Eindhoven 2016 – The Making Of is the theme of Dutch Design Week 2016…. And it’s all about the creative process and the makers. Until the 30th of October, over 2.500 exhibitors showcase their concepts and products across 100 locations. We selected 10 must-see exhibitions on show. From “never finished” bamboo scaffolding plaza to Design Eindhoveb Graduation Show and
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“With The Making Of we stimulate and appreciate both the investigative process and the end result” says DDW director Martijn Paulen. “In doing this, we offer a look behind the scenes, but most especially a preview”.
Ketelhuisplein open space on Strijp S is one of major locations of Dutch Design Week. Creative agency HeyHeydeHaas responded to the main Making of theme with an urban installation made of ‘never finished’ bamboo scaffolding structures. “The idea came while we were working on a project in Hong Kong” say at HeyHeydeHaas. The structures shape the area, connecting all participants on the square.
Maarten Baas teams wit chef Sergio Hermann and other Dutch designers to explore the theme time with an exhibition that mixes furniture, visual art and gastronomy – VDMA Eindhoven, Vestdijk 27, 5611 CA. Watch video.
Don’t miss Design Academy Eindhoven Grad Show and refuel with positive energy. “All 171 newly graduated designers are entering an era characterized by uncertainty, upheaval, aggression and hate. Yet their vision remains steadfastly positive because design is an optimistic discipline” say curators Formafantasma.
Do try this at home! this is the motto of For Play, Shaping Sexuality. The show features the work of 30 designers exploring the contemporary culture of eroticism, gratification, lust and desire with one mission: avoiding problematic sex and preventing sexual displeasure – @ Mu artspace, Torenallee 40-06, 5617BD.
Marten & Visser investigate the refracting and reflecting of light and color with Reflecting HOLON moving installation. “We surround ourselves with products that are mostly static. But in Nature everything always moves” say Michiel Martens and Jetske Visser – @ Veemgebouw, Torenallee 80, 5617BE. Watch video.
Thijs Middeldorp & Joost Janmaat present The Parliament of Things. What if people would share their political power with non-human subjects? What if animals, plants, things and technologies would be able to represent their own interests? The Parliament of things is a place of dialogue between animals, plants, things and people, a place of conflicting interests and evolving ideas for the future – @ Plug-In-City, Leidingsstraat 30, 5617AJ Eindhoven.
Experimentation is the key to innovation. This is the driving factor for Envisions Dutch collective. After the debut at Milan Design Week, their exhibition Products in Process / Part 2 showcases everything… But the end product. The collection of works lets process be its defining factor, offering insight into different phases that would normally never be seen by the public’s eye – @ VDMA, Vestdijk 25-27, 5611CA.
Design collective Dutch Invertuals reflects on our future lifestyle. The power play exhibition explores the aesthetics and complexities of energy overload – @ NOODS / studio Edhv, Fuutlaan 12b, 5613AB.
,The Philips Museum is going back to the sixties and seventies with a temporary exhibition about design at the height of the Space Age. A range of Philips products, posters and models will give visitors a unique impression of this period. The exhibition shows how the “Space Age” has influenced current trends.
Not only design! At night, gigs and dj set get the party started. DDW music program is open to the public with over 60 performances across the city: from danceable electro to visceral punk.