Marije Vogelzang

Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang is the world's first-ever eating designer.

Having graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Marije Vogelzang specialised in "eating design". Working as an inspirator and consultant for any food-related business, she started her design studio/restaurant Proef (which means tasting or testing) in Rotterdam in 2004.

In 2006 she expanded to Amsterdam where she plays with food installations, restaurant concepts and food events. She has won a number of awards including the EDBR Portfolio Prize, which is associated with the Rotterdam Design Prize. Her clients include Droog Design, the city of Rotterdam, Hella Jongerius, Marlies Dekkers, the Dutch embassies in Rome and Dakar, BMW, Turnover, Hermes, and the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, among others.

She has participated in numerous conferences and food events including Design Indaba Conference 2008, What Design Can Do 2013 and The Spier Secret Festival 2013. She also guest edited Design Indaba Magazine's last edition called "Design:Digest" in 2011.