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.

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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.

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)
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  • Kyung-Ae Han
  • Minyeol Cho
  • Ian Choi
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  • Sun Lee
  • Hejin Lee
  • Ellen Loasby
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