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The Dutch Design Center (DDC) is an online and offline platform that brings the best of Dutch design to the Middle East.


We are designed to spark collaborations and here to help the Dutch creative sector in the Middle East grow.

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DDC NEWS
Lebanon has welcomed a new branding & design firm with the laun...
The Ahrend WELL COLLECTION and Silence CALL got rewarded with the p...
City Walk 2 is a vibrant neighbourhood that provides the ultimate l...
Skyne has been informed that it is shortlisted for three Transform ...
City Walk Clinic, a state-of-the-art medical centre in the prestigi...
In the former Sony Complex on the Schipholweg in Badhoevedorp, Core...
Virtual Reality is set to revolutionise the Healthcare industry. Sk...
A truly inspiring experience took place on Wednesday the 14th of Novemb...
Royal Ahrend, the leading Dutch designer and manufacturer of sustainable an...
We look back at a wonderful and lively 6th edition of DDC Drinks! Lots of ni...
The UAE is filled with people that have brilliant business ideas, hidden aw...
What motivates Keller Kitchens every day is making beautiful kitchens attai...
Are you a Dutch creative company? And considering opening an office in the Mi...
Skyne creative visionaries won three awards out of three categories entered...
As of today, the home of the Dutch Design Center (DDC) in d3 is transformed...
DESIGN NEWS
Renowned auction house Sotheby’s has revealed renderings of its r...
A series of 3D-printed models of the foot of a receding glacier i...
A group of young Dutch designers are in Jakarta to work alongside I...
Lebanon has welcomed a new branding & design firm with the laun...
Spierings' Echo combines bespoke speakers with removable tubes made...
A new mixed-use dubbed as the “KoolKiel” by MVRDV is in the w...
Dutch designer Iris van Herpen takes inspiration from celestial m...
TBC Forum by UNStudio is a financial centre under construction in...
There’s a rich tradition of revolutionary model home concepts cha...
MVRDV has unveiled designs for a pair of towers in Taipei, Taiw...
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Erika Emeren has turned a tradit...
Daan Roosegaarde is on a mission to make humanity “future proof....
The Ahrend WELL COLLECTION and Silence CALL got rewarded with the p...
Described as Tilburg's ‘new living room’, the LocHal is a conve...
For the first time in northern Europe Dutch duo Studio Drift will ...
A "closed-loop climate system" centred around a tower of plants wil...
OMA is planning to build a 63,000-seat stadium in its home city ...
Mecanoo, the Dutch architecture firm behind Denmark’s futuristic ...
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Beer Holthuis created the Paper ...
UNStudio has broken ground on their TBC Forum in Tbilisi, Georgi...
An encounter with one of the Verhoeven Twins’ whimsical designs m...
Eight interlinking blocks will form the 250-metre-tall Vanke 3D Cit...
A Dutch university has grown the Netherlands’ first crop of banan...
OMA, led by partner David Gianotten, has finalized the schematic de...
This chair raised on blocks aims to tackle the "stupidity of the un...
Dutch architect René van Zuuk has completed an apartment building ...
According to the FAO, every year, roughly one-third of all the food p...
Hacked is usually a very scary word. Dutch fashion designers Alexan...
In the former Sony Complex on the Schipholweg in Badhoevedorp, Core...
The internet is affecting the way we interact with the world around...
When legendary architect Rem Koolhaas put the finishing touch on hi...
Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first international exhibition of 2019, Rembra...
Dutch designer Matilde Boelhouwer has designed a series of artifici...
Work is now underway on MVRDV’s first major project in the United...
Christien Meindertsma: Beyond the Surface, at the Vitra Design Mus...
UNStudio is building a theatre complex in the West Kowloon Cultural...
Joris de Groot is a designer searching for the connection between c...
Dutch firm MVRDV has completed an enormous apartment building in th...
Designers Jos Kranen and Johannes Gille explain how they moved from...
There’s a distinctive twist in Rotterdam’s latest push to build...
Design collective Dutch Invertuals has teamed up with research stud...
In a bid to save, rather than tear down, a historically significant...
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Aurore Brard has created tablewar...
For this year’s Amsterdam light festival, Design Bridge and artis...
The Dubai Mall announces ART+ Series, an aspirational platform dedi...
The KWG M Cube shopping centre in Beijing, designed by MVRDV, is...
