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During Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, From October 18, 2014, “the doors are open to the future in a city that for nine full days is buzzing with innovation and creative energy. Guests can witness smart solutions and inventive design, shaping up the future trends in the industry. Get inspired by the latest work of more than 2,000 designers, meet the designers and experience the beauty and power of Dutch design“.

Dutch Design week 2014
Dutch Design week 2014

Dutch Design Week (DDW), emerged from the Day of Design in 1998, twelve years to become the largest design event in Northern Europe. DDW takes place every year in the last week of October in Eindhoven and enjoy reputation far beyond the country’s borders. DDW provides a platform for designers and is the link between design, technology and people. Last year, the event gathered 250 000 participants.

Photography © Lisa Klappe
Photography © Lisa Klappe

The program for 2014 offers a balanced mix of new talent, established names and reputable agencies. In the whole of exhibitions, product launches, business events (seminars, networking events), award ceremonies, a children’s program, parties and music almost every conceivable disciplines and aspects of design are discussed. You will find smart solutions. Inventive design. New perspectives. Discover the upward force of design, get inspired by the pioneering work of a remarkable amount of designers, and be guaranteed an optimist.

Giant Tree Trunk Table by Piet Hein Eek
Giant Tree Trunk Table by Piet Hein Eek

As an entrepreneur, you know you already have to keep up with the trends of tomorrow. The success of your business depends largely on the distinctiveness that you offer your customers. Dutch designers work on the issues of the future. They contribute with unexpected solutions to problems in the field of Agriculture / food, healthcare, mobility, technology and financial issues.

Come and see it and experience during the thirteenth edition of Dutch Design Week. And, as is traditional, there is plenty of space for experiment, interdisciplinary cross-overs and the creative process.

Design Perron
Design Perron DDW

The Design Perron

The Design Perron is a Boulevard of Brute Design Talent. This initiative, by designer Meike van Schijndel, will take place for the second time at the Fuutlaan 12-14. In addition to the indoor exhibits, there are also a dozen exhibitions outside in containers. This year there are many young designers and design collectives. There will be several events (ao Cor Unum Ceramics), and on Wednesday October 22 at 18.00 there will be a Design Perron Party, with a special show by Mondo Leone.

TAC Hidden Treasures
TAC Hidden Treasures


TAC has the ambition to turn its 2014 DDW presentation into an even more inspiring, diverse and amazing event. Visiting TAC feels like coming ashore on an island in the city. Here you can exchange exciting insights with artists and designers and experience the development of art, design, fashion, food and architecture in all its purity. Witness real craftsmanship and creativity in the various studios, exhibitions, workshops and lectures. The abundance and diversity found inside the industrial and picturesque TAC building take you to the source of Dutch and International Design. Give your senses a treat during an adventurous walk around the presentations and discover the story behind the designs of international and regional DDW participants.

€1,- with passe-partout
€2,- without passe-partout

Crafts and design go together in this bench by Ernst Kühne
Crafts and design go together in this bench by Ernst Kühne

The Klokgebouw/ The Clockbuilding

The Klokgebouw is a former Philips factory building at Strijp-S. In the Klokgebouw the three Dutch Universities of Technology (Eindhoven, Delft, Twente) present themselves for the first time at one location. Under the name Design United (3TU) they show the design of the future and the the role of technology. Expected highlights include Graduation Show of DAE, a Design Health Hackaton by Philips in the Philips museum, the exhibition and awards ceremony of Dutch Design Awards (DDA) and the Now futures evening on 23 October. This latest highlight is in collaboration with VPRO.

To visit the Klokgebouw visitors have to pay an entrance fee.

 VPRO-day on October the 19th
VPRO-day on October the 19th


And when it is time to slow down, reflect on your impressions over a good meal in the restaurant that lies in the heart of TAC like a tranquil oasis, or relax in the garden that is waiting for you like an unexpected treasure at the end of your design quest. If this is not happiness!
Reservations: T. 040-7370435 of info@nareshtaurant.com

A58 - Eat & Meet - Restaurant
A58 – Eat & Meet – Restaurant

A58 – Eat & Meet – is a sustainable initiative by CoffeeYou & Inge’s Eettafel. The natural meeting-place during the exhibition Tilburg Ontwerp + Design Eindhoven at the Designhouse in Eindhoven. During this DDW we serv daily Breakfast, Lunch and a Regional surprise Diner* based on local organic foods. Our bar is daily opened till 22.00hrs.
Diner* is exclusively served on reservation: T. +31-6-14611991 or +31-6-36160429

Map DDW 2014
Map DDW 2014

3 design area’s | 78 locations | 2200 designers | 400 events | exhibitions | workshops | seminars | food | parties

Dutch Design Week

18 – 26 October 2014, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Web: www.ddw.nl
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dutchdesignweek
Twitter: @dutchdesignweek, #DDW14


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