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Newsletter #78


Newsletter #78

This week Dutch design has been in the mainstream press almost every day and the news hasn't been good. After weeks of rumours, Gijs Bakker's got the first word and announced that he was splitting with long-term collaborator and Droog Design co-founder, Renny Ramakers. Design.nl speaks to some of the top names in the industry about what this means. Next, the news that Designhuis is closing its doors at the end of its current exhibition broke and we hear from Li Edelkoort about how she hasn't given up hope for another Dutch design museum. In education news, Tord Boontje takes over as Head of Design Products at London's RCA and we preview the upcoming Dutch design and fashion graduation shows.


Designhuis to Shut its Doors (or not?)

Designhuis to Shut its Doors (or not?)

A museum takes years to get established, so when the Designhuis announced this week that it will close at the end of the month, people were shocked. “Their decision is very hard to understand,” Li Edelkoort says...

Droog Design Founders Split

Droog Design Founders Split

Friction between commerce and conceptualism have led to a split between Gijs Bakker and Renny Ramakers, Holland’s most passionate design duo and the minds behind Droog Design.

Graduation shows 2009

Graduation shows 2009

Talent spotters will be having a ball over the next few weeks as Dutch design and fashion graduates present their final works all over the country. Here's our list of what's happening.

Tord Boontje takes over Professorship at RCA London

Tord Boontje takes over Professorship at RCA London

We chat with Tord Boontje about education and Design/Art after his recent appointment as Professor and Head of Design Products at the Royal College of Art, London.

Fashion: Built-in obsolescence and bad quality = waste

Fashion: Built-in obsolescence and bad quality = waste

If there was something to take away from the Re-shaping Attitudes symposium, it’s that craftsmanship, values and people will pave the way forward for the fashion industry, skip the fakeness and cut the crap.

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