Designers In Residence

The Designers in Residence program is an essential part of the activities of the Dutch Design Month and consists of giving established designers time and space to escape from their regular work to reflect, research and develop new ways to practice their practice. develop.


The program is aimed at international designers of at least 50 years with proven experience and products in one of the four main themes of the Dutch Design Month:

  • Object and Industrial
  • Media, Graphic and Interactive
  • Architecture, Interior and Landscape
  • People, Fashion and Textile
    Language skills in Dutch, Italian, German or English are required.

Designer in Residence benefits

This year there will be a living space (sponsored by …) and in addition designers will get their own studio in … (sponsored by …) in which they can create their work. During the week, visitors can visit the designers twice a day for half an hour and talk to them. This opportunity offers designers the time and space to focus on a project independently. They can also use our Dutch Design Month volunteers. The Dutch Design Month strives to offer established designers a place, with the aim of providing them with an infrastructure that allows them to grow in their own creative practices. Our volunteers can support the guest designers in the design, both structurally, spatially and socially.

Group display

In addition, each guest designer receives 250 euros to cover travel costs. A special allowance can be made available for material costs. Once each designer has completed their 24-day stay, they will give a group presentation together from 22 to 24 December in Huis Der Zotheid.

Designer In Residence 2021 form


Dutch Design Center
attn. Designer in Residence Program
Beukelsweg 81a
NL 3022 GG, Rotterdam
Telephone +31 63826 5666

Visit this page, facebook or twitter regularly for information about when you can visit the studio and meet the designers.