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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…  

Zumtobel opens Lichtforum in Amsterdam

As the new year begins, we at Zumtobel Group create a strong presence in one of the leading European centres of architecture and technology: before January is out, the company, which is based in Austria, is to open a new “Lichtforum” in the heart of Amsterdam. The new studio will act as an open house, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]