TWENTY-FIVE INNOVATIVE PROJECTS
Twenty-five innovative projects, presentations and products at Yksi during 16th Dutch Design Week
Along the line of 'Stretch', no less than 2.600 designers will present innovative processes and experiments, surprising ideas and unexpected solutions. At Yksi, at the heart of this event, you can be taken aback, marvel, and be surprised at the same time. You would ask yourself new questions and gain inspiration.
With twenty-five innovative projects, presentations, and products, Yksi Expo & Shop bustles with imagination during the 16th edition of the Dutch Design Week (DDW), held in Eindhoven from 21 – 29 October. With great attention to innovation, material experiments, and design for the circular economy.
Material experiments and innovations
A living fungus as natural black paint, paper pulp as the basis for building elements and tiles and festival coins of bioplastic. Under the title Bio-Boost, Material Sense Lab shows striking results of experiments with natural materials that can contribute to a circular economy. Similarly, NYVIDD’s fish skin, a beautiful semi-finished product for designers and industry in a search for new applications. Daria Biryukova in collaboration with Gansewinkel shows results of her research on integration and reuse of waste materials in new glaze applications. In addition, Julie van der Boorn presents highest quality P?ur label, which inspires people to make renewable materials as a part of their lives.
Also during DDW at Yksi Expo, the new brand Zooi is launched. This label makes lifestyle articles from leftover residual materials of Eromes Marko factories.
Craftsmanship and craft furniture
In addition, a state of the art overview of the craftsmanship in the graphics industry. A selection of creative craft furniture by students of Koning Willem I College Den Bosch and the results of the design contest Masters of Materials, organized by Baars & Bloemhoff. In contrast with Dutch Design, Yksi Expo shows the exhibition Austrian Design Compositions with work by Austrian designers.
Yksi Connect was co-initiator of DDW, designed the layout of the main Klokgebouw for 4 years, was the first ambassador and is still active as an advisory board member of this event .
In collaboration with: Yksi Connect, FaberExposize, Trudo