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Dutch Design Week This year it takes the form of a virtual festival, with the focus on the design of the future and the future of design. Design enthusiasts can enjoy the extensive online programme, including 3D exhibitions from designers all over the world, until Sunday. And these designers have been nominated for a Dutch Design Award.Online editor: Natasha Hendriks
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Young designer

Screen catcher (Iris van Wees) is a 3D virtual design clothing collection. This collection is designed completely digitally in a virtual 3D environment, without the use of materials. The final physical pieces are made from PVC waste banners from festivals and events. Another part of the collection remains digital only, which you can experience by using Augmented Reality on your mobile device.

Design research

Insectology: Food for Buzz (Matilde Boelhouwer) is a series of artificial flowers that serve as an emergency food source for insects living in the city. By using spaces where normal flowers cannot grow, you will Food for Buzz revive and restore insect populations. Together with engineers and scientists, these colorful man-made flowers have been developed to be self-sustaining and continuously produce natural objects that provide the ultimate attractions to those of the big 5.

Best commissioning

The new working environment of Triodos Bank-De Reehorst (Triodos Bank The bank wanted to make its offices more than just a sustainable building. Triodos has created an accessible meeting place where employees, customers and visitors feel welcome and which aims to be a connecting factor between culture, nature and economy. The design and production of materials are based on natural structures. The building as a whole can be reassembled and is made of sustainable and recycled materials.


SCHUELLER DE WAAL / SDW Studio creates fashion statements and capsule collections that investigate and question the relevance of fashion, its possible manifestations and a more sustainable system. Fifty 'models' made up of fashion professionals and volunteers came together for a major spring cleaning in front of the town hall of the 15th arrondissement. They collected waste from the streets, dressed from head to toe in lavish, eclectic cleaning uniforms made from waste materials, garments from previous SCHUELLER DE WAAL collections.


The Interceptor (The Ocean Cleanup X Fabrique) is designed to independently collect waste from rivers and runs on 100% solar energy. Waste comes The Interceptor enters via the natural flow of the river and is then collected on a conveyor belt. Each Interceptor is connected to the internet so that The Ocean Cleanup can continuously monitor and collect data and automatically inform local operators when the collection containers are full. The technology has been thought through together with Fabrique at all levels and the scale on which several Interceptors being able to operate is promising.