After earning his bachelor’s degree in industrial design and engineering, Sander Brouwer started his design career at Feiz design studio in Amsterdam, where he helped design products for Nokia, Offecct and Alessi and won a prize organized by Designboom. He then moved to Italy, where he earned his Master in Product Design at Domus Academy, graduating with distinction in 2007. The following year, he served as an assistant professor for the Design course at Domus Academy.
After being selected for a collaboration with Scuola Politecnica and Poltrona Frau Group, Sander gained experience at Alias design, designing furniture and creating a vision for a unique market within the Group.
He joined Whirlpool’s Global Consumer Design team as a senior designer in 2008. Today, his responsibilities range from designing hoods within the cooking category to leading the Visual Brand Language for Bauknecht. During Whirlpool’s 100-year anniversary celebration in 2011, Sander was responsible for the design of Fireplace concept, which won the 2012 iF product design award.
“…It defined my identity as a designer at the center of chaos, multi-cultural influences and a beautiful country like Italy. One year at Domus Academy pushed my creativity to a higher level, due to the environment where creative problem solving is an essential element to sustain yourself.”
Domus Academy semi-finalists of The Mark Challenge 2019
Domus Academy semi-finalists of The Mark Challenge 2019 description.
Domus Academy former student wins a Gold Award
Defne Koz, Domus Academy Master in Product Design former student, wins the Gold Award at German Design Award 2019
Domus Academy alumnus finalist at Loewe Foundation Craft Prize
Chen Min, Master in Product Design 2008 alumnus among the finalists of Loewe Foundation Craft Prize
Cora Bellotto @ “The Next Green Talents” exhibition
Cora Bellotto, Master in Fashion Design alumna, selected for “The Next Green Talents” exhibition