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Shylight by Studio Drift at Stedelijk Museum

DDW Talks: Art & Collectables

Design meets Art and Technology

Thu 24 oct at FIFTH | NRE | Downtown

In collaboration with our art & collectable partners Dutch Design Week presents a DDW talks diving into the eco system of collectible design.

Specialists from both the art- and design industry share their insights and reflect on the latest initiatives to expand the collectible design market, as well as the market for tech and experience- based art. If you want to get an insight into the art business DRIFT and Maarten Baas share their knowledge in an exclusive DDW19 Masterclass: how to build your own art business.

Join us on Oktober 24 at DDW Talks to find out the latest on the future of collectible design and what the collectible design eco system can learn from the art and tech world (and Other Insights).


14.30 - 16.00: Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of DRIFT: Masterclass DDW Talks

16.00 - 17.00: Maarten Baas: Masterclass DDW Talks

17.00 - 18.00: Break: Drinks & Bites

18.00 - 19.30: DDW Talks: key players from museum, artists and a renowned gallery owner talk and share their insight into the collectable design eco system

19.30 - 20.30: Network Drinks & Bites

All DDW Talks are English spoken.

Studio Drift

Studio Drift was founded in 2007 by Lonneke Gordijn (Alkmaar, 1980) and Ralph Nauta (Swindon, United Kingdom, 1978). The designers met while students at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, where they graduated in 2005. Their passion for nature, science fiction and technology blends in their site-specific installations and interactive sculptures.

Kiki van Eijk

Kiki van Eijk was born in 1978 in Tegelen, the Netherlands, and Joost van Bleiswijk was born in 1976 in Delft. They live and work near Eindhoven. Working as independent designers as well as collaboratively, they represent a new generation of Dutch designers. Together, and individually, using a mix of contemporary and traditional Dutch influences, they create playful designs and products that have gained them international recognition.

Thomas Ballouhey

Thomas Ballouhey is an object designer based in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Graduated in 2016 from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Contextual Design Department.

"Design is not only about the end product. Production methods are just as important, as new ways of making things can open up unexplored terrain."

Aidan Walker MA (Cantab), FRSA

Aidan’s MA in History from Cambridge University was a highly appropriate education, he claims, for his ‘first career’ in furniture design and cabinetmaking – itself an admirable preparation for 20 years of writing for, editing and directing design magazines. He has editorially directed almost all the professional UK design magazines, including FX, Blueprint, Design, Grand Designs, icon and onoffice. As Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and director of Aidan Walk

Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas (1978) graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002. Baas is considered one of the most influential creators of the early twenty-first century, stating his work straddles boundaries between art and design. He occupies a unique position in the field, embodying conceptual art, craftsmanship, installation, public space and performance into his oeuvre. He is known for his rebellious, intellectual, theatrical and artistic style.