David Graas (1970) studied product design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Since 2004 he works as an independent designer. His work explores the relationship between products and their users, how these products are valued and why. He sees himself as a guerrilla designer, fighting in a peaceful way the current industrial model. Hacking the system that produces only mass produced products, that are the same everywhere, with no character and no durability. And proposing an alternative that is more elegant and gives back control to the people using these products.
His work is featured in numerous international publications and showcased in exhibitions in London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Osaka and Moscow. In 2013 David Graas founded the 3D printing label LAYERS (www.layersindesign.com).
Check out the interview for IdN magazine for Graas's take on the subject of Eco design.