Pollution-absorbing architecture
Pollution-absorbing architecture
by Kengo Kuma and Daan Roosegaarde at Dezeen.
Grand premiere of 32 KM
Grand premiere of 32 KM
Grand premiere of 32 KM, the making of Icoon Afsluitdijk, our largest work till date. Watch the full version of the film now at Designboom.
The Economist: How to make a waterproof city
The Economist: How to make a waterproof city
Icoon Afsluitdijk in Dutch Architecture Yearbook 2017/2018
Icoon Afsluitdijk in Dutch Architecture Yearbook 2017/2018
The Yearbook is the international showcase for Dutch architecture and features the most important developments that influence Dutch architecture. More info here.
Al Jazeera: Breath of fresh air, how a Dutch artist turns smog into jewellery
Al Jazeera: Breath of fresh air, how a Dutch artist turns smog into jewellery
Waterlicht New York floods United Nations Headquarters
Waterlicht New York floods United Nations Headquarters
Waterlicht New York takes centre stage at the United Nations Headquarters during World Water Day as a call to action. Featured at Fast Company, Metropolis, Quartz & De Telegraaf. Read press release here.
Gates of Light
Gates of Light
Watch the Gates of Light movie on Gizmodo narrated by Daan Roosegaarde: "A gateway to the new world”.
"Let's Be Curious. Design Must Be Inspired by Nature"
"Let's Be Curious. Design Must Be Inspired by Nature"
Fresh from Fortune Magazine: "Lets be curious! Design must be inspired by nature.” Daan speaks along with design shapers like Paola Antonelli and Alice Rawsthorn in Singapore. Read the full Fortune Magazine interview.
Roosegaarde shares air-purifying Smog Free Drones
Roosegaarde shares air-purifying Smog Free Drones
Daan shares his new smog free dream in this Inhabitat interview: the Smog Free Drones which could create personal pockets of fresh air wherever you go.
National Geographic Magazine
National Geographic Magazine
National Geographic magazine features Daan Roosegaarde about our Starry Night bicycle path and the power of nature. Read the full article here.
Fortune interview with Daan Roosegaarde
Fortune interview with Daan Roosegaarde
The megacities we live in are killing us. Clay Chandler from Fortune Magazine interviews Daan Roosegaarde in Hong Kong about how design can help.
"It feels as the gate of Saint Peter open"
"It feels as the gate of Saint Peter open"
Listen to Ingrid de Graaf (CEO Aegon) about her experience at Gates of Light on Radio 1 (in Dutch). Now open for public every night at the Afsluitdijk.
Now on Wallpaper*: Roosegaarde lights up Dutch industrial heritage
Now on Wallpaper*: Roosegaarde lights up Dutch industrial heritage
‘It is Dutch pride, and our heritage,’ says Daan Roosegaarde in Wallpaper*, the designer commissioned by the Dutch government to create the three-part design programme ‘Icoon Afsluitdijk’, to celebrate the monumental site and inspire the country towards an innovative future.
CNN covers our Smart Highway
Roosegaarde’s Smart Highway featured by CNN as an example for innovative transport system - now live on CNN.
Interview in The Guardian
Read The Guardian's profile on Daan Roosegaarde titled "The green Van Gogh cleaning up the cityscape."
Roosegaarde introduces Icoon Afsluitdijk on DWDD and NOS
Roosegaarde introduces Icoon Afsluitdijk on DWDD and NOS
Daan Roosegaarde joins Matthijs van Nieuwkerk on the national Dutch talk show De Wereld Draait Door and is live on NOS news to introduce Icoon Afsluitdijk. Read the features about the designs also on Dezeen, Fast Company and Inhabitat.
Smog Free Project trending in India
Smog Free Project trending in India
Major media in India such as India Today, Daily Pioneer, and The Better India feature Smog Free Project. We look forward to spread the dream of clean air in India.
Cover story on Volkskrant Magazine
Cover story on Volkskrant Magazine
"Dare to Shine." Cover story on Daan Roosegaarde in de Volkskrant Magazine.
Daan on Kunstuur TV
Daan on Kunstuur TV
“De rol van de kunstenaar is om meer schoonheid in de wereld te brengen (schone lucht, schoon water, schone energie). Eigenlijk ben ik een Schoonmaker” Watch the celebrated TV interview from 15:10 with Lucas De Man.
Smog Free Project on CNN
Smog Free Project on CNN
Smog Free Project was selected as the design that improves a metropolitan city, Beijing, for the future. Read the full article here.
Daan featured on Wallpaper* magazine
Daan featured on Wallpaper* magazine
Spotted Daan on Wallpaper* magazine as one of the key figures to innovate Singapore’s design scene. See page 350 here.
Smog Free Bicycle trending on media
Smog Free Bicycle trending on media
Smog Free Bicycle gained hundreds of features on media. Watch or read on CNN, The Times, The Guardian, Dezeen, Inhabitat, SCMP, Trouw, DAMN, CGTN, and Tianjin TV.
#Smogfree story on Monocle Radio
Daan tells Monocle about Smog Free Project's journey, live at the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China. Tune in from 00:20:40 here.
Forbes features Daan Roosegaarde
Forbes features Daan Roosegaarde
Read the latest key feature with Daan Roosegaarde on Forbes about why we need more imagination, not more technology or money as part of a World Economic Forum special. Full read.
Interview at World Economic Forum China
Interview at World Economic Forum China
Lively conversations about the 4th industrial revolution at the World Economic Forum with Feike Sijbesma CEO DSM, Tian Wei of CCTV, Ling Fan of Tezign and Daan Roosegaarde. Read the new interview with Daan Roosegaarde.
