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Dutch Design Week preview 2010

This year's Dutch Design Week features over 300 events taking over the city of Eindhoven and surrounds. Here's our pick of what to see.

By Jeanne Tan / 10-10-2010

The ninth edition of Dutch Design Week, the biggest design event in the Netherlands, will be held from 23-31 October 2010 in Eindhoven. 

Expect over 1500 participating emerging and renowned designers exhibiting work in around 300 events covering diverse disciplines ranging from product, industrial and furniture design to food design, graphic design, fashion, textiles and interior design. The nine-day event will be hosted at nearly 60 different locations throughout Eindhoven and surrounds. Walking or biking will be the way to go, however this year, the popular Design Rides will be driving visitors to all DDW locations around town. previews some of the highlights of Dutch Design Week:

Sand Journey

The 4Apostelen (Atelier NL (Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck), Pirette van Poppel, Kostas Tsagkas, Mike Roelofs) organize an exhibition that revolves around world of sand in all its facets from following the route a grain of sand travels to seeing how sand is turned into glass.
Location: 4Apostelen (Bergmannstraat 76)

The designers might have left the church, but the collective lives on. For the second year, Atelierdorp will organize a group exhibition, this time in their new space, a former Philips building in the city. Atelierdorp participating designers are Paloma Castaño Sanchez, Djim Berger, Lizanne Dirkx, Nicolette Bodewes, Nacho Carbonell, Charlotte Dumoncel d'Argence, Alejandro Cerón, Julien Carretero, Chloé Pouzoulet, Henry Lawrence, Monique Habraken and others.
Location: Former HCZ gebouw (Vonderweg 11)

Made Out Portugal
Bringing together the influences of Dutch and Portuguese design, MOP-Made Out Portugal is a collective presentation of young Portuguese designers who are currently based in the Netherlands.
Location: Smalle Haven

Dutch Invertuals, MATTER OF TIME´╗┐
Medieval oak wood, which over 600 years ago provided the foundations of the Eindhoven city gates, is the central material of choice for this year's Dutch Invertuals exhibition Matter of Time, where new work will be presented bringing this age-old material into the contemporary spotlight. Dutch Invertuals: Carolina Wilcke, Daphna Isaacs & Laurens Manders, Edhv, Juliette Warmenhoven, Julien Carretero, Max Lipsey, Mieke Meijer, Raw Color. Initiated and curated by Wendy Plomp
Location: NS gebouw

Modebelofte and Items graduation exhibition
Curated by fashion talent scout Carlo Wijnands (HTNK), Modebelofte presents for the fourth time, the best work of this year's Dutch fashion graduates. Also on the graduate front, Items has highlighted the best design talents for its design graduation exhibition.
Location: De Krabbedans

Graduation Show 2010
The much-anticipated Graduation Galleries of Design Academy Eindhoven will be on exhibition once again in the school's building de Witte Dame. Approximately 132 works will be on display from both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s courses. Expect investigative projects into social themes such as globalisation, sustainability, digitalization and the financial crisis. The exhibition is curated by Ilse Crawford, Head of the Man and Well Being design department and designed by Piet Hein Eek.
Location: Design Academy Eindhoven (deWitteDame)

The popular pop-up restaurant/gallery furnished with work by (inter)national design talents returns to DDW again. Espressos and truffles, bubbles and oysters by day, Dutch Design Dinner by night. Work on display from EXPO Lies Arts, Maarten Baas, Maarten Baptist, Joost van Bleiswijk, BCXSY, Sander Boeijink, Nienke Sybrandy en Jeroen Wand (Grondvormen), Kiki van Eijk, Niels van Eijk & Miriam van der Lubbe, Thomas Eurlings, Peter van der Jagt (D-tile), Dick van Hoff & Floris Schoonderbeek (Weltevree), Klaas Kuiken, Sander Lucas, Roeland Otten, Gerrit Rietveld (NGispen) Maaike Roozenburg, Jonas Samson, Mara Skujeniece, Jeroen Vinken, Sjoerd Vroonland, Wieland Vogel and others.

Neo Vanitas by Studio Jo Meesters

Jo Meesters collaborated with DB2 on the exhibition Neo Vanitas. A new textile and ceramics will be on display.
Location: DB2 showroom (Fuutlaan 12A1)

Strijp-S and surrounds

The halls of the Klokgebouw will once again be one of the main locations during Dutch Design Week. Highlights include Ontwerpduo who with their exhibition Once upon a time... will show new pieces based on elements found in fairy tales; Girls from Arnhem which brings together nine talented product designers - Nina Sajet, Lies Arts, Ilvy Jacobs, Yvette Jacobs, Anna Korshun, Marissa Meulenbeek, Lieke de Koning, Eveline van Basten, Annemarie te Stroet - who have recently graduated from ArtEZ Arnhem; Kirsten Spuijbroek looks at the process of mourning; de culinaire werkplaats will be fashioning edible 'fashion fabrics' from fruit, vegetables and herbs following their motto 'food equals fashion'; the group exhibition Flow comprises the work of designers and artists - Dries van Wagenberg, Keukenconfessies (Maarten Lockefeer), Franke Elshout Fooddesign, Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters, Raw Color (Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach) Snodevormgevers (Mander Liefting and Josef Blersch) - inspired by all aspects of movement and flow.
Location: Klokgebouw (Strijp-S)

