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Newsletter #244


Newsletter #244

This week on Design.nl Jorge Mañes recently presented "Normal Pool Level" in China, an exhibition of design objects that remembers the cultures that were lost during the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. We take a look at Tuttobene's plans for its ten year anniversary in Milan and visit the Kunsthal in Rotterdam in search of Jean Paul Gaultier. We also speak with Joost Doeswijk from local Amsterdam brand Atelier de l'Armée about sourcing materials for the Heritage trend and review a new book on design, for kids. 


Social Design in China

Social Design in China

A comment on tourism and mass-consumption lies at the core of Jorge Mañes latest project “Normal Pool Level”.  In it he presents a series of souvenirs he designed for the area around the Yangtze River in China that...

For The Love of Materials

For The Love of Materials

Denim and leather only improve with age, a quality new Amsterdam accessory brand, Atelier de l'Armée, is exploiting beautifully.  The brand penetrates the zeitgeist, which has rebranded hand-made and locally produced...

Design is for Kids

Design is for Kids

At Milan Design Week last April we came across a wonderful children’s book all about design. Now it has been translated from Polish to Dutch and naturally features a host of Dutch design heroes. 

Gaultier’s World

Gaultier’s World

Most people are familiar with designer Jean Paul Gaultier, be it for his iconic sailor-striped tops, outrageous catwalk shows or ‘that’ perfume. The Kunsthal in Rotterdam currently presents an overview of his work...

Tuttobene Celebrates Ten Years in Milan

Tuttobene Celebrates Ten Years in Milan

It’s an occasion marked by the invitation of ten respected designers to this year’s Milan Furniture Fair. Tuttobene is celebrating its tenth anniversary. 

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