Claudy Jongstra explains the importance of being an engaged artist by contributing and participating in the community, and how to do that by considering the social, cultural, and educational aspects in her work.
Jo Coenen is at once a student, professor, architect, and city designer. In this interview, he carefully takes us through the importance of teamwork, being familiar with different scales of working, and ever-changing context.
Studio Kolk + Kusters is made up of Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters, who are inspired by nature in all its forms. They infuse meaning and poetry into their work, and find the beauty in death and decay.
Mae Engelgeer introduces us to the TextielLab, and explains how collaborations help shape her projects. She focuses on the nature of the process and how one begins to design tactility.
Marije Vogelzang is an eating designer who wants to change our habits surrounding food. She discusses everything from how we grow it, to how we consume it.
Marion Verbruggen and Bertrand Rigot open our eyes to the world of vertical farming and its possibilities, as well as the complexity and depth of research needed to undertake such an extensive project.
Pieke Bergmans invites us to examine her latest experiments, and explains how process has always been a part of her projects that allows her to accept the in-between state and go with the flow.
RENS is a design studio by Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren that emphasizes the research process. In this interview, they explain their fascination with colour and how they embrace unpredictability and impermanence.
Studio Drift was created by Lonneke Gordijn & Ralph Nauta, who together, combine their childhood fascinations and fantasies surrounding nature and technology to create a sense of wonder in their projects.
Nikki Gonnissen inspires us in this interview to take a stance in our work by showing us that design has a unique ability to communicate, making it possible to bring people together and make a change.
Joe Schlaud is the surprising mastermind behind the oddly charming Everday Karma Sutra, and in this interview, he delves into all aspects of working as an illustrator and how to balance those demands.
Momoko Kanaoka walks us through the concept of mottainai, explaining the importance of treasuring and reusing vintage fabrics, and the stories that can be told through textiles.
Colleen Miller ruminates on the future of the retail environment and touches on the differences between digital and in-store experiences, as well as what exactly goes into building those experiences.
dutchDesign continues to ruminate on what design can be in the annual What is Design? film, expanding the possible definitions of this domain, and shining a light on the different perceptions of the field within different cultures.
From hand-made and hand-dyed wool murals, to machine-woven 3D architectural spaces, Textiles + Design explores the full spectrum of what textiles design can be, with a nod to the unique opportunities afforded by the Netherlands along the way.
Food + Design examines food in the Netherlands through the lens of a designer, a restaurant owner, and several farmers. By questioning problems in the food industry, we consider what the future of food could be and how design could play a role.