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Platform for contemporary craft

Crafts Council Nederland (CCNL) is the Dutch version of what is already indispensable for decades in England and many other countries: a platform for contemporary craft. CCNL develops programs and activities where teaching, connecting, inspiring and developing are the central themes. Traditional techniques are given a new life; they are translated and decoded to prevent them from disappearing. And to use them as innovator and economic stimulus for the creative sector.

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Open Call DDW 2019

CCNL calls on maker-designers, craft professionals, museums, work places, companies and academies to submit work for HOW&WOW.
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Recap: HOW&WOW – Studio at DDW2018

Here's what went down in Eindhoven during the most exciting design event of the year.
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HOW&WOW- Studio at DDW2018

Crafts Council Nederland shows the studio of the new maker: the workshop as a gallery and as a lab. In the studio things are...
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Recap of HOW&WOW – cooperazione!

This is what went down at the Milan Design Week 2018.
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Crafts Council Nederland presents HOW&WOW – cooperazione! in Milan

17-22 April 2018 Via Pastrengo 13, Milan
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Meet the cooperazione!

Crafts Council Nederland presents HOW&WOW - cooperazione! in Milan from 17 to 22 April. During this special exhibition six maker-designers from the Netherlands and...
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Listen to the special HOW&WOW – cooperazione! podcast

Thijs Adriaans made a special podcast for HOW&WOW - cooperazione! in which he talks with the maker-designers about the exhibition and the importance of...
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A photo report of the official kick-off of the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Have a look at the official kick-off of the European Year of Cultural Heritage at Het Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam.
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Recap Meet the Master Blockprint

Enjoy the results of the two-day Meet the Master Block Printing with Nathalie Cassée in the Zuiderzeemuseum
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Enjoy the video of the kick-off of the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Met Zuheir Alkazzaz en Bernard Heesen
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A visual throwback to the exhibition HOW&WOW at Dutch Design Week 2017

Enjoy this throwback to the exhibition HOW&WOW at Dutch Design Week 2017
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HOW&WOW at DDW 2017

Craftsmanship like you have never seen before!
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Crafts Council Nederland is collaborating with Dutch Design Foundation

Dutch Design Week and Crafts Council Nederland are collaborating to show the significance of crafts for today and the future. During DDW 2017 we...
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An interview with renowned ceramist Babs Haenen

Leg het keramische werk van Babs Haenen naast het gros van het alledaagse keramiek neer en je weet dat je iets bijzonders in handen...
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Sign the Crafts Manifesto!

Crafts are of great importance: for the emerging making industry, for the preservation and passing on of cultural heritage, for learning with the hands,...
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Become a CCNL Friend!

Join the Crafts Community!
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An interview with steel designer Philipp Weber

Philipp Weber is een van de aanstormende maker-designers die de masterclass Making & Metal volgde om zelf meer over het maakproces van staal te...
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Crafts Campus 2017

The second edition of Crafts Campus is a fact! From 12 - 16 July 2017
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Paris chooses for Staphorster Stipwerk again: Gerard van Oosten’s work shines on the catwalk once more!

In the hectic days of the Dutch Design Week, October last year, Crafts Council Nederland was called by French fashion house Maison Margiela because...
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Making and Metal

For a week of inspiration and developing metal techniques, Making and Metal invited seven makers with a vision to work and create with iron.
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Fabric developer Maison Margiela tells all..

Crafts Council Netherlands spoke to Yvette Peek, fabric developer at Maison Margiela, about her love for crafts and how she managed to get John...
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Indigo: Sharing blue

CCNL invites four maker-designers to travel to Kyushu to explore the indigo heritage from the Netherlands and Japan during a crafts exchange.
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Crafts Council Nederland connects Dutch heritage with the Parisian catwalk

In January 2016, CCNL, made the first contacts between Gerard van Oosten, master of Staphorster stipwerk and Belgian fashion designer Walter van Beirendonck.