Dutch Design Week 2006 part I  

Graduation Galleries

21 - 29 October 2006

Design Academy Eindhoven

This year, Design Academy Eindhoven presents an exceptionally extensive exhibition by the name of Graduation Galleries 2006. No less than 140 graduated industrial designers will show their remarkable and innovative designs to the public for the first time. Visitors will find a treasure of new ideas in the areas of furniture, lighting, kitchens, tableware, transportation, toys, accessories and much, much more. A stroll through the exhibition leads past different graduate specialties, each with its own ambience and character. The designers will be present to personally explain their projects and answer any questions.

All visitors may indicate their favourite, best, most beautiful, or smartest brightest design, by casting their vote for the Public Award.

Design Academy Eindhoven

Witte Dame - Design Academy Eindhoven
Emmasingel 14
5611 AZ Eindhoven



Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

From October 21 through October 29, the city of Eindhoven will be the platform for the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the internationally acclaimed Dutch Design Week. With more than one hundred exhibitions, conferences, lectures, workshops, films, guided tours, and company visits, the Dutch Design Week is the largest design event in the Netherlands. In 2005, more than 43,000 visitors visited the event.

Visitors of the Dutch Design Week (DDW) will be able to take a look behind the scenes of today’s design and acquaint themselves with tomorrow’s products. Virtually all design specialties will be presented, ranging from product design to graphic design and from industrial design to conceptual design. As it is DDW’s ambition to increase internationalization, designers and design schools from abroad have also been invited to present their products, concepts, and visions. During the DDW, Eindhoven, which is designated European Design Capital 2006, will be steeped in design: visitors have access to various galleries, workplaces, and studios in the city centre. Many activities will take place on four distinctive and centrally situated locations in Eindhoven: Strijp-S, the Temporary Art Centre, the grounds of the Technical University Eindhoven, and De Witte Dame building.

Opening Day
The DDW kicks off on Saturday morning, October 21, with the opening of ‘Graduation Galleries 2006’. Organized by the Design Academy Eindhoven, this exhibition highlights the exceptional and innovative work of 140 graduated industrial designers.
In the afternoon, all prominent visitors will meet again at the opening of Design United. This unique, comprehensive programme follows from the cooperation between the three Faculties of Industrial Design of the Technical Universities of Eindhoven, Delft en Twente. Students of these universities will exhibit works relating to the themes of ‘care’, ‘entertainment’, ‘public space’, and ‘home’ in the TU/e grounds.
The title of Design United refers to the relation between the three universities, the link between user and technique, and the connecting role of design herein.
The debate ‘Design for All’, which is organized by KITTZ, will also take place in the afternoon. The debate will focus on the significance of user-friendly designs. Design for All is a design strategy that offers economic opportunities to the business sector, as splendid design combined with user comfort makes a product or service desirable for the larger public. The debate seeks to provide fresh impetus to this vision.
The participants in the debate are: J. Wijn, Minister of Economic Affairs; H. Heemskerk, Rabobank Nederland; R. Sjamaar, managing director Gazelle Bikes; K. Vermeulen, proprietor of PLUS Supermarkt Amersfoort; P. Kortenhorst, chairman collective board of transport company Connexxion; S. Duetz, head design HEMA.
Listeners are very welcome.

That same evening, all eyes will be on the prize-giving ceremony of the Dutch Design Awards, which takes place in Eindhoven for the second time. The programme kicks off with a mini-seminar presented by The Dutch Design Awards in collaboration with Adformatie. The evening concludes with a spectacular party.

