Festival Designkwartier mixes presentations, shops, activities, and exhibitions in the design field into an inspiring event. For three days, the Zeeheldenkwartier is the domain of leading designers and new talent with exciting projects. You will find special design for everyday use as well as inventive and witty objects to think about. During the festival, the designers are present to illustrate their work. This way, the visitor is challenged to view obvious matters in a different way.
The route is inspiring as it runs along about 50 diverse locations, such as pop-up stores, shops, galleries, museum Panorama Mesdag, national monument the Temple, art center Stroom Den Haag and surprising places such as courtyards, houses and industrial warehouses.
The initiators of festival Designkwartier Den Haag see creative entrepreneurship as key driver for innovation. Designers and other creative thinkers contribute to the solving of minor and major social problems with new ideas and original approaches. For festival Designkwartier Den Haag, the organization makes a competitive selection of new and high-quality design: innovative and inquisitive, and therefore interesting for a wide audience. Designkwartier Den Haag highlights an international trend this way: measuring quality against the care and attention with which something is designed and made.
The festival is an initiative of Foundation Designkwartier Den Haag. This foundation is established by Edwin Pelser, owner of the homonymous design shop in The Hague, interior designer Susanne Kennedy and event organizer Mei Lan Tjoa. In 2014, the festival is organized for the first time. Sponsorship and grants from the cultural sector help realize this festival, such as the municipality of The Hague, Fonds 1818, the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and BIZ Zeeheldenkwartier.
Date: Friday May 19 - Sunday May 21
Location: Zeeheldenkwartier, The Hague
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