DDW Future series #1: Moving Materials

Dutch Design Week is to launch a new series of programmes in addition to the annual event in October. Throughout the year, design-related themes will be expanded in different locations. The series begins with a real scoop, a look at the materials of the future in the virtual PROUD exhibition Moving Materials, from the 19th to the 23rd of May during Dutch Technology Week in Eindhoven.

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Promising Perspectives
Each year in October, Dutch Design Week shows the world of tomorrow that is already being created today. To draw attention to these promising initiatives throughout the year, DDW will organise a themed series of events called DDW Future series. The programme came about in cooperation between sponsors and partners. It is to start this month with the exhibition Moving Materials, developed and designed by Material Sense within the scope of the European project PROUD, made partly possible by INTERREG IVB NWE.

In Moving Materials it is all about innovation of materials, new manufacturing methods and smart ideas that contribute to a better future. This travelling exhibition has been on show during the last two years in Essen, Lancaster, Kortrijk and Luxembourg, and in every city new materials were included in the collection. A selection of this work can be seen for the first time from the 19th to the 23rd of May in an entirely 3D animation. Examples are the laser-cut Italian shoes ‘Don’t Run – Beta’, the industrial rainwear-inspired ‘Weld Bags’ by Joris de Groot, and Sugru: rubber that can repair products. The exhibition can be visited free of charge at the DDW office on the Torenallee from 10.00 to 17.00 hours. For more info, visit www.movingmaterials.eu.