Design tours and programmes


Discover the value of design. Meet the designers, visit their countless creative studios and have a look for yourself in the places where ideas are hatched.

Dutch Design Foundation organises various tours and programmes during DDW 

DDW talks


DDF introduces you to the greatest designers and the most exciting design practices through two daily talks. Start your DDW day with a quick anthology of the great names from the design world and their young heroes. Or, acquire new insights from young talents who invite their design heroes. Soak up inspiration from these short talks by famous designers and young talents.

Every day from 10:00 – 11:00 hours and 12:30 – 13:15 hours. Location: Entresol (Klokgebouw). Keep an eye on our website for more info!


​DDW Tours in the Klokgebouw


Discover Dutch Design Week with a DDW Guide, who leads you on a tour of the Klokgebouw, explaining about Dutch design in all its diversity. And teaches you to look at design in a way that you can understand the story behind the objects on display. The tour is a useful tool for getting more out of your DDW visit.

Daily 45-minute tours in the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven. DDW ticket including tour EUR 27.50. Each can be ordered online from mid-August.


Customised Tips


Dutch Design Foundation prepares a customised list with a selection of handpicked exhibitions, presentations and projects from everything at DDW 2017, based on the chosen themes. A mix of famous designers, young talents and new innovation / design ideas.

The requester visits the locations as they wish, without a guide. DDW puts together a full day programme. Interested? Please contact us for details.

EUR 375 excl. VAT


Business packages


Programme Strijp-S

The programme in Strijp-S offers a comprehensive picture of Dutch Design across the board. Young and established designers, commerce and educational institutes present themselves in an industrial setting. Visit the Dutch Design Awards exhibition in the Veemgebouw, showing and rewarding the best in Dutch design each year. This exhibition presents the most impressive, innovative, ground-breaking and sometimes world-improving projects.

16:00–16:15 
Meet-up at Keukenconfessies in the Klokgebouw with a drink
16:15–16:30
Short explanation about DDW with short video by director Martijn Paulen
16:30–17:00  
Design Presentation about Dutch Design Awards that provides an inspiring and refreshing picture of the latest developments in the field of design across the board.
17:00–18:00
Guided tour of Dutch Design Awards exhibition in the Veemgebouw
18:00–y.t.d. 
Concluded with a drink or dinner at Keukenconfessies

Can start from 15:00 hours. If the guided tour takes place after 17:00 hours, there will be a surcharge for the visit outside normal exhibition hours.


City centre programme

The programme in the city centre includes curated exhibitions on the cutting edge of art and design in the centre of Eindhoven. In Van Abbemuseum various exhibitions can be visited during DDW, including an exhibition curated by the Design Academy Eindhoven, that embraces a different theme each year. But also two exhibitions within the scope of the national theme year ‘Mondriaan to Dutch Design’, celebrating 100 years of design. As well as the exhibition ‘The Making of Modern Art’.

16:00–16:15 
Meet-up in Van Abbemuseum with drink
16:15–16:30 
Short explanation about DDW with short video by director Martijn Paulen
16:30–17:00
Time for a yet-to-be determined presentation (e.g. an own presentation for your guests or a presentation by the Van Abbemuseum)
17:00–18:00
Guided tour of one or two of the aforementioned exhibitions in the Van Abbemuseum
18:00–y.t.d.
Concluded with a drink or dinner in Karel 1 museum café


Can start from 15:00 hours. If the guided tour takes place after 17:00 hours, there will be a surcharge for the visit outside normal exhibition hours.

 

Programme Sectie-C

The programme on Sectie-C presents dynamic and experimental design, with attention for the circular economy, social design and new craftsmanship, by design talent in a raw setting on the edge of town. In Sectie-C the various studios and workshops accommodate emerging and established talents that are open and accessible during DDW. There are also several collective exhibitions worth visiting each year.

16:00–16:15
Meet-up in Sectie-C with drink
16:15–16:30
Short explanation about DDW with short video by director Martijn Paulen
16:30–17:00
Introduction to Sectie-C with presentation by a designer or representative from Sectie-C
17:00–18:00 
Tour with designer around Sectie-C, visiting a number of studios, workshops and exhibitions.
18:00– y.t.d.
Concluded with a drink or dinner in an exceptional space in Sectie-C
y.t.d.–21:00
Discover Sectie-C in the evening, the exhibitions and spaces are open until 21:00 hours


Prices per person for business packages:

20-40 people = € 90 incl. VAT (comprising 75.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)

41-60 people = € 70 incl. VAT (comprising 50.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)   

61 > people = € 60 incl. VAT (comprising 40.50 incl. 21% VAT + DDW ticket each 19.50  incl. 6% VAT)  


Matchmaking


Looking for cooperation with designers? Dutch Design Foundation brings companies, organisations and government institutions purposefully into contact with designers. This is arranged with customised tours and programmes during Dutch Design Week. Want to know more? Please contact us for more information.