This year the Dutch Design Lounge offers a platform for about 10 Dutch submissions. The curation of these submissions will be done by YKSI Connect and the final selection will be announced around 7th September. The
participating initiatives have progressive ideas and designs in relation to the reuse of materials and the reduction of residual-/waste streams. As the importance of the circular economy increases in our society, the Dutch government highly values the promotion of (creative) initiatives that back the circular economy.
Location and opening
The Dutch Design Lounge can be found at stand L09 in hall 4. On Thursday 18th October at 10.00h the Dutch Design Lounge will be opened during the start of the Biënnale Interieur fair in Kortrijk.
The theme of the Dutch Design Lounge is upcycling and functional redesign and is focused on the starting exporters that would like to gain more experience abroad. Upcycling is the adjustment of (restmaterial of) an existing product in a sustainable product at a higher functional level. Functional redesign means that objects will get new use by the execution of another material, by making adjustments to the object or by making a new composition of objects.circulair designs.