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About the Studio

My design focus is always on the interplay between people and their environment, and the beauty that can emerge from it. I summarise my approach as Transformational Lighting Design.

My combined background as industrial design engineer (MSc TU Delft, cum laude), researcher (PhD TU/e, cum laude) and practicing designer/artist, allows me to combine inspiration and insights from these different fields in new ways. I am active in all these areas: my work ranges from design of industrially produced luminaires, leading the development of Europe's largest indoor living lab for intelligent lighting research, to creating art pieces for international light festivals. The common denominators are light, interactivity, new technologies and human behaviour.
I work for clients from industry, academics and governmental bodies in Europe, the USA and Asia.

Explore this website to learn more about my work. If you’d like to join me in further charting the new territory of transformational light design, get in touch.

Kind regards,

Dr. ir. Philip Ross

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- Design

- Design research

- Design project direction

- Design workshops

- Design education

- Presentations

- Teaching

- IP generation




LED Application of the year 2015 @ LED Event


Lighting Design Awards, Finalist Best Interior Product Design.


GIO (Good Industrial Design), Recognition Award

GIO (Good Industrial Design), Special Award Functionality.

Shell LiveWire Awards, jury & audience award.

Bright 25: The most important gadgets, trends and content of 2012.

ESEF awards, Finalist category ‘Engineering and Design’.

< 2010

STW Valorisation Workshop competition, best business plan (2008)

Zuid-Hollandse Vormgevingsprijs, winner Product Design (2004)



Studio Philip Ross is situated in design and technology hotspot Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 

Visiting address:

Gagelstraat 6A

5611 BH Eindhoven

the Netherlands

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