Dutch Design Week 2012


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Thrilling ideas, mind-blowing experiments and extraordinary collaborations – there is more, much more to Dutch design than meets the eye. Which is exactly what you’ll see and experience during Dutch Design Week . The eleventh edition of this major event offers unique insights into the nearby future of design, hosting a dazzling amount of boundless creativity from hundreds of renowned designers and young talents. Ready for the world of tomorrow? Welcome to Dutch Design Week 2012. From October 20 through October 28 2012, the eleventh edition of Dutch Design Week takes place in Eindhoven. DDW presents unparalleled ideas, individualistic works and insightful solutions devised by innovative designers. More than 1,500 designers display their work ranging from industrial design, spatial design, and graphic design to textiles, sustainable design and design management & trends. Design in all its disciplines and aspects. The participants include established bureaus, high-profile designers, talented newcomers, and recently graduated designers, one of the reasons why Dutch Design Week is the perfect meeting place for designers, companies, and public.

What can you do and see?
There are 80 different locations housing more than 300 events. Besides exhibitions, there are numerous lectures, workshops, fashion shows and seminars. Unless stated otherwise, admission to the exhibitions is free of charge. Please note that visitors need to register in advance for most seminars, workshops and lectures.
Each year in October Dutch Design Week is held in Eindhoven. Dutch Design Week is a professional organization that, supported by the Eindhoven Design community, seeks to develop a stimulating and dynamic design climate in all cultural, social and economic domains in the region of Eindhoven. To that end, DDW organizes events, conferences, lectures and workshops based on three major dimensions: cultural stimulation, social cohesion and economic enhancement.
The objective is to further improve the cultural, economic and professional climate of design in the Eindhoven region and to position Eindhoven nationally and internationally as Design Capital. DDW seeks to join forces in order to turn Dutch Design Week both nationally and internationally into a distinctive, leading design manifestation for a wide range of target groups. The municipality of Eindhoven is aware of the fact that the design event is a major leverage to promote the design climate of Eindhoven, and has offered financial support.

Oct 20, 2012 - Oct 28, 2012


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