Collection by Maarten Dinger

Dutch Design Week 2012, Pt. 2


Over 180,000 people are expected to attend Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven and the momentum is building to get a glimpse of works introduced by the Netherlands' top designers. This event distinguishes itself from other fairs around the world by its unique setup and diverse allocation of venues; it focuses on intimate offsite locations in an effort to minimize the crowds that large single exhibition halls tend to draw. With mild weather on our side and autumn colors in the trees, the walkabout between the studios and galleries becomes quite the experience and the manifestations of the designers’ craft provides an invigorating experience.

David Graas’s pendent lamp is made from recycled-plastic sheets.
The molded-glass display cases from Thier van Daalen feel sophisticated and are beautifully executed.
Doreen Westphal’s lamps are fabricated from concrete and copper tubing.
The ground-floor entrance to the studio workshop of Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk.
These extravagant pieces by Kiki van Eijk are made from twisted anodized-aluminum wire.
These balanced compositions by Joost van Bleiswijk have been meticulously embellished—a typical manifestation of his...
Here is Kiki van Eijk's new range of laser-cut metal tables and chairs.
An interesting detail on this storage unit from Kiki van Eijk, which derives inspiration from a toolbox.
Nice foot detail on this cupboard made from wood and fabric panels.
Upper gallery to the studio of Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk, where items on display can purchased.
This exhibition featured prize winners and nominees of the 2012 Doen Material Awards.
The Joint Forces stool by Tristan Frencken is the result of research into naturally derived composite materials and...
Gionata Gatto's "Agricola Lamp" is part of a series of products made from locally sourced materials produced with low...
An assembly robot is maneuvering a chair in and out through a narrow window—a fun art display as you walk to the...
This exhibit shows the history of Piet Hein Eek’s work.
Lovely fixer detail on one of Piet Hein Eek’s chairs.
In his Replica collection, Piet Hein Eek experiments with printed wood panels for semi-opaque lampshade with a...
A laminated tabletop.
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...