For the rest of the week, Eindhoven will be the heart and soul of design-loving Netherlands. Besides many large-scale activities, there are again some interesting smaller activities such as the Design Etalage Route in the city centre, a temporary Design Restaurant in a unique accommodation designed by well-known and less well-known designers, and the Young Designers Network Showroom with various fashion shows and theatre and music performances. The Cheops seminar Airport on the Move will initiate a broad-scope social discussion about the current knotty problem of airports. Another stunning exhibition is ‘Yksi meets Rietveld’, in which Yksi in collaboration with Rietveld by rietveld presents old and new furniture by Gerrit Rietveld, including the first-time showing of the prototype of the sixth chair in the collection of Rietveld by rietveld: the Crate Chair. ‘Yksi meets Rietveld’ is the first exhibition in the new Eindhoven Design Huis, which during the Dutch Design Week opens its doors in the former Cantonal Court-house next to the City Hall.
The TAC (Temporary Art Center) is with its multidisciplinary GoTAC programme the ultimate creative meeting place during the DDW. Here, visitors can stay the night in one of the specially designed hotel rooms of the TACinn, hop on one of the eye-catching TACsis that shuttle between the TAC and the DDW activities, grab a ‘mobile’ bite at Street food, or watch the movie in the drive-in cinema.

Dutch Living Room
In addition to permanent participants such as ITEMS, Lift Off, GreyTones, [ZOO]producties, and MU, a number of large leading design bureaus including SMOOL, Motio Development, NPK industrial design, Van der Veer Design, Bruns, Van Berlo Studio’s, and the design departments of Philips and NS (Dutch Railways) will also take part in the DDW. In the ‘Dutch Living Room’, they will show the most recent developments in their line of industry, and organize various free lectures, workshops, and other events. Dutch Railways, for instance, will organize a design competition for students, the winning design of which will actually be applied in trains.

Design on Wheels SHOW Design on Wheels SHOW
New Dutch automotive design

The centre of attention of the show is the Volvo C30 Concept Car, which is on view in the Netherlands for the very first time. The design is by the Dutch designer Fedde Talsma.
Another stunner is the Silvestris 23’ Sports Cabriolet: a super speedboat produced through automotive technology.
The electro-scooter Scoot is a very sophisticated design by GRO design.
The show proves that design is a matter of interest for car manufacturers as well as for their suppliers. The show also links design and technique. The development of design is an ongoing process with technique as one of its drivers.

On Wednesday October 25, the show is only open to participants of the ATC conference ‘Design & Technology’.

Automotive Technology Centre

Noord Brabantlaan 1a
5652 LA Eindhoven

Hollandse Huiskamer

Hollandse Huiskamer

Philips Design

In the Dutch Living Room, Philips Design displays a number of projects in the field of design management, corporate identity, innovation design, product design, communication design, human factors, interaction design, design for Internet, and new media.
With a community of about 450 people from 35 different countries and 12 branch studios in Europe, North America, and Asia, Philips Design is one of the oldest and largest design bureaus in the world.
It is Philips Design’s mission to create harmonious relationships between people, objects, and their environments, both natural and man-made. In order to realize this mission, Philips Design has developed a unique design process called High Design. High Design is a human-focused and research-based concept that takes the data of the socio-cultural disciplines as a basis for the design process.
This has resulted in visionary research projects that are a source of inspiration for designers, manufacturers, and brands.

SMOOL live
Robert Bronwasser designs in his own living room

SMOOL Live is an interactive presentation of Amsterdam based SMOOL design studio. Every day of the Dutch Design Week, designer Robert Bronwasser will design a new product in his own living room. Visitors can influence the design by giving comments and suggesting ideas. The results will be presented on the website at a later stage.
SMOOL’s living room will be furnished with products from its own collection, recent designs, and entirely new concepts.

SMOOL Designstudio was established in 2002 by industrial designer Robert Bronwasser (1968). Bronwasser graduated Cum Laude from the TU in Delft and co-founded Fontis designers. The studio is located in Amsterdam.
SMOOL designs new products for a wide range of companies and develops inspiring concepts. SMOOL also carries its own collection of interior products.
The designs of SMOOL stand out for their recognizable and transparent styling, their use of bright colours and their attention to user-friendliness.

Where design meets technology

The company Bruns is specialized in the development and production of scale models, presentation models, technically working models, and exhibitions.

Bruns also produces museum-related interior and exterior specials, showcases, and complete lighting installations.

During the Dutch Design Week, design will meet technique in Bruns’ Dutch Living Room.

