KABK at DDW 2019

From 19 to 27 October the biggest design event in Northern Europe takes place in Eindhoven. Dutch Design Week (DDW) organises and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities and presents work and ideas of more than 2600 designers in more than 110 locations across the city.

Find below an overview of the exhibitions, presentations, artist talks & project collaborations with participating KABK alumni during DDW 2019.

Manifestations - Superpowers

Location: 9th floor – Veemgebouw, (Strijp-S)

Manifestations presents work by young talents and selected projects by recent graduates of Dutch Art Academies. The newest fashion and wearables, botox, human mutations, Post apocalyptic design and more. With KABK alumni:

  • Ana Oosting (Master ArtScience 2019)
  • Marsha Wichers (Master Industrial Design 2019)
  • Timothy Scholte (Textile & Fashion 2018)

Ana Oosting and Marsha Wichers are also nominated for the Manifestations Young Talent Award.

The Scene is Here

Location: MU, Torenallee 40-06 (Strijp-S)

Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie presents the design practice of 28 up-and-coming design talents in 'The Scene is Here'. With KABK alumni:

  • Gino Anthonisse (Textile & Fashion 2014)
  • Philip Vermeulen (Bachelor ArtScience 2017)

Homo Sensorium

Location: Natlab (Strijp-S)

A sensorial experience, exploring human perception and technology, hosted by Baltan Laboratories, Natlab, Broet showcasing the graduation project INEVITABLY BLUE by KABK alumna Sophia Bulgakova (Bachelor ArtScience 2019).

INEVITABLY BLUE is a participatory performance on a swing which deals with imaginary matters. The experience within it allows to transcend from the present environment, travel to where color exists when movement cuts the air, and dreams are intertwining with reality in more than one dimension.

Sophia Bulgakova will talk about her project in the Sensorium Talk program on 20 Oct, 16:00 – 17:30

WORTH Partnership Project

Location: 2nd floor - Veem (Strijp S)

Worth Partnership Project - Bas Froon
Sustainable acoustic panels

WORTH Partnership Project presents the winning projects from the first call for transnational collaborations between fashion designers, creative people, manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and technology firms looking to develop design-driven and innovative products. Among them, the modular acoustic panels which combine digital manufacturing techniques with traditional textile craft by KABK alumnus Industrial Design 2018:

  • Bas Froon in collaboration with Belgian textile artist Genevieve Levivier


Location: 2nd floor - Veem (Strijp S)

Crafts Council Nederland presents the inspiring group exhibition HOW&WOW highlighting the importance of crafts, from wood carving to polyurethane moulding and from young maker to seasoned craftsman. With a large community of maker-designers, craft professionals, museums, workplaces, companies, the government and academies HOW&WOW presents all dimensions of making. With KABK alumni:

  • Moe Kim (Textile & Fashion 2019)
  • Nynke Koster (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2013)
  • Yoon Shun (4th year student Interior Architecture & Furniture Design)
  • Erik van Schaften (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2019)
  • Nikkie Wester (Textile & Fashion 2012)
  • HandMade Industrials (Rutger de Regt and Marlies van Putten, alumni Interior Architecture & Furniture Design)

Dutch Design Awards 2019

Location: 3rd floor - Veem (Strijp S)

Every year, Dutch Design Awards (DDA) honours the best Dutch designers and their most impressive and groundbreaking projects. Various disciplines, viewpoints and solutions are judged in light of the impact they have on our society. Among the nominees;

  • design studio The Rodina of KABK alumna Graphic Design Tereza Ruller and Vit Ruller designers of the Sonic Acts 2019 festival identity
  • Richard Niessen, teacher at the Graphic Design department with The Palace of Typographic Masonry

YA present!

