Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde (1979) is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space.
Roosegaarde has been driven by nature's gifts such as light emitting fireflies and jellyfishes since childhood. His fascinations for nature and technology is reflected in his iconic designs such as Dune, Van Gogh Path and Waterlicht as landscapes of the future. After his fine art study, Daan finished The Berlage Institute master in architecture.
He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers towards a better future. Roosegaarde is Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, Artist of the Year 2016 by Kunstweek and listed in the top of Sustainable Trouw 100 as most influential Dutch green leader.
Daan has won the London Design Innovation Medal, INDEX Design Award, the World Technology Award, two Dutch Design Awards, the Charlotte Köhler Award, and China's Most Successful Design Award. He exhibited at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Tate Modern, Tokyo National Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, and various public spaces in Europe and Asia.
Selected by Forbes and Good 100 as a creative change maker, Daan Roosegaarde shares his ideas frequently at international conferences such as TED and Design Indaba, and as a regular TV media guest at Zomergasten, De Wereld Draait Door and CNN.