My name is Michiel van den Brink and I am a Dutch designer, born in 1977.
After my study Industrial Design at the Delft Technical University, I started working as an industrial designer, expressing a strong passion for everything mobile, pure, simple and efficient. Combining these characteristics with clear and simple shapes into a beautiful and useable product is my strength and true passion. Whether I work on cars, bikes, furniture, sculptures or websites and logos, I always strive to create objects of timeless beauty.
After working as a freelance designer and illustrator, I began my career as a car designer in 2005 at Spyker Cars NV in The Netherlands, where I designed the D8 Peking to Paris SSUV, which was first shown at the 2006 Geneva Autosalon.
In 2006 I teamed up with entrepreneur Robert Koumans to start my own automotive design company Vandenbrink Design. The company was set up to design and produce custom coachwork for highly exclusive sports cars, of which the first was my design for a new Ferrari GTO.
This Vandenbrink GTO was based on the Ferrari 599 GTB and designed as a tribute to the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. It received much acclaim by press and public and has been awarded the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2008 by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum.
In April 2010, the time came to continue my business as an independent designer, leaving Vandenbrink Design to my former business partner and to create new designs under the “Atelier Michiel van den Brink” name.