At the Designhuis, the exhibition De Etende Mens ("The Eating Man") curated by Marije Vogelzang showcases the work of designers and artists concerned with the complex social and ethical links between food, its perceptions, and its origin.
At the Designhuis, the exhibition De Etende Mens ("The Eating Man") curated by Marije Vogelzang showcases the work of designers and artists concerned with the complex social and ethical links between food, its perceptions, and its origin.
Scholten and Baijings designed versatile accessory bags to replace fixed storage systems currently seen in cars.
Scholten and Baijings designed versatile accessory bags to replace fixed storage systems currently seen in cars.
Here's a project by Scholten and Baijings, the design duo known for a sophisticated use of pattern and color. Using the forms of the latest Mini as templates, they collaborated with BMW and Mini Holland to explore the future of the brands through various scenarios and themes. It can’t be a coincidence that the head of global design at BMW is also a Dutchman, Adriaan Van Hoojdonk.
Here's a project by Scholten and Baijings, the design duo known for a sophisticated use of pattern and color. Using the forms of the latest Mini as templates, they collaborated with BMW and Mini Holland to explore the future of the brands through various scenarios and themes. It can’t be a coincidence that the head of global design at BMW is also a Dutchman, Adriaan Van Hoojdonk.
We stumbled across this old DAF Variomatic at Piet Hein Eek’s factory. This '70s example of the once-pioneering Dutch car industry was the first car in the world to have a belt-driven version of the continuously variable transmission gearbox.
We stumbled across this old DAF Variomatic at Piet Hein Eek’s factory. This '70s example of the once-pioneering Dutch car industry was the first car in the world to have a belt-driven version of the continuously variable transmission gearbox.
Dutch Design Week 2012 has its own daily tabloid covering the daily programs.
Dutch Design Week 2012 has its own daily tabloid covering the daily programs.
Maaike Roozenburg, in cooperation with Royal Delft, designed this series of sea urchin-like iron molds—Kenzan 01, 02, 03—to explore new interpretations of traditional Delft blue.
Maaike Roozenburg, in cooperation with Royal Delft, designed this series of sea urchin-like iron molds—Kenzan 01, 02, 03—to explore new interpretations of traditional Delft blue.
Daphna Laurens with Stool 01 and Chair 01 designed for Wittmann.
Daphna Laurens with Stool 01 and Chair 01 designed for Wittmann.
We came across this wood burning stove, by an unknown designer, that can be mounted on a trash can.
We came across this wood burning stove, by an unknown designer, that can be mounted on a trash can.
Here's a mockup Mini interior—a prototype that references fashion and furniture elements to give a fresh perspective to the somber car interiors of today.
Here's a mockup Mini interior—a prototype that references fashion and furniture elements to give a fresh perspective to the somber car interiors of today.
C-Fabriek, curated by Itay Ohaly & Thomas Vailly, is a place where designers work, create, and manufacture, but also present their processes and methods to the public. By doing so, they are reclaiming control over their creations, and suggesting alternatives to industrialization, production, and consumption.
C-Fabriek, curated by Itay Ohaly & Thomas Vailly, is a place where designers work, create, and manufacture, but also present their processes and methods to the public. By doing so, they are reclaiming control over their creations, and suggesting alternatives to industrialization, production, and consumption.
More scenes from DDW 2012 that created the dramatic backdrops to present the best of Eindhoven.
More scenes from DDW 2012 that created the dramatic backdrops to present the best of Eindhoven.
For the new label Blue D1653, the trio of Arian Brekveld, Damian O’sullivan, and Chris Koens use neoprene covers as modern touches to accentuate the company’s brand.
For the new label Blue D1653, the trio of Arian Brekveld, Damian O’sullivan, and Chris Koens use neoprene covers as modern touches to accentuate the company’s brand.
The packaging of an object is actually used as its mold, which defines and influences the object’s form and texture, and the act of opening the package lies solely with the customer.
The packaging of an object is actually used as its mold, which defines and influences the object’s form and texture, and the act of opening the package lies solely with the customer.
Urban Spa seeks to "revalue the art of relaxation"—it's a standalone system that would work great on any city roof top.
Urban Spa seeks to "revalue the art of relaxation"—it's a standalone system that would work great on any city roof top.
The grand entrance to De Etende Mens shows the Aquaponics system and indoor farming setup with distinct blue-red lighting elements.
The grand entrance to De Etende Mens shows the Aquaponics system and indoor farming setup with distinct blue-red lighting elements.
One of the gallery rooms to the De Etende Mens exhibit showed a series of hanging plates on the wall from the American artist Julie Green. For this piece, she recorded what people on death row wanted for their last meal to be, and illustrated these dinners on paper plates, similar to the plates the prisoners ate from. Quite an impact!
One of the gallery rooms to the De Etende Mens exhibit showed a series of hanging plates on the wall from the American artist Julie Green. For this piece, she recorded what people on death row wanted for their last meal to be, and illustrated these dinners on paper plates, similar to the plates the prisoners ate from. Quite an impact!
For his Beehive vase, Tomas Libertiny placed a mold of the design in a beehive, which the bees occupied to form this unique piece.
For his Beehive vase, Tomas Libertiny placed a mold of the design in a beehive, which the bees occupied to form this unique piece.
