June 2017

Cyanometer for Designer of the Future Award
with Swarovski and Design Miami

Come and see a light installation where we will take the sky indoors using solar crystals

June 13-18, 2017
Design Miami/ Basel
Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel

10 June till 26 November 2017

Earth Matters refers to the worldwide development regarding sustainability and respect for earth’s resources. The exhibition is curated by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano, together with the TextielMuseum.

Goirkestraat 96
5046 GN Tilburg
The Netherlands

April 2017

Very proud to be called
the Designer of the Future 2017 awarded
by Swarovski and Design Miami

See announcement film here

A commissioned work by Swarovksi
with crystal solar cells will be exhibited
during Art Basel in June

4-9 April 2017

TALISMAN - Contemporary Symbolic Objects” is a group exhibition curated by Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò that features 46 talismans, made on purpose by 46 international designers, that will be auctioned on Saturday, April the 8th at 3pm in Palazzo Clerici’s Salone degli Arazzi. The exhibit is realized on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of IN Residence, a cultural project that contributes to contemporary debate about design.

January 2017

I was invited by the British Council to give a talk and workshop during the Design Biennial in Santiago’s Chile.

Its theme was Design in alert
and other speakers included Hugh Broughton and Stefan Sagmeister.

December 2016

Celebrating the festive season with a new film by Lernert & Sander, COS invited six furniture designers to play a game of musical chairs.

see the film here

9 November 2016

Won the WIRED Product Innovation Award!!
These Awards are designed to highlight and celebrate
the extraordinary achievements of UK entrepreneurs
and companies whose work exemplified innovation and
social impact during the past year. Other nominees
included Dyson and technology will save us.

September 2016

Caventou have launched Current Table 2.0 !

Current table converts daylight into electricity
that can be used to charge your devices. The new
version is also intelligent and shows how it work
best: It reads how much light is coming in and its
battery status.

September 2016

Caventou was filmed by the British Council
about British Design Inventions
See full film or watch trailer

The British Council is the UK’s international
organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

Am not only a Dutch Designer but also a British Inventor!

21 - 23 September 2016

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.

Wood Awards
100% Design
London Olympia

23 September 1.30-2.30 2016

London Design Festival at the V&A
Panel Discussion: Engineers, Inventors & Non-Materialists

A salon conversation involving the youngest generation of designers about their objectives and work methods. Panelists comprise Marjan van Aubel, Paul Cocksedge, Sarah van Gameren (Glithero) and Soft Baroque. Moderated by Max Fraser.

Victoria and Albert Museum
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Level 4
Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

16 - 27 September 2016

Caventou’s official launch
of a new version of Current Table at
Victoria and Albert Museum during LDF

Current Table is an intelligent living object
that uses the property of colour to convert light
into energy. Like plant photosynthesis, it reads
light levels and harvests energy.

Victoria and Albert Museum
Room 107
Leighton, Level 3
Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

16 September – 15 October 2016

'Dichroic light' is a piece of lightning
that changes between a mirror and a light.
The piece shows a dynamic color spectrum
when viewed from different angles.
This new light will be exhibited atElectro Craft.
This is showcases electronic products
created by a diverse group of designers who
share a fascination with technology and beautifully
made objects.

23 Charlotte Road
London EC2A 3PB

Opening Party 15 September 2016
During LDF Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm

26 August 2016 - 1 January 2017

Current Table and Current Window will be shown
in the exhibition DREAM OUT LOUD

The mission of the Stedelijk Museum is to spotlight
talented artists and designers early in their career.
It has long been a tradition for the museum to host a
bi-annual exhibition highlighting current developments
within a particular art discipline, such as visual art
or photography. In 2016 the exhibition will focus on
contemporary design. A selection is shown in the exhibition
Dream Out Loud – Designing for Tomorrow’s Demands.
Spoke to Mayor Eberhard van der Laan on the opening!

Stedelijk Museum
Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam
the Netherlands

August 8 – 13 2016

I’ll be giving a Workshop at Bauhaus Summerschool Sustainable Future Aesthetics

In this summer course, participants will consider and focus on emotional and psychological needs that are potentially related to our energy consumption. They will serve as fundamental criteria for the framework of design today and for our future. In this manner, designers can reframe new technologies and stimulate behavioural change by designing structural solutions for our daily lives.

16321 Bernau bei Berlin

25 July 2016

Extremely happy and grateful that I received a Talent fund from the Dutch Creative Industries Fund NL !!!
The Grant Programme for Talent Development is a grant programme through which the Creative Industries Fund NL supports exceptional talents in architecture, design and E-culture. In addition, the grant programme aims to strengthen their cultural entrepreneurship.

NPO 2 19.20 - 29 March 2016

Here on GroenLicht a Dutch TV program about sustainability I am explaining about living objects.

29 Februari - 5 March 2016

I gave a one week workshop as part of the the Sustainable Design Program in partnership with ALBA's Design Department.
In preparation of Beirut Design week

08 February 2016

Caventou has a new website !!

