About

Chloé Rutzerveld (1992) is food designer and food futurist. She explores and challenges food production and consumption. She is fascinated by nature, the human body and the strange relationship people have with food. Chloé studied Industrial Design at the Technical University in Eindhoven. After graduating Cum Laude in 2014 with the Edible Growth project at TNO, she started her food design studio and became fellow of the Next Nature Network.

Chloé’s work is interdisciplinary and a direct response to the things she questions or is fascinated about. By combining aspects of design, science and technology she thinks up new ways to make our food more efficient, healthy and sustainable. 

By daring to look ahead and envision alternative futures, we can gain new perspective on what we eat, why we eat it, and what we may (or may not) eat in the future.
— Chloé Rutzerveld

She communicates her ideas through speculative design probes, interactive installations, exhibitions, workshops and experimental dinners. By using food as medium, she makes new technologies and food related issues tangible for a wide variety of people, resulting in a better understanding and in-depth discussions. Chloé’s work is meant to inspire, provoke and educate while bridging the distance between research, production and consumption.

In addition to self-initiated research projects, Chloé works as a guest teacher, inspirational speaker, curator, and consultant. She also develops conceptual future food dinners, tasting sessions and workshops. 

In 2018 Chloé launched her first book: Food Futures – How Design and Technology can reshape our Food System and she recently curated the first exhibition of Science Museum NEMO de Studio in Amsterdam about Future Food.


Highlights

2019
- Curator & Creative director of Future Food
at NEMO de Studio, Science Museum Amsterdam

- Listed in Food100
- Finalist Laureaat Design Award  
- Development Future Food Formula 2.0 

2018
- Publishing first book - Food Futures
- Artist in residence Museum of Tomorrow Rio de Janeiro
- Nominated Jonge 100 category visionairs
- Listed in Food 100
- Nominated for Viva400 inspirational women
- Nominated for Young Impact Award 

2017
- Food 100 | top 3 changemakers
- STROOOP! nominated for Dutch Design Award
- Finalist VPRO de Toekomstbouwers
- Nominated for Lidl Voedselprijs
- Finalist Border Labs Award
- Listed in DJ100  
- Top 17 of 2017 Parool  
- Artist in Residence RAUM, Utrecht
- Ayurveda course Rishikesh, India

2016
- KNAW, Fellow of ‘De Jonge Academie’
- Creators award, Jonge 100
- FD. Top 50 young talented entrepreneurs

Chloé is a stunningly unique thinker. She has the uncanny ability to look at the world around her and extract surprising insights that deeply challenge the status quo. She uses her storytelling abilities to weave a compelling narrative around possible food futures. She then uses her artistry to bring these potential futures to life in exhibitions, workshops and installations that provoke audiences to see the world through a completely new vantage point.
— Marcela Sabino | Lab director Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Chloé’s work is a provocative way to hold a mirror up to society. Playful and cheeky. The jury praises the combination of art, sustainability and food.
— Jury Duurzame Dinsdag Foodaward

Selection of clients and partners

- NEMO Science Museum
- Museum Boerhaave
- V&A museum London
- Cube design museum
- BMW
- Triodos bank
- ASN bank
- DSM

- Provincie Noord-Brabant
- BrabantDC
- Wageningen University and Research
- New Paltz State University New York
- Next Nature Network
- Eindhoven Museum
- Museum of Tomorrow Rio de Janeiro
- De Treeswijkhoeve, 2 Michelin star restaurant
- Rochewood