Anyone who assumes that Van den Noort, as an inventor, operates in a strictly separate field of activity, is short of both the artist and the inventor. After all, the strength of the renaissance man lies in cross-border thinking and working. Red thread in everything he does is: water. But within this thematic limitation he claims all the freedom he deems necessary for his talents and insights to make use of projects that make a valuable, inventive contribution to solving world problems. Like his innovative projects, his works of art also derive from the experience of everything that has to do with water. Here too, it is all about enriching our existence with fresh ideas, special finds and insights and unexpected solutions. For Van den Noort, every work of art is an invention and every invention is a work of art. Johann van den Noort is often called “the Leonardo Da Vinci of the twentieth one century”. (Wim an der Beek)
Inventions of Johann van den Noort
1974. Self-steering wind vane for sailing yachts. (not patented).
1995. Self Closing Water Dam (Patents: NL 0726364, EU 96200098, US 5.725,326.).
1998. TWT Tide Water power turbine. (patent NL.1015553 )
2000. Moving wave barrier for swimming pools. (patent: NL 1015077)
2001. Oil Recovery Vessel. (patent: NL.1014638).
2001. Solution how to stop the BP Oil Spill in the Golf of Mexico. (not patented.)
2002. Jetty for ferry in tidal water. (Not patented)