I am Gaspard Bos, director of New State of Matter. I have been educated as an Industrial Design Engineer but am an artist at heart. I believe that empathy is the core attribute of a designer and I feel that we have a responsibility to use our design powers for good. Once I learned about things like ‘peak oil’, ‘the great pacific garbage patch’ and ‘planned obsolescence’ I could/would no longer play that game and decided I would choose another path of design. In this day and age design and designers need to tap into that empathy to redefine what matters, turn business as usual around and lead us to a fair society and a circular economy.
These are the people I work with or have worked with on transformative projects.
Charlot Boonekamp – WOOF&WOW
Scott Knowles – Endless Objects
Aris Papodopoulos, Panos Sakkas – Core Relief
Fako Berkers – Future Fashion
Laura Klauss, Jonas Martens, Casper van der Meer, Bart Bleijerveld (Better Future Factory)- Perpetual Plastic Project