Dutch Design Week 2010

Dutch Design Week 2010

Design exhibitions are great way to stay up-to-date on the newest products in the design world. The Dutch design festival is taking place this week and there are a number of exciting and progressive ideas. Check out a few of the highlights.

• MOODS by Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk, who show their latest products in separate spaces were a certain mood is illustrated. These moods can reflect their own mood at the time of inspiration, but also the mood of their latest work in general; the choice for very outspoken materials and forms.

• Reading Furniture by Remy van Oers in association with Coolen / AttrackZ, which is a collaboration of young designers that is an industrial supplier of customized professional coverings, furniture manufacturing, and canvas and webbing products.

• Interior by Yksi Winkel, which is a store that offers a collection of jewelery, bags, accessories, books and furniture by Dutch designers.

• Valentin Löllmann by Co.M, which is a group of young designers and artists who use this name as a platform to jointly present work from the South-Netherlands.

• November Installation by Sunny van Zijst. In the NATURE/CULTURE/FUTURE exhibition, organized by Engelbert Roovers and Angela van der Burght, shows international artists and designers with flat glass in architecture and interior architecture.

• Only Doors by Chris Ruhe. Weathered antique doors whose old function still reveals itself in special features (unique hinges and locks) have been processed according to traditional methods into surprising new pieces of furniture, each with its own character and story.

• GBO Design developed the Doutreligne 'Seven' piano for Piano's Maene. The name 'Seven' refers to the piano's 7 legs, which are the signature of the design.

60 Layers of Cake Foundation held a design contest and the top entries were shown in the design week exhibition, RE:FRAME. The first, second, third and fourth place entries are: 1. Kameleon Chair by Roos Kalff; 2. Pillow Up by Emma Klinkenberg; 3. Window Signs by Esther Derkx; 4. Festival Tent by Vervolmaken

• The New Chair by designers Camille de Vrede and Bastjan Otten has a thousand faces, one for every person.

Wood-ceramic Furniture by Yoncho Cao and Kesem Yahav. This range of wooden furniture with ceramic details highlights the contrast between these two materials, while maintaining a sense of pure refined aesthetics.

Images: 1-5: Dutch Design Week, 6: Chris Ruhe, 7:Dutch Design Week: Doutreligne 'Seven' Piano, 8: 60 Layers of Cake Foundation, 9: Dutch Design Week: The New Chair, 10: Kese My Design

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