Brands Ruben van Megen
Ruben van Megen (1984) graduated in 2012 from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, 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 was self-evident. In 2015, the first furniture collection “Uno” was born. In 2016, the second furniture collection, Café 6116, followed. Acknowledgment of the ‘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, Ruben launched the chairs ‘Antimacassar III’ and ‘The Cord Connection’ and in 2020, ‘Sandcastles’ followed.
Rubens work 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 from Café 6116 are included in the collections of several international galleries and often to be seen in the musea.
The furniture of Ruben van Megen are carefully produced in the own workshop, only the best materials are used. For specialized techniques, Ruben collaborates with companies in his own region.
Apart from designing and making furniture, Ruben works on another project: rebuilding a 150 years old farm house. This is where he works, builds a showroom and lives with his family. Occasionally, Ruben lectures about designing and the life as an entrepreneur in the creative branch.
Since 2016, Jeske van Gerven has also been part of the studio as a concept developer.
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