Angela Jansen and Ger Jansen have the idea of combining their creative expertise on Dutch design and mechatronics respectively to execute a successful father-daughter-project. Ger Jansen develops a levitation technology.
Angela and Ger have many brainstorm sessions on applications for this technology. Levitating lamps is considered the most successful one. The first prototypes are being developed. In November, Crealev BV is founded.
In January, Angela and Ger invite Rob Jansen to join Crealev to assist them on the commercial aspects of Crealev. The technology is further developed to be suitable for mass production. LOS!, a series of levitating lamps is developed, of which the first model is presented during the Dutch Design Week 2007 in Eindhoven.
A production partner is found for the first Crealev Levitation Module (CLM-1). Furthermore the first two partners are found for a licensing agreement. Lastly, Crealev is developing a new technology for an exhibition in 2009. Design engineer Patrick Schuur from Maketropolis joins Crealev on a part-time basis.
Crealev has formed a partnership with Helia-Ladenbau; a German company that will use Crealev’s levitation technology to offer its clients unique ways to present products in stores, shop windows, trade fairs, and more! Not present in 2008, Crealev exhibits again at the Dutch Design Week in 2009! It presented CLM-0.5* (half the size of CLM-1, levitation height 25 millimeter), CLM-2 (double the size of CLM-1, levitation height 90 millimeter), CLR-1* (Crealev Levitation Rail), and world’s first floating 3D table-clock EMIT.. EMIT. will be manufactured, marketed and sold by Karlsson Clocks.
*still in development