Dutch Profiles

72 videos

Dutch Profiles is a series of short documentaries focusing on the conceptual and researchbased background of well-known icons of Dutch design, such as Rem Koolhaas, Droog, MVRDV, Li Edelkoort, Hella Jongerius, HEMA, and Iris van Herpen.

72 episodes of Dutch Profiles

  • Dutch Profiles: Jan Jansen

    Extravagant. Original. Joyous. These are the qualities that describe the shoes, and count for the designer too. After 50 years, Jan Jansen still doesn't concede to current trends or consumer demands.

  • Dutch Profiles: Joost Grootens

    Ingenious, brave, impressive and absolutely unique. It's terms like these that are often used when the work of graphic designer Joost Grootens is discussed.

  • Dutch Profiles: Jurgen Bey

    With Prooff - which stands for Progressive Office - Bey explores new ways of working together.

  • Dutch Profiles: Irma Boom

    Graphic designer Irma Boom has made over 250 books, 50 of which are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

  • Dutch Profiles: H+N+S Landscape architects

    The Netherlands is a mostly man-made body of land. H+N+S landschape architects is one of the firms designing the Dutch landscape.

  • Dutch Profiles: Herman Hertzberger

    For the 80-year-old architect Herman Hertzberger the exterior of a building is not the main focus. So, no fancy facades that express power or endorse existing hierarchies.

  • Dutch Profiles: Gilian Schrofer

    Gilian Schrofer is responsible for some of Holland's most remarkable interiors - ranging from the ultra modern and globally renowned Supperclub, to more timeless, classic designs like café Morlang.

  • Dutch Profiles: Catalogtree

    The designers behind Catalogtree collect enormous amounts of indigestible data and transform it into lucid images and stories.

  • Dutch Profiles: Doepel Strijkers

    Duzan Doepel, architect and professor of Sustainable Architecture, and Eline Strijkers, interior architect, joined forces in 2007.

  • Dutch Profiles: Conny Groenewegen

    Conny Groenewegen is a young up and coming talent who won the Dutch Fashion Award in 2011.

  • Dutch Profiles: Claus and Kaan Architects

    Claus and Kaan Architects are well known for their minimalistic sobriety and conceptual approach. 

  • Dutch Profiles: Carver

    Did you know 90% of all cars use 2,5 tons of steel to transport just one person at a time? Carver decided to research what else is possible.

  • Dutch Profiles: Bruno Ninaber

    Anything more would be unnecessary, anything less impossible. This is the maxim by which product designer Bruno Ninaber has worked since he started in the early seventies.

  • Dutch Profiles: Customr

    Willem van der Sluis is not an architect. He's a product designer with a Master's degree from the Amsterdam art academy.

  • Dutch Profiles: Roosje Klap

    Here at a printer in Haarlem, graphic designer Roosje Klap will review the first prints of her new stamp design for PostNL.

  • Dutch Profiles: Dick Bruna

    Dick Bruna started his career designing book covers. He made over 2000 of them. But his greatest passion is making children's books.

  • Dutch Profiles: Soeters Van Eldonk architects

    Soeters was asked to design a new city centre for Zaanstad, a town near Amsterdam. For this assignment he sought inspiration in the local Zaanstad architectural vernacular.

  • Dutch Profiles: UNStudio

    Based in Amsterdam, UNStudio has worked with clients worldwide since its launch and has produced a wide range of projects across numerous disciplines - ranging from public buildings and infrastructure, to offices, furniture and urban master plans.

  • Dutch Profiles: Piet Paris

    Here, at a presentation for the Dutch fashion designer Jan Taminiau, Paris is doing what he has done for years while attending the big fashion shows in Paris: summarizing the show in a single drawing for Holland's major newspapers and magazines.

  • Dutch Profiles: Francisco van Benthum

    Meet Francisco van Benthum. With his remarkable talent for designing men's fashion, he became a darling of the international avant-garde soon after graduating from The Arnhem Academy of Art and Design in 1995.

  • Dutch Profiles: Michael van Gessel

    With his strong sense for historic qualities, Michael Van Gessel transforms the landscape in a way that makes it seem like nothing has changed.

  • Dutch Profiles: Gerard Unger

    This Dutch Profile tells the story of the legendary typographer and graphic designer Gerard Unger, whose work differs from highway signage to the lettering on coins and is thus, all around us.

  • Dutch Profiles: Vlisco

    Vlisco has been exporting batik printed fabrics across the African continent, a real Dutch Design company whose history was hidden for quite some time.

