Love, Designed shows you how design guides the way we both seek and consume love. You’ll also meet the designers who speculate about alternatives to love’s many clichés. In short, the exhibition will open your eyes to how our image of love has been designed.
In the ceramics closet on the second floor of the museum, we present the recent acquisition of ‘Everyday Tools’ by Sigrid Calon.
Design Museum Den Bosch is proud to present the work of three talented Brabant designers short-listed for the Design Prize 2023: Manon van Hoeckel, Shahar Livne and Boey Wang.
Design, art, nature and technology blend into a single whirlwind experience in this grandly conceived family exhibition. Discover the fascination with speed, follow the hunt for the millisecond and experience the heyday of streamlined design.
The most popular tattoo in the nineties was the tribal tattoo. The solid shapes, placed in large sections and thick lines, decorated many upper arms, backs and lower legs. The unsubtle tattoos were inspired by the traditions of the Maori, Hawaiians and Aztecs, among others, but had little to do with them in practice. We…
At the top of the monumental, spiral staircase of the museum, you can see a new permanent ceramics collection exhibition with works by Pablo Picasso and Kenneth Price, among many others.
The Young Design Team is proud to present A Digital Nature – DEMO at the Design Museum Den Bosch. The presentation shows a selection of animations themed around digital nature: wondrous underwater worlds, alien plants and dream landscapes with digital flowers. They are enticing images that also force you to think: have we entered an…
Digital fashion has long since ceased to be science fiction. Fashion created from pixels instead of textiles is almost imperceptibly part of everyday life for many people. Slowly we are moving toward the metaverse: the future virtual world of the Internet in which our physical environment will merge with the digital one. Discover the newest generation of fashion designers and meet face to face with hyper-realistic digital models.
Frank Kolkman designs at the intersection of technology and the human body. The work Artificial Awe is an attempt to visualise sublime experiences and make them generally accessible using artificial intelligence.
This pioneering exhibition is an opportunity to discover a collection of extraordinary design drawings from the Rijksmuseum. The drawings, which date from the period 1500–1900, have been brought together for the first time and are arranged according to the successive stages of the design process.
The exhibition Sneakers Unboxed offers you a behind-the-scenes look at the footwear that triggered technological breakthroughs, inspired new youth cultures and turned the fashion world on its head.
Every youth room used to be full of them: the posters produced by Verkerke Reprodukties, the company of Poster King Engel Verkerke. Whether you picked Che Guevara, The Beatles, a horse on the beach or a naked woman, you could show exactly who you wanted to be and which group you wanted to belong to….
Goth is the world’s biggest subculture. A lifestyle steeped in an undefined yearning for the dark side of life. The exhibition GOTH – Designing Darkness looks for the wellspring of the Goth scene to present two centuries of a cultural history packed with dramatic imaginings, ominous design and melancholic art. In the heart of historic…
Lucio Fontana (1899–1968) was one of the 20th century’s most important avant-garde artists and continues to inspire artists, designers and architects to this day. He is best known for his iconic slashed paintings, but Fontana’s work goes much further than that. He was a sculptor by training, created spatial installations, collaborated with architects and designed…
In ‘Radical Austria – Everything is Architecture’, you will discover the mind-expanding, boundary-shifting and socially critical work of the Austrian avant-garde in the 1960s and 70s.
Design Museum Den Bosch is proud to mark the Design Prize 2021 by presenting the work of three up-and-coming Brabant design talents. They have been selected by the winner of this year’s prize, Bart Hess.
Meret Oppenheim (1913–1985) was a Surrealist who didn’t want to be called a Surrealist. A feminist who didn’t like ‘women’s art’. World-renowned but agonized by her fame. This exhibition introduces you to Oppenheim and her playful and ironic work.
Design Museum Den Bosch is presenting Benno Premsela’s jewellery collection this spring under the title Warrior and Seducer. Benno Premsela (1920–1997) was a designer, interior decorator and leading figure in the post-war Dutch art world. He was also a prominent champion of LGBT rights in the Netherlands.
Design Museum Den Bosch presents the work of visionary designer, critic and activist Victor Papanek (1923-1998).
Master students at the Design Academy Eindhoven present their research into the theme ‘stigmergy’. How can designers utilize this complex concept?
The Poster is Dead presents the work of eight design agencies who are working at the forefront of digital motion design for the public space.
What does the future of the human body look like? In this exhibition, artists and designers explore the moral and technological boundaries of the body.
Design Museum Den Bosch’s exhibition of Third Reich design will be the first in the world. The Volkswagen Beetle, the 1936 Olympic Games, the swastika and Leni Riefenstahl’s films. The main loan items come from major German museums in Berlin and Munich.
Geert Lap – Specific Objects offers a visually captivating survey of the peerless work of one of the world’s most important post-war ceramic artists. The many works from the museum’s own collection have been supplemented by dozens of judiciously selected loans from leading museums and collections. The exhibition was designed by Aldo Bakker, who engages…
From the 1960s onwards, the Netherlands aspired to be modern. The distinctive design associated with Dutch modernism was abstract, geometric, white, grey and black. ‘The Modern Netherlands 1963–1989: The Design of a Model Nation’ presents a lively survey of design, architecture and art in the period in question.
Design Museum Den Bosch is paying tribute to the expert advisers at the European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC, now known as Sundaymorning@ekwc) with the exhibition The Ghosts of Sunday Morning. For fifty years now, the EKWC has brought together knowledge, design and imagination in the field of ceramics. Thirty key works from the EKWC’s history…
Jean Cocteau (1889 – 1963) had a remarkable public life that played out in close proximity to famous figures such as Guillaume Apollinaire, Coco Chanel, Sergei Diaghilev, Edith Piaf and his close friend Pablo Picasso. Design Museum Den Bosch will present the first Jean Cocteau retrospective in the Netherlands.
Thijs Wolzak made the photographic series Human Interior for the NRC Handelsblad newspaper. Two questions from the captions that many hundreds of thousands of readers must have pondered were: ‘How many Ikea products do you own?’ and ‘What would you save from a fire?’
A design exhibition about our food. Food seduces with beautiful images and stories. In the divide between production and consumption, the role of designers is becoming increasingly important. Their attractive designs and seductive stories atone the consumer with the origins of our food.
Designer Benno Premsela (1920-1997) and Yvònne Joris, former director of the Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch (1950 – 2013) both were leading collectors and public figures during their time. Find out about their unconventional view on design from their privat collections.
Uber and iPhones, Facebook and Google Earth, all of these are conceived in California, and have a huge impact worldwide. The exhibition California: Designing Freedom shows for the first time how the dominant high-tech culture of Silicon Valley originated from the counterculture of the sixties.
Design Museum Den Bosch has one of the principal collections of American Ceramics in Europe. This exhibition is an extensive overview with more than 120 pieces.
In contemporary society cars play a bigger role as cultural signifiers than jewellery. You are what you drive.
The Catalan jewellery designer and maker Marc Monzó, winner of the Françoise van den Bosch Award 2016, will be honoured this autumn with a solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch.
On the 14th of September the famous Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass was born exactly one hundred years ago.
Bart Hess is the young Dutch designer who shot to international fame with his ‘Slime Dress’ for Lady Gaga in 2011, barely four years after graduation from the Design Academy Eindhoven.