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The inaugural Antenna promises to be an unforgettable experience
Get your tickets and come see the future of design on stage during Dutch Design Week.
Education & Development
antenna is an interactive platform where 20 graduates from around the globe present the ideas that will shape the future.
Two weeks to go before the inaugural antenna event at Dutch Design Week
Come meet 21 of the young people shaping the future of design
The technology that could see us 3D-printing food shortage away
Natural, healthy and sustainable food made possible by combining aspects of nature, science and technology.
Winy Maas on the future of cities
In case you’ve ever wondered how architecture combined with engineering and design can impact the future of cities.
London-based experience designer on the University of the Underground
Nelly Ben Hayoun teaches students how to engineer situations, to design experiences and challenge structures of power.
Lernert & Sander on crafting their own niche, creativity and their future in high-concept art
"We are not interested in style. We are interested in a good idea," says the Dutch duo on creativity.
Filmmakers Lernert & Sander address piracy in the creative industry
Their approach to their talk at the Design Indaba Conference 2017 was no different to their stunningly cheeky designs.
Wasted reimagines how we deal with urban trash
Amsterdam-based CITIES Foundation has used plastic as currency for two years. Now they’ve added paper, textiles and glass.
Everything you always wanted to know about toilets, but were afraid to ask
The Cube Design Museum in the Netherlands is hosting an interesting new exhibition.
New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV
This mosaic-like structure combines urban farming, housing and more in the Eindhoven city centre.
Winy Maas on innovating into the future of architecture
The Dutch architect chats about how he is unlocking the potential of buildings in overcrowded cities.
Swiss-born Rafael Kouto wants to dewesternise fashion
"The next big thing in fashion is open source and engagement of the consumer in the creative process."
The PET Pavilion: A communal space revival
An example of how derelict urban spaces can be reinvigorated for a good cause.
Boyan Slat’s Ocean CleanUp System promises to rid our oceans of plastic garbage
"To catch the plastic, act like plastic.
Could there be a design solution for unhappiness?
Using your eyes to trick your stomach
Eating designer Marije Vogelzang explores the relationship between the eyes, the stomach and the appetite in her new project, Volumes.
Tapping into the limitless creativity of children
IKEA turns strange & colourful kids’ drawings into real toys.
Dutch designer Vera de Pont on making fashion sustainable and DIY
She believes fashion could be downloadable and open source where designers become facilitators that guide the customer instead of being in control.
Plastic Utopia by photographer Henri Blommers
This Netherlands-based photographer captures human waste within nature.
IKEA is a proud supplier of Design Indaba Festival 2017 and are working in collaboration on a new Africa design collection due to launch in 2019.
The eccentric ways modern designers are telling the time
This peculiar collection of timepieces makes the hours fly by.
Isabel Mager is an investigative and critical designer based in the Netherlands. Her work investigates culture and structures of power.
The Why Factory: Future-making machine
Winy Maas, co-founder of MVRDV and The Why Factory, is the kind of architect who constantly asks, “What if..?” Maas will be speaking at Design Indaba 2017.
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