Dutch Design Week - Isola Design District
Dutch Design Week
16 – 24 OCTOBER 2021

Take part in the next edition of Dutch Design Week with Isola!

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About the event

During this year’s Dutch Design Week, Isola highlights its Design Community’s vision with a curated exhibition taking place physically at Pennings Foundation and virtually on our Digital Platform.

After a completely virtual event in 2020, Dutch Design Week aims for a physical exhibition, complemented with an online program, from 16 to 24 October in Eindhoven. On the occasion of the twentieth edition of DDW, the festival will be held with the theme ‘The Greater Number.’

Join Dutch Design Week 2021

HOW IT WORKS

  • 1.

    Choose the plan that fits you best by filling out the form, it's not binding, and you can decide later if you participate or not or change the plan.

  • 2.

    Our curatorial team will let you know if your project has been selected and will send you all the information you need.

  • 3.

    If you choose to be part of the event, you will be directed to our secure payment process to finalize the participation.

PLANS

  • ONLY DIGITAL

    During DDW 2021

    — The Basic Plan on our digital platform or a 50% discount on the Pro Plan, for one year (view plans)

    Project highlighted in the Dutch Design Week section on isola.design

    A dedicated section on DDW website, with a link to your profile

    Mention in the paper guide during DDW 2021

    Project Press Release in the event Press Kit

    Mention in the official press release, with the possibility of being featured by our media partners

    1 post guaranteed on Facebook and Instagram

    Live streaming project launch event on ISOLA TV

    10% discount on a dedicated Virtual Space iDuring the past year we have been working a lot to give to our Community the possibility of creating dedicated virtual spaces for a truly affordable cost. Well, we can now say that we reached this goal and we can offer customized environment for 360° virtual spaces starting from 750,00€. Participating with this plan you also get a 10% discount!

    Feature in an article on Isola Design Magazine, that will be directly linked to your profile on the platform

    20% discount on the participation fee for design students and 2021 graduates

    250€ + VAT (if due)

  • ONLY PHYSICAL

    During DDW 2021

    A dedicated spot in one of our collective exhibitions at Pennings Foundation Gallery iWith this plan we include a space up to 5m2 in one of the locations in the Isola neighborhood where we organize our curated collective exhibitions. This gives you a completely stress-free option for being part of Milan Design Week 2021 without even being present physically, because our team will manage everything. Moreover you won’t have to worry about all the COVID19 eventual local regulations also in terms cleanings and event management.
    Do you prefer to have a dedicated location? No problem, click here and schedule a call with our team to evaluate all the rental possibilities in the district.

    — The set up of your space within the exhibition, which will be managed by our logistic team

    Signage label with project description

    Dedicated section in the event guide

    Project Press Release in the event Press Kit

    Mention in the official press release, with the possibility of being featured by our media partners

    Project highlighted in the Isola Design Festival map on isola.design during DDW 2021

    1 post guaranteed on Facebook and Instagram

    Dedicated article on Isola Design Magazine

    Dedicated photo and video shooting during the exhibition

    20% discount on the participation fee for design students and 2021 graduates

    690€ + VAT (if due)

  • DIGITAL + PHYSICAL

    During DDW 2021

    — The Basic Plan on our digital platform or a 50% discount on the Pro Plan, for one year (view plans)

    Project highlighted in the Dutch Design Week section on isola.design

    A dedicated section on DDW website, with a link to your profile

    Mention in the paper guide during DDW 2021

    Project Press Release in the event Press Kit

    Mention in the official press release, with the possibility of being featured by our media partners

    A dedicated spot in one of our collective exhibitions at Pennings Foundation Gallery iWith this plan we include a space up to 5m2 in one of the locations in the Isola neighborhood where we organize our curated collective exhibitions. This gives you a completely stress-free option for being part of Milan Design Week 2021 without even being present physically, because our team will manage everything. Moreover you won’t have to worry about all the COVID19 eventual local regulations also in terms cleanings and event management.
    Do you prefer to have a dedicated location? No problem, click here and schedule a call with our team to evaluate all the rental possibilities in the district.

    — The set up of your space within the exhibition, which will be managed by our logistic team

    Signage label with project description

    Dedicated section in the event guide

    1 post guaranteed on Facebook and Instagram

    Live streaming project launch event on ISOLA TV

    10% discount on a dedicated Virtual Space iDuring the past year we have been working a lot to give to our Community the possibility of creating dedicated virtual spaces for a truly affordable cost. Well, we can now say that we reached this goal and we can offer customized environment for 360° virtual spaces starting from 750,00€. Participating with this plan you also get a 10% discount!

    Feature in an article on Isola Design Magazine, that will be directly linked to your profile on the platform

    Dedicated photo and video shooting during the exhibition

    20% discount on the participation fee for design students and 2021 graduates

    850€ + VAT (if due)

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Would you like to give a twist to your new project showcase?
Get a dedicated virtual space starting from 750€ only!

