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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

The five week design festival Dutch Design Double brought a slew of fascinating events that straddled space, object, fashion and graphic design.  Some of the most established names as well as the emerging stars of...

The Grand Domestic Revolution

The Grand Domestic Revolution

An exhibition about the mind, politics, the internal state, the external state and the desire to close the gap beteen the two.  It’s about radicalization of the collective spirit, personalized comforts and...

Unresolved Matters

Unresolved Matters

A didactic exhibition that looks backwards rather than forwards for design solutions. Curator Claudia Banz says the same questions have been both asked and answered before and it’s time we remember some of the...

Via Milano in Amsterdam

Via Milano in Amsterdam

The best of Dutch design exhibited this year in Milan was presented last week in Via Milano in an exhibition that always promises to include the best names to watch in the next few years.

Theory and Practice in Interior Architecture

Theory and Practice in Interior Architecture

Wim Marseille sits down to chat about the link between theory and practice in interior architecture.  He talks about why the discipline has improved since the 90s and the sort of post-modernist environment the...

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

Surrounded by pieces of his and Emmy van Leersum's jewellery designs, Gijs Bakker talks about his current exhibition, his feelings about Droog and the new design energy he senses will soon overtake the industry.

The Power of Text In Design

The Power of Text In Design

Story telling, if used effectively in the design process, has enormous powers to enrich design. Joeri Bakker chats with us about how this idea works.

The Two Best of Inside Design Amsterdam

The Two Best of Inside Design Amsterdam

Printing with bacteria rather than ink, and marrying technology with a love of the simple life were two of the most exciting projects on exhibition this last weekend during Inside Design Amsterdam at the Lloyd...

A New Pop-Up Store For Jewellery

A New Pop-Up Store For Jewellery

Together since graduation, three jewellery designers are opting out of the art fair circuit and experimenting with pop-up stores. This time in Amsterdam as part of Dutch Design Double.

Jan Jansen's Old-School Humility

Jan Jansen's Old-School Humility

Rather than fame or wealth, becoming one of the best shoe designers in the world was Jansen's life dream.  Now there, he hopes to bring some of his craft back to his customers with a new concept store that draws shoe...

Design Education Challenged

Design Education Challenged

Celebrating individual genius is fun, but can it last?  Is design education being effectively used as a strategy for establishing a responsible social consciousness?  Should design be relevant to the social function...

Façade - an Ingenious Recycling Idea

FaƧade - an Ingenious Recycling Idea

An art and design event with the aim of making better use of the sheet scaffolding encasing Dutch cities.  Part I is about art and Part II is about design, a dual event that responds to the effects of large-scale...

Deformation as an Aesthetic

Deformation as an Aesthetic

Fresh out of school and with two designs that are garnering him world-wide attention, Pascal Smelik is the new kid to watch.  His focus is always on the materials and his goal is to create interesting aesthetics -...

Dutch Design Double listings online

Dutch Design Double listings online

The event listings for Dutch Design Double 2009, covering Amsterdam and Utrecht, are now online!

Joris Laarman Retrospective during Dutch Design Double

Joris Laarman Retrospective during Dutch Design Double

Joris Laarman will offer an inside retrospective of his studio’s projects during Dutch Design Double – a behind-the-scenes peep into a designer’s mind, his process and why some objects just never make...

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