Bas van Abel

Bas van Abel (1977) is founder and CEO of Fairphone, a social enterprise which creates a phone to uncover complex production systems and change how products are made.

Open design is the driving force behind many of his initiatives, combined with his passion for building new relationships between people and products.

Prior to Fairphone, Bas was Head of Waag Society’s Open Design Lab, where he established Amsterdam's FABLab, a community maker space, and initiated the Instructables Restaurant, the world’s first open source restaurant.