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 product design, their approach to architects, a huge organizational change, many design awards but first of all an incredible team that was a privilege to lead. Henny, Oscar, Laura, Guillaume, Heleen, Dénis, Ellen, Bram and everyone in the core teams in Shanghai and Eindhoven such as Tomas, Long, Matt, Marko, Marike, Ramon and so many others: big big thanks for choosing to be in my team and for your huge contribution. Also, thanks to everyone else in Design in Philips Lighting: the lighting designers, the product designers, the graphic designers… The hundreds of creatives all across the company that made my time as your leader unforgettable. And last but not least, thanks to my ex colleagues in the Philips leadership: you believed in the change and in the way I shaped Design in Philips Lighting, and that was a daring choice for which I sincerely thank you very much.
What’s next? December 2014 I will start
elsewhere… In lighting, of course… I will probably surprise you all again! Keep an eye on this page and soon you’ll be the first to know! as Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing and Design Officer at Zumtobel Group, working for the brands Zumtobel, Thorn, and Tridonic. And until then: a couple of very creative projects that I’d love to share with you over here as well. I keep you posted.
So, keep checking back every once in a while. In the meantime by all means feel free to contact me… I respond to the contact form on this website within a day or so.