VDF teams up with Ventura Projects today to present the work of over 80 international designers, schools and brands through a series of virtual exhibitions and events.
The VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration features two collective exhibitions, a panel discussion plus a show featuring the work of 67 individual designers.
“By collaborating with VDF, we hope to give our exhibitors the exposure they deserve on a popular worldwide platform and to inspire the readers with compelling design projects,” said Margriet Vollenberg, founder and art director of Ventura Projects.
“We would have loved to showcase these incredible products and installations at Ventura Future and Ventura Centrale during Milan Design Week 2020, but we are happy to be able to show them at VDF in these current times.”
67 design projects
This comprehensive online show presents work by 67 different designers, academies and brands in the Ventura Projects stable. The 67 individual posts are already live.
Hello Humanity examines inclusive design
At 11:00am UK time, the virtual exhibition called Hello Humanity: Dutch Design for a Holistic World will be launched.
This features the work of seven Dutch designers who are exploring inclusive and accessible design: Irakli Sabekia, Makers Unite, Lot Mars, Studio Ching-Hui Yang, Aline Gerards, Jessica Smarsch and Pauline Agustoni.
Channelling Change explores sustainability
At 12:00pm UK time, a second virtual exhibition Channelling Change: Inside A Designer’s Brain will go live. This explores how designers based in the Netherlands are tackling sustainability in their work and features 14 exhibitors.
These include Atelier Boelhouwer, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet, Atelier LVDW, Beer Holthuis, Sanne Visser, Studio Yvon Smeets, Xandra van der Eijk, Tamara Orjola, Studio Sway, Shahar Livne, Studio Billie van Katwijk, Studio Chardé Brouwer and Studio Lionne van Deursen. It also comprises a collaborative project by Pauline Wiersema and Thieu Custers.
Live discussion on design under lockdown
Finally, at 2:00pm, a live panel discussion called Facing the future will explore how designers are having to adapt their working practices in the time of coronavirus. Moderated by Dezeen’s Marcus Fairs, the discussion will include Dutch designer Nienke Hoogvliet, Swiss video artist, motion designer and filmmaker Georg Lendorff, and Japanese designer Ryo Tada from Studio Tada.
About Virtual Design Festival
Virtual Design Festival is the world’s first online design festival, curated and powered by Dezeen and taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.
About Ventura Projects
Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design.
As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at dezeen.com/vdf/ventura-projects.