Dutch Design Week offers a select number of professionals the opportunity to present their work at one of the week’s most important locations: the Klokgebouw. This former Philips factory, centrally located in the creative city district Strijp-S, is the starting point for many people visiting DDW and is always prominent in media attention.

In 2016, the Klokgebouw welcomed more than 70,000 visitors.

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Artdirectors Klokgebouw


Designers Reinder Bakker and Hester van Dijk (Overtreders W) are this year’s art directors for the Klokgebouw during Dutch Design Week.


Exhibition Klokgebouw
Since 2013 Dutch Design Week has instructed an external party to design and present the exhibition area in the Klokgebouw. Previously these have included the PR agency Organisation in Design (2013), designers Kolk & Kusters (2014, 2015) and Overtreders W (2016).


Overtreders W
Overtreders W is a spatial design agency run by Reinder Bakker and Hester van Dijk, both Design Academy Eindhoven graduates. Since 2006 they have designed interior and exterior spaces, with spatial design as their specialisation. Overtreders W has been short-listed for various design prizes, including the Dutch Design Awards and The Great Indoors Award.


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Important dates


Call for entries
01 April-30 June


Construction period Klokgebouw
Wednesday 18 October, 8:30-18:00 hours (not applicable for the category Klokgebouw Small)
Thursday 19 October, 8:30 -18:00 hours
Friday 20 October, 8:30-15:00 hours


Disassembly period Klokgebouw
Sunday 29 October, 18:30-20:00 hours Monday 30 October, 8:30-18:00 hours


Opening hours Klokgebouw
Saturday 21 October until Sunday 29 October, 11:00-18:00 hours.
Throughout these opening hours, exhibitors must be present at their space.


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