Throwback DDW22

Dutch Design Week 2022 (DDW) was all about getting reading for everything that is coming our way as a society and forging smart coalitions to deal with it.

“We continue to focus on quality and positioning all kinds of design power. The ambition and need to grow to the best platform is greater than ever.” – Miriam van der Lubbe (Creative Head DDW)

Watch the after movie

Next year, of course DDW will be back! It will be time to shine again from 21 to 29 October 2023. Many thanks to everyone who has made this last DDW a success.

Would you like to push the boundaries of your entrepreneurship, together with other talented designers? And are you willing to invest an average of one day a week in this from February to November 2023? Apply now for Driving Dutch Design! The deadline is 20 January 2023.

Highly Advanced Materials for a Circular and Digital World

Europe is in a profound transformation process. Within the next decade, the foundations for the change from a linear economic structure towards a circular economy based on renewable energies will be created.

Material innovations play an important role in the transformation of the technical supply industry. On the one hand, they form the basis for the decarbonization of production and transport, and on the other hand, their use is crucial for the development of circular business models.

On behalf of the Swedish trade fair company ELMIA, Haute Innovation is on the occasion of the Subcontractor from 15.-17. November 2022 in Jönköping commissioned to implement a special area on the latest material innovations. The highlights include a 3D printed sports boat made from recycled plastics, a bellows rail brake being developed at ETH Zurich for the Hyperloop, a paper battery as a biodegradable energy store, and a saw blade made from a vibroacoustic metamaterial to reduce noise and vibration.

Milan Design Week 2022 – Overview district & events

Check-out the Modem Online overview of the district & events during Milan Design Week 2022. 

Ultimate guide to Milan Design Week 2022

Milan Design Week is back, bigger than ever!

They are building up to Milan Design Week 2022, the week in the calendar where the design world converges on the Italian city. Taking place from June 6-12, the event encompasses the programs of Salone del Mobile which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, as well as a series of exhibitions and events distributed across various areas of the city.

Curious about the highlights?
This year, Architonic and ArchDaily join Designboom — the world’s first online magazine (born in Milan!) — in covering the ins-and-outs of Milan Design Week 2022 through the DAAily City and Fair Guides, informed by our collective pursuit to distribute creative culture and insights.

Download the Fair Guide and the City Guide.

And follow our LIVE coverage on

Dutch Design Week (DDW) 22-30 October 2022

Theme announced: Get Set! 

Creative Head of DDW22 Miriam van der Lubbe announced the theme of the Dutch Design Week 2022 (DDW22) for this year: Get Set. The theme indicates a shift in mentality: from preparation to action. A signal that has emerged from various encounters with the design community. Get Set was announced by Miriam in a live Q&A on Instagram with designer Pete Fung. Watch the full interview with Miriam or read the article.

The Call for Entries has been underway for a while. In fact, you have less than a month to register as a participant. So you want to participate but haven’t registered yet? Then do that now! Follow the 3 steps to register in My DDW. Register here.

October is still a way off and hopefully we have a very nice summer ahead of us. But in the meantime, they are already working hard behind the scenes on organising DDW22. Because of course, there’s still a lot to do! And so team DDW is busy planning the event. There’s plenty going on. Conversations with the design community, potential ambassadors, possible locations, various media and much more.

Want to see how it went last year? Check the after-movie:

Dutch Design Foundation
Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) is optimistic and believes that the problem-solving capacity of designers can improve the world. That’s why DDF offers designers opportunities, support, publicity and a platform. DDF organizes Dutch Design Week, World Design Embassies and Dutch Design Awards and is active far beyond the Netherlands. Through debates, lectures, exhibitions and gatherings staged all year round, DDF provides a platform for the best and most promising designers, helping to disseminate their ideas and work.

Job: Professor Color, Material & Finish

This application is extended to May 29 2022. 

The following professorship is to be filled in the Faculty of Textile & Design for the winter semester 2022/2023 or later: W 2 – Professorship Color, Material & Finish.

They are looking for an outstanding creative personality with a focus on Color, Material & Finish in the Transportation Interior Design course who is enthusiastic about both materials and teaching. You are a CMF specialist with extensive international industry experience. In the Transportation Interior Design Team, you will develop sustainable mobility concepts together with your colleagues and students.

In addition to excellent knowledge of the practical and theoretical basics of the design, draft and communication processes in CMF design and its digital and analogue implementation, you have extensive experience with the current tools, programs and developments in transportation interior design. You will feel at home in interdisciplinary teams.

In close coordination with the concept and 3D design department, you will be responsible for the CMF department, including trend and material research, and there you will be the interface to digital visualization and the technical basics of the materials.

A cooperation with the other courses and focal points of the faculty is desirable. Gender, diversity and sustainability are natural topics for you.

They expect you to be able to communicate confidently in German and English on technical topics.

