Dutch Design Week 2020 (DDW20) presents live studio exhibitions & extensive online programme! (17-25 October 2020)

Republished by ECBN from: Dutch Week Design

Dutch Design Week (DDW) 2020 will be a combination of a live and online festival, with the focus on relevant matchmaking for the designers. A limited number of people will be able to visit the participating designers in the form of pre-planned visits to studio exhibitions. Alongside this, the major public event will take place online. Given the current circumstances, a DDW such as we are used to, with more than 350,000 visitors, large central locations and various organised transport options, is unrealistic. Consultation with the municipality of Eindhoven and Brabant Southeast Safety Region has confirmed reality. So the DDW organisation has developed a scenario with the design community for a compact ‘live’ DDW.

In the ‘live’ version of DDW20, we will focus on a bottom-up ‘studio exhibition model’, aimed at relevant encounters between the participating designers and professional visitors. Participants will be able to register from 15 June onwards. After approval, they will be able to open the doors of their own studio in October or participate at another available location, with visitors attending by appointment. This takes us back to the roots from which DDW once grew and remains true to its DNA; there for the designer.

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