Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is undoubtedly one of the absolute highlights of the design year, a kaleidoscopic vision for the future of design. One of the most popular events of the week is the graduation show at the Design Academy Eindhoven aka DAE with people lining up outside well before the doors open to de Witte Dame.
Design Academy Eindhoven has become an institution for unconventional wisdom known for its interdisciplinary methodology and practice. Students routinely set out to challenge the norms and boundaries of design and we have come to expect explorations of unorthodox themes, unexpected materials and methods of production. The graduation show of 2015 doesn’t disappoint in any of these regards from the social design projects of Manon van Hoeckel and Marta Sif Olafsdottir to the conceptual works by Marlies Kolodziey and Nel Verbeke, from textile works by Bori Kovacs and Charlotte Jonckheer to the interior objects of Ward Wijnant and the suggestive piece by Bastiaan Buijs, be sure to check them all out.