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Poème Brut

Mar 30, 2018 – Sep 2, 2018

‘Poème Brut’ highlights designers’ renewed interest in crafts, local techniques and materials. In recent years, their focus has shifted to manufacturing processes and materiality as a counterpoint to globalisation and dematerialisation.

Heaven or Hell? Cube Design Museum

Jan 28, 2018 – Sep 2, 2018

Do we really believe that we wear shoes because they are comfortable? If so, we are most likely wrong, because our footwear says a lot more about us than we think. It is high time to take a closer look at the impact of shoe design.

Tropic City - Cuypershuis Roermond

Dec 3, 2017 – Feb 25, 2018

A selection of Tropic City works are currently on view at the famous Cuypershuis in Roermond. The museum exhibits the work of the Limburg Design Awards nominees. 

Change the System - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

Oct 14, 2017 – Jan 14, 2018

‘Change the System’ features projects by designers who want to change the world, either step by step or in one big gesture. With work by more than fifty designers and artists, the exhibition…

Collaboration J. & L. Lobmyer - Vienna Design Week

Sep 29, 2017 – Oct 7, 2017

Design connects. Especially in the case of the Passionswege. Ever since they were introduced, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has been connecting international and Austrian designers…

Earth Matters - Curated by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano

Jun 10, 2017 – Nov 26, 2017

‘Earth Matters’ refers to the worldwide development regarding sustainability and respect for earth’s resources. In the worlds of design, science and business, these aspects are…

Le grand Détournement - CNAP

Jun 2, 2017 – Oct 29, 2017

Handcrafting, DIY, bric-a-brac, sampling, customising… new strategies have emerged in contemporary design that draw on manual practices that are far removed from the standard definition of design…

Creating the Contemporary Chair - NGV

Mar 17, 2017 – Oct 17, 2017

Creating the Contemporary Chair presents arresting and provocative chair designs by some of the most interesting Australian and international designers practising in recent decades…

Tropic City Amsterdam - National Maritime Museum

Mar 3, 2017 – Mar 5, 2017

What would a tropical Amsterdam look like? From a curiosity to the extreme conditions due to global warming, Jólan van der Wiel carries out experiments to shape the tropical city of his imagination…

First Central China International Ceramics Biennal - Henan Museum

Dec 6, 2016 – Mar 12, 2016

The First Central China International Ceramics Bienniale is a new cultural undertaking developed by Henan Museum as a groundbreaking event after three years of intensive research and all-out preparations…

Amsterdam Light Festival

Nov 28, 2016 – Jan 17, 2017

Lightwaves is designed by designer Jólan van der Wiel and architects Benthem Crouwel Architects for the Amsterdam Light Festival. The artwork can be seen on the Herengracht at the Blauwbrug…

Beyond The Naked Eye

Oct 23, 2016 – Oct 30, 2016

Catching the hidden beauty of our surroundings.
During the Dutch Design Week 2016 curators Woes van Haaften and Roosje van Donselaar present the ’Beyond The Naked Eye’ exhibition, and the Post Modern…

Beauty - Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

Feb 12, 2016 – Aug 21, 2016

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” the fifth installment of the museum’s popular contemporary design exhibition series…

Three ‘Beings’ for Iris van Herpen’s Quaquaversal 2016

October 2015
For this collection, Iris Van Herpen explores the powerful confluence of Nature and architecture. Inspired by the living tree bridges in India, the designer executes a new approach…

Forces for Architecture

July 2015
Jólan van der Wiel and Benthem Crouwel Architects are setting up a studio where they will research the interaction between forces of nature and architecture. This studio is organized based on the four elements…

Volvo Design Challenge 2015

June 2015
Jólan van der Wiel, Borre Akkersdijk, Lilian van Daal, Brit Nerven and Bob Schiller are the five nominated designers participating in the Volvo Design Challenge 2015…

Intersections #4 - Art & Design Atomium Museum

Sep 16, 2016 – Sep 26, 2016

Intersections is a biennial of contemporary design, started in 2009. This 4th edition, in collaboration with the CID, presents a selection of their purchases from the center for innovation and design in Grand-Hornu…

Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft

May 2015
Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft will promote Dutch Design and its influence on the global future of…

Energies Unseen

April 2015
The highly anticipated event of the year is finally here. Jólan van der Wiel, together with designer Marjan van Aubel, will be presenting a show, titled “ENERGIES UNSEEN” in Rossana Orlandi…

Björk Shoes for MOMA

Mar 8, 2015 – Jun 7, 2015

March 2015
The Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective of the multifaceted work of composer, musician, and singer Björk. The exhibition draws from more than 20 years…

Solo Exhibition: Forces of Nature

Dec 13, 2014 – Dec 22, 2014

In this first solo-exhibition, Jólan van der Wiel’s was shown from several angles, bringing insight into the span of his fascination for natural forces in general, with a special emphasis on experiments…

Journey of a Raindrop

Oct 18, 2014 – Oct 26, 2014

‘Journey of a Raindrop’ will be presented at the Dutch Design Week
- In No Particular Order –
The Talent Exhibition of the Creative Industries Fund NL…

Dom Pérignon: The Power of Creation

September 2014
The Power of Creation in collaboration with Iris van Herpen for Dom Pérignon. Presented in New York, Paris and London.


Apr 8, 2014 – Apr 13, 2014

April 8 – 13, 2014
Welcome to our show at the Salone Del Mobile. In collaboration with Dutch Invertuals, Ekwc and made possible by the Creative Industrie Fund NL..


October 2013
On the verge of shifting cultures and collapsing economies, one really has to thoroughly reconsider who we are and what we stand for. Ten designers look into this…

Interior Innovation Award 2012 – D3 Contest Cologne

February 2012
The curated exhibition of the winning entries submitted for the [D³] Contest, which is held in collaboration with the German Design Council, has been drawing crowds for years. Only students and graduates who qualified less than three years ago are eligible to enter the competition. This year, young designers from all over the world submitted no fewer than 689 entries. Only the best 28 products will be shown at the imm cologne 2012, of which only three will be presented with the sought after Interior Innovation Award by an international jury…