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Kick off Year of Design Weekend in the Philips Museum and Kazerne

06 February 2017

Curious about how the Philips Lighting team transforms new ideas into innovation? Or what the significance of Louis Kalff was for Eindhoven?

In the weekend of 11 and 12 February 2017, the Philips Museum and Kazerne revolve around design. With an inspiring program, they kick off the Year of Design in Eindhoven. During the weekend, visitors can attend several lectures and there are plenty of other activities. In the morning and afternoon at the Philips Museum, and at the end of the afternoon and in the evening at Kazerne. Click here for the full program.


Philips Museum

At the Philips Museum, there is always attention for the diverse aspects of Philips related design. From the arrival of Louis Kalff at Philips to the start of the twentieth century, to contemporary trends like co-creation or design thinking.


During the weekend, Sean Carney, Philips' Chief Design Officer, talks about design at Philips now, Dutch Design Foundation presents a new design challenge, and the curator of the Philips Museum elaborates and provides a tour of the current exhibition on Space Age Design.



Exhibition restaurant Kazerne shows work of world-class design talent all year long. Often these designers have a link with Eindhoven, and this time, also with Philips. The Philips light installation Lightfall is on show, as part of the exhibition ESCAPE, on the journey into intriguing beauty.


In the Design Year Weekend, the Philips Lighting Design team gives a peak in their world of design, Brad Koerner talks about his startup Luminous Patterns within Philips, and Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters talk about their innovative colour research for the RembrandtLab.



Participation for the Philips museum program is free for with a valid entry ticket à € 9,00 per day. For the design weekend, a special weekend ticket is available via their website for € 14,00. Entry is free with a ‘museumkaart’.


Participation for the Kazerne program is free of charge for students and free of charge in combination with a lunch or dinner reservation in the Kazerne restaurant. Other participants pay € 5,00 for one half day, and € 9,00 for two half days. Book your tickets here! (Attention: Some lectures will be in Dutch)


More information about the program, times and tickets