10 x things to see at DDW 2015

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10 x things to see at DDW 2015

Whoever thought festival season was over, THINK AGAIN. One week after the Strawberry Earth Fair, we’re hopping on the train to Eindhoven for the Dutch Design Week (DDW 2015). From 17 - 25 October we’ll celebrate the power of imagination with the question ‘With what does every designer and all innovation start?’ We picked ten exhibitions, presentations and talks you cannot miss.

New collection Studio Roex
At the Young Talent Show, an exhibition curated by Piet Hein Eek, Studio Roex will be presenting its new collection. You might know Studio Roex for their sharp constructions and strong lines. Transparent and clear objects that respect original materials, shapes and techniques. We wonder what they will have in store for us.

Release Fairphone 2
Remember the Fairphone? The phone that’s designed to change the way products are made? The second Fairphone will be released during DDW 2015. This new smartphone offers owners the unprecedented ability to open and repair their phones without any special technical skills, leading to a much longer lasting device. Sustainable huh?

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‘SINGLE GLASS’ by Ineke van der Werff
We came across the work of Ineke van der Werff during Salone del Mobile 2015 and we can’t wait to visit her exhibition at DDW 2015. SINGLE GLASS is a series of porcelain objects that demonstrate the many possibilities of using waste glass in glazes. The designs show recognisable elements of glass packaging to reveal its origins.

Nature Meets Design exhibition
This expo focuses on innovations inspired and supported by nature. Innovations that use the value of nature to solve sustainability challenges, thereby creating extra value for nature. In order to realize these solutions for social challenges, Nature Meets Design stimulates the collaboration between professionals and out-of-the-box-thinkers.

WINTERVACHT
It’s an exhibition of curtains-turned-coats. WINTERVACHT designs clothing from blankets and curtains. Materials that have proven and kept their quality. Because everything is produced by hands, their clothing comes in limited editions. Get your own unique coat now, if you missed these guys at the Strawberry Earth Fair.

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Talk with Teresa van Dongen
Before the opening of the locations, you can get a more in depth view into the design world during the DDW Talks. Short, refreshing and inspring colleges from designers, like Teresa van Dongen. Teresa has been doing research into new forms of light and energy. Her zero-energy lamp for example, combines a glass tube with octopus bacteria.

Hands off
This exhibition is a selection of innovative works that challenge traditional notions of public space, sustainability, fashion and art utilising technology that requires no ‘making’ by hand in the traditional sense. Expect new materials and news ways to interacts with the world. Featuring: Strawberry Earth Academy winner Studio Eric Klarenbeek.

Cor Unum Collected
Ceramic art center Cor Unum teamed up with professional designers and talented art students, which resulted in innovative products and new design traditions. Amongst the avant-garde of Dutch Design are Mae Engelgeer and David Derksen. They also teamed up with the world-famous master of design Alessandro Mendini and will reveal their outcome during DDW 2015.

Studio Drift
The guys from Studio Drift are finalists in the competition for the Dutch Design Awards 2015. Their Shylight installation at the Rijksmuseum is a fascinating interplay between technology and nature. As the Rijksmuseum says: “The choreography of unfolding flowers forms an aesthetic dance, accessible for a wide public.” Enchanting.

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The Next Fashion
Last but not least, our very own Mette is present at DDW 2015. Tomorrow, she will give a presentation about the Strawberry Earth Academy during CLICK NL The Next Fashion. During The Next Fashion, several design research projects will demonstrate that our fashion industry is becoming a key player in the world of circular design.

Header: Ineke van der Werff