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Aart van Bezooyen

Material Stories, Hamburg, Germany

Award Participations

  • iF concept design award 2014
  • iF material design award 2012
  • iF concept design award 2011
  • iF material design award 2010
  • Lebens(t)räume 2010
  • material TRENDS award 2010


Aart van Bezooyen has a faible for materials in design. Material Stories, founded in 2005, is where he works and writes to inspire and enable best use of material to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable. He is a professor at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, where he develops a new library for materials and technologies fostering dialogue between art and science. Aart is co-author of the “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Two Designers Exploring Sustainability Worldwide” book and curated the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe. (December 2014)