Sander Brouwer

Master in Product Design
Year of Graduation: 2007
Current role: Global Design Manager Brands, Whirlpool

Bio

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.

Quotes

“…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.”

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