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Newsletter #65


Newsletter #65

As we draw closer to the biggest annual design event in Milan, everybody will no doubt be wondering about how seriously the design industry is being affected by the financial crisis. This week in part one of our interview, Li Edelkoort voices her thoughts about the crisis and creativity, and Viktor & Rolf offer a cheeky take on the revert back to classics during trying times.


Six Dutch products awarded Gold iF Product Design Award 2009

Six Dutch products awarded Gold iF Product Design Award 2009

Philips, Arco and Senz Storm Umbrella (yes another award!) were among the 50 designers and companies awarded the Gold iF Product Design award for 2009 in Hannover.

Wim Crouwel receives Gerrit Noordzij prize 2009

Wim Crouwel receives Gerrit Noordzij prize 2009

At a ceremony held at the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK) in The Hague, Wim Crouwel was awarded the Gerrit Noordzij prize 2009 for letter design.

Spijkers & Spijkers by Claudia Sträter collection launched

Spijkers & Spijkers by Claudia Sträter collection launched

Spring in the northern hemisphere is arriving, just in time for Spijkers & Spijkers' new prêt-a-porter collection for Dutch women's wear label Claudia Sträter. 

"I believe that many creative people will consider these circumstances a gift, necessary to bring about change."

"I believe that many creative people will consider these circumstances a gift, necessary to bring about change."

Li Edelkoort sits down to chat with us about the crisis, greedy graduates and why she thinks creatives are more than equipped to get through these times. Here's part one.

Old-fashioned and Analogue Design for the Mind

Old-fashioned and Analogue Design for the Mind

"Tangible," the new book by Gestalten explores the territory where graphic and spatial design morph to create objects that are as physical as they are lyrical.  In a digital age it's what people crave - personal and...

Viktor & Rolf autumn/winter 2009/10

Viktor & Rolf autumn/winter 2009/10

From their intellectual musings, Viktor & Rolf create a new twist on the old adage that fashion reverts to classics in times of uncertainty. 

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