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What Design Can Do? PROMISES

What Design Can Do? PROMISES

Timo de Rijk’s extreme position on the “Mine Kaffon” was the core issue raised during one of the breakout sessions during What Design Can Do today.  Is social design real and if so how should it be criticized?

 

Richard van der Laken in His Own Words

Richard van der Laken in His Own Words

Richard van der Laken has been all over the Dutch media this past week pushing the What Design Can Do conference.  In this op-ed for national newspaper De Volkskrant he argues that designers must take over from managers.  

 

Designing is Producing

Designing is Producing

Peter Kolkman has switched from graphic to product design and says he thinks designing and producing shoud be one and the same.  His new wooden iPhone and iPad covers are already popular in Japan.

 

Ruinart

Ruinart

Piet Hein Eek’s rough and ready aesthetic has been united with Ruinart, the world’s oldest champagne house for which the designer created new wooden packaging. 

 

Mattijs van Bergen nominated for Woolmark Prize

Mattijs van Bergen nominated for Woolmark Prize

Fashion designer Mattijs van Bergen has been selected by an international committee as the Dutch candidate for the upcoming European final of the reputable International Woolmark Prize. 

What Design Can Do for Richard van der Laken

What Design Can Do for Richard van der Laken

The annual design conference What Design Can Do will be held in Amsterdam on 16 and 17 May, Design.nl caught up with organizer and initiator Richard van der Laken about his hopes for this year’s edition. 

Furniture Made by Wind

Furniture Made by Wind

Merel Karhof uses a series of windmills to create a series of upholstered objects – it is a complete and clean industry.   Finding and then controlling the wind is her biggest obstacle.

 

The Emergence of Form

The Emergence of Form

An overview of the work of Maria Blaisse will be published next week in a book titled The Emergence of Form

Hello World

Hello World

International Herald Tribune design critic Alice Rawsthorn’s new book “Hello World” is a great and important read.  A few of the most interesting names in contemporary Dutch design make it into her narrative on how design can be best embraced in a modern world.

Design in the new Rijks

Design in the new Rijks

Design has found its spot among the 17th century masterpieces in the newly renovated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. 

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