportions and materials in her work are an essential element to its visual appeal and contribute to a sense of visual tranquility. 


After finishing her study Industrial Product Engineering, Marike Andeweg started her career as a product developer at Pastoe. In that same period she co-founded her first bathroom label. By the age of 30, Marike moved forward and started her own luxury design label that she named Not Only White.

For 12 years she was, besides being responsible for the daily operations at Not Only White, also focusing on the product collections and creative direction of the brand. 

In that same period she designed for Dutch design labels Design On Stock and Eyye.

Together with Joost van der Vecht she occasionally forms a design-duo, working for Exsta. Designing for Exsta holds a special and warm place in her heart as their focus is to offer design interior products suitable for the highly demanding healthcare industry.

Over the years Marike’s work has been awarded with various international design prices, being:

  • Red Dot Design Award
  • iF Product Design Award
  • German Design Award

After earning her stripes, she participated several times as a juror at the iF Award.

Marike’s previous work for Not Only White is applied both residentially and project-based. A few highlights, among many lovely small and bigger private houses and commercial projects across the globe, are:

  • Showroom Hermès, New York, USA
  • Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
  • Private residence late Zaha Hadid, London, UK
  • Hilton Schiphol, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • The Lodge, Dun Aluinn, Scotland
  • Xeraca hotel, Ibiza, Spain