The program of Designday on 25-27 May 2018 is in development.




The opening dinner is a recurring element of Designday. This dinner comprises a carefully selected meal on the opening night of the event, which is attended by designers, journalists, sponsors and members of the Comité der Dwarsverbanden. The dinner offers an ideal networking opportunity. More and more entrepreneurs and design enthusiasts are joining us for dinner. Please send an email to if you would like to reserve your spot for the opening dinner.


Are you a members of the press or a blogger and would you like to join our opening dinner? We have kindly reserved some free seats for you to experience the evening with us. If you would like to be part of the opening dinner, please send an email to We will let you know if there are still some seats left.



The event also includes lectures. You will be inspired by interesting speakers from the design field on both Saturday and Sunday. Listen to the stories of tomorrow. The lectures are free of charge.



Sanne Konings organises trend pitches and TrendTours during the event. She shares her vision on the current design trends and their meaning to society, taken from a young and fresh perspective. Several design trends can be found in every design. Three different trends will be explained during the event, using images and a selection of the participating designs.

De TrendTours will start at the info desk. Sanne will pitch you the current design trends around 21.00h on our opening night.




The ‘Designers for Design’ auction is one of the known highlights of Designday. The design pieces will be auctioned from 2pm onward on Sunday May 21st. Participating designers donate a piece that they have made themselves. The gained funds of this auction flow into the accounts of the foundation that organises Designday. This way, the designers contribute to the success of the event. The designer determines the starting bid, with a minimum of one Euro. Auctioneer, artist and performer Limmy Scheres then tries to push the bids as up high as possible.

Transactions are settled straight away using pin. The new owners can take their designs home right after the auction.