Design Academy Eindhoven  

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Design Academy Eindhoven is a school for industrial design in Eindhoven, The Netherlands which has gained quite some international recognition over time. Piet Hein Eek studied there.



The Design Academy Eindhoven, Holland, was established in 1947 and was originally named The Academy for Industrial Design Eindhoven (AIVE as in Akademie Industriële Vormgeving Eindhoven). In 1997, the Academy moved into De Witte Dame (The White Lady) and subsequently changed its name.

In 1991, Li Edelkoort, a famous trendforecaster became the chairwoman of the Academy.


The Design Academy and Dutch Design in general is gaining notoriety. In 2003 New York Times mentioned the academy as "without question, currently the best design academy in the world". Several alumni are now designers for the well known designer label "Droog Design". Moss from the famous design store Moss Gallery has praised the education of The Design Academy several times. Orange Alert: Dutch Design Events organize Dutch Design events in New York which are very successful.

Every year, in the fall, the Dutch Design Week is held in Eindhoven with an array of Design related events, such as the graduation (exhibiting the works of that year's alumni of TDA) and the Dutch Design Awards.

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