Research: What is Dutch Design?

Using Aaron Betsky’s False Flat: Why Dutch Design is So Good as a reference, the culture and history of the Netherlands is explored within the context of design. Looking at societal factors that help create a structure that supports design, a balance between traditionalism and experimentation leads to debate and constant evolution in design. Precedents Hema, Joep Van Lieshout, and the Centraal Museum Utrecht are explored.

Authors: Kevin Fales, Phaedra Harder, Stephanie McDonell,