General information:
Information on the hiring requirements, salary and dual careers requirements. They value diversity and welcome all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and identity. Applicants can contact the Equal Opportunities Officer ( Reutlingen University aims to increase the proportion of women among academic staff and therefore encourages qualified women to apply. Severely disabled people are given preference if they are equally qualified.

Contact person:
Prof. Andrea Lipp-Allrutz; Telephone: 07121/271-8018
Email for queries:

Have we aroused your interest?
They look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents by May 29, 2022 via their online application portal. Applications by post or email cannot be considered.

New Initiative during Milan Design Week

Dutch founders show 10000M2 of design to the world

Beyond Space and Organisation in Design are excited to announce the launch of a new exhibition showcasing the forefront of design during Milan Design Week June 7-12: the Certosa Initiative. The Certosa Initiative will bring together the freshest emerging talents and the most respected global brands in a 10.000m2 post-industrial playground in the up-and-coming Certosa District with a simple brief: claim your stake and make!

The Certosa District will play host to the newcomer event. In the northwest corner of the city of Milan, this neighbourhood is currently in the midst of a vibrant revival and a multi-dimensional regeneration project led by Italian real estate development company RealStep and global real estate firm Jamestown. After years of disuse, the once thriving industrial hub is now re-emerging as a centre of culture and innovation thanks to neighborhood-wide event programming that has recently seen the success of Milano Graphic Festival and will include further important events such as the Certosa Initiative. Fast-growing creative industries and innovation economy are contributing to the district’s revitalization and rise.

Are you interested in joining the Certosa Initiative as an exhibitor or do you want to become a sponsor? Apply now

If you want to become a media partner or want more information please contact Anoek Hagenaars:
+31 (0) 6 16 60 45 77. Download Press Kit.

Download the Certosa Initiative presentation HERE to get more information.

Beyond Space, architects with a distinct focus on delicate interiors and grand-scale transformations, bundle forces with Organisation in Design, makers of Ventura Projects and instrumental in breathing new life into rediscovered districts of Milan. Brought together by a deeply shared passion for design, their complementary track records make them a natural match to move the crowds into the up-and-coming Certosa District. In the face of turbulent times and on such short notice, the team sees itself floated by the sheer energy of the historical moment of resuscitation and is poised to make the Certosa Initiative the Talk of the town during the 2022 Milan Design Week.


World Hope Forum live from Korea!

World Hope Forum Korea
Curated by Diana Kloster, WHF ambassador for Korea,
accompanied by Chanki Park

Sunday April 24th
8:00 – 12:00 (Paris CET)
16:00 – 20:00 (Seoul KST)

Speakers include:

  • Kyung-Ae Han
  • Minyeol Cho
  • Ian Choi
  • Johana
  • Sun Lee
  • Hejin Lee
  • Ellen Loasby
  • Jang Jiu, Daniel Kapelian & Gil Kyong-Youngz

Register for free


Press release: DEPARTURES | Jordan

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and the co-founder of Jordan Design Week launches new Jordanian collection in collaboration with digital gallery Adorno

ADORNO is pleased to present “Departures”, a Jordanian collection created in collaboration with the Office of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the patron and supporter of Amman Design Week. Curated by independent curator and co-founder of Amman Design Week, Rana Beiruti, this collection is presented amongst the rich, pink sands and cliffs of Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert and ruminates on the intersection between the traditional and contemporary in collectible design. As described by Beiruti, it visualises “a voyage into futuristic forms; a dream of the future that is rooted in the earth”.

In wood, stone, ceramic, metal, and wool, traditional craft knowledge are brought to the foreground, highlighting the continued ability and imagination of contemporary designers to manipulate earthly materials to create pieces that resonate with the Jordanian design scene today.

Featuring work by Ahmad Jarrar, Andre Mcheileh, Far Flung, in doi, Ishraq Zraikat, kutleh, Opus Design Collective, SNC design studio, suli, subsidiary of MORPH X DESIGN STUDIO, and Twelve Degrees.

View the Collection


Meet the curator: Rana Beiruti
Rana Beiruti is an independent curator working at the intersection of knowledge production, cultural engagement, and community development. With a background in architecture, her research interests revolve around land-based and social practices in the region, with a focus on topics related to land, material, craft, and the urban landscape. Her most recent exhibition titled ‘re-rooting’ opened at Darat al Funun – The Khalid Shoman Foundation in Amman, showcasing projects related to water politics, agro-ecology, and extractive land-based practices.

Rana co-founded and directed Amman Design Week, the largest non-commercial biennial for design in the region, with a program of curated exhibitions, learning programs, and cultural events. She also works as a consultant in the creative industries, and has spearheaded the initiation of several creative platforms and programs.

Rana was previously the director of the Lab at Darat al Funun, where she curated an exhibition program for emerging artists and compiled and retrieved Darat al Funun’s 30-year archive of events, exhibitions, photographs, print material, and artwork and made it available to the public. In March 2022, Rana opened an exhibition entitled “Re Rooting” as guest curator at Darat al Funun.