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Dutch Design Week 2009

Dutch Design Week 2009


A Dutch Japanese Connection

A Dutch Japanese Connection

After being forced at the Rietveld Academy to confront her truth, Sayaka Abe is now exploring why it was so difficult to perform in Holland's design education system.  Just what is a national identity, or are such...

Dutch Design Week 2009 preview

Dutch Design Week 2009 preview

With so many events happening in Eindhoven, here's our pick of what to see during Dutch Design Week.

Laughing Prohibited!

Laughing Prohibited!

Laughing Prohibited! enhances an exchange of experiences and knowledge about humour. When do we laugh, why do we laugh and when should we laugh?

Form, Material & Movement

Form, Material & Movement

The flow of continuous creation characterizes Maria Blaisse’s bamboo objects on exhibition during Dutch Design Week.  Free and lyrical, the pieces move like they are alive and defy expectations in the...

Dutch Design Awards winners 2009

Dutch Design Awards winners 2009

The winners of this year's Dutch Design Awards included Thonik, Aldo Bakker, Iris van Herpen and Wieki Somers who took out top honours by winning the overall Golden Eye prize.

“Thank God For the Crisis”

“Thank God For the Crisis”

Design should be playing a role in creating and realizing the ideas that shape the post-crash world.  But is it? More debate, more criticism and more attention for the designers and ideas moving in this direction are...

TU/e Industrial Design Graduates

TU/e Industrial Design Graduates

Design.nl talks to the best of TU/e's industrial design graduates to discover projects that are focussed on social design and creating a more personable relationship with machines.  Whether for the home or for young...

Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Galleries Part I

Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Galleries Part I

Some critics say that this year's galleries lacked the pizzazz of past years, but we found a tangible humility that responded well to the changing design environment.  A lot of the ideas focussed on people and the...

Alejandro Cerón for Atelierdorp

Alejandro Cerón for Atelierdorp

During Dutch Design Week, Alejandro Cerón shone at Atelierdorp's Strijp X "Chaos/Order" exhibition.  He stood his ground conceptually alongside seasoned designer Nacho Carbonell.  Here he talks about the benefits of...

Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Galleries Part II

Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Galleries Part II

Social design, a respect for the environment and a push to better realize just how dominant computers and technology are in our lives characterize part II of our Graduation Galleries review.  Some work pursues a...

Talent 2009 part I

Talent 2009 part I

It seems that across Europe, design graduates are stepping back from the strictly functional product-based work to more art and research oriented projects.  There are less conceptually tricky objects, and more...

Lead Magazine

Lead Magazine

Even the taxi drivers in Eindhoven are full of information about their “European creative capital”, which they love to already call it.  They talk about Strijp X, the artists, design week and the academy.  Now the...

Sophie Krier Making Sense Of It All

Sophie Krier Making Sense Of It All

Design, says Krier, has become the little darling of the Dutch government.  That means that now more than ever it needs to be able to define its own ethical and intellectual basis in order to ensure that such...

Talent 2009 Part II

Talent 2009 Part II

Design's new route hovers at a complicated intersection with no real answer as to what's going to work best for all.  But yet again, it's Europe's top graduates who are contributing most to the discussion by...

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