Our location

Just like during the first edition, the exhibition takes place at the Pennings Foundation gallery. A perfect location in the city center of Eindhoven: a few minutes walk from Central Station, and among other important DDW hot spots such as Kazerne, the Eindhoven Design Academy Graduation Show at Campina Fabriek, and Van Abbe Museum. After being a showroom dedicated to Italian furniture, this space became the first gallery in the Netherlands specialized in photography.

PENNINGS FOUNDATION

Geldropseweg 63 5611 SE Eindhoven, Paesi Bassi

About us

Isola Design District was founded in 2017, to create a network of exhibitions and installations in the Milanese neighborhood Isola during Milan Design Week, aiming to be the favorite destination for emerging designers and independent design studios or brands.

During Dutch Design Week 2019, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Isola Design District was the first and only Italian design district ever to take part in a foreign design event.Now it's an integral part of the program.

Finally, in June 2020, Isola Design District also became an online curated platform. Giving even more visibility to its design community all year round, with several digital services such as designer profiles, project pages, interviews, articles, virtual exhibitions, and much more.

The call for DDW 2021 is open,
what are you waiting for?

APPLY NOW DEADLINE: 30th SEPTEMBER 2021

Our last events

  • MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2019 | Fully Physical

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    VISITORS

    +29.400
    FOLLOWERS

    +260
    EXHIBITORS

    +55
    LOCATIONS

    +430.000
    PEOPLE REACHED

  • +70
    ARTICLES

    +320.000
    ORGANIC POSTS
    IMPRESSIONS

    +19.000
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    INTERACTIONS

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    NEW IG FOLLOWERS

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    VIRTUAL VISITORS

    DUTCH DESIGN WEEK 2020 | Fully Digital

    +70
    ARTICLES

    +320.000
    ORGANIC POSTS
    IMPRESSIONS

    +19.000
    SOCIAL MEDIA
    INTERACTIONS

    +1.000
    NEW IG FOLLOWERS

    +8.500
    VIRTUAL VISITORS

We’ve been featured on

Communication Tools

  • — Isola Design Community

    — Isola Design Magazine

    — Social Media

    — Press Office

    — Newsletters

    — Ads

    — ddw.nl

    — Booklet

    — Augmented Reality

Jump on board, take off to the Netherlands with us!

APPLY NOW DEADLINE: 30th SEPTEMBER 2021

What designers say

“The curated online platform by Isola Design District has offered the design community a needed podium to present new work, a stage that had been missing in the past months due to Covid-19. It is great to see that the online platform has been embraced by both designers and design media”

—Wisse Trooster, Designer based in Eindhoven, Netherlands

What designers say

“We were coming to terms with the exhibition circuit being closed for the year and then one of our peers notified us that Isola was going digital. We signed up right away, and had an incredibly rich experience getting to know the team, other contributors and ultimately getting to immerse ourselves in the world they created. What they did is special and quite brave. A big thank you from Stacklab.”

—Jeff Forrest, Founder Stacklab, Design Studio based in Toronto, Canada

What designers say

“I think what has worked best for me so far was your support through the social media channel, that’s how some people became aware of my project and got in touch with me. The live streaming events are very inspiring, in my opinion you have selected a very good selection of different sustainable designers from different areas. I also think it’s really nice that you offer a free plan for students and support them without any further costs and thus provide a platform for publication.”

—Sarah Harbarth, Product Designer based in Basel, Switzerland

What designers say

“Being part of the Isola Design Community is a unique experience that allowed me to be part of a big virtual exhibition during this year’s unprecedented situation. My profile reached great exposure through visitors and features in Elle Decoration and the Isola Design Magazine. I also joined some fantastic live events and met fellow material designers from around the globe. I hope the Isola Digital Platform grows and grows and I cannot wait to see what’s next!”

—Paula Nerlich, Material Designer based in Berlin, Germany

What designers say

“With the Milan Design Week cancelled this year, the Isola digital platform created the perfect opportunity to set virtually a foot in the Milano district and immerse in an international and vibrant design community. The launch of the platform through the Isola Goes Digital event set the mood – it was fun, innovative and a joyous celebration of design. A great thank you to the team for the opportunity and support.”

—Marta Figueiredo, Designer based in Melbourne, Australia

What designers say

“The Isola platform, for us, was a pertinent response to the current global situation to keep going with the exchange of ideas through the design community that allows our disciplines to move forward. The idea of simulate this part of the city, we think, really has enhanced the user experience and perception of the event. Also the network, that this event has been able to manage, had provide to our project a really good experience since we were able to have an ample feedback from different sources, and also to diffuse the project further”

—Kajkao by Lako, Design Studio based in Quito, Ecuador

What designers say

“We probably never go back to the way the exhibition used to be. I believe the digital platform is undoubtedly a promising way for young artists and designers to showcase their projects.”

—F Square Studio, Design Studio based in Seoul, South Korea

What designers say

“I discovered Isola Design District through an Instagram post, which proposed to participate to the next Milan Design Week. At that time, I just returned from my six-month residency in Taiwan and I was looking for a way to present my projects created there. The whole Isola team knew how to help me and accompanied me during this beautiful digital celebration of design. A big thanks for this adventure full of opportunities.”

—Dorian Etienne, Product Designer based in Paris, France

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