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Favorite: Dutch Design Week 2013


Dutch Design Week 2013

With hundreds of designer spread over dozens of locations, Dutch Design Week is the Dutch design event of the year. Here are our highlights from 2013


Daan Roosegaarde on Design & Science  #DDW13

Daan Roosegaarde on Design & Science #DDW13

Daan Roosegaarde is without doubt the most interesting Dutch designer working today. His devotion to creating non-downloadable experiences that are focussed on the future is unparalleled.

On Crowdfunding

On Crowdfunding

Since 2009, creatives have been able to fund their own projects using Kickstarter, arguably the world’s largest online crowdfunding platform. It works as follows; a creative puts an idea up on the website and asks...

Design Academy Eindhoven #DDW13

Design Academy Eindhoven #DDW13

The show was titled “Self Unself”. The point being that a good design has to be a personal design, but designers do not operate in a vacuum. They interact with clients and society - the...

Designhuis at #DDW13

Designhuis at #DDW13

It’s clear healthcare has come a long way since the 1900s but what do we really know about modern science and the tools it uses? Designing Health at the Designhuis in Eindhoven shows how design has played a crucial...

Piet Hein Eek #DDW13

Piet Hein Eek #DDW13

With Piet Hein Eek’s ever-growing empire it’s always worth a visit during Dutch Design Week, whether you’re looking for great classic designs by the brand, want to discover new talent or just browse the shop (that...

De Kazerne #DDW13

De Kazerne #DDW13

Early on a Monday morning during Dutch Design Week was the perfect moment to discover De Kazerne (the barracks). A handful of press and many of the designers showing at this newly-renovated location gathered around...

Klokgebouw #DDW13

Klokgebouw #DDW13

Over the past few years during Dutch Design Week the Klokgebouw had gone from creative hub to somewhat uninspiring industrial design platform. Thankfully Organisation in Design were roped in this year to give the...

Winners DDA #DDW13

Winners DDA #DDW13

After visiting the exhibition featuring work by each Dutch Design Awards 2013 nominee, it became clear the judges had their work cut out for them. On the newly renovated Torenallee, the extensive exhibition shows...

Self Unself – the DAE conquers Van Abbe #DDW13

Self Unself – the DAE conquers Van Abbe #DDW13

Straddling the dichotomy between art and design – that’s the goal made by the exhibition “Self Unself” that opened in Eindhoven’s temple for modern art, the Van Abbemuseum, at the start of Dutch Design Week last...

Invertuals at #DDW13

Invertuals at #DDW13

It’s always a DDW highlight – Invertuals.  Curator and initiator Wendy Plomp gives her close circle of designers a theme to work with.  This year the show was called REVALUATE and was about it value and how we depend...