Marieke van den Heuvel

co-founder of Mann Office

Marieke van den Heuvel graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1999 during the early days of Lidewij Edelkoort’s directorship, when the school adapted its more practical, product driven design approach towards a more conceptual informed direction. Following a scholarship year at Fabrica in Italy, she set up camp in Amsterdam. She came in touch with the work of Petra Blaisse and fell in love with the studio’s work. 11 years’ work for Inside Outside form the core of her earliest experience in design practice. She served in various design capacities at Inside Outside working on various architectural projects like the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (OMA, 2003), Seattle Central Library (OMA, 2004), Casa da Musica in Porto (OMA, 2005) and Qatar National Library in Doha (OMA, 2017). At Inside Outside she also worked on various exhibition designs including Snapshots (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2012), Damask (wall installation in Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2012) and Re-set (curtain installation during Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2012).
She was one of the driving forces behind Inside Outsides 2009 monograph published by Monacelli and co-edited a series of portraits on Inside Outside with filmmaker (and designer) Frans Parthesius. Following her involvement with Inside Outside she worked for Butterfly Works in the field of Social Design (i.a. Return to Sender),and was a researcher with AMO on a Masterplan vision for the St. Petersburg State Hermitage. Involvement with other design practices brought experience in strategic design and developing new customer journeys.
In 2015 she designed the exhibition What is the Netherlands with AMO. In 2021 she received a grant from the Creative Industries Fund to develop new research about increasing circularity in interior design. In 2021 she will be in charge of the exhibition design for OMA/ Rem Koolhaas in China planned for late 2021 / early 2022 at the CAFA Museum in Beijing, China.