Dutch Design Center:
The hub for Dutch design in the Middle East

The Dutch Design Center (DDC) is an online and offline platform that brings the best of Dutch design to the Middle East. DDC is designed to spark collaborations and here to help the Dutch creative sector in the Middle East grow.

DDC showcases the latest Dutch projects, products & services, promotes the innovative, ‘less is more’ and pragmatic mentality, and demonstrates the added value of Dutch creative thinking.

From its physical location in Dubai Design District, d3, the Middle East’s leading design destination, the center orchestrates keynote speeches, workshops, and meetups. This is done through key partnerships with reputed design initiatives, designers and creative communities including Dutch Design Foundation, Dubai Design Week, Dutch Creative Industries, d3, and Art Dubai. DDC collaborates with the Middle East’s most important events & initiatives to put Dutch design in the limelight.

Founded in collaboration

The Dutch Design Center is a collaborative effort of leading Dutch firms: HunterDouglas, Keller Kitchens, Royal Ahrend and Skyne.

In 2016, the founders decided to work together and combine their strengths to promote and achieve economic growth of the Dutch creative sector in the Middle East. Next to being the proud co-founder of DDC Skyne is responsible for its strategy, branding, positioning, and communication.

Our partners include well-reputed creative communities & brands

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Companies, initiatives, institutes and designers can take part, support or link with the Dutch Design Center in various ways. Contact me to explore the possibilities together!

Hanadie Zondervan-Sheikh
– Dutch Design Center & Skyne

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