  • Dutch Profiles: VenhoevenCS

    VenhoevenCS is an ambitious and innovative design studio that focuses on sustainable architecture, urban development, and infrastructure.

  • Dutch Profiles: Royal Tichelaar Makkum

    The oldest company in the Netherlands, Royal Tichelaar Makkum, was founded over 430 years ago. Jan Tichelaar found a way to reshape the company by offering the expertise in craftsmanship to top designers and architects who eagerly took on the occasion.

  • Dutch Profiles: G-Star

    G-Star, the Netherlands most popular urban fashion label, is defined by its raw, vintage military style.

  • Dutch Profiles: Maarten Baas

    Explore the works of Maarten Baas in a unique video portrait about his projects Smoke, Real Time and other design.

  • Dutch Profiles: West 8

    Adriaan Geuze is the director and chief designer of West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture. He teaches at the University of Wageningen and presents lectures worldwide.

  • Dutch Profiles: NEXT architects

    Characteristic for NEXT Architects is their analytic use of layers and the original ways they invent to combine different, sometimes even contradicting demands.

  • Dutch Profiles: ZUS - Zones Urbaines Sensibles

    Putting architecture back in society. That is the mission of ZUS, a young company, led by Elma van Boxtel and Kristian Koreman.

  • Dutch Profiles: Jan van Toorn

    Jan van Toorn is one of Holland's most influential graphic designers. Central to his approach is the application of content-based strategies, resulting in a design practice as a form of visual journalism.

  • Dutch Profiles: Thonik

    Thonik's designs are both detailed and daring, systematic yet liberal - and always include a healthy dose of humour.

  • Dutch Profiles: Joline Jolink

    Joline Jolink is a fashion entrepreneur who chose to stop doing catwalkshows and refuses to let third parties sell her work.

  • Dutch Profiles: Mediamatic

    Mediamatic became the talk of the town when they curated an exhibition on modern Arabic typefaces. For the presentation of these new typefaces they appropriated a typical product of Dutch heritage: department store HEMA, the Dutch equivalent of Marks & Spencer.

  • Dutch Profiles: Joost Swarte

    Placing human behaviour in an ironic perspective: that is what Joost Swarte aims for with his drawings. Swarte was part of the seminal seventies generation that brought comics to an adult audience.

  • Dutch Profiles: MVRDV

    Since the mid nineties the architects of MVRDV gained much admiration for their extraordinary architectural designs.

  • Dutch Profiles: RAAAF

    Landscape architect Ronald Rietveld, together with his brother, economist and philosopher Erik Rietveld, form the driving forces behind RAAAF.

  • Dutch Profiles: Spijkers en Spijkers

    The identical twins Riet and Truus Spijkers have gained international acclaim with their high fashion label "Spijkers en Spijkers", that stands out with designs that are both sophisticated and functional, colourful and of a very graphic nature.

  • Dutch Profiles: Studio Dumbar

    Studio Dumbar, founded by Gert Dumbar in 1977 is a design studio with a long-standing history of remarkable projects.

  • Dutch Profiles: Joris Laarman

    Joris Laarman is one of the key figures in the current wave of designers exploring the soft spot where cutting-edge technology and plain old beauty converge.

  • Dutch Profiles: Benthem Crouwel Architects

    For over 30 years, Mels Crouwel has been designing public buildings like railway stations, cultural and educational institutions and museums at his architecture firm Benthem Crouwel Architects.

  • Dutch Profiles: Jan Taminiau

    Fashion designer Jan Taminiau is constantly looking for new ways to expand his romantic world. His clothing, worn by a.o. Maxima and Lady Gaga are loved all over the world.

  • Dutch Profiles: Hella Jongerius

    Hella Jongerius has a love/hate relationship with the mass-production industry but nevertheless decided to cooperate with companies like Vitra or Ikea.

  • Dutch Profiles: Gijs Bakker

    Jewellery and industrial designer Gijs Bakker is considered to be one of the main pioneers of what later became known as 'dutch design'.

  • Dutch Profiles: Studio Job

    Design duo Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel work together under the name Studio Job. For more than a decade they've amazed international audiences with the most outrageous of designs.

  • Dutch Profiles: Claudy Jongstra

    John Galliano, Donna Karan and Christian Lacroix are just a few of the big names in the fashion industry with whom artist and designer Claudy Jongstra has worked in the past.

  • Dutch Profiles: Lidewij Edelkoort

    Educated as a fashion designer in the seventies, Lidewij Edelkoort has long been one of the world's leading, and pioneering trend forecasters.

