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Conference

This year the ‘Conference on Cultural and Creative Industries‘  by The Artist and the Others, is focussing on 3 topics: Art Education & entrepreneurship, how a city could support its talent and the current situation of Cultural industries in small cities. A program full of interesting speakers and practical sessions.

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DESIGN AWARD_II

Paul Koenen wins design award

The winner of the second Made for Maastricht Design Award is Paul Koenen. He received the award from alderman Mieke Damsma. The other nominees are Jair Straschnow & Gitte NygaardRené Holten industrial DesignElement AStudio Jar
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BATPOLE IN DEVELOPMENT

Batpole was the answer of Bee Collective last year to our design question for the first Design Award Made for Maastricht in 2016. According to our expert panel of judges, they had the most innovative idea and they won. What has happened in the meantime? We spoke to Daniel Meier about the design and its development. Read more >>

© photo Philip Driessen

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Pop-up event at opening cultural season Maastricht

The opening of the cultural season in Maastricht, Het Parcours, took place on Sunday 10 September. For this occasion, Designday invited designer and chef Cas Driessen to curate a pop-up event. He presented a culinary performance on a bed of design. Read more >>

Pictures of the pop-up event van be found on our Facebook page >>

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PREMIERE

Atelier NL presented glass melted from ‘wild’ sand

Following intensive research and experimentation, designers Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck of Atelier NL developed a unique method that allowed them to melt local ‘wild’ sand, into unique, high quality objects of glass. During Designday, they will present their second edition ZandGlas made of the sand from Savelsbos in Maastricht. After the series of light green glass made of sand from the Zandmotor (The Hague), their latest location is the rusty coloured sand from soil near Maastricht. During our opening evening, Atelier NL offered the first ZandGlas to deputy Ger Koopmans of Limburg. Read more >>

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New additions to our teamWe are proud to introduce: Veerle Verbakel. With her Belgian roots and an economic background, she has been working in the design sector for over 10 years. She will be responsible for all press related communication.

Viveka van de Vliet started out as a freelance journalist 25 years ago. With an extended network in the creative industries, she writes from her company ‘Goed Verhaal’for different design related outlets.

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DATABASE
We are currently working on an extended designer database. This is an overview full of guaranteed quality designers, their designs and their personal data.

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