The products that we present have been developed through the close cooperation between the designer and the client. These products are the result of an engineering-oriented approach, and a wide scope of technical disciplines.

Nederlandse Spoorwegen i.s.m. Puur|Ruimte

During the Dutch Design Week, NS (Dutch Railways) and Industrieel Ontwerpbureau Puur|Ruimte participate together in the Dutch Living Room. Here, the interior design of the renewed Intercity will be presented for the first time.
Perception will be the main focal point: soft materials, rounder shapes and plenty of attention for technical details. Integrated artwork creates inspiration to dream away. Visit the Dutch Living Room and be introduced to the innovative, inspiring, relaxing, adventurous, and hospitable train concept.


In the Dutch Living Room,VanBerloStudios will exhibit several projects from its portfolio: inspiring products that are the result of the unique approach of VanBerloStudios to product design and design management.

During a collective event of the participants of the Dutch living Room, you can get further acquainted with the design process: how is a product created and what is involved in the process?
You will soon find more information regarding this event on this site.

Since its inception in 1982, VanBerloStudio’s has developed into one of the leading design bureaus in Europe, with a workforce of more than 50 people. We carry out a wide variety of international projects for the consumer as well as the professional market. We do this with a passion f.


For more than twenty years, Van der Veer Designers in Geldermalsen has occupied a prominent place in the Dutch design world. The fact that the top of the Dutch industry belongs to our clients testifies to this.

We develop bicycles and bicycle parts for GAZELLE, and we annually supply the new colours and the product graphics for the collection. For QUINNY. We also designed the extremely successful BUZZ and ZAPP prams and buggies. Due to the scope of our versatility, we have also been invited to design products for HOME PRODUCTS (Pelgrim, Etna & ATAG).
We were approached by GISPEN about the design of a new generation of office furniture, and we advise DAF Trucks on the design of the interior and exterior of truck cabins.

In the past year, we also designed a product under our own management: the CYBEX SQRL, an exciting outdoor plaything for kids between 8 and 18.

van der VeerDesigners bv
0345 652110


Motio Development presents its vision on product design as well as a state-of-the-art method to enable the presentation of first prototypes. The potential design for a new product is projected on a rough 3D basis in which many details and form variables are incorporated. With minimal efforts and at minimal costs, this method produces a realistic (and interactive) image of the design of future products.

Motio Development is specialized in product development in the field of mobility, transportation, and transport.
Motio believes that good design implies, first of all, translating a corporate strategy into product characteristics; advanced techniques and sleek lines are only functional in recognizable products.
Second major element is timing. Motio’s motto of ‘produc
development on the move’ is also applicable to an efficient way of working, which means that the work can be done at any desired location.

In 2005, Motio won two Dutch Design Awards for the revolutionary design of the Netras City-L.Location

Strijp S
Beukenlaan 10151
5616 VJ Eindhoven

Dates and opening hours
Saturday October 21, 11:00 - 15:00
Sunday October 22, 11:00 - 19:00
Monday October 23, 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday October 24, 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday October 25, 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday October 26, 11:00 - 19:00
Friday October 27, 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday October 28, 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday October 29, 11:00 - 19:00

Admission fee
Free admission

Yksi meets Rietveld Yksi meets Rietveld
In the Van Abbe and the City hall

‘Yksi meets Rietveld’ shows furniture by Gerrit Rietveld, including the first-time showing of the prototype of the sixth chair in the collection of Rietveld by rietveld: the Crate Chair.

Exciting is the symbiosis between Rietveld and the work of contemporary designers who react to or are inspired by Rietveld’s work. First of all, there is the special work of the three designers of Yksi itself, as well as the ’burnt’ Zig Zag chair by Maarten Baas.
Furthermore, there is work by Richard Hutten, who has been called the Rietveld of our era by architect, artist, and Rietveld fan John Kormeling.

The Van Abbe has asked Ontwerpersgroep Yksi to temporarily provide the upper level of the museum restaurant with an adjusted interior design.

