Ruben van Megen (1984) graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2012, with the focus ‘public space’. Before that, he studied in Rotterdam, at het HMC College. His passion for design and fascination for developing new materials are a guarantee for high profile and unique work.
Hence, starting his own design studio, Atelier Ruben van Megen, was self-evident. In 2015, the first furniture collection “Uno” was born. In 2016, the second furniture collection, Café 6116, followed.
Acknowledgment of the ‘Atelier Ruben van Megen-style’ became reality when the dining table from the Café 6116 was rewarded with a Red Dot Award; one of the most prestigious international labels for high quality design. The design has also won an A’ Design Award and Talente Award. Café 6116 is unique because it is inspired by re-use of materials and precious memories of the former owners. On top of that: the contemporary series is just stunningly executed.
In 2018, Atelier Ruben van Megen launched the chairs ‘Antimacassar III’ and ‘The Cord Connection’ and in 2020, ‘Sandcastles’ followed; a range of designs made out of sand. The work of Atelier Ruben van Megen is often international presented. For example, during the Salone del Mobile in Milano, New York Design Week (NYCxDesign), the London Design Festival and Dutch Design Week. The pieces are included in the collections of several international galleries and are regularly displayed in various museums.
The designs are carefully produced in our own workshop, only the best materials are used. For specialized techniques, we collaborate with companies in our own region. Occasionally, we lecture about designing, entrepreneurship, and international business in the creative branch.
SVB Innovation Award 2007
Red Dot Award 2017
Talente Award 2018
A’Design Award 2018
Baars & Bloemhoff Maatwerk Award 2020
Check out Ruben’s resume via LinkedIn.
Selection of publications
Dobre Wnetrze (PL) - December '21 (Polish)
Ville & Casali (IT) - December '21 (Italian/English)
Vogue Living (NL) - June '20 (Dutch)
Keuken & Design - November '20 (Dutch)
Meubel+ interview - September '20 (Dutch)
FT UK - How to spend it, April '19