Inspiring people

The espresso machines which many consider to be the best in the world are designed and made in Waalre, close to Eindhoven. Kees van der Westen is the founder of this internationally respected brand.

When Klaartje Glashorster, Inge Hendriks and Sophie Soons graduated, they all wanted to start their own fashion label. The threesome discovered that they had similar ideas about fashion, materials and style and decided to start studioRUIG together.

You can see examples of Tessa's work in the middle of Eindhoven's centre. At the heart of the city. When you visit the market square (Markt), look for Tessa's design of two lampposts which twist and bend to form a huge heart.

Just outside the city centre, around the corner of Strijp S, the headquarter of designer Piet Hein Eek is situated. What used to be the ceramic workplace of Philips, the visitor now immerses itself in the world of Piet Hein Eek.

In 2015 owner Yetunde Olusanya fell in love with a Dutch guy and she moved from London to Eindhoven. Se founded YATVA (Yetunde en de Vintage Alternatives) here.

The drive to collectively build something has always been here. This incredible energy coming from the underground is what kept me interested. This is the reason why I have lost my heart to this city. β€œ

As concept designer and organiser of β€œIt’s Weekend 2013 & 2014”, the top fashion event in the Eindhoven city centre, Justine Kontou feels quite at home in this city.