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Hack household goods to create imaginative toys for children
David van der Stel has designed Hackjes, a set of connectors and add-ons created to help you "hack" household objects into creative objects.
An inventive way to enjoy popcorn
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Jolene Carlier adds a bit of fun and colour to popcorn making with her Willy Wonka-inspired invention.
A garment making process that translates bodily movements into clothes
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Jessica Smarsch has digitally captured muscle movements and used them to create bespoke textiles for her fashion range.
A design that considers nationality to be the most precious social resource
Stefania Vulpi has designed a conceptual online system that allows a network of people to share their nationality and the social benefits that come with it.
Colourful foam blocks make multiple seating arrangements
Array, a set of brightly hued foam blocks, by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Tijs Gilde, can be arranged in multiple ways to create playful seating options.
Clothes designed to correct poor posture
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Jeffery Heiligers designed Posture – a clothing line tailored to prevent poor posture caused by leaning over your desk .
Vera de Pont designs clothing for a world submerged in water
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Vera de Pont designs garments and accessories for inhabitants of an imaginary underwater planet.
A new workstation for nomadic employees
HÔTEL TRAVAIL is a new workspace concept for freelancers and nomadic employees by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Shay Raviv.
Are dogs the future of frail care?
Design Academy Eindhoven student Archibald Godts considers the future of frail care where dogs become helpers to those too frail to care for themselves.
Dutch designer uses discarded wax-prints for a purpose other than fashion
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Simone Post is giving new life to the discarded wax prints from Vlisco by designing a series of interior products.
Graduate brings designs from books and movies to life
Daniela Treija’s Design Academy Eindhoven graduate project translates imaginary inventions from books and films into real-life designs.
Julia Veldman’s short captures the madness of Russian Absurdism
"Andrej”, a short film illustrated and animated by Julia Veldman, is inspired by the literature of Russian absurdists.
The power of Icelandic crystals are captured in the 101.86° light
Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn Jansen examine the colourful nature of crystals to create layers of colourful illumination.
Eating and shitting, Milan-style
Design Academy Eindhoven’s “Eat Shit” exhibition at Ventura Lambrate looks at the myriad ways our lives revolve around human waste.
Teresa van Dongen: Nature as a source of energy
Teresa van Dongen has created a lamp that requires no electrical current. It functions purely from the energy of ocean bacteria.
Real booty music
A designer, producer, manufacturer and twerk star join forces to create a track made by the booty – for the booty.
Dirk Vander Kooij: Designer of processes
Dirk Vander Kooij is a new-age craftsman who uses 3D printing technology to produce one-off pieces of furniture. Here he tells us a little about his processes.
Alice Rawsthorn: Extraordinary consequences
The design writer and the Fuller Challenge judge speaks about one of the prize contenders: a Ugandan social design project with “extraordinary consequences”.
Jurgen Bey: Collaboration opens new design possibilities
Dutch product designer Jurgen Bey tells us about the importance of collaboration and preserving traditional crafts.
Daan Roosegaarde: I think the role of the designer today is fascinating
This Dutch artist and innovator tells us about creating (smog-free, sustainable, safe and intuitive) cities of the future.
Home in a bag
Our hypermobile world demands new designs that can help us feel at home in our ever-changing environment, says Teresa Palmieri.
Dave Hakkens on a phone worth keeping
The graduation project of this young Dutch designer might actually save the world.
How design can build a bridge between politics and the public
Danielle Arets and Thijs van Son report on the Dutch city of Eindhoven's shift to change its political machinations with the input of designers.
Dave Hakkens on a phone worth keeping (trailer)
The Dutch designer talks about his modular phone concept – and the back-to-front way he brought it to market.
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