van Aubel

An award-winning innovative solar design practice that brings solar energy into daily life.

The studio is creating lasting change through solar design, integrating solar power seamlessly into our environments such as in buildings and objects.

Most notable works are the Solar Roof of Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, Sunne, Current Table and Power Plant.


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Oli Stratford, Disegno’s Editor-in-chief

“It’s strange and beautiful.”


Moon Light is made from a self-developed foam porcelain – a lightweight and malleable material that, in the kiln, rises like bread and expands to up to three times its original size.
The lamp explores the foaming material’s aesthetic properties. Making use of its translucency to diffuse light, it glows gently through a foam porcelain disk, featuring a cratered surface that’s reminiscent of the lunar landscape.



Moon Light

Foaming Porcelain


Solar Futures

The Solar Biennale

Studio Dialogue 3

Studio Dialogue 2

Studio Dialogue 1

Solar Democracy

Studio film Nieuwe Instituut


Foam China

Foaming expanding porcelain.

Foaming volcanic rock

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