Marten was born in the Netherlands and grew up in New Zealand. After studying Mechanical Engineering he moved back to Europe and now resides in Antwerp, Belgium. Marten has a passion for sustainability and believes designing with the right intention is the solution for a better future. It is his mission to design products and processes that have a positive impact. The first series of products were designed after developing a process that turns plaster waste from construction into a strong material that can be endlessly recycled.