The Association of Dutch Designers (the BNO) has announced it is to organise a matchmaking event during South Africa’s Design Indaba this year, pairing design groups from South Africa and the Netherlands.
Dutch Match, as the initiative will be called, will take place next month during and after Design Indaba from 18 to 24 February in Cape Town.
‘The aim of the commercial mission is to develop potential partnerships between Dutch and South African design consultancies and to boost the exchange of talented young designers from the two countries,’ according to a statement from BNO.
BNO is organising the project together with the SANEC (South African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce), with support from the Dutch Premsela Foundation for promoting the development of Dutch design, the Dutch embassy in Pretoria and the Consulate General in Cape Town.
Information will soon be made available at www.dutchmatch.co.za