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Newsletter #48


Newsletter #48

Dutch Design Week is over for another year and we complete our review coverage of the event. Meanwhile in other parts of the world, group and individual shows fly the Dutch flag at two major upcoming international design events: Tokyo Designers Week and Torino 2008 World Design Capital. Closer to home, Wanders does Christmas and Wim Crouwel gets set to revisit the historic 1972 debate with Jan van Toorn this weekend.


Headscarves minus the politics

Headscarves minus the politics

In recent years women wearing headscarves have become the subject of heated discussions, but headscarves have always existed in Holland. A new exhibition unravels the mystery and removes the fuss.

Marcel Wanders Christmas Collection

Marcel Wanders Christmas Collection

The Harrods of Holland, De Bijenkorf has commissioned Marcel Wanders to design an exclusive Christmas collection with products ranging from crockery to lingerie.

Casa Rotterdam at Torino World Design Capital

Casa Rotterdam at Torino World Design Capital

The Netherlands will be represented at the upcoming International Design Casa during Torino 2008 World Design Capital by Casa Rotterdam, a pavillion curated by Rotterdam's VIVID Gallery.

Best of the Rest: Dutch Design Week

Best of the Rest: Dutch Design Week

With so many events happening during Dutch Design Week, here's some snippets of other highlights we saw.

When private becomes public

When private becomes public

HOUSEPROUD - a collaboration between social designers and Dutch families living in ground floor apartments. "It’s awkward because you can see in and you want to see in, but you know that you aren’t really supposed...

Tokyo Designers Week 2008 preview

Tokyo Designers Week 2008 preview

Here's our tips on where to catch the Dutch designers at Tokyo Designers Week which runs from 30 October until 3 November.

Eat Drink Design Signature Snacks

Eat Drink Design Signature Snacks

Not your usual greasy croquette that can be bought from a vending machine, the snacks from Eat Drink Design Outside at Dutch Design Week were a fun if somewhat unusual way to play with your food.

Fighting for a classless society

Fighting for a classless society

Onomatopee's graphic design projects are about pointing out the political in the printed word. "... by changing the written language you really can change the world,” says Freek Lomme.

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