Few advice for young designers and architects from Rombout Frieling.

What advices to young designers have Rombout Frieling? He answered this and other questions during the conference Element Urban Talks 2017

Rombout Frieling loves to tackle challenges of physical interaction.
With a broad interest and expertise ranging from the design of systems, products and interactions to engineering, research and business, Rombout is able to navigate new territory quickly and lead complex processes, integrating rich insights into successful designs.
His clients range from industrial companies such as Merck, Philips, KONE, Siemens, Nestlé, P&G, Heineken and Panasonic to universities, city governments and cultural institutions.
Rombout is keen to collaborate and, having worked around the globe, he connects to a large international network. His work has resulted in various products and systems in use by people every day, and has been exhibited at venues like the Venice Biennale.
Rombout started to move in the Netherlands in 1983.
He studied design, engineering and philosophy in Eindhoven, Tilburg and at Stanford  before graduating on 'the choreoraphical potential of design' with commendation and distinction from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.
Rombout previously worked with leading design consultancies as well as with usability professor Donald Norman. He co-founded IKAWA coffee and he was creative director of the Intelligent Lighting Institute of Philips and Eindhoven University of Technology while also directing the GLOW Forum for Light & Architecture.
The Royal College of Art appointed Rombout as Dyson Innovation Fellow and he served as external examiner at Design Academy Eindhoven.
When not making, Rombout moves on skis over mountains or flies a kite over the sea.

Published: Mar 6th 2018

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