Architect Arie van Rangelrooij will accompany visitors on an excursion to Bergeijk, where some of Rietveld’s works are. Start point is the Rietveld bus shelter near the Eindhoven City Hall.
A symposium will be held in the DAF museum on January 12, 2007


Stadhuisplein 1
5600 AZ Eindhoven

Dates and opening hours
Saturday October 21, 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday October 22, 11:00 - 19:00
Monday October 23, 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday October 24, 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday October 25, 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday October 26, 11:00 - 19:00
Friday October 27, 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday October 28, 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday October 29, 11:00 - 19:00

Admission fee
Free admission

Eindexamenexpositie Items Eindexamenexpositie Items
The best graduation projects of academies in the Netherlands and Flanders 2006

Items’ annual graduation special presents the best graduation projects of all the academies in the Netherlands and Flanders. The editors are members of Items’ permanent staff, and experts. They visited all the graduation exhibitions of the art academies in the Netherlands and in Flanders to come to a first selection of graduation projects.
Committees of external experts were then asked to make a final selection of the best works. As usual, this selection is published in the Items magazine, and put on display in a second annual show in CBK de Krabbedans in Eindhoven.

Items / De Krabbedans / Design Platform Eindhoven

Witte Dame - Krabbedans
Clausplein 10
5611 XP Eindhoven

Expositie Nederlandse Designprijzen Expositie Nederlandse Designprijzen

During the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Dutch Design Awards presents the highlights of the 2006 competition. From October 21 through October 29, 2006, the most exceptional designs that were selected and nominated for the Dutch Design Awards 2006, will be on display in the Klokgebouw at Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

Nederlandse Designprijzen
073 610 4000

Strijp S
Beukenlaan 10151
5616 VJ Eindhoven

Bewogen door tijd en ruimte Bewogen door tijd en ruimte

When energy is transformed into mass,
products come into being, charged with new energy.
They move, or call for action.
When prejudices and demands disappear,
there is room for imagination and fantasy.

Nine promising young designers present their work in a multidisciplinary exhibition full of movement, illusion, and expert craftsmanship.
What comes into being is a dialogue between man and object, a discourse taking place in space.

Alexander Pelikan
Christian Kocx
Franke Elshout
Lonneke Gordijn
Lotty Lindeman
Maartje Mol
Pietie Westerneng
Ralph Nauta
Wouter Scheublin

9 talentvolle jonge ontwerpers
06 45098416

De Admirant
Nieuwe Emmasingel
5611AM Eindhoven

Copypaste History Copypaste History

The design project Copypaste History builds on the early 2006 election of the best 20th century Dutch design. However, we have entered the 21st century and an entire new generation of up-and-coming designers are busy making a name for themselves. In many cases, these designers are directly or indirectly building on the achievements of the 20th century. They sample and assemble as much as they like. There are tongue-in-cheek copycats and serious followers. And it is precisely this multifaceted process of building on tradition that Copypaste History is about.

Five young designers from various disciplines are challenged to translate a Dutch design icon of their choice through copy pasting into a new 21st century design. Participants are Fons Schiedon (multimedia), Joline Jolink (fashion), Franke Elshout (food design), Studio Ditte (product design) and Machine (graphic). On the occasion of the project, a theme-specific essay written by critic Timo de Rijk will be published.


Witte Dame - Stichting MU
Emmasingel 20
5611 AZ Eindhoven

GreyTones 06 GreyTones 06
The Human Freakshow

Exhibition and book presentation
This year, we present the third version of the successful collaboration project GreyTones. More than 35 graphic and spatial designers have contributed to ‘The Human Freakshow’. Is it a circus, the bearded woman, genetic manipulation, robots, or just a freaky way of working?

An altogether new element of this year’s presentation is the participation of spatial designers in GreyTones. Taking the work of graphic designers as their starting point, they will give a unique twist to the Human Freak Show.
This stunning exhibition is a fusion of graphic and spatial elements. Four bands and the VJ-collective Deadpixelsociety will turn the opening night on Saturday October 21, from 07.30 pm. onwards, into a mind-blowing event. Don’t miss it!

