Read the retrospective of the Embassy of Food

What will the supermarket of the future look like? And what kind of food will you be able to buy there? Clearly, the production and consumption of food will change. The Embassy of Food is investigating how this change takes shape. During Dutch Design Week 2021 (DDW21), visitors were given a glimpse into the supermarket of the future.

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Read the retrospective of the Embassy of Water

Water, we often take it for granted that it will be there. We turn on the tap and it flows out. The Embassy of Water places humans back within the natural water ecosystem and shows that the water transition is more than holding, slowing and infiltrating. During Dutch Design Week 2021 (DDW21), visitors could be amazed by a new perspective on water.

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Read the retrospective of the Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

In the future, will vegetables grow from your walls? Will your kitchen be made from leftovers? And will your doors be mainly constructed from algae? If it’s up to the Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building, we’re definitely headed in that direction. During Dutch Design Week 2021 (DDW21), visitors got a taste of what their house could look like in the future, completely biobased.

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Watch the official WDE after movie!

WDE was again a great success at Dutch Design Week (DDW) 2021! Because of the locations in the Klokgebouw, Ketelhuisplein and the city centre of Eindhoven, you could hardly miss the Embassies during DDW. Would you like to see all the highlights again? Watch the official after movie here!

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We have launched a new series of WDE Talks in Pakhuis de Zwijger!

In eight episodes, we dive deeper into the subject matter of the Embassies and talk to partners and designers about various topics. The guests briefly look back on Dutch Design Week 2021 and discuss what's next. On this page, you can find all the Talks. Please note that these talks are in Dutch.

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World Design Embassies is a programme organised by Dutch Design Foundation and partners about societal challenges and the role that design plays in developing new perspectives and offering tangible, workable solutions.

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  • Embassy of Inclusive Society

    A plea for a more inclusive design field
  • Embassy of Safety

    Surprising safety – new behaviour for a safer society
  • Embassy of Health

    Chronic Health – vital changes for a caring society
  • Embassy of Mobility

    Healthy and liveable cities
  • Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

    A biobased house as a starting point for a different value system
  • Embassy of Water

    Water cohabitation: how we live together with water
  • Embassy of Food

    The supermarket of the future
  • Embassy of Rethinking Plastic

    A new approach for plastics
Inclusive Society

Embassy of Inclusive Society

A plea for a more inclusive design field

Embassy of Safety

Surprising safety – new behaviour for a safer society
Embassy of Health

Embassy of Health

Chronic Health – vital changes for a caring society
Embassy of Mobility

Embassy of Mobility

Healthy and liveable cities

Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

A biobased house as a starting point for a different value system
Embassy of Water

Embassy of Water

Water cohabitation: how we live together with water
Image by Bernard Hermant

Embassy of Food

The supermarket of the future
Embassy of Rethinking Plastic

Embassy of Rethinking Plastic

A new approach for plastics

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Andere Tonen: in conversation with Multitude Creative Agency

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Retrospective 2021: Embassy of Health

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Retrospective 2021: Embassy of Inclusive Society

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Retrospective 2021: Embassy of Safety

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Retrospective 2021: Embassy of Rethinking Plastic

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Retrospective 2021: Embassy of Mobility

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