Oiva Toikka - Moments of Ingenuity
In honour of Finnish designer Oiva Toikka's 50-year career as a designer for Iittala, the Helsinki Design Museum organises a retrospective exhibition of Toikka's work which will travel to Eindhoven during DDW. The exhibition presents work from his early ceramic sculpture work to glassware and plastic objects from today, including his iconic glass birds.
Location: Ketelhuis (Strijp-S)

Juliette Warmenhoven, Dieter Volkers, Klaas Kuiken
Three recent product design graduates from ArtEZ Arnhem band together for a group exhibition that celebrates research and invention.
Location: Machinekamer (Strijp-S)

MOODS by Kiki van Eijk & Joost van Bleiswijk

New pieces from Kiki & Joost will have their Dutch debut at the exhibition MOODS where separate spaces will convey particular moods, reflecting that of a particular collection and the designers' intentions.
Location: Hoge Rug (Strijp-S)

The second edition of Meesterlijk, the design, applied arts and craft fair will feature around 90 designers, craftspeople and producers each presenting hand-crafted work that centres on craftsmanship and materials.
Location: Hoge Rug, 1st floor

Piet Hein Eek Collectie
Debuting his new space, Piet Hein Eek give the public a behind-the-scenes peek into his new location during Dutch Design Week. Situated in a former Philips ceramics factory on the industrial terrain at Strijp R, the space is renovated with salvaged materials from neighbouring demolished buildings. The complete Piet Hein Eek collection will be on display for the first time alongside guest presentations by designers such as Studio Job, Tom Dixon, Floris Hovers, Melissa Peen, Lotty Lindeman, Wouter Scheublin, Leo Coolen, Jeanine Eek Keizer, Link Art Company Collection (among others Joep van Lieshout and Anton Corbijn), FREITAG, Arnout Visser, Jack Brandsma, Joep Jacobs and Ruben Sannen, and more.

Lectures and awards

The Shows Must Go On..!
Designplatform Rotterdam and Premsela, dutch platform for design and fashion, organise a joint debate on the growth and role of international design fairs and award shows. Every city claims an interest in design these days through their own 'Design Week' event or design fair. But are these events still relevant in these times where the communication of design is changing so rapidly? Moderator Lucas Verweij debating with Arjo Klamer, Peter van Kester, Elies Lemkes, Miriam van der Lubbe, Tracy Metz and Marcel Vroom.
Location: Machinekamer (Strijp-S)
When: Mon 25 October, 18:00 - 22:00

BNO Tallks GO Green
Organised by the Association of Dutch Designers (BNO) BNO Tallks is a series of talkshows centering on design inspiration, co-creation and vision. Held in conjunction with DDW, the fifth edition highlights strategies in sustainable design. The event will mark the launch of the BNO initiative 'Groene Offerte' which is a collective platform and starting point for sustainable design, and after the talkshow, the winners of the DOEN Materiaalprijs for innovative/sustainable use of materials will be announced. Speakers include Haico Beukers  (Beukes Scholma), Femke Glas (BNO), Bo Reudler  (Bo Reudler Studio), Rob Stolte (Autobahn), Arnout Visser (nominee for the prize). The moderator is Arjan Hilgersom (Team Hilgersom).
Location: Klokgebouw (Strijp-S)
When: Saturday 23 October, 11.30 - 13.30

Dutch Design Awards
On Saturday 23 October, the winners of the Dutch Design Awards (DDA) will be announced at the newly opened Muziekgebouw Frits Philips. The eight edition of the national awards covers the major categories of Communication, Product and Spatial design. The overall winner comprises the best of the best from all 17 sub-categories and additional awards to be announced include the Rado Young Designer Award, the Toon van Tuijl Design Prize and the BNO Piet Zwart Prize - life time achievement award of the DDA.
Location: Muziekgebouw Frits Philips
When: Saturday 23 October, 19.45

Lecturis lezing
For the first time, printing company Lecturis organizes a new series of lectures to bring graphic design into the spotlight. Debuting at Dutch Design Week, the first lecture will be by multiple award-winning graphic designer Joost Grootens.
Location: Van Abbemuseum
When: Thursday 28 October, 16:00 - 17:30

Please see the Dutch Design Week website for all links and a full program

Main image: Ontwerpduo
Images: Dutch Invertuals; BNO Tallks; de culinaire werkplaats; Sand Journey; Atelierdorp; Jo Meesters; Modebelofte; Juliette Warmenhoven, Dieter Volkers, Klaas Kuiken; Flow; EAT DRINK DESIGN; Girls from Arnhem

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