Aldo van den Nieuwelaar is a systematic modular designer; characterized by geometric abstraction, a systematic approach and a minimal use of image resources he gets to an almost timid, more anonymous and everlasting product. Not fashionable. He believes in evergreens.
By analyzing his designs you will consistenly encounter the same attributes: simplicity and clarity of form.
This derives from Aldo being able to reduce the design of all his products to their very essence without losing sight of the needs for which the products are designed in the first place.
In designing his lamps, he for instance takes the source of light as his starting point and for this he strongly prefers using diffuse fluorescent light as it resembles daylight in its even and less distorting brightness.
As can be seen with the 'Circlelight' and the 'Outline’, these lamps are more 'light objects’ with a strong spatial almost physical energy.
It can be said that Aldo van den Nieuwelaar, in his work, focuses on the analytical form, in such a way that his designs can very well be used architecturally. In this way his use of images is similar to that of minimal-art artists.