Design Academy Eindhoven shows the works of the graduated bachelors and masters students of the last school year. It is an interesting exhibition; many are the projects with an "industrial design" and "functionality" flavors, also the sustainability issue is present. Clearly this generation of designers is aware of what is going on around them, it looks to me they are not aiming any longer to the mass-production neither to the collectors market for their products. These young designers are dealing with social, environmental, wellbeing and communication issues.
In the case of the masters students, there is an extremely deep research beyond their concepts, often combined with science and social values.
I am also very proud of the Italian students, here some of their very interesting projects:
Gionata Gatto - project "Cultural Roots" - Man & Humanity Master
Elena Leurini - project MUTOID - Man & Humanity Master
Andrea Trimarchi &Simone Farresin - project Moulding Tradition - IM Master
then between the bachelors students I particularly loved:
Bas van derVeer - project "A drop of Water"
Mathilde Alders - project Pronkkast / Display wardrobe
Eva Gevaert - project KP107F
Jitske Blom - project "Hide & See"
Katharina Ludwig - project "Hosting Parrasite"
Yoeri Treffers - project "Flowerbomb"