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Newsletter #214


Newsletter #214

Holland's design community is up in arms this week. Last Thursday all three department heads from the Design Academy Eindhoven's Master's programme resigned after failing to reach any agreement with the board about proposed changes to the system. It's a shocking turn of events, but some involved parties still hold out hope that it might be resolved. Also this week on Design.nl we visit the Westerpark where the seventeenth edition of Amsterdam Fashion Week has kicked off with some amazing creations. Claes Iversen and Marga Weimans had the honour of showing during opening night. And last but not least we have news from the Pastoe factory in Utrecht which is soon to become a new creative hub.


Green Design Competition

Green Design Competition

Currently on show is the Green Collective Exhibition in Amsterdam. Among the competition winners is Tjeerd Veenhoven with his PalmLeather Sandals, an initiative which is both sustainable and social.

Trouble at the Design Academy

Trouble at the Design Academy

Disappointment and anger hit an all time high last week as the three heads of department in the DAE Master’s programme announced their resignations.   It all comes down to mistrust, power and a lack of...

Dutch Design Factory buys Pastoe building

Dutch Design Factory buys Pastoe building

Former industrial  area Rotsoord in Utrecht has just gained another space for creative industry in the form of the disused Pastoe factory.

Where technology meets fashion

Where technology meets fashion

During the opening night of Amsterdam Fashion Week ready-to-wear met couture and technology during shows by Claes Iversen and Marga Weimans.

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