Dutch design studio V & KO reveals a colourful coffee table, wh...
The winning competition entry RED7 by Dutch studio MVRDV has offici...
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a large-scale light ...
The former Philips power plant in Eindhoven has been transformed ...
Billed as a new cultural hub for East Asia, the National Kaohsiung ...
Eindhoven University of Technology graduate Elzelinde van Doleweerd...
Tank and Conran and Partners have completed the interiors of the...
From daybeds to outdoor benches, gridded textiles to glassware, and...
It would be cliché if it wasn’t true. On a day hazy with smoke f...
Chloe Stein, an executive chef and caterer, remembers fondly her fairytal...
Dutch architect UNStudio has designed a prototype station for Hardt Hyp...
Four studios presented very different floor coverings in a Dutch design...
The UAE and the Netherlands will be working towards innovation, you...
MVRDV has completed a new two-building arts and entertainment complex, ...
Scholten & Baijings has installed a tea party with a modern twist i...
Amidst the Keukenhof cultural park, a popular destination in the Nether...
Insects are among nature’s best flyers, so it’s easy to understand ...
Dutch footwear brand Omoda opened a flagship store in Amsterdam recentl...
Winners of eight design project categories have been announced at ...
Dutch design duo Atelier NL has been named Designer of the Year w...
Dutch design studio Atelier NL have completed the hand-made trophies...
Dutch designer Tjeerd Veenhoven's rugs made from a palm leaf material, ...
Dutch practice Unknown Architects has given this 20th-century home ...
A consortium of Dutch and international companies has been selected to ...
The latest addition to the Soho House portfolio in Amsterdam takes ...
Tasked with the festive decorations of London's recently opened Coal Dr...
A truly inspiring experience took place on Wednesday the 14th of Novemb...
From hydrating drops for patients with dementia to a collection of post...
When it comes to recycling plastic waste, the Dutch are a pretty invent...
Photographer Stijn Poelstra has captured the abstract proportions and p...
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde is launching a large-scale project to...
Overtreders W has built a temporary barn from borrowed materials to ho...
Dutch studio HOP has completed a speciality coffee bar in Amsterdam w...
Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo has transformed a gasworks in the cit...
Culture Village is the until-recently-bare patch of land opposite Dubai...
IKEA has enlisted the help of Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijing...
Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike has partnered with Dutch design stu...
MVRDV and Woods Bagot reveal 'Stack', Melbourne's next generation hi...
Paint-splattered surfaces, spaghetti-print bed sheets and neon wall art...
Architectural firm UNStudio from Amsterdam made the winning design for ...
Dutch designer Maria Tyakina has reimagined the traditional cremation ...
C&A launched what it claims are the world's most sustainable jeans,...
This Dutch female founder swapped a career at the UN for entrepreneurship...
Dutch architect and interior designer Jeroen Wolterink is known for his...
Fashion designer Iris van Herpen has created a series of dresses that...
Dutch designers Sterk and van Ryswyk, who run their studio Atelier NL...
Dutch robotics company MX3D has completed the 3D printing of a stee...
Amsterdam-based Studio Drift has choreographed 18 mechanical flowers as...
MVRDV was commissioned to design the “Salt” office block in Amsterd...
The consortium ‘Blue District’ - consisting of MRP Development, Bal...
Circular clothing firm takes recycled fashion to Dutch Design Week 20...
The auricular style – or kwab as it is termed in Dutch – is well ...
The questions of Charles and Ray Eames’ famous interview from 1969 fo...
Delft Blue is the world-famous earthenware that has been produced in t...
Designer Rick Tegelaar explains how the Meshmatics Chandelier he develo...
As identity-based politics continues to grow in influence, we may do we...
Adaptive reuse, the process of refashioning a defunct structure for a n...
Alessi has unveiled The Five Seasons by Marcel Wanders, a collection of...
The world seems infinite once you realize a chair need not be a chair. ...
To mark their 25th Anniversary in July 2018, Dutch designers Victor and...
MVRDV's urban vision for the new Hyde Park district near Amsterdam ha...
Dutch marine contractor Van Oord won a 500 million euros (USD 579 milli...
Dutch Design Week is calling on the design industry to be more conscio...
Joris Laarman ambled through the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston looking more ...
Designed by ateliers Jean Nouvel and Dam & Partners, the new European...
One of the greatest things about reporting on the world of 3D printing is l...
