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Joris Olde Rikkert

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Major project:


Enabling people to plant trees

Planting new forests is necessary to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and prevent further biodiversity loss. WEFOREST.IT provides opportunities for people to invest in the planting of trees. Together we build a longterm and positive relationship between people and forests. 

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Residue Enabled Design / Red Mud Project

Red Mud is a byproduct of the aluminium industry. Over 150 million tonnes are produced each year, and left unused in giant lakes.
Working closely with factories across Europe, material scientists, and ceramicists, the designers made a series of surprising tableware pieces and structural elements, which hint to the potential of this material.

Collaboration between Joris Olde Rikkert, Kevin Rouff, Guillermo Whittembury, and Luis Paco Bockelmann

Joris' work is featured on Dezeen, Designboom, FastCompany, and exhibited in Tokyo, Venice, London, among others.

Most recent works are published on:

Instagram: @jorisolderikkert


  • Previous degrees

  • BSc Physics and Astronomy, Nijmegen, Netherlands; Minor, Sustainable Innovation, Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Experiences

  • Founder and CEO, Gight Ltd.,, 2015–2018; Co-founder and board member, AGREEn Foundation,, 2016–2018; Co-founder and board member, Follow the Sun Ltd., 2016–2017; Founder of WASC neighbourhood movement, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2015–2017; Research internship, Climate Modelling Department, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Exhibitions

  • Venice Biennale: Provoke, Unlearn, Change: Designing Perspectives, Palazzo Michiel, Venice, 2019; The Model Room, 半蔵門 (Anagra), Tokyo, 2019; RCAforest, Central Gallery of the Royal College of Art, London, 2019
  • Publications

  • ‘The colour of a football outfit affects visibility and team success’, Olde Rikkert, J, et al. Journal of Sport Sciences doi: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1064156
Royal College of Art