A Design Walk is a guided 2-3 hours tour to 3 local design agencies. Those design agencies has promised to welcome you into their offices, answer your questions and exhibit some previous work. This is a chance to meet great designers eye-to-eye on their home ground and a perfect way for international guests to experience the Rotterdam design scene. Each stop is about 25 minutes.
There are three groups on Friday and three on Saturday and each group contains about twelve participants plus two design guides. The small size of the groups and the bi-lingual guides that accompanies each group will allow you to better interact and discuss with the agencies designers. The groups will visit the agencies in different order and on the Friday walk we will also make a stop outside Boombjes for the flag hauling ceremony.
This Design Walk will be with bicycles (the bike rent is included in the ticket fee). There are excellent bicycle roads in Rotterdam but if you have not used a bicycle the last 5 years we strongly recommend you to choose a different Design Walk.
75B come up with ideas for themselves and for others. Since 1997, 75B has been busy working and creating works. Founding members Rens Muis (Rotterdam, 1974) and Pieter Vos (Utrecht, 1971) met each other at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. From their predilection for small-scale subcultural initiatives a body of work grew that also persuaded more prestigious art organisations to engage 75B’s services.
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Koehorst in ‘t Veld is a graphic design practice engaging the possibilities of media and identity. We welcome complexity and editorial challenges and believe in conversation and collaboration throughout the design process. Koehorst in ‘t Veld is a partnership between Jannetje in ‘t Veld and Toon Koehorst.
Photo Mike Bink, courtesy Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort.
Ping-pong Design is an alter-disciplinary creative powerhouse, often referred to as ‘the French foreign legion of identity design’. From an old run-down bank in Rotterdam, ten designers work with brands such as Rabobank, Eneco, and Randstad. The entire staff has also been featured on Dutch postal-stamps, placing them in a segment traditionally dominated by royalty and astronauts.
Location & time
All groups start from the large entrance hall on the ground floor at De Doelen 17:15. They will return soon after 20:00.
Tickets are sold via our web shop.