7 to-do’s at Dutch Design Week

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7 to-do’s at Dutch Design Week

The only way is UP at Dutch Design Week 2014 (DDW). Smart solutions, innovative designs, new perspectives. From 18 - 26 October, you can experience the upstream power of upcoming designers and their uplifting works in Eindhoven. Our tips for this week:

  1. Hack Food Waste. This hackathon takes place during the opening of Dutch Design Week to create smart solutions to reduce food waste. Hackers, designers and farmers team up and contribute to a solution of the food waste issue. (18 Oct, 09:00 - 18:00, IGLUU)
  2. Designer Bingo. Win the biggest crap by the biggest designers! Prepare for an evening with old school fun and modern designer prices. Confetti, sing-a-longs, aerobics by Ron Brandsteder: all for the good cause, a design school in Mali built by Stichting Djenné. (21 Oct, 20:30 - 01:00, Ketelhuis)
  3. Damn Food Waste pop up restaurant. For one week, chefs Gilbert Kolff, Chris Michels and Samuel Levi will cook extraordinary menu’s from wasted products. Stop by for lunch or dinner and make a reservation by mailing info[AT]damnfoodwaste.com Oh: Damn Food Waste also organizes WASTE:LABS, workshops for food professionals, waste-experts and designers. (18 - 26 Oct, Ketelhuisplein)
  4. Bio Based Future. This exhibition features plates from coffee grounds, textile from banana leaves and milk proteins, rugs from cactus and bamboo, panels made from organic fibers and bio plastics from starch. (20 - 24 Oct, Kennispoort)
  5. VeguaVegua is a combination from a fishbowl and a planter in a sleek design. An eco-friendly product which allows you to grow your own biological herbs, vegetables and other plants in your living room or kitchen. Your own little eco-system at home! (18 - 26 Oct, Videolab)
  6. Lilian van Daal. Our own Lilian van Daal, featured at the ‘Future of Design’ exhibition at the Strawberry Earth Fair, is also present with her 3D printed soft seat. 3D printers make it possible to produce complex structures and to create several materials in one factory. (18 - 26 Oct, Ketelhuisplein)
  7. Blond & Bieber. Algaemy, a project by Blond & Bieber, investigates the potential of micro algae in textile printing. The two girls developed a living colour palette that changes over time. From green to blue and from pink to red and eventually orange. Beautiful! (18 - 26 Oct, Klokgebouw)

Photograph: Dorien Grötzinger at Strawberry Earth Fair