Marjan van Aubel



Marjan van Aubel Studio is an award-winning innovative solar design practice that brings solar

energy into daily life. Designing for a positive future through combining the fields of

sustainability, design and technology.

The studio is creating lasting change through solar design, integrating solar power seamlessly

into our environments such as in buildings and objects. With the goal to make solar power

more accessible for everyone. Most notable works are Sunne, Current Table, Power Plant and

the roof of the Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai.

Marjan has collaborated with global brands such as Cos, Timberland, Swarovski with the aim of

accelerating the global energy transition to solar. Graduating from the Royal College of Art

(Design Products MA) in 2012 and the Rietveld Academy DesignLAB (BA) in 2009.


Permanent collection:

_ MoMA in New York

_ Victoria and Albert Museum in London

_ Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rein

_ Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam

_ The Montreal Museum of Art, Montreal

_ National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne



2021: Dezeen Lighting Design of the Year

2021: ARC21 Innovation Award

2021: Dezeen Public Vote Design Award

2020: ECO coin Award by Next Nature Network

2019: Dutch Design Award chosen by the Public

2018: Climate Action Challenge by What Design Can Do.

2017: Designer of the Future by Swarovksi

2016: WIRED’s Innovation Award, Wallpaper Design Award and Radicale Vernieuwer (Radical Pioneer)   by Neelie Kroes.

2015: London Design festival Emerging Talent medal

2014: ARC chair Award

2012: First Prize Dutch Material Award.


Photo Credits: Sander Plug

Events with Marjan van Aubel