Design Academy Eindhoven - Man and Activity design department

Bike for two
Riding two up is common in the Netherlands. Now it’s also easy. The bench seat takes a passenger, and the motor takes the strain. Concealed battery, built in foot rests. Robust side stand, allowing the bike to function as instant street furniture. The result: conviviality à go-go.

Students
Pauline Baikina

Pauline Baikina

Born in Vidnoye, Russia. Changed occupation from economics to design. Studied graphic design at Parsons in New York. Took a job in 2013 at Ermolaev Bureau, combined with studying at the British Higher School of Art and Design. In 2015 moved to the Netherlands and currently studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Aurélie Varga

Aurélie Varga

23, French. Started off with a foundation year in applied arts at the École de Condé, then obtained a BTS Diploma in Product Design at Institut Sainte Geneviève. Student at the Design Academy Eindhoven since 2015.
Varvara Lazareva

Varvara Lazareva

Born in Moscow, Russia. Began her creative practice with a foundation course at the British Higher School of Art and Design and continued through the first year of the BA course in fine art. Took fine art and B&W photography courses at Parsons, Paris. Currently working as a graphic designer for fashion design company Varvara and studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Ken Tsunoda

Ken Tsunoda

Ken is not a designer, but he is heading that way. After completing his BA in Political Science at Japan’s Waseda University in 2005, most of his professional life had been dedicated to international trade. This changed when he won a place at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2015. He’s now building a new career that incorporates each aspect of his varied background.
Sonia Bemelmans

Sonia Bemelmans

Sonia is 20, Dutch, and is in her second year at the DAE. Nature is for her an endless source of inspiration, where she finds solutions for design challenges. This interest in and love for nature also drives her to work in the most sustainable way possible. Adding fresh, expressive elements to her designs characterises her way of working.
Carissa Ten Tije

Carissa Ten Tije

Carissa is Canadian-Dutch, graduated in spatial design and nominated Student of the Year in 2015 and is currently studying at Design Academy Eindhoven. Her curiosity leads to constant experimentation with materials and the development of new skills. She observes her surroundings with a critical view and is continually exploring her rôle as a designer.
Paulien Nabben

Paulien Nabben

Paulien was born in 1997 and grew up in the Netherlands. Currently studying at DAE, her creative process is intense and mostly hands-on. Design is taken as a tool that can and should improve our quality of life. She carefully shapes her projects in a smooth, refined and gentle way, always striving to reach the best result available.
Luiza Guidi

Luiza Guidi

Luiza is very effusive about the things she likes and has the need to express this to everyone around her. She loves learning new skills and believes that noticing details is what makes life interesting and light. She works to translate this into her designs. Luiza is Brazilian and moved to the Netherlands in 2015 to study at the DAE.
Marwane Soumer

Marwane Soumer

Marwane came to the DAE after studying design at Camondo in Paris and at LaCambre in Brussels. His design identity is mostly based on intuitive and human-scaled objects. He is interested in rethinking the way we use products in daily life, and changing how we learn to use things, with the aim of making designs that are more instinctive.
Simone van Doesburg

Simone van Doesburg

Simone Doesburg is a 24-year-old student who grew up in the Netherlands. After taking a break from the Design Academy to go to university and live abroad, she’s now back to finish her studies in Eindhoven. She gets inspired by shiny objects, but somehow never gets around to designing such things herself. Her design approach is playful, gentle and uplifting.
Raquel Pereira Silva

Raquel Pereira Silva

23 years old, born in Holland, half-Spanish but with a mix of other cultures. She studied graphic design at the Grafisch Lyceum Utrecht and has done internships in Barcelona, Utrecht and Amsterdam. She presented her latest project at the BrainsAward Eindhoven 2016 and is now in her final year of studying product design at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Teddy Schuyers

Teddy Schuyers

Teddy was born in 1992 and grew up in the Netherlands. A typical Dutch girl, you could say. After studying at SintLucas in Boxtel she moved on to the Design Academy Eindhoven, where she is currently in her final year. Teddy is a hands-on kind of designer, interested in design products for use in everyday life. "I search for personal ties in each project. Starting with my curiosity."
Lithai C. Pletain

Lithai C. Pletain

Born in Tel Aviv, half Belgian, and a fourth-year Design Academy Eindhoven student. He specialises in shape compositions and material research, and has just returned from an internship at Atelier Biagetti in Milan. The focus of there was on visualizing new concepts and installations. Nowadays Lithai is working on future installations concerning relations between craft and virtual reality.
Stephanie Bakker

Stephanie Bakker

Stephanie is a Dutch girl who is fascinated by patterns, nature and films. She studied Media & Culture in Amsterdam and is now a fourth-year student at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Her focus is on health and design.
Andreea Tecusan

Andreea Tecusan

Andreea born in 1986 and is from Oslo. She has a bachelor’s degree in design and is doing her master’s at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. She also has a first degree in arts management, and is currently she is an exchange student at Design Academy Eindhoven. She likes to develop concepts out of user experience, and she works with both product and interaction design.
Mirl van Hoek

Mirl van Hoek

Mirl was born in 1995 and grew up in Eindhoven. After one year studying in Argentina, she joined the Man and Activity department at the Design Academy Eindhoven. With her positive innovative approach to design she aims to bring emotions and laughter to her audience.
Baptiste Labat

Baptiste Labat

Baptiste’s work focuses on the status quo. In his fourth year in the DAE, he is investigating the process of storytelling and aims to create innovative and engaging designs.
Martin Sallieres

Martin Sallieres

Martin’s unusual background in physics and current affairs studies, combined with his work at the Design Academy Eindhoven, has brought him a pragmatic approach to conceptual thinking. He believes that a design based on experiences and observations can show us the unexpected.
Tutors

Natassia Jacobs

Natassia completed her master’s in Design at the Technical University of Delft. She joined Philips Design where she worked on several design projects before starting her own design studio four years later. She completed a new course in crafting leather, specialising in creating leather bags and accessories. Her work is characterized by simple design, excellent quality and fair-trade production. In contrast with the fast-changing fashion world, she creates pieces that can be loved for a lifetime. She has been teaching at the Design Academy Eindhoven since 2000.
Mieke Meijer

Mieke Meijer

Besides teaching, Mieke loves to get her hands dirty working in her own studio. Studio Mieke Meijer works within the liminal area between architecture and product design. Manifest in her work are the architecture of language, clean lines and industrial details. These characteristics often relate directly to their architectural references.

Chris Koens

Chris is one of the owners of Koens&Middelkoop Design in Rotterdam. His work focuses on interior products and kitchen tools. He is experienced in product design on many levels, from mass production to self-producing. The interaction between the use and emotional aspects of products plays a key role in his work. His designs are known for originality combined with a sense of humour and lightness.

Raw Color

The work of Raw Color reflects a sophisticated treatment of materials, achieved by mixing the fields of photography and graphic design. In their Eindhoven-based studio they work on commissioned and self-initiated projects. Within these aspects the physicality of colour plays a key role, and can be seen as being the core of the studio’s work. By trusting on their intuition, Raw Color has created a design language that is verbally direct, energetic and recognisable, stretching the boundaries and definition of design.
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