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Newsletter #228


Newsletter #228

This week on Design.nl the rather disturbing news that Hans Lensvelt filed for bankruptcy hit the mainstream Dutch press. We see how an entire slum in Mumbai is benefitting from a small-scale charity in which Dutch design plays a central role. An exhibition celebrating 100 years of Pastoe is due to open this spring, we speak with its curator about what we can expect. Also, this weekend in Belgium the fascinating "Identity Land: space for a million identities" opens. Here we see an answer to the waning national identity amongst the urban nomad classes and we see a poignant animated film that has won the Maaskantprijs.


One Past Two

One Past Two

Willem de Kooning Academy graduate Aimée de Jongh has won the WdKA Maaskantprijs 2012 for her animation entitled One past Two.

Hans Lensvelt Bankrupt

Hans Lensvelt Bankrupt

Tough times, paranoid banks and an inconsistent relationship between government and design are being blamed for the Lensvelt BV bankruptcy.

Identity Land – space for one million identities

Identity Land – space for one million identities

Droog Lab and Eric Kessels have come up with an imaginary society for one million people.  Theirs is a new type of society packed with speculative products that create bonds between people, urban nomads who find it...

100 Years of Pastoe

100 Years of Pastoe

The Dutch furniture brand Pastoe celebrates its 100th birthday next spring with an exhibition at Kunsthal Rotterdam. Design.nl quizzes curator Anne van der Zwaag on what we can expect to see.

Tiny Miracles

Tiny Miracles

We came across Amsterdam designer Pepe Heykoop during Dutch design week whose latest projects involves setting up workshops in one of Mumbai, India’s most underprivileged areas.

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