Dutch Design Center at Dubai Design Week 2017

As a proud co-founder of Dutch Design Center in Dubai, Skyne likes to invite you to the DDC events during the Dubai Design Week 2017. Between 13 and 18 November we will participate in the Dubai Design Week 2017 with an inspiring DDC talks event and an exhibition space. The Dubai Design Week is the perfect opportunity for DDC to bring Dutch Design to Dubai and we are therefore happy to announce a diverse and inspiring selection of Dutch designers to join us during the week.

DDC Talks 'transformation in design'

Talks by Thom Aussems (Sint Trudo), Stefan de Koning (MVRDV) and Laura Taylor (Philips Lighting)

14 November | 6pm-8pm
Location: Dubai Design Week Mainstage, Building 4, Dubai Design District (d3).

During DDC Talks the speakers will share their insights on how the city can be transformed into a more livable and creative place or what the influence of the surroundings are for design. The transformation in design theme will shed light on the human-centered and interdisciplinary processes that seek to achieve sustainable changes in behavior of individuals, buildings and cities.

Thom Aussems will speak about the transformation of industrial area’s within the city, more specifically the Strijp-S design district in Eindhoven. Stefan de Koning will focus on transformations in existing urban fabric and will show MVRDV’s response to global trends. Laura Taylor will focus more on the human influence in design processes. There will be room for questions and discussion afterwards.

DDC talks is moderated by Dennis de Rond, founder of Skyne Visionaries in Branding and Design and co-founder of the Dutch Design Center.

DDC Exhibition

Olivier van Herpt and Studio Mieke Meijer, hosted by Dutch Design Center & NE-AR

13-17 November | 10am-10pm
18 November | 10am-7pm
Location: Ground Floor, Building 6, Dubai Design District (d3).

Studio Mieke Meijer is a collaboration between Mieke Meijer and Roy Letterlé. They work on self-initiated and commissioned projects in the field of furniture, lighting and product design. Rational construction, tangible materiality and tectonic detailing are the fundamentals of the studio’s strong and recognizable signature. These specific characteristics often relate directly to their architectural references.

Olivier van Herpt works at the intersection of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary industrial design. He focuses on the technology separating these two domains, i.e., the machine.
Unhappy with the limitations of existing 3D printers, both in scale and degree of achievable detail, Van Herpt—with endless patience and curiosity—designed a machine capable of printing forms many times bigger, more complex, and more delicate that anything possible thus far. Using his 3D printer and malleable clay he has developed a new visual language, creating attractive forms and textures that evoke science fiction, origami designs, traditional weaving, cacti, or ancient weathered rock.