Picture by Oscar Vink - © Design Academy Eindhoven

Noud Sleumer is a conceptual designer whose work explores global systems of production and processing. His research focuses on the lifecycles of consumer electronic products, tracing the supply chains from resource to production and from points of sale to final processing. With an emphasis on methods of deconstruction, Sleumer’s practice provides insights not just into our everyday objects, but the systems, infrastructures and people who support them too. Using reconstruction and re-contextualisation as his tools, Noud allows for new visual and concrete perspectives on the globe’s complex waste-industries. It’s from this work that we can collectively re-assess our relationship to man-made matter.

As a designer Noud Sleumer is a conceptual designer who's role is to critique ‘the act of making’. Within self-initiated and explorative projects his focus is trained on strategies of reduction and blending. Simplicity is the tool that underlies these approaches and enables Sleumer to create new playgrounds of creativity, in which we can collectively re-examine our relationship to man-made matter.

In the age of abundance, knowledge about what is produced is inaccessible or neglected. Because of this Sleumer positions the role of the designer not as producer but as iconoclast. Key to his work is the reversal of design methodologies in order to question the essence of making within a world that is always under construction.

Noud graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) with a master’s in Social Design and holds a bachelor’s degree in Experience Design (Academy for Art, Communication and Design - NL). 

Contact: info@noudsleumer.com

© Noud Sleumer, 2020











GEO—DESIGN: Junk - Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
19/10/2019 - 17/11/2019

The Object is Absent, MU, Eindhoven
19/10/2019 - 27/10/2019

Antenna Expo - Design Indaba, Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
20/10/2018 - 28/10/2018

G18 - Former Campina site, Design Academy, Eindhoven

20/10/2018 - 28/10/2018

‘Device People’ - Droog Design, Amsterdam

04/10/2018 - 15/10/2018

Van Abbe & De Stijl - Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

17/06/2017 - 31/12/2017

Brabant Wunderkammer - BKKC, Tilburg

14/09-2017 - 31/12/2017

Colour Geographies - Luma Foundation, Arles
22/05/2017 - 31-08-2017

Generation '17 - MOAM, Vondel CS, Amsterdam
19/01/2017 - 19/01/2017

The Wandering Eye - Adam & Siam, Amsterdam

11/12/2016 - 27/02/2017

Next Up - FHK, Tilburg
30/06/2016 - 02/07-2016



© BKKC - Tilburg








Article, Metropolis M - No. 4, 2016, Utrecht

Article, Het Parool, bijlage PS - 19/01/2017, Amsterdam

Review, Mister Motley - 15/07/2016, Amsterdam

Review, De Ingenieur - 22/06/2018, Den Haag

Article, Eindhovens Dagblad - 24/10/2018, Eindhoven

Review, TL mag – Art & Design - 25/10/2018, Brussels

Review, De Volkskrant - 28/10/2018, Amsterdam

Article & Video, Algemeen Dagblad - 01/11/2018, Rotterdam

Article, Design Indaba 'The eco-friendly benefits of a busted smartphone' - 09/01/1995, Cape Town

Book, Do it Ourselves - 10/10/2019, Rotterdam

Article, VPRO - 19/10/2019, Hilversum

Article, Metropolis M - 21/10/2019, Utrecht

Article, Dezeen - 25/10/2019, London

Article, De Architect - 31/10/2019, Alphen aan den Rijn

Article, Dezeen - 14/11/2019, London

Column, Reformatorisch Dagblad - 28/11/2019

Review, DDW.nl - 26/12/2019, Eindhoven


Guest teacher - Academy of Art, Communication and Design, Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts,
Tilburg, 2019-2020

Re-constructing The Classroom - Collaboration with: Foundation We Are, Studio Bernhard Lenger & Lansbrekers, Kazerne Eindhoven,

Antenna Conference - Design Indaba & Dutch Design Week, Klokgebouw Eindhoven, 22/10/2018


Dutch Science Award 2018 – InScience & Klokhuis:
Nominated in the top 10 shortlist of best academic
researches of 2018