#Marjan van Aubel

Marjan van Aubel 

Solar Design

5pm PST Friday, January 27, 2023

Business Rotunda (03-213)


Marjan Van Aubel wants to democratize solar power by making it more accessible and attractive to everyone; through her designs, solar energy is integrated into everyday life. Marjan strives to redefine our current relationship with solar energy. She gives objects a dual function by, for example, working with extendable materials or by integrating solar panels that mimic the process of photosynthesis in plants, for example, a table is not only a table but also generates electricity. 

Solar designer Marjan van Aubel creates a new narrative for solar energy – one that goes beyond the technological fix on the efficiency of blue solar panels. As a designer she wants to make solar power beautiful and accessible for everyone, creating a transition to a post-fossil world. Van Aubel is an award-winning designer who integrates solar power seamlessly into buildings and objects. Her most notable works are Sunne, Current Table, Power Plant, and the roof of the Netherlands Pavilion (World Expo 2020, Dubai). 

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