A Dutch Creative Industry (DCI) initiative that aims to give an exciting overview of Dutch design talent.
Dutch Creative Industry (DCI) is a strategic and unique three-year partnership of several Dutch creative industry companies with the Dutch government, commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Dutch embassies focusing upon the UAE and Lebanon.
For Design Days Dubai in March, DCI gives an exciting overview of Dutch talent, presenting the work of 13 Dutch designers and makers all using interesting shapes, materials, techniques and concepts.
At Studio Dirk VanderKooij, processes are designed to make a better world. ‘Not-Only-Hollow-Chair’ is created with a completely new, high-tech process. An in-house developed robot melts plastic into a pipe-like shape and then carefully writes out the shape of this chair, similar to 3D printing. Each line is hollow to minimise resources, and the source is 100% recycled synthetics.
The leading theme in the work by Studio Rolf.fr is the concept of symbiosis. This is translated in the combining, mixing or intersecting of objects, elements and parts by applying different materials and interacting them with each other visually and/or technically. For ‘Cutted Cabinet’, Studio Rolf.fr literally cut a cabinet into three parts.
Frameworks is a storage system based on lattice constructions. Its functional, elegant and industrial character is typical of the work of Studio Mieke Meijer.
Ilona Lénàrd’s Flow carpets are based on the designer’s Flow series of acrylic paintings on canvas, which she began in 1994. Exclusively for Design Days Dubai, Ilona will create a series of machine-tufted colourful Flow carpets.
Shaped like a bow, the ‘Ribbon Chair’ sits between an aesthetically pleasing object of design and a functional piece of furniture. As part of Mischa van der Wekke’s ‘Icon’ series, ‘Ribbon Chair’ is created from the idea that form follows function.
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