Judith Ter Haar
founder, intuitive forecaster and art-director
As a forecaster, curator and creator of concepts, Judith strives to connect people, products and places through emotional experience. She is a self-made woman, passionate and with the will to stand out. Having grown up as a child in two contrasting worlds: Africa and the Netherlands, Judith has grown up with the need to create bridges, connecting people, connecting places and connecting creativity. Driven by intuitive knowledge, she combines her naturally inherent sense for aesthetics and emerging developments with a deep understanding of culture, art, philosophy and society. By translating her vision into ideas that tell a strong story, she provides meaning, inspiration and engagement to her projects, presentations and forecasts.
Judith has been of great importance as a pioneer of experiential retail concepts that bridge commerce and culture. For more than 25 years she has been operating as an independent entrepreneur. ‘Jones Arnhem’ was the initial platform she created to introduce the marriage between art and retail. The art of curation has been central to its success. With high-end designers such as Dries Van Noten, Maison Martin Margiela and Ann Demeulemeester, as well as a carefully selected group of young designers, she has managed to create a platform that introduces a new idea of retail. With retail as a method to exchange creative intelligence, she introduced social awareness and education in her work. This specific approach has granted her the ability to recognise opportunities to initiate several projects that focus on this exchange.
Judith is a firm believer of sharing her experience in a form of education. She lectures in Creative Curation at the Master Fashion Strategy at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, which mostly tends to take shape in the form of inspiring do-lectures. The core of her lectures focuses on how fashion and retail are embedded in society, which she approaches as guiding themes for future developments in society and culture.
Judith’s work cannot be captured within a specific style but has a personal signature that unveils itself through the curation of visual presentations. Authenticity, craftsmanship and heritage form the strong pillars of her aesthetic approach.
“Walk the path slowly in order to see the beautiful stones along the way. I am an intuitive forecaster.”