This year we'll feature two projects at the Dutch Design Week. Anouk has initiated the Embassy of Water as a platform for cross disciplinary collaboration on the subject. Marijn will show the work of his teams of the Association of Dutch Municipalities on innovating local government.
A set of customised details for the MINI Countryman Limited Edition, Dutch Made. What started two years ago with the exchange of skills between Mayster’s studio and ours has turned into a series of collaborations. This is the latest one for their client MINI. We designed the bespoke details based on a brief of the […]
Designing for municipalities allows you to design and prototype a governmental product or service in one city- test, fail and improve and make the final product available to all of them. Decentralised, bottom up development. That is the idea behind the collaboration between the Association of Dutch Municipalities & the Dutch Design Foundation. We […]
After a three month creative residency we have decided to stay and open up a satellite office at the High Tech Campus. We are running our Online Masterclass Conceptual Thinking to train the individual creative brain bringing together companies like ASML and TNO in a classroom based training process. We will also look to expand our […]
Anouk designed this drinking water carafe in 2002. It vitalises tap water by creating a vortex to return the water to its natural state after being stagnant in angular water pipes in buildings. Water needs to flow, the vortex is the same a s you find naturally appearing and fading in streams and rivers. […]
The Science Gallery in collaboration with Museum Modern Art New York presents Design&Violence, an exhibition showing our Do hit chair. Opens 14th of October. If you missed the exhibit at Marta Herford earlier this year, this is your chance to see it in Dublin. Or visit Gallery Tutti Cortex in Rotterdam where the chair is being exhibited that was […]
Conceptual Thinking is the individual skill in creating multiple ideas fast, cutting through complexity and developing them into powerful Concepts. Conceptual Thinking fuels and directs inspiration by allowing individuals to create and nurture ideas. This type of ‘creative’ thinking is seen as a gift or talent- it is not, it is a skill. How does it work? By combining the structure of […]
What do you do if you have 5 minutes to leave a memorable impression on a world leader or a CEO of a multinational? Two months ago we were asked to design the concept for a meeting between two prime ministers- Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and Mark Rutten, the Dutch Prime Minister. So how? You do […]
Anouk was brought in on the project for a water treatment plant in Bladel Hapert for Waterschap de Dommel to do a thorough analysis of the sites recreation and education. Routing through the natural landscape surrounding the site with ecological subsequent treatment systems, educating visitors and school children on this new way of cleaning waste water. […]
vanderPolloffice is a multidisciplinary design studio run by Anouk and Marijn van der Poll with over 25 years of combined experience in design consulting. Anouk works for clients in the water sector whereas Marijn is currently working foremost in the field of Conceptual Thinking, training businesses in result driven creative analysis. Their two offices are both based in Eindhoven, one in the creative hotspot Strip -S and the other on the smartest square kilometre, the High Tech Campus.
Our clients include: Royal Ahrend – Brainport Development – NTS Hermus – Waterschap de Dommel – SRE- Vereniging Nederlandse Gemeenten- Province Noord Brabant- Dinotec- Coram International- Dutch Water Partnership- Gemeente Eindhoven- Woonbedrijf