After graduating from the IM Masters course at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009, Mike set up his own studio focusing upon design and future thinking. His work has been widely publicised in both the design and popular press including magazines such as Wired, Frame, Domus and ICON and exhibited worldwide including at the Milano Salone del Mobile, St Etienne Biennale Internationale Design 2010, the Science Gallery, Dublin, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and at Talk To Me at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2011, Mike was awarded the Designers and Artists for Genomics Award for the project proposal Aqua Vita, a collaboration with Susana Cámara Leret and the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre. Whilst much of Mike's work is self-initiated he also applies his design approach to industry sponsored research and commercial projects. From May 2011 to April 2012 Mike was [the first] Research Associate on the CRISP programme at Design Academy Eindhoven. The GRIP project, of which Mike was a team member, was a collaboration between Design Academy Eindhoven, the Technical Universities Eindhoven and Delft, and Philips Design, working on the development of a flexible Product-Service System for Work-Related Stress. Mike currently works from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, while he also coaches in the Next Nature Programme in the Department of Industrial Design at Technical University Eindhoven.
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