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“I want to connect light to the rest of the world”…

… I have no idea how to do that but I want to find the way. Read in MondoArc the transcript of the conversation I had with Paul James. About light, the industry, my move from Philips to Zumtobel and what I did in the months between…  

Royal Philips seeks

Royal Philips seeks “new ownership” for Philips Lighting

Today, at their Capital Markets Day presentation in London, Royal Philips announces that it will “consider various options for alternative ownership structures” for Philips Lighting. The 123 years old lighting company is the world leader in terms of volume (mostly lamps) and I was during a good four years its chief design officer. The leadership […]

Thank you, Philips!

Thank you, Philips!

After 4,5 years as the design leader of Philips Lighting it’s time for a change so I have resigned. Philips Lighting is a wonderful company where I learned a great deal, but I now believe the future of light is in a different direction… It’s been a fantastic time, with big improvement in Philips Lighting’s […]

Luminous Couture

Luminous Couture

For a special event at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Rogier van der Heide designed new Luminous Couture: a glowing collar, inspired by the 17th century costumes of the wealthy bourgeois in the Amsterdam Canal Belt. Rogier’s 21st Century interpretation contains LED technology, drivers and battery packs and remains comfortable and ready-to-wear. Image gallery here

Philips Slimstyle shifts the bulb paradigm

Philips Slimstyle shifts the bulb paradigm

For over 100 years, the light bulb didn’t evolve much. Thomas Edison designed the bulb shape in 1879 and it never really changed. Now, a bulb will never be the same anymore. From my design studio at Philips, we launch the SlimStyle. See here what Mashable thinks about the Slimstyle. Thanks to my product designers […]

Exclusive Press Tour in the Rijksmuseum

Exclusive Press Tour in the Rijksmuseum

Are you a journalist and you want to know more about the new Rijksmuseum, its design and its LED lighting? 12 June 2013 you have the opportunity to take part in a unique behind-the-scenes tour at one of the world’s most important museums. If you are interested, send me a message.