In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) (21.10-29.10) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2500 designers to more than 295,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than hundred locations across the city, DDW organises and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.
DDW is different from other design events, because it concentrates on the designs of the future. Although during the event every imaginable discipline and aspect of design is on offer, the emphasis is on experiment, innovation and cross-overs. Exceptional attention each year goes to work and development of young talent.
Dutch Design Week believes in the problem-solving capabilities of designers. They have demonstrated that they dispose of the inventiveness and flexibility of mind that can lead to innovations that our rapidly changing world so craves.
Dutch Design Week's ambition has three pillars:
Offering a platform to designers, irrespective of origin or nationality, with a Dutch design attitude: the organization reinforces Dutch design through offering a leading international stage;
Offering designers opportunities: helping them move forward through introducing media, commerce and other sectors to designers and their work - in the form of publicity, network expansion and assignments;
Talent development: their future-oriented vision is not limited to tomorrow. Which is why one of the organization's spearheads is the stimulation and support of the new generation.