19 January 2016

Winner of Wallpaper Design Award 2016!
Best Divine inspiration

31 December 2015

Today I have been nominated as second best Dutch Design Talent 2015 by de Volkskrant!

November 2015

We received a grant from the DOEN foundation to produce a new version of Current Table and Current Window!

17 October - 25 Oktober 2015
Current Window

In No Particular Order -
Exhibition of stimuleringsfonds creative industrie
during Dutch Designweek

Torenallee 80
Strijp-S, Eindhoven

22 September 2015 19.00 - 20.00

Protein x Matter: Zero Waste Forum
Panel discussion on innovate,
sustainable production methods.

One Good Deed Today
London - E2 8AG

21 September - 31 October 2015

2ºC Exhibition and Designo no. 9 launch

Private view: 21 September - 18.00 21.00

The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane

17 - 27 September 2015
Current Window

Current Window installation at 19 Greek Street

Private view: 17 september 18.30- 21.30

The art of Progress
19 Greek Street
W1D 4DT - London

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
20123 Milano

14 - 19 April 2015
Well Proven Stools

New stools at Transnatural Label & Lab

Undai Gallery
Ventura Lambrate
Via Ventura 6

Future Laboratory

Milan preview by LSN Global
See film

24 March BBC 6.00pm
Current Table

Current Table has been featured on the BBC news!

see link

25 March - 16 August 2015
Current Table

Current Table is nominated for the Design of the Year Award 2015

Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London SE1 2YD

14 february - 31 January 2016
Well Proven Stool

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 New York

Organized by Paola Antonelli

11 West 53 Street
NEW YORK, NY 10019

6 February – 3 May 2015

EARTH MATTERS : When Natural & Creative Forces Meet.
Curated by Lidewij Edelkoort & Philip Fimmanoa

Artipelagstigen 1,
134 40 Gustavsberg

27 Januari 2015

TEDxYouth Delft - Who owns the future?
see film

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 October 2014 - 11.00

Depot Basel Talk at Interieur Biennale Kortrijk moderated by Laura Pregger and Matylda Krzykowski

Biennale Interieur vzw/npo
Groeningestraat 37
8500 Kortrijk

17 October 2014 - 26 October 2014
Current Table

Showcases the winners of the Biennale INTERIEUR 2014 Awards

Biennale Interieur vzw/npo
Groeningestraat 37
8500 Kortrijk

11 October - 15 November 2014
Table 1/7

ATEMPORANEO Curated by Silo Studio at A Palazzo Gallery

A Palazzo Gallery
Piazza Tebaldo Brusato 35
Brescia 25121 - I

4 October - 29 November 2014
Well Proven Chair


Slow Tech, an exhibition showing 12 chairs that fuse experimental materials or an innovative production technique to a craft-base process. It is a fusion of high tech en slow crafts.

WOW Amsterdam
Wiltzanghlaan 60
1061 HC Amsterdam

Got awarded a Scholarship from the Dutch
Prins Bernard CultuurFonds!

18 september 2014 - 14.30

Design date at Victoria & Albert Museum
For London Design Festival

Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
SW7 2RL, London

opening 18 september 2014
Well Proven Chair

New collection shown at Mint Shop
For London Design Festival

2 North Terrace
Alexander Square
London SW3 2BA

12 september 2014
Current Table

Opening party at 19greekstreet
For London Design Festival

19 greek street
W1D 4DT London

Well Proven Stools

Part of the Design Collection of
MoMA New York.

11 August - 16 August
Domaine de Boisbuchet

Kortrijk Interieur Biennale workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet

26 June 18:30
Public talk - Material ♥ Tax

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. You are cordially invited to join.

Hôtel Droog
Staalstraat 7B
1011 JJ Amsterdam

8 June - 20 June

Field research together with
Jamie Shaw towards Lava 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 het Nieuwe Instituut

Time: Start guided tour 7.15 pm;
Location: Auditorium, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam
Language: English
Entree: € 7,50/ Student € 3,75

Studio visit at PLAZAPLAZA by
Ray Hu from Core 77

21 May - 29 June
Current Table

Design Column at Hotel Droog

Staalstraat 7B
1011 JJ Amsterdam

16 May - 10 August 2014
Foaming Wood

Exhibition: Wood
The cyclical nature of materials, sites and ideas at the New Institute

Museumpark 25

25 April - 22 May 2014
The Energy Collection

Moving Materials at Forum Da Vinci
travelling exhibition of Material Sense

6 bd. Grande-Duchesse Charlotte
L-1330 Luxembourg

18 april - 31 aug 2014
The Energy Collection

Let there be light!
Exposition of Vitra Museum
at L'espace fondation EDF

6, Rue Récamier
75007 Paris

8-13 April 2014
Current Table - Well Proven Stools

Stand by Royal College of Art Graduates

Salone del Mobile, Milan

7 - 13 April 2014
Well Proven Stools

New series of Well Proven Stools designed for Transnatural Label

Salone del Mobile
Ventura Lambrate,
Via Ventura 6, Milan

22 March - 11 May 2014
Well Proven Chair

Shop Show is an exhibition at Hafnarborg. of new Scandinavian design with a focus on sustainability and ecological concerns.

