Designing starts with experimenting with material: dipping, heating, melting, stretching, breaking or freezing material








Roos Meerman researches techniques and processes, using her design mentality to innovate and pioneer. By altering existing machines or tools, she finds new ways to translate her amazement for nature and physics into something tangible. The outcome is used as a way to talk about advancement in technology and as a conversation starter for crossover collaborations with scientists and industrial partners. With a special interest in 3D printing, Meerman explores the potential of this game-changing technique in multiple projects, challenging the boundaries and applicabilities of both material and mechanics. 

Studio Roos Meerman won the Hendrik Valkprize and New Material Fellow in 2014, as well as the Design & Innovation prize of Gelderland and the Bio Art & Design Award in 2016. Her work has been extensively exhibited throughout Europe.


Selection expositions

2018   Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum | New York
2017   CODA Museum | Apeldoorn
2017   Museum Arnhem | Arnhem 
2016   Fluid Matter | MU Eindhoven
2016   Power Play | Dutch Invertuals | Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
2016   In No Particular Order | Stimuleringsfonds creatieve industrie | Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
2016   Vitra Schaudepot Lab | Weil am Rhein
2016   Next Up, by Jeroen Junte | De Kazerne | Eindhoven
2016   Red Dot Museum | Making A Difference/ A Difference in Making | Essen
2016   Schloß Hollenegg for Design | Schwanberg
2016   Materfad Materials Centre | Barcelona
2015   Flying Architect | Temporary Fashion Museum Het Nieuwe Instituut | Rotterdam
2015   Workmates newspaper, Good News | Salone del Mobile 2015
2015   Making a Difference/ A Difference in Making Materialise | Bozar | Brussels
2015   Open laboratory | Het Nieuwe Instituut | Rotterdam
2014   New Material Award | Het Nieuwe Instituut | Rotterdam


2017      New Scientist
2016      Creators Project
2016      Volkskrant Magazine
2015      kM Magazine
2015      Frame Magazine
2015      Trend Tablet | by Lidewij Edelkoort
2015      Eigen Huis & Interieur
2014      RTL 7 Toekomstmakers
2014      Dutch Design Yearbook 2014
2014      Elle Decoration
2014      3D print show | Interview
2014 | Article by Hannah Rose Mendoza

Nominations and prizes

2016    Bio Art and Design Award (winner)
2015    Ontwerp en Innovatie Prijs Gelderland (Winner IPKW Award)
2014    New Material Award 2014 (New Material Fellow winner)
2014    D’SIGN Magazine Award 2014
2014    Hendrik Valk Prijs 2014 (prize winner) 
2014    Stipendium Groote Sociëteit Arnhem 2014