Marjan van Aubel (born 1985, the Netherlands) is an award-winning solar designer whose innovative practice spans the fields of sustainability, design and technology.
As an energy pioneer, van Aubel works in collaboration with scientists, engineers and institutions to promote extreme efficiency through design
Neelie Kroes – Jury Chair of Radicale Vernieuwer (Radical Pioneer) :
Her work has real societal impact”
24 May 2018
Marjan will be one of the keynote speakers at the What Design Can Do Conference
Stadsschouwburg Leidseplein 26 Amsterdam
27 March – 1 April 2018
Art Hong Kong
A new constellation of new Cyanometers at Art Hong Kong
A collaboration with Swarovksi
15 March 2018
A Solar Design talk by Marjan at DesignMarch in Reykjavik
21-29 October 2017
In No Particulair Order
Group exhibition during Dutch Design Week that received a Talent Fund from Stimuleringsfonds.
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
14 October 2017 - 14 January 2018
Change the System
Current Table is part of ‘Change the System‘ – a design exhibition exploring how creative minds can drive necessary change in the face of global issues and threats.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
12 October 2017
WIRED – Energy
Marjan will be speaking at the WIRED Energy event in London
London, Kings Place
10 June - 26 November 2017
Well Proven Chair exhibited at Earth Matters
Well Proven Chair is included in the Earth Matters collection, curated by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano, at the TextielMuseum in the Netherlands.
4 - 9 April 2017
TALISMAN for auction in Milan
Marjan van Aubel is one of 46 international designers to create a unique piece for exhibition and auction at TALISMAN: Contemporary Symbolic Objects in Milan, Italy.
Saturday April 8th, 3pm
Palazzo Clerici’s Salone degli Arazzi
Well Proven Chair moves to Australia
Well Proven Chair is acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
Van Aubel speaks at Santiago Design Biennial
The British Council invites Marjan van Aubel to give a talk on Aesthetic Sustainable Future at the Design Biennial in Santiago, Chile.
Well Proven Chair cameo for COS
COS invites six furniture designers to appear in a new film by Lernert & Sander.
Watch the film here
Caventou featured in British Invention in Design film
Caventou is featured in the British Council’s Invention in Design film – proving Marjan van Aubel is as much a British inventor as she is a Dutch design innovator!
Watch the film here.
16 September – 15 October 2016
Dichroic Light at Electro Craft
Dichroic Light goes on show at Electro Craft as part of London Design Festival.
23 Charlotte Road
London EC2A 3PB
26 August 2016 - 1 January 2017
8-13 August 2016
Workshop at Bauhaus Summer School
Marjan van Aubel gives a week-long workshop in Sustainable Future Aesthetics at the Bauhaus International Summer School in Berlin.
16321 Bernau bei Berlin
25 July 2016
Marjan secures Dutch talent fund
Marjan receives a talent development grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL – a programme that supports exceptional talents in architecture, design and e-culture in the Netherlands.
NPO 2 19.20 - 29 March 201
Marjan appears on GroenLicht
GroenLicht is a Dutch TV program on sustainability – watch Marjan discuss ‘living objects’ on the show here.
29 February - 5 March 2016
Sustainable Design workshop in Beirut
Marjan gives a material workshop as part of the the Sustainable Design Program in partnership with ALBA’s Design Department in Beirut.
13 December 2015
Current Table featured in the Guardian
Great review of Current Table in the Guardian!
We received a grant from the DOEN foundation to produce a new version of Current Table!
17 October - 25 Oktober 2015
In No Particular Order
Exhibition of all recipients of Talentfund from stimuleringsfonds creative industrie during Dutch Designweek
Cover story and nice article in Icon Magazine!
22 September 2015 19.00 - 20.00
Zero Waste Forum
Panel discussion on innovate, sustainable production methods with Protein x Matter
One Good Deed Today
London – E2 8AG
21 September - 31 October 2015
Exhibition and Disegno no. 9 launch
The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane
17 september 2015 - 18 September 2016
Installation of 7 Current Windows at 19 Greek Street where people from the street can charge their phones from the solar powered windows
The art of Progress
19 Greek Street
W1D 4DT – London
21 - 23 September 2017
Shortlisted Wood Awards
Well Proven Stool got shortlisted for the Wood Awards! The winners will be announced 22 November and the shortlist will be exhibited at 100% Design during London Design Festival
The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. The Awards aim to recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood.
