Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) is optimistic and believes that the problem-solving capacity of designers can improve the world. That’s why DDF offers designers opportunities, support, publicity and a platform. But how do we do that? We do this in a variety of ways. Through large and small events, exhibitions, talks, prizes and debates, DDF provides a platform for the best and most promising designers. In this way, we help them to spread their ideas and work.
The foundation organises events such as Dutch Design Week and Dutch Design Awards. And organises year-round programmes such as World Design Embassies, What if Lab, Driving Dutch Design and Eindhoven Design District. DDF stimulates and inspires, reaching well beyond the Netherlands.
DDF always has a double objective: to strengthen Dutch designers’ position and meaning and 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