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Hidden Gems Bicycle Tours 2019

The bike tour is a unique way to experience the festival. Meet a number of strong designers at special locations in Eindhoven. β€œThe designers personally tell you the story behind the story. Very special to learn more about contemporary design. And in between you get a breath of fresh air on the bike!”
Hidden Gems Bicycle Tour
Oscar Vinck

An initiative of Dutch Design Daily, EHV247, Innovation Origins and Dutch Design Foundation. Curator Katja Lucas.

About the Hidden Gems of DDW

Each year we make a selection of ten Hidden Gems of DDW: upcoming designers and inspiring projects that can be found on special locations throughout Eindhoven. Places you normally wouldn’t go to. During DDW you can. Under the guidance of an expert guide, you will get a peek behind the scenes of a new batch of outstanding designers.

About the bike tour

During a meet and greet on location, the designers share the background stories of their work and you can see and hear how that work has been accomplished. In between, the guide will tell you all about the design world of Eindhoven and will take you to other special places.

Interviews with the designers online

In the run-up to and during DDW, our media partners Innovation Origins and Dutch Design Daily will publish on a daily basis interviews with the designers we selected this year.

Two cycling routes (West tour and East tour)

You can choose from two routes. For both the starting point is near the station. One day we cycle westwards from Eindhoven city center towards Strijp-S and the site of Piet Hein Eek. The other day, the cycling tour goes east where we meet upcoming designers on Sectie-C and the NRE area (and more). The guide takes you back to the end point on the NRE site, where the bicycles are returned and where there is the extra option for a Pasta meal at the Cyklist (book in advance via Eventbrite)

20 okt. 22 okt. 24 okt. 26 okt.
H.E.R.B.S, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet, Schellensfabriek
Healthy Environment, Remedy for Body and Skin
Bouwjaar Blits, Vitalis WoonZorg Groep, Wilgenhof
Elderly and Social Design
Yemma, Samira Charroud, Design Perron
In The Age of Post-Drought, Transnatural, Campina terrein
Fringes & Floats/The Sun Show, Alissa+Nienke, NRE terrein

21 okt. 23 okt. 25 okt. 27 okt.
Hotel Insomnia, Florian de Visser, De fabriek (Baarstraat), Pop-up hotel
Glim, Gijs Kuijpers, Plan B
Rens marks the spot, Studio RENS, Halvemaanstraat
“Snapje?” by MVG, Maatschappelijke Vormgevers, Strijp T
What one drink or pill a day can do to you! STUDIO &lotte, Strijp TQ

Practical information

• Under the guidance of an experienced guide, who also tells about the city of Eindhoven
• Duration: four hours
• Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
• Price tour € 25.00 per person / excl. Bicycle
• Extra price rental bike € 10.00
• When: every day during DDW.
One day we cycle to the west, the other day to the east.
• Starting point: Brandstore VVV, Stationplein Eindhoven
• End point, hand in bicycles: The Cyklist, NRE terrein
• Optional: Pasta meal at: The Cyklist, (book in advance via link below)
• Language: Dutch and English
• Number of places: a maximum of 15. Book in time!