Simone de Waart

Meeting Materials Workshop

Simone de Waart (1967) graduated in 1994 at Design Academy Eindhoven. In 1997, together with a partner she started the designstudio Loods 5. As designer-director she developed new materials and material applications and works for clients as DSM, architects, and NS. She’s part-time lecturer at Technical University Eindhoven, at the faculty of  Industrial Design and a guest lecturer at Design academy, HAS food design and School for product design Utrecht.

In 2001 she initiated Eindhoven Materials Library for TU/e and Design Academy for students and professionals. She has founded the international network Material Sense, to connect designers, research and industry enhancing materials creativity and innovative materials applications. In international travelling exhibitions she curates and represents the network, and lectured on materials developments in Belgium, Denmark, Brasil, Korea and China. Her work is published in books like Future Materials, Material World, High Tec Low Tec, De Architect and Transmaterial.

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