Daan is a thinker, dreamer & maker who does not believe in ‘not possible’. Along with his team of designers & engineers at Studio Roosegaarde he works towards a better future. Together they develop ‘landscapes of the future’ . Social designs that merge technology & art in urban environments, city prototypes or artworks that explore the relation between people, technology & city space.
Driven by nature's gifts, Daan’s fascination for nature & technology is reflected in iconic designs such as Smart Highway (roads which charge from sunlight and glow at night), Waterlicht (which shows the force of water) and Smog Free Project in Beijing (the largest outdoor air purifier which makes jewellery from smog). Projects that often employ light and sensing technology in an interactive manner.