The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture and Fine Art
Strandgata 34
220 Hafnarfjörður

12 February - 20 April 2014
The Sausage Machine

at Kalmar Konstmuseum

Stadsparken 39233 Kalmar

15.00-16.00 - 09 Februari 2014
Current Table

Talk about new Current Table and the Wasted Matter Exhibition during Object Rotterdam

De Rotterdam
Wilhelminakade 137 | Rotterdam

23 January 2014
Foam China

Runner up for the material innovation fellowship by
The Art Foundation!!

18 december 2013

In conversation about The New Material Award at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

Program starts at 15.00
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25 Rotterdam

02 - 08 december 2013
Well Proven Chair

Inventory #04 at Inventory Gallery
as part of Art Basel Miami Beach 2013
3924 Garden Avenue #6 Miami Beach FL 33140

19 oktober - 12 january 2014
Well Proven Chair

at Form/Design Center
Lilla Torg 9, Malmö

19 oktober - 27 oktober 2013
Well Proven Collection

During the Dutch Designweek Eindhoven at Strijp T

19 oktober - 27 oktober 2013
The Energy Collection

4 jaar Materiaalprijs
During the Dutch Designweek Eindhoven at Klokgebouw

27 september - 16 march 2014
The Energy Collection

at Vitra Design Museum
Charles-Eames-Straße 2
79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany

A travelling exhibition about the history and future of light.

14 - 22 September 2013
Well Proven Chair

London Design Festival
Flung: The up side of down at Sketch

Private view event Monday 16th from 6.30pm–8.30pm

9 Conduit Street
London W1S 2XG

14 - 22 September 2013
Works - lions

London Design Festival
at Christie's
85 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington
London SW7 3LD

14 - 22 September 2013
Well Proven Stools

London Design Festival
at Mint Shop
2 North Terrace
London SW3 2BA

14 - 22 September 2013
Well Proven Chair

London Design Festival 
at 19 Greek Street
London W1D 4AT

August 2013

First screens ready for the solar cells
of the new Energy Collection Table!
by Solaronix
kindly supported by the Stimuleringsfonds

March - May 2013
Foam China
Residency at Guldagergård in Skælskør

9 - 14 April 2013
Well Proven Chair
Exhibiting at Works
during Salone del Mobile, Milan
Ventura Lambrate, intersection of
Via dei Canzi and Via Gaetano Crespi

19 March 2013
Well Proven Chair
Nominated for the
Design of the Year 2013 Award
and will be seen at the
Design Museum in London

1 March - 1 July 2013
The Energy Collection
Still Unidentified Objects
exhibition at Transnatural gallery Amsterdam

February 2012

VSBFonds reportage made my Emiel Elgersma
one year after receiving the VSBFonds Scolarship

21 December 2012
Redesigning Laundry Marktplein in Rotterdam to a social meeting place
Together with Lola Halifa-Legrand

30 November 2012
Well Proven Chair
Private View: Friday 30 November (6-9pm)
Open to the public: 1-2 December (12-6pm)

25 October 2012 10.00
Coffee with Loretta Schrijver
in Koffietijd

20 October 2012
The Energy Collection
won the first price
of the DOEN/Materiaal
prijs 2012
shown at Van Abbe Museum
20 – 28 October

20 – 28 October 2012
Well Proven Chair
rca collective mmxxi
Dutch Design week Eindhoven Sectie C

14 – 21 September 2012
Well Proven Chair
Out of the woods
A collaboration with
The American Hardwood
export Council
London Design Festival
at the Victoria and Albert Museum

20 – 30 July 2012
The Energy Collection
Graduation Show 2012
Royal College of Art
Testbed 1

17 – 22 April 2012
The Sausage Machine,
Sky walk, Table 1/7
RCA Paradise
Lambrate District in Milan

1 – 6 February 2012
Table 1/7
Work in Progress show
Royal College of Art

22 – 25 September 2012
The Sausage Machine
London Design Festival
The Last Supper/Christie’s
South Kensington

22 July 2012 19.30
Sky Walk
featured in ‘The Great British Weather’
at BBC1 Live show celebrating
and tapping into the UKs obsession
with weather, presented by
Alexander Armstrong, Chris Hollins
and Carol Kirkwood

1 – 5 June 2011
The Sausage Machine
DMY Berlin
As a collaboration with
Hilda Hellström and Ola Mirecka,
we started to look deep down
in the industry of sausage making...

20 November 2010
Open Source Flying Phone
Friday Late at
the Victoria and Albert Museum

1 October 2010
Start MA course
Design Products at
The Royal College of Art
in London

13 – 19 April 2010
De Porseleinkast
Tuttobene Via Savona
18 / Zona Tortona

01 November 2009 – March 2010
Foam China
Residency together
with Joris Laarman
at European Ceramic Work
Centre in Den Bosch

1 – 5 July 2009
De Porseleinkast
Final Show
Rietveld Academy