Souvenirs by design

Souvenirs by design

New trend: souvenirs are the new outlet for designers. It dawned on me when I attended a talk by Scottish curator Stacey Hunter at the exhibition design Language during the Milan Designweek about her project Local Heroes in Edinburgh last year. She invited nine designers to create souvenirs that went beyond the heritage clichés. It reminded me of a Dutch project by designer Elmo Vermijs, 100% Terschelling, which is in the running for one of this year’s Dutch Design Awards.

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Vlogging at Milan Design Week 2017: Day 1

Vlogging at Milan Design Week 2017: Day 1

I went to the Milan Design Week, always the international hotspot for the design world – and 2017 was no exception. And… I started doing a video blog, a ‘vlog’. It’s fun to experiment with a new form of storytelling. This is the vlog for my first day, including Atelier010’s project Sugarrush, work by Piet Heen Eek, en exhibition in a 16th-century  villa curated by Airbnb, the Dutch exhibition Masterly and Tom Dixon’s collaboration with Ikea (behh). 

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