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we are the hub for dutch design in the middle east
we are the hub for dutch design in the middle east
Designed to spark collaborations
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WE SUPPORT, WE CONNECT, WE PROMOTE, WE INITIATE

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
We look back at a wonderful and lively 6th edition of DDC Drinks! Lots of ni...
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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
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...
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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...
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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...
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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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