Studio Roosegaarde

About Daan

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde (1979) is internationally known for creating social designs exploring the relation between people, technology and space. Based in the Netherlands and Shanghai, Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab with his team of designers and engineers.

Roosegaarde is Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, in the top 5 of Sustainable Trouw 100 as the most influential Dutch green leader, and selected as Talent of the Year 2015 by Kunstweek.


With projects ranging from fashion to architecture, his interactive designs such as Dune, Smart Highway and Waterlicht are tactile high-tech environments in which viewer and space become one. This connection, established between ideology and technology, results in what Roosegaarde calls 'techno-poetry'.

Roosegaarde has won the INDEX Design Award, the World Technology Award, two Dutch Design Awards, the Charlotte Köhler Award, and China's Most Successful Design Award. He has been the focus of exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Tate Modern, Tokyo National Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and various public spaces in Rotterdam and Hong Kong.

Selected by Forbes and Good 100 as a creative change maker, Daan Roosegaarde has been a frequently invited lecturer at international conferences such as TED and Design Indaba, and a regular TV media guest at Zomergasten, De Wereld Draait Door and CNN.

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