The Hague - Design and Government

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Design of a building for the Leipzig University on the site of a former church by Erick van Egeraat.

De wall of shame: a collection of former logos from government organisation in the Netherlands.

Studio Dumbar is responsible for the new visual identity of the Dutch Government. Around 200 government organisations with different corporate identities were to take on one visual identity. Tom Dorresteijn has a remarkable story about standardisation, innovation, commitment and nostalgia regarding the largest corporate identity operation in Dutch history.

The 'Jump' of German OKA büromöbel, a desk for seated and standing use must suffice to European norms for ergonomics.

Speakers announcement Norm=Form

Speakers announcement Norm=Form


Erick van Egeraat (Designed by Erick van Egeraat): "I want to make buildings that are almost impossible, sustainability isn't about technology, but about aesthethics. For that matter my buildings can not be expensive enough."

Van Egeraat is one of the speakers who will talk about the pros and contras, the past, the present and the future of standardisation during the Norm=Form symposium. Other speakers are among others Tom Dorresteijn (strategy director Studio Dumbar), design historian Timo de Rijk, the German fashion designer Gregor Clemens and Helfried Christoph (director of product management OKA büromöbel). Read here more about the speakers and the programme.

The Saxony-Dutch symposium 'Norm=Form, über Standardisierung und Design' takes place on September 2nd in Leipzig, Germany. Together with the BNO Association of Dutch Designers and the VDID Association of German Designers, we organise a 3-day programme for designers and architects. Read here how to register.