The latest set of images from photographer Marc Goodwin offers a look ins...
Take a cloud, put it indoors, then photograph it. If it sounds simple enoug...
Like a patissier guiding a giant icing nozzle, Theo Salet builds up layer u...
Several century-old oak trees provided wood for the structure, cladding a...
Like their subtle, well thought-out and far-ranging designs, Stefan Scholte...
‘There is another kind of emphasis this year, the urbanistic part is not ...
The artist's toolbox just got bigger. Exponentially so. Dutch designer J...
The Dutch architecture practice led by Ben van Berkel — has designed a mo...
Following the success of award-winning projects such as the smog-free tower...
Dutch architect bureau UNStudio has designed a 1.5km-long cable car for Ams...
The Dutch designer presented his "Globe Trotter" collection for the French ...
Dubai Design District (d3), a freezone business park dedicated to desi...
Dutch bike company VanMoof has launched a high-security electric bicycle ...
HOH Architecten has connected two 17th-century Dutch canal houses that were...
MVRDV founders Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries are proud to...
Presented by Galerie VIVID at Design Miami/ Basel 2018, Olivier van...
Dutch architects West 8’s ‘pollinator garden’ is the winner o...
Arnhem-based designers Visser & Meijwaard drew upon their Dutch...
Nature is coming back with a vengeance in southern Taiwan’s urban...
Acclaimed Dutch firm MVRDV has completed a new flagship store for t...
32 KM takes viewers on a short journey towards the realization of S...
Winners of the inaugural Dezeen Awards will receive unique trophi...
Transparency is a core value of the organization that will occupy E...
A white, luminous, poured-in-place concrete structure looms boldly ...
A year ago, Philips Lighting (now called Signify) announced results...
Will paper books still exist in 2050? “Definitely”, says Yolanda Hu...
The world’s first 3D concrete-printed commercial housing project is to be b...
'Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years’ has opened at the Kunstha...
The Dutch firm headed by “starchitect” Rem Koolhaas this week reveale...
Mention of mushrooms conjure all sorts of images, but for Dutch textile d...
Orange lockers open to reveal secret rooms, windows, videos and images insi...
An architecture centre, co-working space and apartments are housed within a...
The Netherlands is the most competitive country in Europe and has the fourt...
Dutch studio MVRDV has unveiled plans for a new technology education cent...
Studio Drift wants to show how the improbable can be made possible with i...
Philips Lighting officially changed its name to Signify, following a compan...
For the 24 winners of the Dutch Design Awards 2018, bringing about change i...
Dutch architect Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has transformed an...
Dutch architect Julius Taminiau has created a temporary startup hub usin...
The state of the environment is a topic which often crops up in the news. I...
Dutch fashion and shoe label Explicit Wear is hoping to solve one of life...
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TESTIMONIAL
Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi - Chief Executive Officer Dubai Design District, d3
we’re delighted to welcome to our
home the Dutch design center
“As d3 continues to evolve into a fully fledged international design hub, we’re delighted to welcome to our home the Dutch Design Center which itself supports the very essence of d3, to inspire collaboration, exchange knowledge and innovate across borders.
The strengthening of partnerships with international design centers is one key element in building a creative neighbourhood that has a global outlook and we hope that many more initiatives like the Dutch Design Center will find their home at d3.”
Gerrit Bruggeman - Chairman Dutch Design Foundation – Dutch Design Week
Design connecting
cultures
“Great to see that Dutch Design travels the globe and reaches Dubai! Also great to see that Design from the Gulf travels the globe and reaches The Netherlands. Design connecting cultures!”
William Knight - Managing director & Head of Design Art Dubai - Dubai Design Week
high-quality dialogue and
presentation of design
“I’m delighted to have worked so closely with the Dutch Design Center in Dubai to create a special line up of Dutch design for this year’s Dubai Design Week.
Having three standout contributors to the live programme alongside an exhibition with cutting-edge design thinking and creativity reflects on the partnership we’ve developed and the ambition of each of the contributors to establish high-quality dialogue and presentation of design in Dubai.”
His Excellency Mr. Hans Sandee - Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai
highlights the ingenuity and
innovation of Dutch companies
“The Dutch Design Center is a great example of Dutch companies collaborating and building on each other’s strengths in the Middle East market.
It highlights the ingenuity and innovation of Dutch companies and shows the positives  of collaboration.”
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