Inhabitat interview
Inhabitat interview
Inhabitat spoke with Roosegaarde about new projects and how design can help us shape a cleaner, more beautiful urban future: "We have built cities that do us harm, according to groundbreaking Netherlands designer Daan Roosegaarde." Full interview.
Smog Free video story on Brightvibes
Smog Free video story on Brightvibes
Watch the full video story featuring Daan Roosegaarde on Brightvibes with positive official measurements by Eindhoven University of Technology and the smog free ideology.
WIRED features Daan
WIRED features Daan
Now in WIRED UK magazine the feature of Daan Roosegaarde. In the long-form interview 'Magical Realism' Daan is lighting up the world with his nature-driven social design. Out in the shops in the UK now and available shortly across the globe.
Meeting with the King Willem Alexander
Meeting with the King Willem Alexander
King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands and Daan Roosegaarde meet at Asia-Europe Culture Ministers Meeting in Rotterdam, NL.
Turning Beijing Smog into Jewellery - Interview on Artsy
Turning Beijing Smog into Jewellery - Interview on Artsy
Read the Artsy interview with Daan Roosegaarde about his plans for a new human right to 'schoonheid' and his Smog Free Project in Beijing: 'We should use our creative thinking to improve the world around us'.
Superior Magazine
Superior Magazine
This month Superior Magazine features Daan Roosegaarde, winner of the London Design Innovation Medal, in the article 'Hope for the smart cities of tomorrow'. Out now.
Smog Free movie hits 28 million views
Smog Free movie hits 28 million views
These towers can turn China's smog into jewellery. Watch the Smog Free movie made by the World Economic Forum with more than 28 million views already here.
The New York Times interview
The New York Times interview
A full page interview with Daan Roosegaarde in The New York Times today on new designs for smart cities: I am a guy who fell in love with cities before girls. Read the full interview here.
NRC interview Icoon Afsluitdijk
NRC interview Icoon Afsluitdijk
In this week NRC newspaper a two pages interview with Daan Roosegaarde about his vision for a subtle layer of light and darkness on the 32 kilometer Afsluitdijk: It is an honour to work on this new icon. Read the full article here.
BBC World Radio interview 'Clean air for everyone'
BBC World Radio interview 'Clean air for everyone'
BBC interviews Daan Roosegaarde about his idea behind the Smog Free Tower working as an air purifier and how we can improve life in cities. Listen to the interview at BBC World Service.
WIRED: Transforming Wind Turbines Into Mesmerizing Light
WIRED: Transforming Wind Turbines Into Mesmerizing Light
Read the full WIRED interview with Roosegaarde here.
Cover on Vrij Nederland
Cover on Vrij Nederland
Cover article in Vrij Nederland, now in bookstores.
Professional Lighting Design Recognition 'Award at Large'
Professional Lighting Design Recognition 'Award at Large'
Daan Roosegaarde wins the 'Award at Large' of the Professional Lighting Design Recognition in Rome, Italy for his significant contribution to the lighting profession.
Postal Stamp 'Enlightenment' by Roosegaarde
Postal Stamp 'Enlightenment' by Roosegaarde
Our postal stamp 'Enlightenment' for PostNL is launched. Daan Roosegaarde: "The stamps give us insight into the light we use every day in the Netherlands". The stamps are available at all Bruna stores and via Collectclub.nl.
Guardian interview: World's first smog free tower goes on tour
Guardian interview: World's first smog free tower goes on tour
Today in the Guardian with mayor Aboutaleb of Rotterdam and designer Daan Roosegaarde about their ambition for clean air.
Daan at
Daan at
More than 1.5 million people watched the first new episode of De Wereld Draait Door with Matthijs van Nieuwkerk and Daan Roosegaarde about his new Smog Free Tower in Rotterdam. Watch the live TV show here.
Interview with WIRED in Tokyo
Interview with WIRED in Tokyo
During his visit in Japan, Daan Roosegaarde meets with WIRED about his background, inspiration and projects. Read the full interview here.
LXRY
LXRY
New LXRY magazine with Daan
New LXRY magazine with Daan
In stores today: LXRY magazine. Daan Roosegaarde takes you on a trip to the future as guest editor-in-chief with Hanna Verboom, Elon Musk, Louise Fresco, and much more. Explore the future and order your hardcopy here.
Minister Schultz and Daan at DWDD
Minister Schultz and Daan at DWDD
Minister Melanie Schultz and Daan Roosegaarde are at De Wereld Draait Door about iconic landscapes, Afsluitdijk and Waterlicht. Watch the TV Show here.
Earth Day exclusive feature on Creators Project
Earth Day exclusive feature on Creators Project
Creators Project meets with Daan Roosegaarde at the Dream Factory to discuss upcoming projects, his ideals and his new obsession: space. Read the full article here.
'Awesome Glowing Roads of the Future' at WIRED
'Awesome Glowing Roads of the Future' at WIRED
Journalist Liz Stinson interviews Daan Roosegaarde about his new design at WIRED. 'There is 80 percent bullshit to get 20 percent beauty' Roosegaarde says. 'But it is worth it.'
Talent of the Year 2015
Talent of the Year 2015
Artist Daan Roosegaarde is Talent of the Year 2015. The audience sees him as "a creative mind, who connects art and technology with new aesthetics and meaning". Roosegaarde also is positioned as number 3 in the Artist of the Year index, next to Marlene Dumas and Anton Corbijn. Source: Kunstweek.
De Wereld Draait Door TV & Daan Roosegaarde
Matthijs van Nieuwkerk interviews Daan Roosegaarde live on TV about his new glowing Smart Highway, the van Gogh bicycle path and his famous statement "Creativity is our new capital". Watch the full program here.