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The multi-annual programme EMBRACING EXCHANGE aims to connect Dutch and German designers, makers and cultural institutes. During Passagen Interior Design Week 2018, EMBRACING EXCHANGE is organizing a designers’ exhibition and a matchmaking event at gallery ‘ampersand’ in Cologne.
EXHIBITION (15.01.2018 – 21.01.2018)

At the Passagen Design Week, EMBRACING EXCHANGE will show two presentations.

1. MATERIAL DESIGNERS presents Dutch designers (Curator Maurer United Architects en Yksi Connect Eindhoven). Participating designers are:

Grivec Bros

René Holten

Paul Koenen

José Maase & Mireille Meijs

Dirk Ploos van Amstel

Tanja Schell

Christoph Seyferth

Fabian von Spreckelsen

Daria Biryukova

Anastasia Eggert

Agne Kucerenkaite

Woodjai Lee

Pao Hui Kao

2. SOUTHERN TREASURES presents the best graduation works from the Maastricht Academy for Fine Arts and Design (Curator MAFAD Design Team). Participating designers are:

Jessica den Hartog

Marleen Boot

Meggie Borgers

Iris Claessens

Cas Driessen

Ghislaine Ortmans

Djillie Roes

Anna Davies

Henrike Altes

Miriam Harig

Alice Schiavone


During the exhibition the designers will be on sight to guide visitors.

Opening Hours
15.01 - 20.01.2018 12.00h - 20.00h
21.01.2018 12.00h - 18.00h

At tuesday, January 16th 2018, EMBRACING EXCHANGE is organizing a programme featuring presentations related to the two exhibitions, a so-called ‘blind match’ event and complimentary drinks.


EMBRACING EXCHANGE is an initiative of DDX (Maastricht) and Passagen (Cologne) with kind
support of Stadt Köln, Gemeente Maastricht, Provincie Limburg, Maastricht Academy for Fine Arts and
Design and YKSI Connect Eindhoven.


Galerie ‘ampersand’
Venloer Str. 24
50672 Cologne

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