14 - 19 April 2015
LIVING MATTER(S) IN MILAN
New Well Proven stools at Transnatural Label & Lab
Via Ventura 6
Milan preview by LSN Global
24 March BBC 6.00pm
Current Table has been featured on the BBC 6 o’clock news!
25 March - 16 August 2015
Design of the Year Award 2015
Current Table is nominated for the Design of the Year Award 2015
28 Shad Thames
London SE1 2YD
14 February - 31 January 2016
This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good explores this question
with works from MoMA’s collection that celebrate the promise—and occasional flipside—of contemporary design at
Museum of Modern Art
Organised by Paola Antonelli
11 West 53 Street
NEW YORK, NY 10019
Ones to Watch
I am a Design Council’s 70 Ones to Watch! Amongst 70 other designers that represent the future of British design.
27 Januari 2015
Different speakers on who owns the future
Theater de Veste
6 November 2014 - 18.30 -20.30
Sustainable Design : What’s next? a conversation led by Wallpaper city Guide editor Rachael Moloney about the future of design.
19 Greek Street
18 september 2014 - 14.30
Talk organised by depot Basel at Victoria & Albert Museum for London Design Festival
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Victoria & Albert Museum
SW7 2RL, London
12 September 2014
London Design Festival
Opening party at 19 Greek Street where I exhibit Current Table.
19 greek street
W1D 4DT London
11 August - 16 August
Domaine de Boisbuchet
Kortrijk Interieur Biennale workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet
26 June 18:30
Material ♥ Tax talk
In addition to the exhibition, Droog will host the interactive public event ‘Material ♥ Tax’ with experts, food and music. Designers and guest speakers will lively discuss the use and taxation of waste, resources and labor.
1011 JJ Amsterdam
8 June - 20 June 2014
Field research together with Jamie Shaw towards Lava and volcanic rock on Stromboli Island for Fiorucci Art Trust
5 June 20:00 – 21:30
Mash Up Material Night
Lecture and debate moderated by Sophie Krier about the limits of wood.
Together with Lex Pott and Chris Kabel at the New Institute
Time: Start guided tour 7.15 pm;
Location: Auditorium, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
5 June 2014
Studio visit at PLAZAPLAZA by Ray Hu from Core 77
Interieur Awards 2014
Current Table is one of the winners of the Interieur Awards 2014!!
18 April - 31 August 2014
L’espace fondation EDF]
Let there be light!
Exposition of Vitra Museum
6, Rue Récamier
14 - 19 April 2015
During this exhibition Marjan van Aubel and Jólan van der Wiel will disclose hidden potential energies through their objects. Playing with different natural forces and processes such as gravity and photosynthesis, their objects will react to and visualise these laws of nature.
Spazio Rossana Orlandi
Via Matteo Bandello 14/16
12 February - 20 April 2014
The Sausage Machine in THE FUTURE IS HANDMADE at Kalmar Konstmuseum
Stadsparken 39233 Kalmar
23 January 2014
For the material innovation fellowship by The Art Foundation!!
18 December 2013
Talk at New Institute
In conversation about The New Material Award at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
Program starts at 15.00
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25 Rotterdam
27 september - 16 march 2014
Vitra Design Museum
The Energy Collection in the exhibition LIGHTOPIA at Vitra Design Museum a travelling exhibition about the history and future of light
Vitra Design Museum
79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany
26 November 2014
Winner ARC13 Chair Award
The Well Proven Chair won the ARC13 Chair Award !!
19 March 2013
Design of the Year 2013 Award
Well Proven Chair has been nominated for the Design of the Year 2013 Award!
It will be exhibited at the Design Museum. Other nominations include Anish Kapoor, Zaha Hadid and Jólan van der Wiel.
12 March 2013
of the Well Proven Chair
Film made my Emiel Elgersma, one year after receiving the VSBFonds Scholarship
25 October 2012 10.0
Am having a coffee in Koffietijd with Loretta Schrijver, a Dutch actualities Television program!
20 October 2012
First prize Material Award
The Energy Collection won the first prize of the New Material Award and €15.000
All winners and nominees are exhibiting at Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
1 – 5 July 2009
Final Show – Rietveld Academy
Cupboards made out of self-developed foam porcelain, a new material that has the capabilities of producing lightweight objects that can be handled in a similar way as china. Just like bread, the foam literally rises in the kiln, expanding itself about 300% its original volume.
Research to the 21st Century greenhouse, a self-powering greenhouse.
Power Plant is one of the winners of the Climate Action Challenge
At Caventou, we are redefining solar technology by rethinking our relationship with energy and the objects that use it.