  • Dutch Profiles: Iris van Herpen

    In her short career as a fashion designer, Iris van Herpen has already won numerous awards, and her collections have been enthusiastically received by the international fashion press.

  • Dutch Profiles: Droog

    For a while, Droog design became synonymous with Dutch design. Founders of this collective are Gijs Bakker and Renny Ramakers. In this video Renny takes you on a journey along the revolution of Droog.

  • Dutch Profiles: Daan Roosegaarde

    In a world shifting between the analog and the digital, Daan Roosegaarde creates interactive designs that explore the dynamic relation between space, people and technology.

  • Dutch Profiles: Alexander van Slobbe

    Fashion designer Alexander van Slobbe is well-known for his minimal designs, which he created for his own fashion brands: SO and orson + bodil.

  • Dutch Profiles: Atelier van Lieshout

    The work of Joep van Lieshout balances between art and design. Van Lieshout wants his work to be integrated into daily life and not just simply viewed.

  • Dutch Profiles: Wim Crouwel

    Wim Crouwel is the grand seigneur of the Dutch design world. His typographic and graphic work is well-known all over the world.

  • Dutch Profiles: Metahaven

    Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk together form Metahaven, a strategic design agency that has come to define a new methodology in graphic design.

  • Dutch Profiles: Bart Hess

    At his young age Bart Hess has already become an internationally renowned talent exploring several artistic disciplines, combining material studies, animation and photography.

  • Dutch Profiles: 2012Architects

    The partners of 2012Architects make waste superfluous by reusing everything from washing machines, to car windows, to discarded cable reels, as building materials in their creations.

  • Dutch Profiles: Christien Meindertsma

    With her designs Christien Meindertsma aims to revive the understanding of production processes that often have become so distant to our modern, industrialized world.

  • Dutch Profiles: Ahrend, Friso Kramer and Ineke Hans

    One of Ahrend's most famous products is the Revolt chair. The chair designed by Friso Kramer in 1953 was groundbreaking both in terms of its design and in its production method.

  • Dutch Profiles: VANMOOF

    VANMOOF is a young Dutch company born out of a passionate love for bicycles, and equipped with a talented young development team led by industrial designer Sjoerd Smit.

  • Dutch Profiles: Piet Hein Eek

    Making unique products out of so called worthless materials. That's the core business of designer Piet Hein Eek.

  • Dutch Profiles: Rem Koolhaas, OMA

    The iconic buildings of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, OMA, and its core principles as embodied by Rem Koolhaas, have gained worldwide attention since its foundation in 1975.

  • Dutch Profiles: Philips

    Philips is one of the largest electronics companies in the world. The company was founded in 1891 by Gerard Philips, with its first products being light-bulbs and other technical devices.

  • Dutch Profiles: Richard Hutten

    Designer Richard Hutten lives to play. The results? Colorful designs that surprise the whole world.

  • Dutch Profiles: Ted Noten

    Ted Noten talks about his project Haunted by 36 women, a collection of rings, necklaces and brooches inspired by female archetypes like The Girl Next Door, The Femme Fatale, The Fashionista and The Nymphomaniac.

  • Dutch Profiles: HEMA

    What makes the HEMA a typical Dutch Design brand? With its no-nonsense design HEMA has conquered most of the Dutch households.

  • Dutch Profiles: Studio Wieki Somers

    In the hands of designer Wieki Somers and her partner Dylan van den Berg, ordinary objects become stimuli for a more poetic take on our daily lives. They explore the hidden qualities of objects that can evoke memories - and stir the imagination.

  • Dutch Profiles: De Designpolitie

    With its fresh, deceptively simple and directs designs, De Designpolitie is one of the most original design studios in The Netherlands.

  • Dutch Profiles: Dirk van der Kooij

    Dirk van der Kooij transforms used refrigerators into design furniture. For his Endless Flow chair, he won multiple awards. In this video he shows how he works and makes these chairs.

  • Dutch Profiles: Kossmann. dejong

    Exhibition designers Kossmann.dejong exploit every inch of space available to them, to create immersive experiences around their subjects. With a background in architecture, they use a mix of media and disciplines to tell associative stories.

  • Dutch Profiles: Scholten & Baijings

    Designers Scholten & Baijings hold an unique position within the Dutch design community. From the start of their careers they followed their own path, removed from the broader movement of typical conceptual Dutch design.

  • Dutch Profiles: Bertjan Pot

    Renowned for designs like the Random Light, product designer Bertjan Pot became internationally known for his unique working methods.

  • Dutch Profiles: What is Dutch Design?

    Over 50 key figures in the world of Dutch Design explain what Dutch Design implies and means to them.