About 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 is also nominated for 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’.
Rubens work is often international presented. For example during the Salone del Mobile in Milano, 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. Until June 30 2019, the dining table Café 6116 is in the exhibition Glorious Delft Blue at Royal Delft; the only remaining Delft Blue producer in The Netherlands. Visit the website of Royal Blue for more information about the exhibition.
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 will work, build a showroom and will live with his family.
Accidentally, Ruben lectures about designing and the life as a entrepreneur in the creative branch.
SVB Innovation Award 2007
Red Dot Award 2017
Talente Award 2018
A’Design Award 2018
Check out Ruben’s resume via LinkedIn.