Baars & Bloemhoff’s intriguing show enjoyed a second outing at Dutch Design Week, with designers once again challenged to find new uses for unsung materials
This month's Dutch Design Week – playfully titled “What If?” – nevertheless managed to raise, and possibly answer some serious questions about the future of the discipline.
A campaign to expose online paedophilia using a digital representation of a 10-year-old child won a Dutch Design Awards last month. But what are the wider implications of this development?
The projects that stood out at last week's event in Eindhoven were those that presented workable solutions to problems as varied as prisoner rehabilitation, scarce living space, energy shortage and online sex crime
This Eindhoven-based design duo’s musings on the sun have yielded a series of mesmerising lights that mimic celestial movements.
Icon 116 is devoted to Japan. Nearly two years after the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the north of the country in March 2011, we revisit the disaster areas where architects and designers, including Toyo Ito’s KISYN group, are now helping to rebuild local communities. On the cover is Kengo Kuma, the master of “deceptive minimalism”, and we also talk to rising stars Takram Design Engineering.