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Design is evil | icon 041 | November 2006

There used to be an unspoken code of honour among designers that prevented them from referencing certain subjects in their work. War, death, sex, terrorism, cruelty, disease...

When icon was invited on a whistlestop tour of the Dutch design scene, we of course said yes. But the trip took on new meaning when, in last month’s issue, Marcel Wanders said design in the Netherlands was in crisis, stifled by state subsidies and a lack of business sense. So what do leading figures in Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam think?

Published in ICON 012 | May 2004