DDW all began back in 1998. In that year the Vormgeversoverleg (a designers collaborative) organized the first Day of Design. Objective: introducing entrepreneurs to designers. The event, which took place annually in Eindhoven, attracted more interest each year and grew exponentially. The Day of Design became the Week of Design in 2002 and ultimately in 2005, it was renamed Dutch Design Week (DDW). Join Best Design Guides and explore one of the best design events worldwide!
The HARDCORE Exhibition
HARDCORE is a new exhibition by Core Studio, after the success of last year POPCORE exhibition, they are embarking on a new journey. Where last year’s exhibition was a playful and naive answer to our times, this year’s trend vision bring us much more down to earth. The HARDCORE exhibition revolves around elemental materialities, materials that create a world which is more lasting. Exploring a counter digital movement from a design perspective, objects that are physically heavy and digitally light.
ABN AMRO Hotspot: Petit Pli
Petit Pli creates the most advanced technical children’s clothing in the world. Children grow in average 7 sizes in their first 2 years and this results in a lot of wasted clothing. Petit Pli’s versatile waterproof shells are pleated in such a way that they can grow bi-directionally to custom fit a range of sizes. The continuous size adjustment is a new way of approaching garment design, one suitable to high growth rates and discrepancies in children’s sizes.
ABN AMRO Hotspot: Collect
‘COLLECT’ is a new approach to your wardrobe, by fashion designers Karin Vlug and Lisa Konno. Together they created a garment that is endlessly variable and easy to adjust. A basic shirt can easily be transformed into a dress or a jumpsuit, using a very simple DIY system. It allows you to collect as many parts as you wish, such as different sleeves and collars, creating a wardrobe composed of only a couple of items, which provides an endless variety of styles and choices.
When Digital Gets Physical
This piece is a scaled up visualization of the concept of digital material and aims to translate it’s core theoretical principles to physical shape. The chair is assembled from aluminum tetrahedrons and spheres, that – when tightened by the inner cables – form a lightweight octet truss lattice, inspired by crystal atom structures. When the tension is released, the shape disappears and the ‘material’ returns to its initial state, ready to be reconfigured. The development of this piece was done in collaboration with After-Form.
ACADEMIE ARTEMIS GRADUATES 2017
During the Dutch Design Week 2017, Artemis alumni will provide visual insight into the most important developments in society and how this is translated into innovative and applicable solutions for product, space and communication issues.
Leading the discussion on new frontiers for lightweight structural systems of the future, we imaged and built a hypothetical aerial vehicle -a flying wing- inspired by the suggestive drawings of H. Miyazaki. Presenting a floating installation together with 1:1 scale details of the object, we dissect the process of experimentation widening the spectrum of future structural wonders.
A search for the role of the craftsman in the modern time. Through wood, metal and ceramics are looking for a place for the skills in the here and now. This is also a claim made on the sensory and physical.
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