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Start Buying Art 2013

Start Buying Art 2013

Initiated by We Like Art founders Michiel Hogenboom and Carolien Smit, the Start Buying Art Fair currently on at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam is aimed at a new audience of potential art buyers. 

Filter Factory

Filter Factory

Intrigued by a bird house made entirely from used cigarette butts in what seemed to be a waffle iron, Design.nl caught up with recent Willem de Kooning academy graduate Isaac Monté.

Daan Roosegaarde - a Type of Messiah?

Daan Roosegaarde  - a Type of Messiah?

The timing couldn’t have been better. Three days after he won the Index Award, Daan Roosegaarde entertained Dutch television viewers for three hours, talking about his ideas and work in the prestigious programme Zomergasten (Summerguests). 

 

Ffrash is coming to DDW

Ffrash is coming to DDW

Since we last checked in with Ffrash they have put together a collection that will be shown at the upcoming Dutch Design Week.  We spoke with Gina Provó Kluit-Gonesh the brand’s initiator to discuss some of the more delicate issues of using child labour.

Ann Goldstein Resigns From the Stedelijk

Ann Goldstein Resigns From the Stedelijk

It came as little surprise to anyone in the Dutch art world, but yesterday Ann Goldstein, director of the Stedelijk since June 2009, announced her resignation.

Dutch Winner for INDEX Award

Dutch Winner for INDEX Award

Daan Roosegaarde is among the winners of the INDEX Award which are awarded each year. His Smart Highway is described as the future of roads everywhere.

 

Joost Holthuis Partner at Edenspiekermann

Joost Holthuis Partner at Edenspiekermann

Graphic designer and one of the Netherlands’ pioneers of service design, Joost Holthuis, will join Edenspiekermann as partner and shareholder from this July.

 

Social Selection Drives Social Design

Social Selection Drives Social Design

Social design has changed course in Dutch design city Eindhoven with a social housing corporation now selecting renters for a newly converted factory building.  Their criteria is “lifestyle”.

 

An Open Discussion on Copyright

An Open Discussion on Copyright

This week Droog Hotel held an open discussion on the difficult issue of copyright.  Their plan is to host monthly events with a discussion following an informal dinner.  Speakers will be invited to share ideas on everything from hot issues to grand irritations surrounding the big bad world of design. 

 

Glory Glory

Glory Glory

In aid of the British Blind Sport foundation, graphic designers were asked to create large posters depicting their take on football chants. Among the participants were a high number of Dutch designers. 

 

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