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Studio Formafantasma explores the intersection between material and culture. Here are four of our favourite projects by the inventive duo.
Man's best friend?
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Michelle Bours questions the relationship between man and canine in her photographic project "Overwhelming Love".
A feat of craftsmanship
Meet Martina Lasinger, a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, who makes mesmerisingly detailed – and beautiful – work.
Hammered Bowls by Piet Hein Eek and Studio Floris Wubben
This collection of misshapen bowls captures the performative act of making.
Music to your ears, eyes and nose
Joris Petterson's new-age speaker system emits lights and smells that match the tone of your music playlist.
First Smart Highway goes live
Daan Roosegaarde’s much-anticipated Smart Highway has been built on a stretch of the R329 in Oss, the Netherlands.
On their knees
We Make Carpets, a trio of Dutch artists, recreates 50 of their 'temporary' carpets out of everyday objects for Dutch Design Week 2014.
The face of the future
The overall winner of the Dutch Design Awards is 'Sweetie', a project that fights sex tourism online through an avatar that has the appearance of a young girl.
The darlings of Dutch design
5 of our favourite projects by husband-and-wife team Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings, the official ambassadors of Dutch Design Week.
Sparkling in the night
Daan Roosegaarde has designed an interactive landscape in Van Gogh country that pays tribute to the artist’s famous painting, "Starry Night".
Daan Roosegaarde’s interactive artwork “Crystal” allows people to play and share their stories of light.
Winning Dutch designs
Tonight in Eindhoven, the 11th edition of the Dutch Design Awards (DDA) named Iris Van Herpen the most successful designer of the last year.
Dirk van der Kooij has created a lamp out of recycled CD cases in order to explore the possibilities of 3D printing.
Piet Hein Eek used his trademark of reclaimed wood to create a series of limited edition champagne cases for Ruinart.
Jon Stam's"Imaginary Museum" is an exhibition that can be viewed anywhere and at any time.
Bright and red
Studio Formafantasma designed an exhibition space showcasing the history of Turkish red from the Roman Empire to the French Revolution.
Pieter-Jan Pieters is a recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduate interested in innovation, design, technology, engineering and fun.
Marguerite Humeau is a speculative designer and director of a design trilogy.
Daan Roosegaarde's interactive light installation, "Crystal", encourages people to share stories and light up the dark.
Glowing in the dark
Smart energy, adaptable road signs, interactive lights and dynamic paint are all part of Daan Roosegaarde's project "Smart Highway".
Dutch food designer Marije Vogelzang takes inspiration from northern Scandinavia to extend her "Fake Meat" project.
Piet Hein Eek on respecting material, technique and craftsmanship
Piet Hein Eek is devoted to creating products with a special attention to detail and quality.
Material Matters by Droog at Dutch Design Week 2012
Droog director Renny Ramakers on the inspiration for the "Material Matters: a future furniture fair" exhibition.
Piet Hein Eek at Dutch Design Week
Piet Hein Eek believes that designers should do as little as possible - but with an all-out result.
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