Dutch Design Week 2006 part 2

21 - 29 October 2006 Eindhoven


Exhibition Dutch Design Awards

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.

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.


Strijp S
Beukenlaan 10151
5616 VJ Eindhoven


vanderVeer, Strijp S

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.


SMOOL live, Strijp S
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.


VanBerloStudios, Strijp S

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.

npk industrial design, Strijp S

npk industrial design is an international design consultancy and design bureau with offices in Leyden and Hamburg. The range of services comprises product development, engineering, supply management, and product supply as well as strategic consultancy, and high-quality concept development. This means that one point of contact suffices to deal with the entire process from strategic research to end product.


Graduation exhibition 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.

Witte Dame - Krabbedans
Clausplein 10
5611 XP Eindhoven


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


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.

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.

Noord Brabantlaan 1a
5652 LA Eindhoven


Strijp S
Beukenlaan 10151
5616 VJ Eindhoven


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

De Admirant
Nieuwe Emmasingel
5611AM Eindhoven


Strijp S
Beukenlaan 10151
5616 VJ Eindhoven
TAC Hotel
Vonderweg 1
5611 BK 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.