Shapes of Sweden acquired by the Centre Pompidou

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The conceptual solution for car seating: ‘Shapes of Sweden’, is officially acquired by the Design and Industrial Prospective Collection of the Centre Pompidou in January 2017. The object is also selected for the exhibition ‘Printing the World’ that opens on the 15th of March in the Centre Pompidou. The exhibition brings digital technology and creation together. In ‘Shapes of Sweden’ the synergy of these two disciplines resulted in an alternative for car seating with non-scarce materials and more environmentally friendly 3D techniques. Works were selected that explore the implications of the fourth industrial revolution. Other participating designers from the Netherlands are: Aldo Bakker, Joris Laarman, Dirk van der Kooij and Olivier van Herpt.

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Opening hours exhibition:
15 March 2017 – 19 June 2017
11:00 – 21:00h
Galerie 4 – Centre Pompidou, Paris

Fluid Matter – Liquid and Life in Motion

Bio Art and Design Award exhibition | Fluid Matter


From the 2nd of December till the 26th of February we will exhibit our project Dynamorphosis, the beauty of inner Mechanisms in the expo Fluid Matter. The exhibition will take place in MU, Torenallee 40-06, on Friday 2 December at 8 pm.

Lilian van Daal and Roos Meerman developed ‘Dynamorphosis, the beauty of inner mechanisms’ in collaboration with Renee Van Amerongen of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences of the University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam.

‘Dynamorphosis’ consists of a series of 3D printed, kinetic objects. This project merges the invisible biological process of the body with 3D printing, with attention to biology’s ability to self-assemble, transfer substances, and maintain equilibrium.

Fluid Matter presents the winning projects of the Bio Art and Design Award 2016, developed in collaboration with leading Dutch researchers in the life sciences, alongside several recent works that share a dimension of fluidity. The works will reflect on, demonstrate, or even contest advances in life sciences research. They will also probe fluidity in the realms of interspecies exchange, personal identity, metabolic processes, and even in the exchange between our bodies and our oceans.

Concept: Roos Meerman and Lilian van Daal together with Renee van Amerongen
Electronics and technique: Joppe Spaans
Special thanks to: Shanti Versnel, Suzan de Laat, Sam van Gerwen, Marcel Klein Legtenberg, Manon van Daal, Maarten Baan, Tom Kortbeek, Harm Giesen, Vincent Hammingh, Astrid Meerman

Winners Bio Art & Design Award 2016

Together with Roos Meerman we are the winners of the BAD Award 2016 with our project ‘Dynamorphosis – The beauty of inner mechanisms’. This project is a collaboration with the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences. The end result will be exhibited at MU Eindhoven in December 2016.


Bicycle Saddle / Work in progress

We are designing a lightweight, comfortable bicycle saddle from one single material.
Designed at StudioMOM.

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Broeinest Eindhoven 24 March 2016

Op 24 maart zal o.a. de Arnhemse ontwerpster Lilian van Daal tijdens de Breakfast@Broeinest sessie komen vertellen over hoe zij leert van de structuren uit de natuur en dit kan toepassen in haar ontwerpen met dank aan technologie. Wil jij ook geïnspireerd raken door hoe andere ontwerpers & architecten gebruik maken van nieuwe technologieën? Meld je dan snel via de link aan voor de Breakfast@Broeinest|New Tech op donderdag 24 maart van 08.30 tot 10.00! (Beperkt aantal plaatsen beschikbaar)

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Rising Stars – German trend magazine

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Article newspaper ‘De Gelderlander’


Tour at DDW 2015

Talking about Shapes of Sweden for Volvo

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Winner of Volvo Design Challenge 2015

Lilian van Daal wins Volvo Design Challenge 2015

AMSTERDAM, 2 October 2015 –The designer Lilian van Daal is the winner of the Volvo Design Challenge 2015, as decided by an expert jury in ArtDeli in Amsterdam today. The jury members expressed their surprise at the high quality of the entries. “We feel that Lilian’s concept has a clear vision and brings together the three aspects of modernity, innovation and handling of the material.”

In 2014 Volvo created an annual competition for design talent. This year four young designers were in the running for the Volvo Design Challenge. Borre Akkersdijk, Lilian van Daal, Bob Schiller and Jólan van der Wiel each received a working budget for development of a design based on Volvo’s ‘Designed around you’ philosophy. The winner is receiving an incentive prize of € 10,000.

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The choice was anything but simple but after ample discussion the jury had reached its verdict. Lilian van Daal was able to capture three topical developments in her Shapes of Sweden: biomimicry (an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies), 3D printing and the use of natural materials. Not only does the concept have a clear vision on the future but also it shows its strong relation with the Volvo brand. Her work is innovatory, aesthetic and provides perspective for the industry.

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The members of the jury were Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe (designers Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe), Edwin Jacobs (director of Centraal Museum Utrecht), Willem van Roosmalen (editor-in-chief/founder of Fontanel), Koert van Mensvoort (philosopher/artist/scientist Next Nature), Mirjam van Coillie (chairman of the Design Management Network) and Corien Pompe (Future Lab & Innovation, manager at Volvo Car Corporation).

Overview exhibition 

During the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (17-25 October 2015) the work of all the Volvo Design Challenge participants will be on show for nine days in a single overview exhibition in the Klokgebouw (Hall 2). And in collaboration with Volvo, the design firm Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe is simultaneously presenting ‘Outward-Looking’, the concluding section of the triptych Experience in Motion. For more information:


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