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Eindhoven designers present Design Open

04 December 2020

RENS ©Max Kneefel
After the cancellation of (inter)national design events such as Salone del Mobile in Milan and Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, over 10 Eindhoven-based designers and design locations decided to join forces under the name 'Design Open'. On 13 and 14 December next, they will open their doors to interested parties on their own initiative and by invitation and appointment.

The Eindhoven-based designers, among whom Dutch Invertuals, Piet Hein Eek, Kazerne, Kiki&Joost, Ontwerpduo/Aptum and Sectie C, organise Design Open to offer collectors, professional media and design professionals (e.g. producers, labels, buyers, interior designers, architects, museums and galleries) the opportunity to view new work and visit several design locations in one day. Interested parties can schedule an appointment by invitation. 

If the second pilot of Design Open succeeds, the first was at the end of October, the initiative will be carried out about six times a year. The designers emphasize that it is not their intention to grow into an organisation, but that they merely intend to connect their professional networks by sharing a date, opening hours and floor plan. It goes without saying that all the locations comply with the COVID-19 measures prescribed by the government, such as the maximum number of people permitted, 1.5-metre distance and the required hygiene. 

Being in contact with users and clients is important for our work. Through Design Open we create the opportunity to show our work and make acquisitions - Mats Horbach

Design Open is a collaboration by: Alissa+Nienke, Aart van Asseldonk, Boyscout Designer, Collaboration O, Dutch Invertuals, Piet Hein Eek, Niels Hoebers, Kazerne | Home of Design, Kiki & Joost, Anne Ligtenberg, Atelier Mats, Ontwerpduo/Aptum, Vij5, RENS, Tijs Rooijakkers, Sectie C, Jeroen Wand, Foundation We Are, Yksi

To encourage the young generation, work by recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduates will also be on display at several locations. 

Curious to find out which designers you can visit? They are keeping an up-to-date list of (the increasing number of) participants and locations. To get an invitation, they kindly ask you to contact one of the participating designers.