The Dutch Design Week (DDW) was born in 1998. In that same year, the Vormgeversoverleg (a designer’s collaboration) organized the first Day of Design. The main objective? Introducing entrepreneurs to designers. The event, which took place in Eindhoven, attracted more attention each year and grew exponentially. Later, in 2002, the Day of Design became the Week of Design and, ultimately, in 2005, it was renamed the Dutch Design Week (DDW). Join Daily Design News and explore one of the best design events worldwide!
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THE HARDCORE EXHIBITION
HARDCORE is the latest project by the Core Studio. Following the success of last year’s POPCORE exhibit, they’re embarking on a new design project. Despite last year’s exhibition was a playful and naive intake of our era, this year’s perspective brings us down to reality. The HARDCORE exhibition orbits around elemental materials, substances that create a world which is ever-lasting. Exploring a counter digital movement from a designers perspective, objects that are physically heavy and digitally light.
ABN AMRO HOTSPOT: PETIT PLI
Petit Pli designs the most technologically advanced children’s clothing in the market. According to the statistics, the average child grows up to 7 sizes in their first 2 years of age, which can result in a lot of perfectly good clothing going to waste. Petit Pli‘s versatile waterproof shells are pleated in a way that can grow bi-directionally to perfectly fit a wide range of sizes. The continuous size adjustment is a new, more efficient way of approaching fashion design, almost like one size fits all.
ABN AMRO HOTSPOT: COLLECT
COLLECT is a brand new fashion concept, imagined by designers Karin Vlug and Lisa Konno. Together, the designers came up with ever-morphing clothing, that is easy to wear. A simple shirt can be transfigurated 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 collars and sleeves, creating a complete closet, composed only of a few items, that will provide you with endless looks.
WHEN DIGITAL GETS PHYSICAL
This piece is an up-to-scale visualization of the concept of digital material, and it aims to translate its theoretical principles to the physical world. The chair is composed of aluminum tetrahedrons and spheres, which – when tightened up by inner cables – form a feather-weighted octet truss lattice, inspired by the crystal atom structures. When the tension is relieved, the shape dissipates and the material returns to its original state, ready to be reconfigured. An interesting concept to be presented in the DDW 2017.
THE ACADEMIE ARTEMIS GRADUATES 2017
During the Dutch Design Week 2017, the Artemis alumni will give you a visual insight into the most important developments in today’s society and how it is translated into creative and applicable solutions for product design, space, and communication issues.
Leading the debate on new borders for lightweight structural systems for the future, it was imagined and built a hypothetical aerial vessel – a flying wing – inspired in the suggestive drawing of H. Miyazaki. Presenting a floating installation together with 1:1 scale details of the object, a process of experimentation was dissected, widening the spectrum of future structural wonders.
A search for the role of the craftsman in the modern time. Through wood, metal, and ceramics they are looking for a place for their skills in the here and now. This is also a claim made on the sensorial and physical.
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