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Material Sense, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Simone de Waart is creative director of Material Sense, an independent platform for materials innovation bringing together design, research, industry and education. Her goal is to encourage a fresh approach to the use of materials. Consequently she has supported companies and institutes on materials innovation and strategies. Beside national and international guest lecturing positions she works as professor at the Technical University Eindhoven, industrial design, and Design Academy Eindhoven, where she initially graduated as Materials Designer. (December 2014)