Friday, November 1, 2013

Dutch Design Week Bloggerstour

Last week I attended the Dutch Design Week Bloggerstour. Together with some other lovely bloggers we made a journey in Eindhoven Designland. We met designers, saw original products and a lot of creativity. The only thing that I missed this day was a visit at the Graduation Show from The Design Academy, but the program was already packed so there just wasn’t time enough for it (you can wander a whole day alone at the Graduation Show). About this Graduation Show you have to know that it is the Mother of the Dutch Design Week. When I studied at The Design Academy the Graduation Show was held in Amsterdam in De Beurs van Berlage. We as students were really looking forward to expose our graduation work in this well known building. But the year before I graduated the board of the academy desided that they were going to move the Graduation show to our own building “De Witte Dame” in Eindhoven. Well I can tell you that we were really bummed and didn’t like this at all. You have to know that at that time there wasn’t a DDW and we thought: “who is coming to Eindhoven to see our work?”. Luckily we underestimated the power and big influence The Design Academy has and the Graduation show became a big succes. Such a big succes that now, 11 years later, a gigantic and succesfull Dutch Design Week is planned around this Graduation Show with more than 250.000 visitors! Well back to Eindhoven last week and our Bloggerstour (which was organised for the first time, who knows how big this event will be in 10 years?). We were droven bij Mini cars from location to location. Really artsy stuff to genuine industrial design passed by. It was an inspiring and lovely day. Thank you Ulrike Jurklies from Mo Man Tai, Jasmijn Van Weenen and Willemijn de Wit for organising this tour, you did a great job!
Jar with seal which I saw at The Kazerne - Bicycle from Brik – True Colours from Lex Pott – One of the Mini’s – Text at a wall from Dik & Stijlloos (a wonderful project about food) - True Colours from Lex Pott - Pink Gradient Lamp from Studio WM - Horse Equus from Soon Salon - Tea towels from Mae Engelgeer - Pattern sheet “Hier” for your own art work from nails from Mo Man Tai - Gradient Table Lamp from Studio WM - Copper Lights from David Derksen

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