Marijn and Anouk are product designers by trade with over 30 years of experience between them in various fields ranging from collectable & product design to strategic advise for government to designing for water. Our services consist of design consulting, product design and ideation training. Anouk is the founder of the Embassy of Water, a partnership of public and private organisations in the water sector. Design is the instrument in the Embassy in a variety of projects ranging from system innovations in water management to behavioural change in use of water by the general public to climate issues such as drought. Marijn still designs products but spends most of his time advising governmental organisations such as the Ministry of Infrastructure on strategic design related topics. He also trains individuals in organisations in the generation and development of the foundational element of all abstract and creative thinking; ideas. He is also a permanent lecturer at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Water cohabitation: how we live together with water The Embassy of Water places humans back in the natural water ecosystem and shows that the water transition is more than retaining, slowing down, and filtering. We explore how architecture and design can help us give water a central, respectable role in the heart of society. We […]
Creative lead: King’s Day. Marijn served as creative lead of King’s Day in 2021 helping create a visual narrative for the hour and a half long televised visit of the Dutch royal family to the city of Eindhoven. At location at the High Tech Campus a hybrid physical and digital programme was realised to create […]
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 […]
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 […]
Consider the following as you read on. Your left brain has received a solid 20 plus years of training, your right brain, 0. Your left brain has clever tools such as math, language, and science. Faced with everyday, open-ended, slightly more complex questions, and we wind up staring at a canvas or clutching small pieces […]
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 have […]
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 […]