Location: Hall 10 (Sectie-C)

Presentations by graduates that have joined this year's Young Alumni programme. With KABK alumni:

  • Edward Slaviero (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2019)
  • Nina Dekker (Textile & Fashion 2019)
  • Pien Post (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2019)
  • Zsofia Kollar (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2017)
  • Cecilia Polonara (Master Industrial Design 2019)

Archiprix 2019

Location: TU/e, Vertigo stairway, Groene Loper 6

Archiprix presents the best graduation projects architecture, urban design, interior- and landscape architecture. With:

  • Goda Verikaite (Master Interior Architecture 2018)


Location: Philitelaan (Strijp-S)

ABN AMRO offers young designers a platform to present themselves to a larger audience. In this year's edition:

Working Hard or Hardly Working

Location: 2nd floor - Veem (Strijp S)

Working Hard or Hard Working

Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2019 graduates Pien Post and Maria Beaumaster have been approached with the opportunity to curate an exhibition at the renowned Veemgebouw. The resulting exhibition will be exploring the ideas, theories, social impacts, creative output, and processes surrounding labour. With work by

  • Maria Beaumaster (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2019)
  • Maja Pop Trajkova (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2019)
  • Pien Post (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2019)
  • Erik van Schaften (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2019)
  • Carolina Valente Pinto (Graphic Design 2019)
  • Esther Vane (Graphic Design 2019)
  • Maria Tyakina (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2016)
  • Zsofia Kollar (Interior Architecture & Furniture Design 2017)


Location: Klokgebouw, Hall 3 (Strijp-S)

SUSLIB, The rethink of the library at DDW19
SUSLIB, The rethink of the library

SUSLIB aims to create a collaborative and interactive ecosystem –consisting of digital and physical components–which encourages sharing of (re)sources and increases the output of works of knowledge such as books. SUSLIB is a self-initiated collaborative project between KABK Graphic Design 2016 graduates Martijn de Heer & Amir Houieh.

MA Industrial Design x TextileLab Amsterdam

Location: Veem, (Strijp-S)

Second year students of the Master Industrial Design present work resulted from last year's collaborative project with TextileLab Amsterdam | Waag.
With Elina Alekseeva, Alessandro Celli, Teresa Feldmann, Elena Genesio, Isabella Monaco, Sandipan Nath, Honor Newman, Lucija Novosel and Kevin Shek.

What if Lab LIVE: Safety Matters

Location: Ketelhuisplein (Strijp-S)

With presentations at the Embassy of Safety by recent Non Linear Narrative graduates Benjamin Earl and Emma Verhoeven.

UNSEAM: 3D shaped textiles & jellyfish leather

Location: Warehouse of Innovation, Rechtestraat 6-8, 5611 GP Eindhoven

UNSEAM, founded by alumnus Industrial Design Bas Froon and Karin Vlug, develops new technologies enabling local, digital and on-demand manufacturing of textile products.

What A Time To Be Alive

Location: TAC, Vonderweg 1, 5611 BK Eindhoven

Use your senses and enter the world of intimacy in the graduation project of Master Industrial Design alumna Alicja Czop.

Sydney Rahimtoola at #WATTBA expo
Sydney Rahimtoola at #WATTBA expo

In This is a Take-Over: Researching Remix, weeklong experimental program that draws from design, digital culture, reflection and research within contemporary urban arts & culture, Metro54 investigates and plays (with) concepts of remix, selfhood, identity & language. With a contribution by KABK Photography alumna Sydney Rahimtoola

New Order of Fashion / Modebelofte
The End is Near

Location: Warehouse of Innovation, Rechtestraat 6-8, 5611 GP Eindhoven

Vincent Wong Graduation project 2019
Vincent Wong’s graduation project addresses the complex issue of identity in a globalized system

New Order of Fashion (formerly known as Modebelofte) presents an immersive exhibition with a selection of fiercely innovative fashion talents, who freshly graduated from national and international BA and MA courses and addressing urgent universal topics as diverse as the sweeping effects of climate change and cries for environmental and social justice and an even playing field for cultural and gender diversity.Under the title The End is Near the exhibition features work by amongst others our KABK Textile & Fashion alumnus Vincent Wong.
Also on view, results of the project UNSEAM (by Karin Vlug and Industrial Design alumnus Bas Froon) showcasing how new technologies can enable local, digital and on-demand manufacturing of garments.

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Sat 19 October 2019 11.00 - Sun 27 October 2019 18.00


Strijp-S and various locations in Eindhoven

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