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Marjan van Aubel 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
During TNL Design Dialogues solar designers Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen and Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Anastasía Kubrak and Guus Beumer talk about making the transition a reality.
Design talkshow at Pakhuis de Zwijger
How can design contribute towards the society of tomorrow?
Live on DDW TV at the World Design Embassies a conversation with Floris Alkemade and Tjeerd Veenhoven about the energy transition
Today the Ministry of Foreign affairs has announced that Marjan van Aubel Studio designed the solar roof of the Dutch pavilion
Award for an outstanding contribution to make this planet a more sustainable place by Next Nature Network
The studio has a new home!
A proposal for the Dutch Ministry of Finance in the Hague together with Rijksvastgoed bedrijf
Marjan is eco ambassador for Timberland’s global Nature needs Heroes campaign
Marjan and Pauline van Dongen were invited by creative Industry fund and Dutch Consulate to St Petersburg to talk about Radiant Cities
Power Plant won the public Dutch Design Award in the category Design Research!
Visitors of Dutch Design Week (DDW) 2019 have chosen Power Plant as their favourite project!
Marjan will be presenting at the Designyatra conference in Goa
Artikel in Dutch newspaper Financieel Dagblad
Marjan will be talking at the SEE Conference
Bilder der Zukunft e.V.
Rüdesheimer Str. 21
65197 Wiesbaden, Germany
New Lights in the Cyanometer collection together with Swarovksi will be presented during Euroluce
The TEDx talk that Marjan gave is featured in the main TED.com website.
See the talk here
Marjan is one of the keynote speakers of TEDx Woman Amsterdam with this year’s theme bridging the gap
KIT – Royal Tropical Institute
Amsterdam, 1092AD Netherlands
Come and experience Power Plant during the Dutch Design Week!
Embassy of Mobility, Vrijstraat 11, Former V&D Department store, Eindhoven
A VPRO Tegenlicht conversation about what will happen after the energy transition.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Marjan will be re-presenting the Netherlands during the London Design Biennale
Invited by the New Institute and Dutch Embassy
Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1 LA
Marjan got awarded a fresh perspective grant by the Creative Industry Fund to develop new applications and do more fundamental solar research
together with ECN
Het Nieuwe Instituut
3015 CB Rotterdam
Marjan will be one of the keynote speakers at the What Design Can Do Conference
Stadsschouwburg Leidseplein 26 Amsterdam
Experience the Cyanometer with Hololenses at Swarovski Palazzo
The Courtyard at Palazzo Serbelloni
Corso Venezia 16, 20122 Milan
A new constellation of new Cyanometers at Art Hong Kong
A collaboration with Swarovksi
A Solar Design talk by Marjan at DesignMarch in Reykjavik
Group exhibition during Dutch Design Week that received a Talent Fund from Stimuleringsfonds.
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
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
Marjan will be speaking at the WIRED Energy event in London
London, Kings Place
Well Proven Chair is included in the Earth Matters collection, curated by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano, at the TextielMuseum in the Netherlands.
View promo here.
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 is acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
The British Council invites Marjan van Aubel to give a talk on Aesthetic Sustainable Future at the Design Biennial in Santiago, Chile.
COS invites six furniture designers to appear in a new film by Lernert & Sander.
Watch the film here
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.
Marjan van Aubel is included in a panel of new designers invited to discuss their work at the V&A as part of London Design Festival.
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL
Dichroic Light goes on show at Electro Craft as part of London Design Festival.
23 Charlotte Road
London EC2A 3PB
And here is Marjan pictured speaking with Amsterdam Mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, about her work on opening night!
Marjan van Aubel gives a week-long workshop in Sustainable Future Aesthetics at the Bauhaus International Summer School in Berlin.
16321 Bernau bei Berlin
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.
GroenLicht is a Dutch TV program on sustainability – watch Marjan discuss ‘living objects’ on the show here.
Marjan gives a material workshop as part of the the Sustainable Design Program in partnership with ALBA’s Design Department in Beirut.
Marjan van Aubel is crowned winner of the Wallpaper Design Award 2016!
Great review of Current Table in the Guardian!
We received a grant from the DOEN foundation to produce a new version of Current Table!
Exhibition of all recipients of Talentfund from stimuleringsfonds creative industrie during Dutch Designweek
Cover story and nice article in Icon Magazine!
Other winners include; Sir Ken Adam, Concrete Canvas and Barber & Osgerby
Panel discussion on innovate, sustainable production methods with Protein x Matter
One Good Deed Today
London – E2 8AG
Exhibition and Disegno no. 9 launch
The Aram Gallery
110 Drury Lane
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
Connected home Accelerator program Cognicity at Canary Wharf Level 39
1 Canada Square
London E14 5AB
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.
LIVING MATTER(S) IN MILAN
New Well Proven stools at Transnatural Label & Lab
Via Ventura 6
Milan preview by LSN Global
Current Table has been featured on the BBC 6 o’clock news!
Current Table is nominated for the Design of the Year Award 2015
28 Shad Thames
London SE1 2YD
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
I am a Design Council’s 70 Ones to Watch! Amongst 70 other designers that represent the future of British design.
Different speakers on who owns the future
Theater de Veste
Sustainable Design : What’s next? a conversation led by Wallpaper city Guide editor Rachael Moloney about the future of design.
19 Greek Street
Talk at Interieur Biennale Kortrijk moderated by Laura Pregger and Matylda Krzykowski
Biennale Interieur vzw/npo
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
Opening party at 19 Greek Street where I exhibit Current Table.
19 greek street
W1D 4DT London
Kortrijk Interieur Biennale workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet
Got awarded a Talentgrand from Stimuleringsfonds!!
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
Field research together with Jamie Shaw towards Lava and volcanic rock on Stromboli Island for Fiorucci Art Trust
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
Studio visit at PLAZAPLAZA by Ray Hu from Core 77
Current Table is one of the winners of the Interieur Awards 2014!!
6 bd. Grande-Duchesse Charlotte
Let there be light!
Exposition of Vitra Museum
6, Rue Récamier
Showing Current Table and new Well Proven Stools at stand by Royal College of Art Graduates in Milan.
Foro Buonaparte 65
20121 Milano MI – Italy
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
The Sausage Machine in THE FUTURE IS HANDMADE at Kalmar Konstmuseum
Stadsparken 39233 Kalmar
For the material innovation fellowship by The Art Foundation!!
3015 CX Rotterdam
In conversation about The New Material Award at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
Program starts at 15.00
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25 Rotterdam
Well Proven Collection during the Dutch Designweek Eindhoven at Strijp T
Material development research on Foam China in Skælskør (Denmark)
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
The Well Proven Chair won the ARC13 Chair 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.
of the Well Proven Chair
Film made my Emiel Elgersma, one year after receiving the VSBFonds Scholarship
Am having a coffee in Koffietijd with Loretta Schrijver, a Dutch actualities Television program!
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
Exhibition Well Proven Chair during Dutch Design week Eindhoven Sectie C with fellow RCA graduates.
The Last Supper, an exhibition during London Design Festival in South Kensington.
First exhibition of the Well Proven Chair during the London Design Festival at the Victoria and Albert Museum
A collaboration with James Shaw and The American Hardwood export Council
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
Master Design Products in London
A collaboration with Hilda Hellström and Ola Mirecka, where we looked deep down in the industry of sausage making.
Friday late installation
Open Source Flying Phone
at European Ceramic Work Centre in Den Bosch with Joris Laarman
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.