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Simone de Waart

Material Sense, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Award Participations

  • iF concept design award 2014
  • iF concept design award 2013
  • iF concept design award 2012
  • iF material design award 2009
  • iF product design award 2009
  • iF material design award 2008
  • iF concept award material 2007
  • iF material design award 2007


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)