Johan van Hengel is a Rotterdam-based product designer with a technical background in industrial design. Johan studied Industrial Product Design at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. In 2013, he launched his own studio with a focus on furniture, lighting, and everyday objects. His problem-solving nature and attention to function, materiality, and technique has led to honors from the Elle Decoration Talent Award (2010) to the iF design award (2016). For HAY, Johan has designed the 30 Degrees Shade.