Bas van Raay (1981) is a Designer, Philosopher and Trend Researcher based in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

He received his Bachelor of Arts at the Design Academy in Eindhoven (2007), and his Master of Arts in Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges at Tilburg University (2020).


2007 Heatingpoint
(graduation work)

Heatingpoint is a heated meeting point for public spaces. Design Academy Eindhoven.

2009-2012 ‘I am furniture’

Between 2009 and 2012, Bas van Raay worked on a series of objects called ‘I am furniture‘ that erased the frontiers between machine, sculpture and furniture. This led him to collaborate with Karena Schuessler gallery in Berlin. This collaboration resulted in a successful solo exhibition in 2011 and his work was represented at ART BASEL 2011.

2012-2022 Lecturing, researching, reflecting

During this phase, Bas went through a spiritual transformation, studied philosophy, changed his lifestyle and lectures at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg. His expertise as a lecturer has become analyzing the current zeitgeist with his students, understanding the time in which we live in order to adapt to the ever-changing zeitgeist.

2022 and onwards > At spirit level

In 2022, Bas started working on a new series of objects called ‘At spirit level’ that tend to erase the boundaries between measuring tools and sculpture. This led him to collaborate with Cova Gallery in Eindhoven with a solo exhibition planned for October 2023.


2023 Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven, funding for the ‘At spirit level’ series.