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NL Architects big winner at Dutch Design Awards

30/10/2017/BvL

NL Architects was rewarded with the Future Award for DeFlat Kleiburg, making it this year’s big winner the Dutch Design Awards. The flat from the sixties in Amsterdam where the habitants took the renovation at hand themselves was also awarded a Dutch Design Award in the Habitat category.

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Directory opens Dutch world music scene

20/10/2017/BvL

The Dutch World Directory 2017-2018 gives an overview of the world music scene in the Netherlands. The guide provides a helping hand by providing an overview of its prominent agents, archives, festivals, labels, media, musicians, promoters and venues.

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Dutch digital agency DPDK opens in New York

09/10/2017/BvL

DPDK, the Dutch digital agency known for its work for 7UP, Pernod Ricard and Peugeot, opened an office in New York. After a period of exceptional growth the business move allows the agency to expand its international client roster.

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Dutch Design at Beijing Design Week

18/09/2017/BvL

During the Beijing Design Week 2017 a broad range of Dutch design is featured in the 751D·PARK from 28 September until 6 October. The projects presented show Dutch design never occurs in isolation; it is driven by inclusivity, cross-fertilization, integration and looking at the bigger picture.

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Studio Roosegaarde's Waterlicht on tour

07/09/2017/BvL

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde reveals a new WATERLICHT tour including stops in the UK (Castleton), Spain (Madrid) and the Netherlands (Middelburg) from September 2017 onwards. WATERLICHT is an installation which shows the power and poetry of water whilst confronting visitors with the impact of climate change and rising sea levels.

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Johannes Vermeer Award for Iris van Herpen

05/09/2017/BvL

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Johannes Vermeer Award, the Netherlands’ annual state prize for the arts. The jury voted unanimously to nominate Van Herpen, citing her longstanding prominence in the world of international fashion. 

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Impact grants for two Dutch social design start-ups

02/08/2017/BvL

Two Dutch social design start-ups have been selected for a grant from the Expo Live Innovation Impact Programme by Expo 2020 Dubai. Both Land Life Company, inventor of the innovative planting technique Cocoon, and the design thinking education method Designathon Works are among 29 recipients of Expo Live grants.

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Dutch Design Week theme is ‘Stretch’

28/07/2017/BvL

‘Stretch’ is the theme of the 16th Dutch Design Week (DDW). The announcement was made this week, by the organisation that drives the event. Tickets are now available for purchase, and part of the programme is online.

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Roosegaarde works with China on Smog Free Bicycle

29/06/2017/BvL

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde partners with ofo, the Chinese bike sharing programme with over 20 million registered users and TEZIGN a leading Chinese design platform to develop the Smog Free Bicycle in China. This was announced at the World Economic Forum / AMNC17 in Dalian.

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