Another Unexpected Interaction piece, this time from Maarten Baas at Eindhoven Central Station, showing an abandoned van that collided with a lamp post, repurposed into a small dwelling. Wonderfully weird.
Another Unexpected Interaction piece, this time from Maarten Baas at Eindhoven Central Station, showing an abandoned van that collided with a lamp post, repurposed into a small dwelling. Wonderfully weird.
A project by Marije Vogelzang called "Faked Meat" explores why vegetarian alternatives to meat often imitate meat, going so far as to imagine entirely new species of animals based on flavor profiles that would be socially compelling for non-meat eaters. A favorite is the "Ponti," a small rodent which feeds off the ashes in volcanoes, therefore taking on a smoky flavor, its rigged tail (which it would supposedly use to to dig in the ashes with) to be used as a skewer stick.
A project by Marije Vogelzang called "Faked Meat" explores why vegetarian alternatives to meat often imitate meat, going so far as to imagine entirely new species of animals based on flavor profiles that would be socially compelling for non-meat eaters. A favorite is the "Ponti," a small rodent which feeds off the ashes in volcanoes, therefore taking on a smoky flavor, its rigged tail (which it would supposedly use to to dig in the ashes with) to be used as a skewer stick.
A series of ideas around some more futuristic insights to food, in this case, what constitutes lab-grown meat and what form it should have. Alberto Gruarin thinks one could knit the food to improve the density and add texture.
A series of ideas around some more futuristic insights to food, in this case, what constitutes lab-grown meat and what form it should have. Alberto Gruarin thinks one could knit the food to improve the density and add texture.
Line 01 by Itay Ohaly is a set of light, low-tech machinery. Various objects are produced by free carving, roto-molding, and cutting.
Line 01 by Itay Ohaly is a set of light, low-tech machinery. Various objects are produced by free carving, roto-molding, and cutting.
Unexpected interactive pieces dot the city.
Unexpected interactive pieces dot the city.
Eat, Drink, Design is a pop-up gallery close to the Designhuis that's dedicated to an ever-changing exposition of different designers. It hosts elaborate dinners and parties on a regular basis to further support the venture. Design and haute cuisine: A great combination!
Eat, Drink, Design is a pop-up gallery close to the Designhuis that's dedicated to an ever-changing exposition of different designers. It hosts elaborate dinners and parties on a regular basis to further support the venture. Design and haute cuisine: A great combination!
Another exhibition in the C-Fabriek is Show you Colour. It consists of six workshops showing colorful projects from designers using metal, paper, glass, film ceramics, and textiles, with the aim to improve the quality of work in these industries. Marinke van Zandwijk showed her glassware piece called "Bubble Parade."
Another exhibition in the C-Fabriek is Show you Colour. It consists of six workshops showing colorful projects from designers using metal, paper, glass, film ceramics, and textiles, with the aim to improve the quality of work in these industries. Marinke van Zandwijk showed her glassware piece called "Bubble Parade."
You can find more from Dutch Design Week on their website.
You can find more from Dutch Design Week on their website.
The wooden Contrast fruit bowl by BCXSY.
The wooden Contrast fruit bowl by BCXSY.
Sannen Jacobs's metal and wood chair features an upholstered seat for added comfort.
Sannen Jacobs's metal and wood chair features an upholstered seat for added comfort.
At Dutch Intertuvals, a dining table was a main player in the show "Conflict" in which a combination of slow food and proper fast food was served.
At Dutch Intertuvals, a dining table was a main player in the show "Conflict" in which a combination of slow food and proper fast food was served.
An assembly robot is maneuvering a chair in and out through a narrow window—a fun art display as you walk to the factory entrance.
An assembly robot is maneuvering a chair in and out through a narrow window—a fun art display as you walk to the factory entrance.
Gionata Gatto's "Agricola Lamp" is part of a series of products made from locally sourced materials produced with low CO2 emissions.
Gionata Gatto's "Agricola Lamp" is part of a series of products made from locally sourced materials produced with low CO2 emissions.
The Joint Forces stool by Tristan Frencken is the result of research into naturally derived composite materials and resins.
The Joint Forces stool by Tristan Frencken is the result of research into naturally derived composite materials and resins.
This exhibition featured prize winners and nominees of the 2012 Doen Material Awards. The focus was on the use of innovative and sustainable materials in design and art.
This exhibition featured prize winners and nominees of the 2012 Doen Material Awards. The focus was on the use of innovative and sustainable materials in design and art.
Nice foot detail on this cupboard made from wood and fabric panels.
Nice foot detail on this cupboard made from wood and fabric panels.
An interesting detail on this storage unit from Kiki van Eijk, which derives inspiration from a toolbox.
An interesting detail on this storage unit from Kiki van Eijk, which derives inspiration from a toolbox.
These balanced compositions by Joost van Bleiswijk have been meticulously embellished—a typical manifestation of his approach and thought process.
These balanced compositions by Joost van Bleiswijk have been meticulously embellished—a typical manifestation of his approach and thought process.
These extravagant pieces by Kiki van Eijk are made from twisted anodized-aluminum wire. They are paired with ceramic pieces molded using fabric templates—a common material element in several of her pieces.
These extravagant pieces by Kiki van Eijk are made from twisted anodized-aluminum wire. They are paired with ceramic pieces molded using fabric templates—a common material element in several of her pieces.

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