Knowledge & Network

Premsela works to further the growth of Dutch design. In the process, it collaborates with a great many partners. The institute aims its activities at designers, students, commissioning clients, producers, professionals and amateurs in the Netherlands and abroad.

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Current projects

Premsela Chair Knowledge & Network

Premsela Chair

The Premsela Chair is the Netherlands’ first chair devoted to the field of design culture. “Design is present everywhere in society and determines to an important degree how a product is valued,” De Rijk says.
Modekern Arnhem Knowledge & Network

Modekern Arnhem

Modekern Arnhem will provide inspiration for designers and research resources for students at institutions such as ArtEZ Institute of the Arts and Radboud University Nijmegen.
Design Heritage Knowledge & Network

Design Heritage

Dealing with design archives, which often contain three-dimensional objects, requires specific expertise. Premsela works to preserve Dutch design heritage in partnership with the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD).
Preserving design artefacts

Heritage Clusters

Premsela is working with heritage institutions to build an infrastructure for preserving important design artefacts and making them accessible. Read more.
Online lesson programme

Space Soup

In the online lesson programme Spacesoup, Dutch secondary school students learn about architecture and design through the objects and buildings around them – their own homes, possessions and cities. Read more.
Design history LinkedIn group

The new LinkedIn group Designgeschiedenis Nederland connects design historians and authors and enables them to exchange information, announce activities, and discuss design history.

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