Contact Amsterdam – GLUE HUB

Critical Making at Contact Amsterdam: House of Creators
Open Studio Creative Residents & Temporary Exhibitions

Exhibitors at Contact Amsterdam: see list below

Contact Amsterdam – House of Creators – is a creative hub that accommodates designers, artists and start-ups with studios and a shared Makerspace where various machines and digital fabrication tools are accessible; for our community and for makers in the Amsterdam area.

We welcome you to engage in dialog about ‘Critical Making’. The work of our community is displayed in an exhibition that guides you through all corners of our own ‘city’; join the Critical Makers Dinners, attend design related lectures, visit studios of the creative residents at Contact Amsterdam or participate in round table discussions hosted by Dutch Design Daily.

Contact Amsterdam
Contactweg 47
1014 AN Amsterdam

Opening times
Daily 12.00 – 18.00

Francois Dumas
French Designer

Camille Rousseau
Art, Interior Design and Brand Development

Commonplace Studio & Jesse Howard
Design Practice

Studio 68
Art, Design, Media

Dalila Abaouz
Fashion Culture

Digital Fabrication and Craftmanshipa

Magnus Norup
Circular Furniture and Product Design

Bureau Aat
Conceptual Design

JDT-Engineering Design
Technical Product Development

3d Scanning Robotics and Modeling

Cespo furniture
Interior Design

interior Design

Jule Cats
Product Design         

Ilias Ernst
Product Design

Inside Out Apparel
Embroidery Tattoo Art

Jolanta Izabel Paulak
Art Jewelry and Costume Design

Circulair Textile Production

Design Studio for Spaces and Products

Pretty Plastic
Upcycled Tiles

Food & catering

Kitchen Concepts


Friday 18 September
PODIUM: 17.00 – 17.30. The pro’s and con’s of circular design: a case study of Contact Amsterdam
Is circular design always the correct end to a means? In some cases recycling material actually might be less environmentally friendly than implementing new products.

Architect Fieke Tissink (Royal HaskoningDHV) takes examples from the circular construction of Contact Amsterdam to give us new points of consideration in our mission to sustainability.

Saturday 19 September
MAKER SPACE DEMO: 12.00 – 18.00. 3D printer, laser cutter and CNC mill

Podium: 14.00 – 15.30. Critical Making X Inclusive Design Panel
Did you know that custom made design for consumers with specific needs or wishes actually can be more beneficial to a large portion of our society than ‘one size fits all’ products?

Loes Bogers & Letizia Chiappini, editors of the Critical Maker Reader give an introduction on Critical Making and host a panel talk discussing inclusivity in design. Panel t.b.a.

Sunday 20 September
MAKER SPACE DEMO: 12.00 – 18.00. 3D printer, laser cutter and CNC mill

Podium: 12.00 – 18.00. Critical Making Cinema:  Making – Living – Sharing (45 minutes, ongoing) Jens Dyvik is a designer specialized in global collaboration and local manufacturing. He works with emotional connections between people and products, and aims to create services and products that help make those connections meaningful. In April 2013 he concluded a two-year research world tour, where he worked at open collaborative workspaces in all corners of the world. Jens dreams to make a living from an open and sharing design approach. His research into open design and personal manufacturing is aiming to realize this dream. He is currently running Fellesverkstedet in Oslo, and investigates in machines that make machines.

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