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Michou-Nanon de Bruijn uses design as a medium to communicate her researches and
future visions to the public. In order to stimulate discussions, and create awareness
for global and local problems. In her working process she does not divorce a product from
its surrounding. Material and immaterial connections are made in order to build
utopian systems. These utopian systems are the nutrition for her physical design work.

Michou-Nanon studied Man and Wellbeing at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where she
received a cum laude for her two graduation projects (Koelkachel and Individual Idea).
Her Graduation Work has been published and exhibited internationally. Which led to an
second fridge project (FlatLightFrigo) commissioned by OpenStructures. It was exhibited in
Z33 Belgium and Stroom den Haag. She collaborated in 2009 with designer Hanna Jonsdottir
and filmmaker Valentina Maria Maechler in order to create an affordable system for Icelandic
Gardening in HÅ¡fn Iceland. Since 2007 Michou-Nanon works on a research project called
European Ageing Utopias which is a reaction on the Demography statistics published by
the European Union. Last summer she was invited by KROTofKANS (a project organised
by CBK Zeeland) to live and work in Oostburg where she did investigate the
population ageing and the future of living in this small village.

Next to her own projects she enjoys working as Senior Designer for Studio Makkink &
Bey. Due the wide range of the Studio she is able to design in different fields from
creating concepts, public spaces, interiors, to products. A selection of projects she
worked on: Interior for the Kunstmin Dordrecht, WashHouse, The Crate Series, Blue
House Rug, Balancing Barn MVRDV, Daily Hanky, BI meets BS, Witness Flat,
Spaarndammerstraat, Spaarzwijntje...