Arnout Meijer tells us what sparks his imagination

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It should come as no surprise that Rotterdam native Arnout Meijer looks to the stars for motivation. The breakout designer has made a name for himself in the past year with innovative, color-changing, LED-loving light sculptures like Thanks for the Planets and Thanks for the Sun, which pay homage to celestial bodies. 

When asked where his go-to, local spot for creative stimulation is, Meijer tells us: "My most favorite structure in Rotterdam is the Erasmusbrug, the bridge that connects the south and the north of the city. But as inspiration, I prefer the sky, especially above the harbors of Rotterdam, which you can see quite clearly from the Erasmusbrug. I always think that the sky becomes more colorful because of the chemicals in the harbor, but maybe that's just my imagination."

The Erasmus Bridge under a sunset-splashed sky Photo by Arnout Meijer.

Left: Thanks for the Planets in RedWarmWhite - Right: Thanks for the Planets in WhiteRed Photo © Pim Top

Thanks for the Planets Light Sculpture


Thanks for sharing, Arnout!

*All photos courtesy of Arnout Meijer.

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