Rogier van der Heide, born in the Netherlands, is a well known designer in the public and commercial realm. He has recently been appointed Chief Design & Marketing Officer at Zumtobel in Austria. Immediately prior to this, he was Vice President and Chief Design Officer at Philips, following his work as Global Business Leader at Arup Lighting. van der Heide’s focus is on innovation-led design as an enabler of bridging technology and the creation of meaningful, life-enhancing solutions. He has 20 years’ experience worldwide in engaging, inspiring, three-dimensional design that fuses light, image projection, architecture, and product design to create memorable, authentic experiences. He has received over 20 individual design awards, and some 35 with his design team at Philips. Rogier’s work is widely recognised as leading the eld in creative and independent design.