Dutch Design Week
20 – 28 October 2018
Dutch Design Week transforms Eindhoven into a diverse creative landscape with around 100 events throughout the city inviting visitors to see the latest in innovative design, experiments, debates, and creative processes of all kinds, and also giving them an opportunity to socialise and be inventive.
As “the largest design fair in Northern Europe”, Dutch Design Week annually presents works and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to a large international audience. The events are varied. The exhibition format called Manifestations, for example, explores the question of whether we humans will shape the future or the future us. To this end, around 50 projects looking at interaction between humans and technology will be shown. New furniture and trends in interior design are also presented in shops and showrooms, including the Wonder Room. The influence of design on other life forms is demonstrated by the project “Augmented Nature” by designers and engineers of the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. Instead of human-centred design, design focused on the animal is presented here: robots are designed to help animals adapt to the consequences of mass extinctions, to help them change their own habitat and, more importantly, reclaim it.
A hot spot of Dutch Design Week is located in the Kazerne, where young and world-class design is showcased alongside wine, food, and a cosy atmosphere. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the exhibition “We Are Human Rights” will give visitors insights into the work of human rights activists and present concepts that show how design can support their activism. Many other interactive events are the reason why Eindhoven annually attracts around 335,000 design enthusiasts from all over the world.