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Precious Plastic by Dave Hakkens nominated for Designs of the Year Award

Dave Hakkens is the designer of Precious Plastic, a machine that allows everyone to recycle plastic at home. He graduated with honors with the machine in 2013 at the Design Academy Eindhoven. The machines are currently displayed in the Design Museum in London, where the project has been nominated for the Designs of the Year Award. The winners will be announced on 26 January. I wanted everyone to be able to build their own plastic recycling machine The Precious Plastic machine forms plastic back to a raw material with which you can easily make a new product yourself, such as...

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[DDW Special] Design as a solution for the refugee crisis

The COA (Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers) has enlisted the help of designers to house refugees by launching a competition. They received 366 entries for ‘A Home Away From Home’, from which 6 winners were selected. The winning prototypes will be showcased at DDW. One of the winning concepts was sent in by René van Zuuk Architekten. For their work ‘RE-Settle’, Van Zuuk and his team cut polystyrene into blocks, which would ultimately ensure a lightweight yet insulated house. 3D cutting The blocks are created using a machine that cuts through two sides of the foam....

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Top 10 Tech meets Design – where to go during DDW16?

Eindhoven is TDK – Technology, Design and Knowledge. So no wonder that the Dutch Design Week is also packed with Technology. To find your way through all these wonderful events, manifestations and expositions, we made you a Top 10 Tips for Tech Meets Design.  1. Manifestations – Will the Future Design Us? If technology and design are connected anywhere during this Dutch Design Week, then it is at Manifestations. Curator Viola van Alphen didn’t have an easy job. Her exhibition is a series of sub-exhibitions that tell the story of the future that, if we are not careful, will...

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Red Dot Best of the Best: new prestigious award for VanBerlo

The JDE Promesso coffee machine, designed by the Eindhoven based design agency VanBerlo, has been presented with a Red Dot: Best of the Best award. The international jury rated the coffee machine for the business market as the best product in its category. The Promesso was designed in close collaboration with the client, Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE). The international design prize will be awarded on 4 July in Essen, Germany. Read more on VanBerlo   The Red Dot Design Awards 2016 reward the best designs from the previous year. 5,200 designs from 57 countries were assessed by a 41-member jury....

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Wings For Aid wins important design award

The project Wings for Aid, an unmanned aircraft that can fly independently to crisis and disaster areas and inaccessible locations, has been awarded an iF PUBLIC VALUE AWARD in the category ‘Vehicles and Mobility of the Future’. The iF PUBLIC VALUE AWARD was created to recognize projects that contribute to finding solutions to pressing social problems, and thus help to advance society. The jury assessed Wings for Aid, which included the project’s problem solving capability, and awarded the project the highest score possible. Read more on Wings For Aid Read more on VanBerlo   The Wings for Aid drone...

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Meet the Designers Weekend at Philips Museum

Philips Museum celebrates 90 years of Philips design by organising a special Meet The Designers Weekend. Philips Museum explores the past, present and future of design. The company created a special website for this. Read about Sean Carney’s vision of Philips Design During Meet The Designers you can visit short design seminars with inspiring platform speakers, tours and workshops where children can experiment as a designer. You can also participate in an exclusive design tour at the successful exhibition ‘Celebrating 90 years of design at Philips‘ where the stories behind the well-known Philips innovations are the main theme. The complete program:...

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Eindhoven, a drab looking town with so much going on

A group of designers was asked to create a 36.5 seconds video with the Eindhoven “vibes”. Yesterday we portrayed Niels Hoebers, the day before it was Raw Color. Today we show the work of Bart Hess. In this interview he explains what drives him and why he returned to the “drab city” he learned to love. The video is part of a series #sharethevibe videos. The work of Bart Hess is of the most tactile and intuitive nature. Over the past six years, Hess has developed an impressive roster of work. He has pinned, stretched, slimed and scraped materials in relation...

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