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Design Derby - Exhibition

Museum Boymans van Beuningen

In this Design Derby, the design icons over the past 200 years of the Netherlands and Belgium faced each other in an exciting confrontation. Over 500 objects were shown from the two neighbouring countries, varying from silver, glass, ceramics and posters to furniture, fashion and cars. The objects were presented next to each other, in chronological order of the time-line from 1815 to 2015.

In the graphic design of the exhibition and the catalogue the nation colors are leading (with red as the common color of the country flags). The route of the exhibition is marked with these colors on the museum floor, as a reference to a sports hall. The common red line can be followed through 200 years of Dutch and Belgian design, spread over 21 periods. To give context to the spirit of those periods, a series of infographics were made. Developments in culture and economy show the influence on design in both countries.

In the exhibition families could play an exciting and educational game. By answering questions and making assignments they could put together their own 'design dream team'. By collecting all game tickets in the special booklet they could determine who the winner of this friendly competition would be: the Belgians or the Dutch. The booklet could be collected as a trophy to take home.

The exhibition was opened June 2015 by her Royal Highness Queen Máxima

Click here the Design Derby - Book
Infographics in collaboration with Willem van de Ven
Exhibition design: Studio Parade

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 June 2015 Queen Máxima opens the exhibition

June 2015
Queen Máxima opens the exhibition

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 Design Derby buttons, for the opening and for sale in the Museum shop

Design Derby buttons, for the opening and for sale in the Museum shop

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 Family play

Family play

 Collect your favorite cards and match your own design ‘dream team’.

Collect your favorite cards and match your own design ‘dream team’.

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