Solar power for everyone
Marjan van Aubel Studio is designing for a positive future through combining the fields of sustainability, design and technology. Creating lasting change through solar design, integrating solar power seamlessly into our environments such as in buildings and objects. With the overall goal to make solar power more accessible for everyone.
Interested? Marjan wrote a book about what we need to know about the transition to Solar Design and the future of Solar Energy. Order it here.
The studio is an interdisciplinary team covering the fields of design, technology and architecture to balance aesthetics with functionality. The team works with global brands such as Lexus, Timberland and Swarovski and Cos with the aim of accelerating the global energy transition to solar.
We explore the future of solar energy, and aim to create a new vision and change the narrative. Marjan initiated, together with Pauline van Dongen, the Solar Biennale to build an international network of people who contribute to a solar future.
Marjan van Aubel is an award-winning innovative solar designer who brings solar energy into daily life. Her designs are, amongst others, part of MoMa, Vitra Design Museum, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She graduated from the Royal College of Art (Design Products MA) in 2012 and the Rietveld Academy DesignLAB (BA) in 2009.
Most notable recent works are Sunne, Current Table, Power Plant and the roof of the Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. She also wrote the book 'Solar Futures' and initiated the Solar Biennale.
MoMA in New York
Victoria and Albert Museum in London
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rein
Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
The Montreal Museum of Art, Montreal
National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne
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 and Radicale
2016: Vernieuwer (Radical Pioneer)
2015: London Design Festival Emerging Talent
2014: ARC chair Award
2012: First Prize Dutch Material Award.