GLUE amsterdam connected by design

September 14-17.2023

GLUE is a four-day design-route from and for Amsterdam designers, the general public, architects, brands, showrooms, galleries, academies, and other colleagues.

GLUE amsterdam connected by design connects all locations and provides a substantive and attractive program for colleagues and the public.

Founding Partner

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Partners 2023

Founding Partners

Founding Partners

Suported by

RVO Design

Ruud van Oosterhout specialises in the design of furniture, interiors, as well as ceramics and glass objects in an unmistakably minimalist and sober style.
His designs are an exploration of form, shape, colour & proportion. All comes together in his furniture collection bruut., the crystal table pieces and the porcelain tableware range. Ruud’s collections consist of stronge shapes in which sustainability is an indispensable aspect.

Robert Bronwasser

Industrial designer Robert Bronwasser passionately merges creative skills, common sense and over 25 years’ experience into useful products with a one-off look – to put a daily smile on your face.

Creative Industries Fund NL

The Creative Industries Fund NL is the cultural fund for design, architecture, digital culture and any crossovers between them. As one of the six national cultural funds, we finance special and innovative projects, research and activities of designers, makers and cultural institutions in the creative industry.

Cultural Partners

Community Partners

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum was founded in 1874 by a group of private citizens in Amsterdam, led by C.P. van Eeghen, who donated funds and their art collections to establish a museum in the capital of the Netherlands that would be devoted to modern art. The collection, housed at first at the Rijksmuseum, was moved in 1895 into the Museum’s own building, designed by A.W. Weissman.

waag futurelab

Technology is not neutral. Waag reinforces critical reflection on technology, develops technological and social design skills, and encourages social innovation.

Waag works in a trans-disciplinary team of designers, artists and scientists, utilising public research methods in the realms of technology and society. This is how Waag empowers as many people as possible to design an open, honest and inclusive future.


BNO, the Association of Dutch Designers is founded by designers, for designers. Their history goes back more than a hundred years. What’s more important is what they are today: the largest community of designers and design agencies in the Netherlands, supporting and promoting designers and their profession. 

De Interieur Club

De Interieur Club is the platform for the interior professional. De Interieur Club Podcast brings inspiration with their podcasts and blogs. And connects the professional with other interior design colleagues during their networking events.


GLUE TV 2022 is in collaboration with creative media partner Thonik, broadcasting partner SALTO television and Mediacollege Amsterdam/Bas de Groot.

See all interviews here

In the iconic Thonik building at the Wibautstraat, GLUE participants and influential Amsterdam creatives will be interviewed by journalists, including Jeroen Junte, Marsha Simon, and Viveka van de Vliet, about their business, vision, and inspirations, but also about the overarching GLUE theme, ‘The City is ours’, which is inspired by the fact that we are travelling less and fewer tourists are coming to Amsterdam, making the city and its economy ours again. The interviews will be about unusual ways of doing business, about Amsterdam as a self-sufficient ecosystem where designers, architects, showrooms, and brands work together.

The City is Ours!

Auditiorium at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Navigating the city

Founding Partners
GLUE was initiated thanks to the Founding Partners who recognised the importance of a united creative Amsterdam. Thanks to Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Kvadrat, Kasstoor, Design Post Amsterdam, Robert Bronwasser and Ruud van Oosterhout Design. Go see their specially programmed exhibitions spread over the city.

Participating locations become GLUE HUBS when they host 4 or more designers and brands. More to see, check it out.

Printed City Map
GLUE maps all participating locations, literally. All addresses are clearly stated on a city map of Amsterdam and are easy to find via a clear index.