DDF always has a double objective: to strengthen the position and meaning of Dutch designers and to show how designers around the world are shaping a positive future. To achieve this, DDF manifests itself in four roles: Matchmaker (connecting designers to clients); ‘Accelerator’ (accelerating the research or creation process); Podium (offering an international platform in various ways); Inspirator (we inspire change makers with explorations of the future).
DDF shows how designers around the world are shaping a positive future
Programme & Community Dutch Design Week
What if Lab
Dutch Design Awards
World Design Embassies
Driving Dutch Design
Partnerships & Sponsoring
Hospitality & Tours
Finance & Funds
Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) is a not-for-profit foundation with a management board and an independent Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board and the Executive Director focus on the implementation of their tasks in accordance with the Governance Code Culture.
The management board reports to the DDF Supervisory Board. The DDF Supervisory Board meets on average four times a year and the members contribute independently and critically to the decision making. The members of the SB fulfil their work entirely without remuneration. The Supervisory Board currently comprises 4 members:
Gerrit Bruggeman (chair)
The board is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation as well as for running the financial management and implementation of policy and strategy. The DDF board was established in 2013 with Martijn Paulen and Igor van Hooff as Executive Director.
The foundation disposes of the possibility of appointing advisory boards. An Advisory Board Dutch Design Week (DDW) has been established and currently comprises 21 designers from various disciplines. The DDW Advisory Board meets on average twice a year.
Members of the Advisory Board can provide the Management Board with advice, also outside the scope of the meetings. The members of the DDW Advisory Board fulfil their work entirely without remuneration. Members of the Advisory Board of Dutch Design Week:
Zuzanna Skalska, Peter Kentie, Caroline Hummels, Bart Ahsmann, Piet Hein Eek, Rob van Hattum, Maarten Hendriks, Tjeerd Veenhoven, Daniel Neugebauer, Rob Almering, Lonny van Ryswyck, Leonne Cuppen, Miriam van der Lubbe, Jorge Alves Lino, Remco van der Craats, Bert Hagendoorn, Raffaela Vandermuhlen, Sjoerd Hoyinck, Jelle Mastenbroek, Thomas Widdershoven.
Subscribing to codes
DDF subscribes to the Code Cultural Governance, Code Diversity and Inclusivity and Fair Practice Code