7x Design Hotspots
With the annually recurring Dutch Design Week and the internationally renowned Design Academy, Eindhoven is called the Design Capital of the Netherlands for a reason. Actually, this city offers great design all year round. For example at one of the following seven design hotspots.
As a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, Piet Hein Eek is an integral part of the city. Not only is he present during the annual Dutch Design Week, he and his work can be found all year round in his showroom, workshop and restaurant. Located in the old ceramic workshop of Philips, you'll find design in its complete form: to look at, to buy and made from all kinds of materials, colors and flavors. From his famous scrap wood furniture and tea towels to the adjoining restaurant where you can enjoy surprising taste combinations. And in the near future Piet will even open a hotel, where you will of course spend the night in a Piet Hein Eek bed.
In the Strijp-S district, you will find Studio .Ruig. Put these three designers together along with some pure materials and the result is not only a collection that fits the current zeitgeist, but also a successful Dutch company. At this place you can invest in classic garments, which complete your personality and will last a lifetime. A real hotspot for lovers who also like to dress in design.
The Temporary Art Centre, also known as TAC, is a place that breathes design all year round. This creative incubator offers a stage for creators through expos and workshops. And with its studios it also has space to accommodate around a hundred starting artists and designers. Hungry for design? Make sure to stop by Minyoung Korean Food Lab. In short: this annual Dutch Design Week stop is a must-visit!
An interesting place to spot design is Mariënhage, an elegant boutique hotel located in an old monastery and therefore part of the monumental heritage of Eindhoven. The exciting mix of monumental and modern design is expressed in various ways. From the stained glass to the impressive light designs of renowned Dutch design duo Studio Drift.