Did you know that in Maastricht you can taste design all year round and not only during Designday? Maastricht has many beautiful design shops where you can watch, buy and drink a delicious cup of coffee. Designday has set out a short design route for a number of shops. So … Walk around a round of design before, after or during Designday. Download the map from our site, take it from the tourist office or from one of the participating shops and be surprised. Have fun!
Not many designers experiment in such a progressive, idiosyncratic and sustainable way within the world of LED lighting as VANTOT does. Also during Designday on Sunday 27 May Sam van Gurp and Esther Jongsma make us think about a world in which plugs and pears no longer play a role but LED or solar cells.
LEcture Teresa van Dongen
Teresa van Dongen gave a lecture on Designday#13 matching the sub-theme Prevent. The multi-award winning designer is known for her lighting designs titled: Ambio, One Luminous Dot or Spark of Life. developed together with scientists, Lamps that do not need electricity or a light source but algae or electrochemical active bacteria that provide the lighting. “Consumers make a conscious choice when buying my sustainable products. After all, you have to take care of the bacterial population in your lamp, just like a plant,” she says. The designer makes us think about nature and scarce energy sources, and offers us an alternative.
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Ica van Tongeren regularly gives Upcycle Workshops to challenge and stimulate creativity and sustainable awareness. The two hundred reels received from an Amsterdam supplier gave her the idea of giving workshops with this plastic material during Designday. The designer makes visitors think about what they see in the material. I show them and look at it in a different way and discover the beauty of such a discarded material for myself, and you will see that a diversity of creative sustainable outcomes will then arise. Read on >>
DOCFEST meets designday
The documentary film festival of Maastricht DOCFEST, showed several short documentaires at Designday, within the theme the Beauty of Waste. One of these will show the beautiful story of Augustin, who lives in Siguatepeque, Honduras and is afflicted by polio. His illness has prevented his dream of becoming a pilot from coming true. Therefore he has been collecting metal scraps and other waste since 1958, with which he has been patiently building his own helicopter.