9 surprising tips about Brabant for design
Want a unique insight into the world of design?
North Brabant is somewhere you can really indulge. Enjoy fantastic events, interesting museums and numerous unique locations where you can meet the creators face to face, or even get creative yourself. You cannot get any closer to design! We take a look at nine fantastic design events and locations.
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You’ll find the coolest design events in Brabant. Find out all about Dutch Design Week and GLOW in Eindhoven and BredaPhoto in Breda!
1. DUTCH DESIGN WEEK – GET SET!
22 to 30 Oct. 2022
From 22 to 30 October 2022, Dutch Design Week, the largest design event in Northern Europe, will be taking place in Eindhoven. This is an annual, nine-day event during which more than 2600 designers introduce their work and concepts to more than 350,000 local and international visitors. The event gives visitors the opportunity to admire all manner of aspects of design, with a particular focus on experimentation, innovation and crossovers. This year’s topic is ‘Get Set!’, indicating a shift in mentality from preparation to action. Be surprised!
2. BREDAPHOTO – THEATRE OF DREAMS
8 Sep. to 25 Oct. 2022
Large, experimental, versatile and innovative... that’s BredaPhoto! The largest photographic exhibition in Benelux takes place between 8 September and 25 October 2022 in the centre of Breda. Bredaphoto is a biennial event, introducing visitors to new works by more than 50 international photographers at indoor and outdoor locations throughout the city. This year’s edition is entitled ‘Theatre of Dreams’ and is about hope, change and proposals for a new view of the world.
3. GLOW LIGHT ART FESTIVAL – URBAN SKIN
12 to 19 Nov.
GLOW is a free light art festival held in the centre of Eindhoven and showcases some 35 national and international light artists. Light art projects are interconnected by footpaths. This year’s theme is ‘Urban Skin’ – urban because the city and its residents are involved in the event, and skin because the theme invites visitors to see the city as a moving object that GLOW bedecks and shrouds in its light art.
These locations will completely immerse you in a world of art, design and creativity: discover four unique design experiences in Brabant!
4. RETROFUTURE IN THE EVOLUON
The iconic location ‘Evoluon’ in Eindhoven has finally been reopened to the public and will host the RetroFuture exhibition from 24 September. It’s a spectacular setting that guides visitors through design, art, science and film into a world of future thinkers, dreamers and artists. Step into ten tunnels full of fiction and fact that have helped to shape our future. The four ‘rings’ of the Evoluon feature 3000 m2 of exhibition. You can even enjoy a real time-machine journey with the VR time machine.
5. DOLORIS’ META MAZE
Step into the wonderful world of Doloris’ Meta Maze in Tilburg, the largest art maze in the world! With more than 40 rooms full of mysterious art objects and hidden passageways, it’s a truly unique experience! As soon as you enter the Meta Maze, your senses will become alert and stimulated. After all those impressions, Doloris’ Rooftop is the place to recover with a snack and a drink, plus a view of Tilburg’s Spoorzone.