Marjan van Aubel
Solar Designer, The Netherlands
Marjan van Aubel is an award-winning inventor and solar designer whose innovative practice spans the fields of sustainability, design and technology.
In collaboration with scientists, engineers and institutions such as Swarovski and ECN, the Dutch Energy Centre, van Aubel works to promote extreme energy efficiency through intelligent design. From working with expandable materials, to domestically integrating solar cells that mimic the process of photosynthesis in plants, she adds a double function to objects and puts them to work. Through her practice, she strives to redefine our current relationship with solar technology and accelerate its transition to ubiquity.