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Rogier van der Heide new Chief Design Officer for Philips Lighting

Philips has announced that internationally renowned lighting designer Rogier van der Heide will be appointed in the newly created position of Chief Design Officer for Philips Lighting. 

By Editor Design.nl / 25-02-2010

Rogier van der Heide will begin his new position as Chief Design Officer for Philips Lighting on 1 March, 2010. The role of Chief Design Officer has already been established within the Philips Consumer Lifestyle and Healthcare Sectors. 

“Lighting design can explore new and unique ways that lighting can meet people’s needs and aspirations through form, function and emotion. Rogier’s work has shown that he truly understands how to simply enhance people’s lives with light. By bringing Rogier into the design leadership of the company we are strengthening our commitment to the field of lighting design and becoming a better partner for our customers,” says Stefano Marzano, CEO Philips Design and Chief Design Officer for Philips.

The Dutch-born lighting designer brings twenty years of experience in design-led innovation and the creation of lighting solutions. Van der Heide is internationally recognized as one of the leading architectural lighting design specialists and has been awarded many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including the Lighting Designer of the Year Award 1998, the International Association of Lighting Design Radiance Award in 2005 and the International Lighting Design Award of Excellence in 2005 and 2006. Until recently, he was Director at Arup and Global Business Leader Lighting Design of Arup Lighting.

Additionally, Van der Heide is one of five international designers commissioned by Swarovski Crystal Palace to create an installation to be launched during the Milan Furniture Fair this year. 

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