With this new exhibition, we celebrate the many designers who contributed to Kazerne becoming a Home of Design. Recent work by over 40 leading and promising designers including Lidewij Edelkoort & Kiki van Eijk for Google, Maarten Baas, Studio Drift and Léa Mazy will be on display until spring 2019.

FALL 2018 — SPRING 2019

Creative Director

Annemoon Geurts

Exhibition Design

Curated for Google by Lidewij Edelkoort in collaboration with Kiki van Eijk

The new exhibition ‘ONGOING DIALOGUE – New Design By Old Friends’ is partly situated in the former military barracks in the center of design capital Eindhoven, which have been recently renovated with much respect for its heritage. In December Kazerne will open as a Home of Design: a unique concept where guests can eat, drink, meet, work and even sleep surrounded by museum quality exhibitions. In the adjacent warehouse, which was renovated and opened in 2014, visitors can discover recent work by old friends – as can be expected from Kazerne with both established names and promising talent. For example, Joost van Bleiswijk presents an outdoor kitchen, Maarten Baas an ode to MB and Léa Mazy her Design Academy graduation project. Both Modular and Ontwerpduo & Cleary Led present lighting innovations, Lucas & Lucas their IKEA hacking project and Studio Drift the enchanting Meadow. Lidewij Edelkoort & Kiki van Eijk will present the Dutch première of SOFTWEAR for Google.

Google, Edelkoort & van Eijk

Already in 1998, trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort conceived the idea of technology blending in our day-to-day life. Now 20 years later she revisits her concept with the presentation of SOFTWEAR, an installation that demonstrates how new hardware products by Google seamlessly integrate into our daily lives, instead of disturbing them. Kiki van Eijk designed a series of tapestries that ‘weave’ into the SOFTWEAR story, starting with collages created with the same textiles that were used by Google in their new products.  The installation made its debut at the Salone del Mobile in Milan last April and is now on show in the Netherlands for the first time.

Home of design

“To have as many people as possible experience – in a hospitable surrounding – how design adds value to the world we live in; that is the mission of Kazerne,” states founder and Creative Director Annemoon Geurts. “The ongoing dialogue with starting and established designers and their stakeholders such as labels, manufacturers and exhibition spaces, are of major importance. Through their work, experiments and perspectives we show a glimpse of the future.”

As a token of appreciation, ONGOING DIALOGUE celebrates the role of the design community in establishing Kazerne, combining recent works by old friends with brand new talent. The exhibition shows various concepts and installations with urgent themes such as impermanence (Studio Drift), imperfection (Léa Mazy) and the role of technology in daily life (Lidewij Edelkoort & Kiki van Eijk for Google).

ONGOING DIALOGUE features: Ahrend, Maarten Baas, Contempo Gallery, Daphna Laurens, David Derksen, Studio Drift, Jella Lena van Eck, Lidewij Edelkoort & Kiki van Eijk for Google, Jesper Eriksson, Aleksandra Gaca, Sander Hagelaar, de Intuïtiefabriek, Kazerne Young, Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters, Lotte van Laatum, Geke Lensink, Lucas & Lucas, Studio Martens & Visser, Jelle Mastenbroek, Léa Mazy, Studio Mieke Meijer, Meyers & Fügmann, Isaac Monté, Mosa, Modular, Not Only White, Studio Isabel Quiroga, Atelier Robotiq x BCXSY, Floris Schoonderbeek, Social Label x Kranen Gille en Dick van Hoff, Atelier Rick Tegelaar, Studio Thier&vanDaalen, Studio Toer, Tools for Progress, VANTOT, Jeroen Wand, Studio Alex de Witte, Zavier Wong.

Kazerne Lab: Joost van Bleiswijk x MCB x Roxal, Kiki van Eijk x EE Exclusives, Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters x Cor Unum, Ontwerpduo x Cleary Led, Studio Thier&vanDaalen x Bruns


Arpa, Auping, Brabant C, Cultuur Eindhoven, Dornbracht, Driven by Design, Duravit, Van Helmond Architecten, Jasno, Lensvelt, Leeuwerik Plaatmateriaal, Oogenlust, Provincie Noord-Brabant, Gert Staal, Vescom.