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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 […]

Rogier joins Zumtobel Group

Rogier joins Zumtobel Group

Dornbirn, Austria – Today, Zumtobel Group AG, the Austrian lighting company, announces that Rogier van der Heide has been appointed as Chief Design & Marketing Officer for the Zumtobel Group and its three brands Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel. Rogier will begin his new position on December 1, 2014. By creating this new strategic role in the […]

Richard MacCormac died

Richard MacCormac died

Richard’s funeral was earlier this month… So very sad. He died shortly after his wife Jocasta; both fought the cancer but could not win. Richard was 75. I can’t express how thankful I am to Richard. When we met for the first time, I ran a small lighting design practice in Amsterdam. It was 1997, […]

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 […]

Rogier on Dezeen

Walking through the booth at Light+Building talking with Dezeen about the way light and its environment come together… Thanks Dezeen & Philips!

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

Amsterdam Light Festival attracts over 500,000 visitors

Amsterdam Light Festival attracts over 500,000 visitors

… says Dutch paper Parool. For my Dutch readers…

Join me tonight: Illuminade in Amsterdam!

Are you in Amsterdam tonight? Come and walk the Illuminade with me, the walking tour of the Amsterdam Light Festival. 300,000 visitor in the first two weeks! https://www.facebook.com/rogiervanderheide/posts/568131329941957

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 […]

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Christmas tradition in Amsterdam Jordaan

An old tradition in my neighborhood: the people around Hazenstraat dress like angels (though I think they’re monks or the likes) and walk to the huge christmas tree at Elandsgracht, just around the corner. This is an old Christmas tradition in Amsterdam Jordaan. The days before, they collected wishes from all in the neighborhood, written […]