Sander Plug

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Sander Plug: Merging film, photography and the physical world.


Sander Plug is a director, photographer, visual artist and designer. He is known for his idea-driven approach, minimalistic aesthetics and composed visual language. Plug studied industrial engineering at the Technical University in Delft. After, he did a Master in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Between 2007 and 2019, Sander was part of the artistic duo Lernert & Sander.


With his eponymous studio, Plug focuses on design beyond the 2D realm of photography and film. Whether creating a dining table for COS, desks for MacGuffin Magazine, a physical stamp for PostNL or a puppet dance installation for Longchamp, Plug merges his love for film and photography with the physical world.


His portfolio has earned him numerous awards and international accolades such as Andy Gold Award, Red Dot Award, Clio Award, Dutch Design Award, British Arrow and Milano Design Award.


Sander Plug will discuss the theme of “transformation”, which serves as a recurring element in his work. Additionally, he will share insights into his 12-year journey as a part of Studio Lernert & Sander, reflecting on the process of transitioning from a collaborative duo to becoming a solo designer. The transformation from “We” to “I”.


Sander will speak at the Forward Festival Vienna in October. Next to him, you will be able to hear Creatives like Anthony Burrill, Ju Schnee and many more.