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11 Dutch designers during Milan Design Week 2018

21 march 2018

The Salone del Mobile, one of the largest international fairs for furniture and product design, is being held this year from 17 to 22 April. The Fund is supporting 11 presentations during Milan Design Week, at the Satellite and at special locations spread throughout the city. If you would like to know where they are presenting, take a look at the Google map below.

The 11 presentations demonstrate the excellent quality of the Dutch design field, which is being showcased in a variety of ways in Milan: through the artistic quality of the products and concepts, with distinctive presentations at special locations and via striking collaborations or group presentations.

The selection includes proposals for application-oriented and detailed designs, such as the MINOIS handbag collection by Lumiére du Nord. The choice has also been made for more experimental work being shown at an earlier stage of development, such as the presentations by Studio Truly Truly, VANTOT, Alissa+Nienke, BELéN and Tijs Gilde Design Studio. Jelle Mastenbroek, Daniel de Bruin and Bas Bakx opted for a more conceptual installation that focuses on the experience with a social message.

The selected platforms chp...? jewelry, Crafts Council Nederland and Dutch Invertuals provide the designers involved with an excellent opportunity to present themselves in Milan within a unique group presentation. These platforms each work with a distinctive concept that provides new perspectives on Dutch design with a more outspoken and experimental character. Also in line with this idea is the proposal submitted by Better Known As, a performative presentation from a collective of young designers who want to sound an unconventional note in Milan with a distinctive type of presentation. The collective consists of Thomas Ballouhey, Boris de Beijer, Koos Breen, Reijnald Kolthof and Lonneke van der Palen.

Download the brochure about the 11 presentations in Milan here.

Photo above: Alissa+Nienke, Interactive Interior Collection.