Marjan van Aubel (Netherlands, 1985) is a designer with
an inquisitive, almost scientific perspective. She graduated
in 2012 from the Design Products course at the Royal College
of Art and is currently based in London.
Van Aubel comes from a family of chemists and this background
has left its mark on the way she perceives the world.I have
always studied materials and their behaviour, which I try to
manipulate in different ways in order to create something new.
As a researcher, I am curious about what appear to be ordinary
things and processes and I am always looking for new links.
She has collaborated with many different companies and other
designers, including EPFL-Lab, Solaronix, The American Hardwood
Export Council and Joris Laarman. She has exhibited at world
class institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum
in London, won the First Prize Dutch DOEN/Materiaalprijs
and her work has been recently nominated for the Design
of the year award 2013.