van Aubel

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

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Neelie Kroes – Jury Chair of Radicale Vernieuwer (Radical Pioneer) :

Her work has real societal impact” 

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Studio film Nieuwe Instituut

Studio film Nieuwe Instituut

Power Plant

Research to the 21st Century greenhouse, using modern technologies.

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.

Founded by Marjan van Aubel and Peter Krige.

Foam China

Foaming expanding porcelain

Currently collaborating with Joris Laarman Lab and Tichelaar Makkum

Foaming Wood

Foaming Wood is an investigation of wood shavings combined with a bioresin.

Both the Well Proven Collection and Table 1/7 resulted from this research.

Dye Sensitised Solar Cells

Foaming volcanic rock

This is an impression of a research trip to the island of Stromboli by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel.