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Marjan van Aubel Studio is leading solar design. Through product innovations, light installations, and solar artwork, the studio designs for a positive future. Working on a new narrative by combining the fields of sustainability, design and technology, and promoting the development of solar in general. 

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The Studio collaborated with global brands such as Lexus, COS, Timberland and Swarovski with the aim of accelerating the global energy transition to solar.


Larger immersive installations were realised for Design Week Milan 2024, ICA Design Miami 2023, Dutch Design Week 2022, the Solar Biennial 2022, and World Expo Dubai 2021. 

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Permanent collections

MoMA, New York

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rein

Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

The Montreal Museum of Art, Montreal

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Design Museum Gent, Gent


2024 Wallpaper Design Award, Best Solar Roller

2023 Nomination Dezeen Designer Of the Year

2022 Wallpaper Life Enhancer Of the Year

2021 Dezeen Lighting Design of the Year

2021 ARC21 Innovation Award

2021 Dezeen Public Vote Design Award

2020 ECO coin Award by Next Nature Network

2019 Dutch Design Award chosen by the Public

2018 Climate Challenge What Design Can Do

2017 Designer of the Future by Swarovksi

2016 WIRED’s Innovation Award

2016 Wallpaper Design Award 

2016 Radicale Vernieuwer (Radical Pioneer)

2015 London Design Festival Emerging Talent

2012 First Prize Dutch Material Award


Britt Berden, Scott van Haastrecht, Anne Huijnen, Julian Gresham and Nadja Schlenker.

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