ONE WEEK ABOUT Dutch Design Week 2019
In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2600 designers to more than 350,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than 110 locations across the city, DDW organizes and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.
Although during the event every imaginable discipline and aspect of design is on offer, the emphasis is on experiment, innovation and cross-overs. Exceptional attention each year goes to work and development of young talent.
DDW concentrates on the design of the future and the future of design. It is our objective to show how designers from around the world shape a positive future and to strengthen the position and meaning of Dutch designers.
DDW19 – If Not Now, Then When?
Design and experimentation play important roles in innovation. In a world that appears to have endless possibilities in the fields of design, technology and new materials, serious global issues are also increasing at a rapid pace. With this year’s theme, DDW takes the conversation to the next level. As a continuation of asking the question who should act, the leading design event in Europe will provide designers with a platform for presenting where design is today.
Martijn Paulen, CEO: “Designers are capable of changing problems through a fundamental exploration of the questions. With this theme, DDW19 aims to help innovation in ideas, materials and processes to scale up. These ambassadors are great advocates in helping us achieve this.”
Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
19 – 27 October, 2019
Photos: Dutch Design Week 2018