Hi there, this will be one out of three posts about the Dutch Design Week 2014 in Eindhoven. Have you heard about this big event before? The Dutch Design Week is all about Dutch Design that is new, progressive and just typical Dutch. The event is held in the entire city of Eindhoven, which is pretty big. You would need a few days to explore everything, but we only had one day.

Eindhoven is the city where Philips started their company, which is why there are so many factory buildings in and around the city. These old factories are not being used by Philips anymore but are now event locations. You can imagine that these buildings are extremely big, have high ceilings, brick walls and lots of construction in sight. The perfect location for exhibitions like the Dutch Design Week.

Besides new designers that are just graduated from the Design Academy, you can also find the best designers of Holland at the event and big brands of furniture and design. I will start with the pictures I’ve taken and tell you a bit more about what I know about that particular photo.

The Dutch Design Week 2014 by DesignClaud

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This gorgeous office was open because of their newest design of lego bricks. I wasn’t really interested in their new design but more in their beautiful office spaces. They were all separated by glass, which makes sure you have enough light and a view over the entire office. All the desks were made of steel and a chain that kept them of the floor. Cool idea right? Videolab office in Eindhoven (Office-S).

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A bit further we found these designers that are just graduated from the Art Academy in Maastricht (my school!!) at the Jewelry and Product department. My favorite of all the students that were exhibiting their work, was this lamp called ‘ZUID’ which means ‘SOUTH’ by Francoise Oostwegel. This lamp tells a story about the most southern province of The Netherlands, which is Limburg. The characteristics of the province are brought back into the lamp by shape and materials. She was inspired by the traditional timbered houses and the mining lamps that have been used a lot in that region. On the inside of the lamp you can see copper, which gives a reflection when the light is on. For more info; check out here website www.cedille-arts.nl

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The next item is from Jessie Beurskens. Her collection is about being away from home, intrigued by people she met while being away, the choices that people make by wearing the stuff they wear. I love her colors of blue-ish mint. My favorite here is the bag of course. More info at www.yessi.nl

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This student, Fleur Peters, comes from the Fashion and Textile Design department of the Art Academy in Maastricht. You can read more about here designs in the explanation above. Definitely visit her beautiful website for more images.

From students to dutch designers

When you are a few years older and have more experience in the design world, you will end up in this building with a few other designers. Like Dominik Raskin. This amazing equus, which is latin for ‘horse’, is part of his collection of amazing shapes and 3D shapes. He lives in Mumbai but comes from Belgium. His website shows you more amazing designs.

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The other part of the building on the Dutch Design Week event is filled with design, shops and products you can buy. Here are a few of my favorite things I’ve seen there.

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The work I want to show you now is called CARTON by Floris Hovers. He has a great about page which explains more about his style and look at things. I was inspired by his work he showed on the Dutch Design Week called CARton, a series of toys inspired by vintage toys. Amazing cool cars made from cardboard.

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Then we’ll jump to the last products of this post about the Dutch Design Week, the StoryTiles by Marga van Oers. StoryTiles are artistic miniature stories on unique Dutch tiles. Each tile is designed with an eye for detail but also humor. They are all baked in a traditional way.

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She sells the typical Dutch tiles in the famous blue colors and drawings, but she also has tiles with the skyline of New York or Amsterdam. I will write another post about her designs very soon! These tiles are perfect to place around your home and give the interior a big of character.

Stay tuned for the next post about the Dutch Design Week very soon.

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