A pioneer in the field of art, exploring the relationship between man, technology
and space. Roosegaarde was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos and was
recently named Artist of the Year 2016. ADDITORS talks with the designer in his Studio Roosegaarde in Rotterdam, where he gives an intimate look at his life and personal goals.
Hippie with a businessplan
In the interview he tells that nobody knows his real name is actually Daniel Ferdinand Roosegaarde Bishop. He wakes up every morning at 6:59 AM with coffee, toast and e-mails and he is a master in cooking quiche Lorraine. The New York Times once described him as a hippie with a businessplan. Roosegaarde: “We disguise ourselves as a company to actually build the ideas in my head. We make dreams come true.”