The GreyTones 06 Book is for sale at a price of 15 Euros (students 10 Euros).
It contains more than 200 pages in various paper qualities and printing techniques.


Strijp S
Beukenlaan 10151
5616 VJ Eindhoven

’vis à vue’ Onomatopee presents: ’vis à vue’
A visual manual for visual culture

Bridging the millennium, information took its presence as the main substance of our world. Nowadays information is everything. We can’t live without our daily multi-sensory information overload. Content does not seem relevant as we flow on multi-sensory outbursts….

Still the question arises as to what degree we are still capable of dealing with this highly visual information? The subject at stake is our visual literacy.

Onomatopee invites 21 typographers to investigate the spectrum of visual literacy. Their vision is the content of vis á vue, to be communicated through their power of visual literacy.

vis á vue focuses not only on the physical but also on the context through the presentation, in a discursive and visual sense. Thereby Onomatopee hopes to create a sense of understanding for our environment, in what might be a confrontation with the alienation of our self-created amusement park.

Participating typographers: Bart de Baets, Derk Reneman & Manuela Porceddu, Eric de Haas, Harmen Liemburg, Hans Gremmen, Hansje van Halem, Jonathan Puckey, Karen Willey, Lesley Moore, Martijn Sandberg, Marjolein Delhaas, Meeuw, Modern, No-Office, Rob van Hoessel, Roger Willems, Thomas Buxo, Tobias Schaub, Yvonne van Versendaal.


Strijp S
Beukenlaan 10151
5616 VJ Eindhoven

Dates and opening hours
Saturday October 21, 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday October 22, 11:00 - 19:00
Monday October 23, 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday October 24, 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday October 25, 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday October 26, 11:00 - 19:00
Friday October 27, 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday October 28, 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday October 29, 11:00 - 19:00

Opening speech and presentation of the publication, with a performance van TOK TEK: Sunday October 22, 15:00 - 16:00

Admission fee
Free admission

 Rapunzel / TAC RAPUNZEL
Dream - Buy - Fly

This is the third year that the designers’ collective RAPUNZEL takes part in the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven with an exhibition of new work. The theme of the exhibition 2006 is: ‘Dream - Buy – Fly’. The designers drew their inspiration from the trips they made to countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Peru, Tanzania, and Ghana.

Come to the TAC, and enjoy the works over a nice, exotic cup of tea.


Vonderweg 1
5611 BK Eindhoven

Dates and opening hours
Saturday October 21, 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday October 22, 12:00 - 22:00
Monday October 23, 12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday October 24, 12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday October 25, 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday October 26, 12:00 - 22:00
Friday October 27, 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday October 28, 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday October 29, 12:00 - 22:00

Admission fee
Free admission

 Uitreiking Nederlandse Designprijzen Uitreiking Nederlandse Designprijzen

The prize-giving ceremony of the Dutch Design Awards 2006 will take place on Saturday, October 21, in the Klokgebouw, Strijp-S, in Eindhoven. The programme kicks off with a mini seminar presented by The Dutch Design Awards in collaboration with Adformatie. During Design Nu, keynote speakers Jeroen Verbrugge, Tom Dorresteijn, Janus Smalbraak, Paul Mijksenaar and Frans van Mourik will discuss the commercial power of design. After the seminar, the visitors are invited to a celebratory design buffet, followed by the prize-giving ceremony of the Dutch Design Awards. The evening concludes with a spectacular party.

Provisional programme October 21, 2006

* 03.30 pm NDP (Dutch Design Awards) word of welcome and registration
* 04.00 pm Keynote speakers programme in collaboration with Adformatie
* 05.00 pm Stand-up buffet
* 06.00 pm Prize-giving ceremony Dutch Design Awards 2006
* 07.30 pm Closing festivities until 01.00 am

De Nederlandse Designprijzen

Beukenlaan 10151
5616 VJ Eindhoven

Dates and opening hours
Saturday October 21, 15:30 - 1:00

Admission fee
€ 119.00