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Crowdfunding Dutch Design announces projects

Twelve design projects have been selected for the second edition of Crowdfunding Dutch Design. In October the financing campaigns will commence via the online platforms Kickstarter and Voordekunst. During Dutch Design Week, from 21 until 29 October, they will be on show in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven. 

Selected projects and developments

Various trends are apparent in this year’s submissions: the increasing importance of technology and robots in society, new forms of craft (with for example bio-materials) and the future of our food. This and more is expressed in the selection for the second edition of Crowdfunding Dutch Design:

-        Evoke – A collection of cutlery (VoordeKunst)

-        Hugsy BV – Hugsy home (heartbeat, pouch & cuddle) (Kickstarter)

-        Ikonic Toys by Floris Hovers – Wooden animals (Kickstarter)

-        OWOW – Wiggle Kit (Kickstarter)

-        Rosalie Bak – Myco-paste (voordekunst)

-        Sander Lorier – Hybrid Chair (Kickstarter)

-        Schueller de Waal – Compulsory Shenanigans (voordekunst)

-        Petra Janssen (Studio Boot) & Simone Kramer (C-mone) – Social label

-        Somnox BV – Somnox world’s first sleep robot (Kickstarter)

-        Studio&Lotte – Your Story Through Senses (voordekunst)

-        Form&Seek – 7 unique products by global designers (Kickstarter)

-        Robert Bronwasser,Yannick Brouwer, Daan Weijers – Circa (Kickstarter)


More about these designers and their projects has been published on the Dutch Design Week and Kickstarter websites.


Stimulation and realisation

Crowdfunding Dutch Design gives designers the opportunity to present their ideas and approaches to a large audience, with the objective of finding finance for development and production. This is commonly for non-commercial projects that, for all sorts of reasons, cannot be developed without external finance. Dutch Design Foundation offers supervision with its partners Kickstarter, VoordeKunst and Douw&Koren which comprises: campaign supervision, PR and communication and a physical platform during DDW (exhibition in the Klokgebouw.)


More information

Crowdfunding Dutch Design is a Dutch Design Foundation initiative. Following the pilot in 2016 it was decided that the cooperation with the international organisation Kickstarter should be expanded to include the Dutch platform Voordekunst. The first cooperation is focused on internationally saleable products with an innovative (technology) twist; the second on the home market, with a main role for the process, the craft skills and the autonomy of the designers.


All participants are assisted throughout their crowdfunding campaigns by the consultancy Douw&Koren. The design of the exhibition in the Klokgebouw is in the hands of design studio Alissa+Nienke (www.alissanienke.nl)


Click here for more info on the projects.

Images: https://we.tl/BthOrQfOQf

Note for the editorial team, not for publication:

For more information, please contact Dutch Design Week (DDW) through Raffaela Vandermühlen, Head of Brand Strategy and PR Dutch Design Foundation, T: +31(0)40-296 11 50, E: raffaela@dutchdesignfoundation.com, www.ddw.nl


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