Virtual Design Festival

Live interview with Marjan van Aubel as part of Virtual Design Festival

Designer Marjan van Aubel spoke to Dezeen in a Screentime conversation sponsored by Philips TV & Sound as part of Virtual Design Festival.

The Dutch designer discussed her work with Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

A Royal College of Art graduate, van Aubel's practice focuses on "solar design" and how to embed solar technology in home objects.

Based in Amsterdam, she has previously designed a stained glass window that harvests solar energy and converts it into amounts of electricity that can charge small computer devices.

Other previous projects include a glass desk with solar panels on its surface which generate electricity from the sun for charging gadgets and a collection of drinking glasses, jugs and vases that incorporate a solar dye that creates electricity from sunlight.

Van Aubel's work has won several prestigious design awards including the Dutch Design Award in 2019 and in 2018 when she won the Climate Action Challenge by What Design Can Do.

Live interview with Marjan van Aubel as part of Virtual Design Festival
Marjan van Aubel is a Dutch designer who specialises in embedding solar technology into home objects

This conversation is sponsored by Philips TV & Sound and is part of our Screentime series for Virtual Design Festival, which will feature interviews with European designers including Adam Nathaniel Furman, Shahar Livne, Teresa van Dongen and Ini Archibong among others.

About Virtual Design Festival

Virtual Design Festival runs from 15 April to 30 June 2020. It brings the architecture and design world together to celebrate the culture and commerce of our industry, and explore how it can adapt and respond to extraordinary circumstances.

To find out what's coming up at VDF, check out the schedule. For more information or to join the mailing list, email [email protected].