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House of Design wants to stimulate the creativity and innovative power of designers. We operate from the conviction that professional designers have the tools to make a futureproof world. Through their ingenuity, they form the foundation of a sustainable society.

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Biomimicry at Nacht van de Kunst en Wetenschap

By: admin on 2016-05-23

Nature is a source of inspriation for designer and innovators. Well known examples are valcro and the work of the Wright brothers (aircrafts).

House of Design shows the strength of biomimicry - nature inspired design - with short presentations and workshops from designers Ingrid de Pauw (IDEAL&CO) and Mickey Schepers (TU Delft).


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Project Souvenirs starts with design workshop

By: admin on 2016-05-12

During the first workshop volunteers, designers and artists worked on souvenirs for Leeuwarden 2018. Several techniques were used; drawing, knitting, braiding willow, 3D drawing and 3D printing. 

The workshop was in the Oosterstraat in Leeuwarden. 

House of Design is artistic coordinator, develops workshops and involves designers for the project Souvenirs.


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SAVE THE DATE: Wonen in Groningen 2016

By: admin on 2016-04-21
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Join us to design the future!

By: admin on 2016-03-09
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18/06 2016 - 08/07 2016

Fraeylema Folly Festival: a Tribute to the Most Fantastic Phenomenon in Architecture

Do you know the 'folly'? Not yet? No problem! This Saturday you'll find in Slochteren a whole festival devoted to the bon vivant of architecture - something you don't wanna miss!


In the Eighteenth century, large landowners in England started to enrich their enormous parks with useless but fantastic objects (like counterfeit ruins, artificial caves and fake tombs), that came to be known as follies

Now, the wonderfull Fraeylemaborg in Slochteren gave new life to this happy kid from architecture, by realising ten contemporary follies at their country estate - and that's something to be celebrated! This Saturday the follies will be officially opened by means of a grand festival, with music, theatre, folly excursions, a fair, and activities for children. An exceptional setting to get acquinted with the folly - don't miss it!

Fraeylema Folly Festival

Saturday, June 18 at Landgoed Fraeylemaborg Slochteren.

To get in the mood, read the splendid article Peter Dicke wrote for the website Kunstspot about one of the participants, Gerard de Hoop: 'The King of Frames and Follies' - very good, very funny!