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Newsletter #82


Newsletter #82

Design capitals and the Dutch countryside make news this week: Eindhoven is in the running to become World Design Capital in 2012 and we check out the Dutch involvement at two London design institutions, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) and Royal College of Art (RCA). We take a look at Ineke Hans' glass sculptures celebrating the discovery of gas in Groningen, at the newly resurrected Designhuis, the farmer isn't looking for a wife this time, but is in search of style and lastly don't miss our feature article to find out about the bond between Dutch and Japanese design.


Telling Tales - Fear and Fantasy in Contemporary Design

Telling Tales - Fear and Fantasy in Contemporary Design

Dominated by Dutch designers, Telling Tales currently on show at the V&A London looks at the fairy-tale and fantasy of limited edition design.

Does Holland need a new image?

Does Holland need a new image?

Is it the windmills, clogs and tulips that really strike a chord with the Dutch or do they see their country in terms of different images, more contemporary designs or just raw nature? “New Greetings From” plans to...

Gas in Glass

Gas in Glass

Ineke Hans designs a bubbly, commemorative glass installation for the 50th anniversary celebrations of the discovery of natural gas in Groningen.

The “Favourable Poison” of Dutch Humour

The “Favourable Poison” of Dutch Humour

After her successful participation in the International Visitors' Programme, Noriko Kawakami talks to design.nl about the bond between Japanese and Dutch design and what the rest of the world can learn from Holland's...

Eindhoven bids for World Design Capital 2012

Eindhoven bids for World Design Capital 2012

Two great international design cities Eindhoven and Helsinki will compete with each other for the title of World Design Capital in 2012.

New Ceramics

New Ceramics

Dutch graduates from the Royal College of Art (RCA), London investigate new approaches to product design in porcelain.

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