Things and Materials

Exhibition

Designing the Surface

Exhibition

27 Jan — 20 Aug 2017

Designing the Surface, an exhibition where the final topcoat targets the senses, investigates a compendium of artefacts over five sets: lustre, patina, faux, teflon and agency.

Research

New Material Award

Research

Mon 25 Jul 2016

The New Material Award invites artists and designers to present designs that offer innovative solutions to the issues of today and the challenges of tomorrow. Each project should integrate new materials, or innovative ways of using materials.

Exhibition

Temporary Fashion Museum

Exhibition

13 Sep 2015 — 08 May 2016

Many Dutch museums include fashion within their collections but there has never been a national fashion museum. Over a period of eight months Het Nieuwe Instituut will explore the possibilities of such an institution by transforming itself into a fashion museum. The entire building will be utilised for this temporary experiment. 

Exhibition

GLASS

Engine of Progress

Exhibition

18 Apr — 23 Aug 2015

In the context of the 34th World Expo opening in Milan on May 1st, Het Nieuwe Instituut addresses this phenomenon from different perspectives between April 26 and August 23. The exhibition GLASS shows how this age-old, man-made material is still inextricably connected to progress and how it continuously challenges contemporary designers to innovative experiments.

Exhibition

PLASTIC

Promises of a Home-made Future

Exhibition

16 Jan — 06 Apr 2015

PLASTIC: Promises of a Home-made Future is the third in a series of exhibitions about materials and their economic, cultural and social significance. Wood was the subject last time, and an exhibition about glass is currently under preparation. PLASTIC shows how far-reaching innovation in materials has fired the imagination for a century, yet continues to evoke doom scenarios.

Exhibition

New Material Award 2014

Presenting the work of 16 nominees

Exhibition

20 Nov 2014 — 04 Jan 2015

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents the work of sixteen designers, artists and architects who are nominated for the New Material Award 2014.  The New Material Award challenges artists, designers and architects to create and present designs featuring the use of new materials and innovative techniques that contribute to a better and sustainable society.

Exhibition

WOOD

The Cyclical Nature of Materials, Sites and Ideas

Exhibition

16 May — 10 Aug 2014

Current experiments with wood are leading to surprising applications in and outside the domains of architecture and design. The rich story of WOOD is told through design objects, architectural projects and artifacts from national and international collections, and references diverse geographical, historical and cultural contexts.

Exhibition

Design Fiction

Willem de Kooning Academy students offer a glimpse into the future

Exhibition

23 Jan — 02 Feb 2014

Research, Exhibition

Biodesign

On the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity

Research, Exhibition

26 Sep 2013 — 26 Jan 2014

For the Biodesign exhibition, curator William Myers has selected dozens of projects that illustrate new ways to harness living systems for art, design and production

Exhibition

Designing Health

Designing for health care

Exhibition

21 Sep 2013 — 05 Jan 2014

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents Designing Health, an exhibition on designing for health care, at the Designhuis in Eindhoven. Curated by Sabine Wildevuur, it shows how technology, innovation and design have influenced health care throughout history and what they are capable of contributing to it now and in the future. In Designing Health Het Nieuwe Instituut highlights the important role designers play in helping to keep and make people well.

Workshop

The New Haberdashery

Studio and workshops

Workshop

The New Haberdashery was established as part of the Temporary Fashion museum. It is a studio in which visitors can try their hand at making clothes and other textile products.