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Newsletter #238


Newsletter #238

This week on Design.nl Timo de Rijk frazzled design temperaments again by publishing a condemnation of Dutch design education. Too much self-congratulatory navel gazing for its own good. Stay tuned next week for industry reactions. We're back in Asia to find out what products can be made using just waste materials courtesy of Studio Oooms and we take a look at fashion designer Hellen van Rees' who is showing in London as part of Fashion Scout. Also, we hear from Sayaka Abe about a project dealing with the mindset of Chinese immigrants.


square³ angle: the transformation

square³ angle: the transformation

Showing as part of Fashion Scout, a hothouse for new talent based at Freemasons’ Hall, Covent Garden, Hellen van Rees brings us her new autumn/winter 2013/14 collection under the enigmatic title ‘square³ angle: the...

Is Dutch Design Education on a Dead-end Track?

Is Dutch Design Education on a Dead-end Track?

Dutch design education needs to go back to its roots. It needs to stop celebrating the designer and instead focus again on the design itself as well as the user, says design critic Timo de Rijk this week in a fierce...

Home is Where the Heart Is

Home is Where the Heart Is

Being an immigrant is one of life’s necessities for Amsterdam based Japanese designer Sayaka Abe. Her current project with artist collective Home-Work explores her life as an immigrant. 

Inside OBJECT Rotterdam

Inside OBJECT Rotterdam

Organized at a new location, the first stand-alone edition of OBJECT Rotterdam was a huge success. The fair attracted over 5.000 visitors. During four days the NAi/The New Institute became the epicenter of design...

From Trash to Treasure

From Trash to Treasure

Studio Oooms is known for its quirky yet functional product designs and now has ventured East to Jakarta, Indonesia where an entirely new collection has been created from trash.

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