2e header fb

Twelfth edition of Designday crosses borders

19 – 21 May 2017

More international and interactive

We are crossing borders, both literally and figuratively, during the twelfth edition of Designday. The amount of foreign designers will be much higher this year, due to a lot of German participants. Dutch Design Exchange for example brings nine German designers to the floor. Besides this we will explore the borders of product development and design with our theme ‘Upcycling Matters’. In what way can design and production ensure a more sustainable world? We will also involve visitors more in the process of design and creation.


We will explore the meaning and value of food within a new concept during opening dinner on Friday. We will also find out which designer succeeded the best in creating a design for the public space of Maastricht with multiple interactive features. This designer will shine this evening and he will receive the second Made for Maastricht Design Award.

Saturday and Sunday

‘We do not need to change our behaviour in order to built a sustainable world’, says designer Jörn Behage. He has been working on sustainable product development for thrity years now. On Saturday 20 May he will guide us through the developments of upcycling and recycling and will offer his perspective on the future.

It is also possible to take part in different workshops throughout Saturday and Sunday within the ‘Upcycling Matters’ theme. Workshops by Wisse Trooster of Qoowl, Humade  and Natalie de Koning of Pulp Fabrics.  German and Dutch designers that work on ‘Upcycling Matters’ will also pitch their work.

The lectures by Cube Design Museum Kerkrade are still in development. Of course the Trendtours and the Designers for Designers Auction are not to be missed in our program. See you at Designday!

Return to the full program >>