Dutch Design Week (also known as DDW) is the largest annual design event in Northern Europe. It presents work and concepts from more than 2,600 designers to more than 355,000 visitors from home and abroad. Hosted in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the event is about Dutch design. The event takes place around the last week of October and is a nine-day event with exhibitions, studio visits, workshops, seminars, and parties at many venues dispersed throughout the city.
TU/e researchers are showcasing their research to a broad audience. Jordy van Asten who leads the DDW project explains that he and his colleagues are developing methods to encourage the body to repair itself. For example, by designing a biodegradable stent which can be inserted and replace a damaged or diseased blood vessel.