Dutch Design Graduates

Since about twenty years, the Dutch design magazine Items annually visits all graduation shows of design schools in the Netherlands and Belgian Flanders. A huge operation for a small magazine involving dozens of schools, a host of reviewers and tight logistics — graduation shows typically last only a few days, all within the time frame of a few weeks. A total of hundreds of suggestions by our scouts is then assembled by Items‘ editorial staff and reviewed for final selection by a jury of Items‘ editors reinforced by specialists from various design disciplines. In three meetings, focusing on product and interior design, graphic and digital design, and fashion, textile and jewelry design respectively, the final selection of between 50 and 70 graduation projects is made. Published in the magazine’s fall issue, this selection represents the debut of the best and brightest young Dutch design talents of the year.