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Dutch Design Week believes it is important that designers themselves have a say in the place where they want to hold their exhibition or activity. Good to know that there are dozens of locations. Finding a location is your own responsibility. But of course we are happy to help. On this page you can read about the different areas, how to find a suitable location and how to register your location. Read more about permits.


DDW distinguishes different areas in Eindhoven during the event. These 8 areas are called: Strijp-S, Strijp T+R, Sectie-C, Canal, Centre, Plan-B, Hallenweg and Station. Within these areas there are dozens of locations that participate in DDW and where you can exhibit.

DDW locations

DDW has 3 large locations of its own on Strijp-S: Microlab Hall, Klokgebouw and Ketelhuisplein. Do you want to exhibit in one of these places? Then, state your preference when submitting an application for your project in your My DDW account under the 'Location' section. However, this is no guarantee that the spot will be awarded to you. Is your project suitable for one of these DDW locations? Then, the programme team will contact you. Is your project not suitable for one of these locations? Then you will also receive a message as well, so that you can approach another location.

Other locations

Spread throughout Eindhoven, there are dozens of locations that participate in DDW. These are private places of participating designers or locations that have available square meters for which you can apply. Do you want to exhibit at one of these locations? Then view the location overview within your My DDW account after your project has been approved. You should then contact one of these places yourself. Do you have a location that you would like to make available during DDW? View the conditions here.

Finding a location, applying and linking

Has your application been approved for participation in DDW? Then let us know before 15 August at which location in Eindhoven your project (activity or exhibition) will take place. In this phase there are 2 options:

1. You have a location for your project.

Your application has been approved and you already know where your activity or exhibition will take place. Now ask the location manager to register the location in My DDW. Or do this yourself if it is your own studio or workshop since you are then location manager. Go to the dashboard in My DDW, click on the title "locations" and fill in the location form. Is the location registered? Then this place will appear in the location overview in My DDW. There you, as a participant, link the location to your project.

2. You don't have a location for your project yet

Your application has been approved, but you don't have a location yet. Finding a suitable location is your own responsibility. To help you, we've put together a list of locations that rent square meters to participants. After your project has been approved, you can see this location overview in the project registration in your My DDW account. Or you can view the possibilities of the DDW locations Microlab Hall, Klokgebouw and Ketelhuisplein.

Note: Participants approach locations from the list themselves. Share your project description and wishes and discuss whether there is space. Make clear agreements with the relevant location. As soon as you have an agreement with a location, you pass this location on to us via My DDW.