Naturalis exhibition
Naturalis exhibition
Honoured to be part of the 200 year Naturalis exhibition, opened by our King. The wing of the morpho butterfly always remains vibrant reflective and is our inspiration for GATES OF LIGHT.
Winner Global Future Design Award
Winner Global Future Design Award
Our GATES OF LIGHT wins the Global Future Design Award 2020 in category Lighting Design. The 60 permanent renovated floodgates at the Afsluitdijk with reflective layers of micro prisms use the headlamps of the cars to create an energy-neutral landscape of light.
Presence wins Award of Merit AZ Awards
Presence wins Award of Merit AZ Awards
Our PRESENCE is winner of the Award of Merit 2020 AZ Awards chosen from 1241 entries by the esteemed international jury in the category Temporary & Experiential Installations.
Van Gogh Path
Van Gogh Path
Prototyping
Prototyping
Join our team
Join our team
Join our team now at Studio Roosegaarde to make poetic landscapes of the future, as designer or intern or you just being you. We are open for enthusiastic people with a drive in design or technology. Mail your motivation to work@studioroosegaarde.net.
Gold Award at Future Mars Life competition
Gold Award at Future Mars Life competition
The SPACE WASTE LAB wins a Gold Award at the Future Mars Life competition in China for its design contribution to life in space.
Winner 2020 IESNYC Lumen Award New York
Winner 2020 IESNYC Lumen Award New York
Last night our WATERLICHT was the winner of a 2020 IESNYC Lumen Award in New York. The 2020 Lumen Jury: “The installation powerfully delivers social commentary without getting preachy.”
Space Waste Lab with ESA
Space Waste Lab with ESA
How can art inspire space waste solutions? Join Daan Roosegaarde in conversation with ESA Clean Space team about SPACE WASTE LAB at the webinar Thursday 23 July 15:00 CEST.
Glowing Nature
Glowing Nature
Can GLOWING NATURE replace streetlights? See our mysterious exhibition of 700 million year old microorganisms which glow upon your touch.
Smog Free Ring at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Smog Free Ring at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
The new exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art shows designs that make use of waste products, including our SMOG FREE RING of 1000 m3 clean air. Welcome at Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined till September 6 in Scottsdale Arizona, USA.
Prototyping
Prototyping
Phaidon book of Daan Roosegaarde
Phaidon book of Daan Roosegaarde
The art monograph book of Daan Roosegaarde about his projects and ideas is published by Phaidon with contributions by Fumio Nanjo, Carol Becker, and Nico Daswani. Now available at Phaidon.
Columbia University School of the Arts
Columbia University School of the Arts
Nearly 10,000 people in New York came to experience WATERLICHT. Read more about Daan Roosegaarde's protopia; step by step improving the world in collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts.
Winner Successful Design Award China
Winner Successful Design Award China
The SMOG FREE PROJECT wins again in China with the 2019-2020 Successful Design Award which recognises successful design for the future.
Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT
Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT
Monument LEVENSLICHT remembers the 104,000 Holocaust victims with 104,000 luminescent stones. LEVENSLICHT started in Rotterdam NL and was shared to 170 Dutch municipalities in collaboration with the National Committee.
Daan Roosegaarde announced as Dezeen Awards Judge
Daan Roosegaarde announced as Dezeen Awards Judge
Daan Roosegaarde is judging this year Dezeen Awards joined by Norman Foster, Joyce Wang, Michael Anastassiades and Paola Antonelli.
Winner Digital Dozen Storytelling Award
Winner Digital Dozen Storytelling Award
Last night in New York our PRESENCE exhibition was awarded with the 2020 Digital Dozen Storytelling Award as one of the most innovative narratives of today.
32KM movie
32KM movie
Follow Daan Roosegaarde and his team in the making of our largest work till date Icoon Afsluitdijk featuring GATES OF LIGHT, WINDVOGEL and GLOWING NATURE in the movie 32KM.
Fortune: Why running a studio is a design challenge
Fortune: Why running a studio is a design challenge
Studio Roosegaarde, also known as the Dream Factory, now at Fortune Magazine on the balancing act of art + commerce.
Ready to upgrade the world?
Ready to upgrade the world?
How can we capture and upcycle the 8.1 million kilo of space waste? How can we design new sustainable fireworks? Are you ready to upgrade the world? Join our team of designers and engineers at Studio Roosegaarde in Rotterdam NL where several new positions are available. Mail your proposal to work@studioroosegaarde.net
Lecture at World Economic Forum
Lecture at World Economic Forum
Daan Roosegaarde lecture Design by Nature at World Economic Forum in Davos is now online, moderated by Caroline Baumann of Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.
LEVENSLICHT goes international
LEVENSLICHT goes international
Read more about LEVENSLICHT in The New York Times, Dezeen, Designboom, Washington Post, Arbitare, NOS, Domus, NRC, and a beautiful homage by mayor Ahmed Marcouch.
170 exhibitions of LEVENSLICHT
170 exhibitions of LEVENSLICHT
Today 170 exhibitions of LEVENSLICHT open in 170 municipalities of the Netherlands filled with local activities of memory and freedom.
LEVENSLICHT
LEVENSLICHT
Memorial stone
Memorial stone
Record amount of visitors for PRESENCE Groninger Museum
Record amount of visitors for PRESENCE Groninger Museum
Our exhibition PRESENCE - Daan Roosegaarde attracted a record amount of almost 180,000 visitors. Never before had the Groninger Museum so many visitors in the summer period. Stay tuned for the international tour.
Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT opens January 16
Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT opens January 16
Our Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT with National Committee 4 and 5 May remembers 104,000 Holocaust victims with 104,000 specially developed luminescent stones in 170 municipalities in the Netherlands. Public opening: 16 January 2020, 19.25 at Eva Cohen-Hartogkade in Rotterdam, NL. (Photo: Daan Roosegaarde and Gerdi Verbeet).
LEVENSLICHT in the Netherlands
LEVENSLICHT in the Netherlands
Our new Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT is a collective experience of light and commemoration throughout the Netherlands. LEVENSLICHT will open January 16 in Rotterdam and travel to 170 municipalities with a Holocaust history in the Netherlands.
Design Award for Presence
Design Award for Presence
Our PRESENCE exhibition at Groninger Museum is Second Award winner of the Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards. PRESENCE evokes visitors to become aware of their own presence in a unique manner.
LEVENSLICHT shows the magnitude of the Holocaust
LEVENSLICHT shows the magnitude of the Holocaust
Daan Roosegaarde: "Light monument LEVENSLICHT shows the magnitude of the Holocaust, with the 104,000 victims in the Netherlands. But it also shows hope for a better future. It is an honor to work on this project."
PRESENCE open in the New Year
PRESENCE open in the New Year
Groninger Museum presents Daan Roosegaarde’s first major museum solo show: PRESENCE which evokes visitors to become aware of their own presence in a unique manner. The exhibition already received a record amount of 100.000 visitors and can be visited until 12 January 2020.
How a Dutch Artist Created an Otherworldly New Holocaust Memorial Using 104,000 Glowing Stones
Read the full interview about LEVENSLICHT with Daan Roosegaarde at Artnet by Nina Siegal.
LOTUS at Mori Art Museum Tokyo
LOTUS at Mori Art Museum Tokyo
Our LOTUS MODEL at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo opens its smart flowers in response to light. Welcome till 29 March 2020 in Japan at the exhibition Future and the Arts which contemplates human society.
Profile Daan Roosegaarde at CLAD
Profile Daan Roosegaarde at CLAD
The Dutch designer on the importance of human connection, the challenge of upcycling space junk and why design must make the world a more sustainable and beautiful place. Now at CLAD.
Winner LIT Lighting Design Award
Winner LIT Lighting Design Award
Our large-scale phosphorescent exhibition PRESENCE at Groninger Museum is winner of 2019 LIT Lighting Design Award in the Visitor Experience & Museum Exhibition category.
Smog Free Ring at National Museum Switzerland
Smog Free Ring at National Museum Switzerland
Our SMOG FREE RING is now in the permanent art collection of the National Museum Zurich, Switzerland. The SMOG FREE RING contains smog collected by the SMOG FREE TOWER in China. By sharing a SMOG FREE RING you donate a 1000 m3 of clean air.
Architecture Design Award for WATERLICHT
Architecture Design Award for WATERLICHT
WATERLICHT wins Urban Design & Architecture Design Award 2019 for Lighting Design. WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
Winner Ethics Ethical Award
Winner Ethics Ethical Award
At the conference hall of the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Daan Roosegaarde is awarded with the Ethics Ethical Award for his SMOG FREE PROJECT against the massive air pollution.
First smog eating billboard Mexico
First smog eating billboard Mexico
Proud of our Mexican students and professor Daan Roosegaarde at UDEM University.
Lecture at Fubon Art Museum in Taipei: future cities
Lecture at Fubon Art Museum in Taipei: future cities
1.4 million TV viewers DWDD for Levenslicht
1.4 million TV viewers DWDD for Levenslicht
Watch Daan Roosegaarde and Gerdi Verbeet live on TV at DWDD about our new light monument "Levenslicht" to remember the 104.000 Holocaust victims.
Presence by Daan Roosegaarde breaks visitors records in Groninger Museum
Presence by Daan Roosegaarde breaks visitors records in Groninger Museum
The exhibition received a total of 100.000 visitors today. The solo exhibition peaked during the summer months. Never before has the Groninger Museum had so many visitors visiting the museum in this period. The exhibition can be visited until 12 January 2020.
Waterlicht Australia Biennale
Waterlicht Australia Biennale
Smog Free Tower opens in Korea
Smog Free Tower opens in Korea
Waterlicht at Columbia University New York
Waterlicht at Columbia University New York
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Columbia University New York will launch our new WATERLICHT, including lectures by Olafur Eliasson and Daan Roosegaarde. Welcome 22-24 October, Lenfest Center for the Arts in New York.
the Today Show interview
the Today Show interview
Great interview at the Today Show by Al Roker with Daan Roosegaarde and Carol Becker about WATERLICHT New York.
Space Waste Lab Milan: una performance tra arte e tecnologia per riflettere sui rifiuti spaziali
Space Waste Lab Milan: una performance tra arte e tecnologia per riflettere sui rifiuti spaziali
Scribit robot meets Space Waste Lab
Scribit robot meets Space Waste Lab
Scribit, the world’s first write&erase robot has teamed up with artist Daan Roosegaarde’s SPACE WASTE LAB to draw a map of orbital space waste trajectories on people’s walls. How can we capture and upcycle the million kilos of space waste? Available now at Scribit Originals.