Stedelijk Museum’s-Hertogenbosch changed its name to Design Museum Den Bosch. We look beyond design. We show the influence of design on our daily lives, tell the stories behind it. We highlight the cultural meaning of design in the past, today and the future.
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.
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.
Thijs Wolzak made the photographic series Binnenkijken [looking in] for the NRC Handelsblad broadsheet. Two questions from the captions that many hundreds of thousands of readers pondered were: ‘Which Ikea products do you own?’ and ‘What would you take with you in the event of fire?’
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 bosom buddy Pablo Picasso. Design Museum Den Bosch will present the first Jean Cocteau retrospective in the Netherlands.
From the 1960s onwards, the Netherlands aspired to modernity. This desire was characterised by a shared love of geometric design and the use of white, black and grey. The exhibition consists of various important moments and situations from the period and will provide a comprehensive impression of architecture, product and graphic design, fashion and art.
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 loans originate from major German museums in Berlin and Munich.