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Dutch Design Double 2009

Catch the previews, reviews and highlights of Dutch Design Double 2009 covering design events in Amsterdam and Utrecht.


Dutch Design Double Reminder

Dutch Design Double Reminder

Dutch Design Double - five weeks of Dutch Design

The Grand Domestic Revolution

The Grand Domestic Revolution

Casco is a contemporary art institution that operates nationally and internationally in Utrecht.  It poses questions about the social and political function of art and specializes in interdisciplinary practices with...

Unresolved Matters

Unresolved Matters

The star event of this year’s Utrecht Manifest for Dutch Design Double is "Unresolved Matters," curated by Claudia Banz.

Via Milano in Amsterdam

Via Milano in Amsterdam

The Via Milano held every year in Amsterdam is the best way to see what Dutch design offered during the previous Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Theory and Practice in Interior Architecture

Theory and Practice in Interior Architecture

This month Aorta curated New Cargo, an exhibition that focused on emerging interior architects in Utrecht as well as a symposium on the subject.  Wim Marseille, programme leader of Spatial Design at MaHKU, was one of...

Gijs Bakker On His Wife, His Son and the Future of Dutch Design

Gijs Bakker On His Wife, His Son and the Future of Dutch Design

In a presentation he gave yesterday to coincide with an exhibition of his and Emmy van Leersum’s jewellery design, Gijs Bakker broadened his subject to include his stance on the future of Dutch design.

The Power of Text In Design

The Power of Text In Design

In the first of the BNO Talk Series held during Dutch Design Double the newish subject of the relationship between text and image within the design industry was explored. The event was initiated by Ellen Bokkinga and...

The Two Best of Inside Design Amsterdam

The Two Best of Inside Design Amsterdam

The Inside Design Amsterdam for Dutch Design Double event at the Lloyd Hotel was more commercial than last year, but some projects stood out for their vision.

A New Pop-Up Store For Jewellery

A New Pop-Up Store For Jewellery

Since graduating from the Rietveld Academey, Ineke Heerkens, Jeannette Jansen and Jantje Fleischhut have been exhibiting their hand-made jewellery pieces as a collective ensemble.

Jan Jansen's Old-School Humility

Jan Jansen's Old-School Humility

After a successful showing in the Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen, Dutch shoe designer, Jan Jansen will once again exhibit a retrospective of his collection - this time in Amsterdam as part of Dutch Design Double. ...

Design Education Challenged

Design Education Challenged

Social design, what it is, and why it matters lies at the heart of the Utrecht Manifest (part of the Dutch Design Double).  Rather then define the term outright, artistic director Guus Beumer has selected various...

Façade - an Ingenious Recycling Idea

Fa├žade - an Ingenious Recycling Idea

This coming Saturday sees the launch of FAÇADE, a two-part art and design event curated by Nathalie Faber of 60 layers of Cake.

Deformation as an Aesthetic

Deformation as an Aesthetic

One month before Pascal Smelik graduated from the Utrecht School for the Arts he had already finished his graduation project, Kaarsrecht Kruk, and so decided to experiment further with his technique.

Dutch Design Double listings online

Dutch Design Double listings online

Dutch Design Double: 4 September until 11 October 2009

Joris Laarman Retrospective during Dutch Design Double

Joris Laarman Retrospective during Dutch Design Double

Young Dutch designer, Joris Laarman will open up his new Amsterdam studio to the public during Dutch Design Double.  Laarman, who hired his own team and opened his own studio on Rotterdam harbour in 2004, moved to...