Last week was traditionally a very busy one in Eindhoven. The city hosted the 11th edition of the Dutch Design Week, an annual forum of design industry (well beyond Dutch one by now). They counted more than 200,000 visitors during nine days who collectively visited 300+ projects in presented in 80+ locations by 1,500+ designers and design collectives. But these are just cold figures, in reality it was an emotional flow, a bit carnivalesque even.
As often happens, I didn’t managed to write about all that in real time (aside of some Twitter and Facebook postings); I did manage to write a coupe of story for Demotix (about the opening, and then about the World Design Forum, a prelude for the DDW). But all these platforms allow only factual reporting, and for me it’s more important to write about thoughts and associations (which may not necessarily appear at the moment of seeing a concept, or talking to a designer. I therefore foresee a long ‘tail’ of the follow-up stories and reminiscences.
But sometimes it will be also ‘just pictures’, like this one. Welcome to this blog, DDW’12!