Designer Bart van Heesch graduated Eindhoven Design Academy in 1994. Over his design career he has worked for the famous designer Ulf Moritz, collaborated with companies such as Philips, Bosch, Hunter Douglas (Luxaflex), Sywawa and founded has his own Amsterdam-based label ‘van heesch’. Van Heesch could be described as an orchestrator, designing with the idea that his products will be animated through use, whether activated by a user, the weather conditions or simply by time. His most recent work, a blind formed from a series of lightweight metal disks, which was selected for the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair, looks like living scale-like skin. Van Heesch generally works with reflective surfaces or, in the case of his parasol design for Sywawa, experiments with the way material is able to interact with light.