• material changes IV – Marjan van Aubel

    Talk and discussion:

    Tuesday, 8. May 2018, 19:00

    Marjan van Aubel (NL) designs materials and objects whose practice spans the fields of science and chemistry. She graduated at the Royal College of Art Design Products in 2012.

    Marjan blends scientific precision with sensory responsiveness to develop aesthetic solutions for the future. She collaborates with scientists and manufacturers of materials and makes tangible the potential of technology and energy-harvesting for the benefit of the living environment. 
At the heart of her collection is a series of innovative materials, from foam porcelain to integrated solar cells based on the properties of colour. Intuitive and inquisitive, she believes interdisciplinary practice is the way forward for design.
    In 2015 she founded Caventou focussing on naturally integrated solar technology into every day life.

    Marjan van Aubel exhibited at world-class institutions and her work is a.o. part of the permanent collections of Vitra Design Museum, and MoMA New York. Marjan won many awards in a very short time a.o. the Swarovski Emerging Talent medal in 2015.

    In Cooperation with professor Ineke Hans / Design and Social Context.





    Current Window – Marjan van Aubel © Amy Gwatkin

    Current Table – © Marjan van Aubel

    Well Proven Chair – © Marjan van Aubel – In collaboration with James Shaw, American Hard Wood Export Council and Benchmark Furniture