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Droog Design's musings on Dutch sobriety and age

Dutch culture and design gets another shot of publicity with an exhibition at the Architectural Association which showcases the design collections of Droog Design. This firm, which commissions 'young design' - as distinct from 'young designers' - was set up in the early 1990s by art historian Renny Ramakers and jewellery designer Gijs Bakker. The joint lecture at the AA revealed that the hip-sounding name of their outfit really means 'dry', as in 'sober' - a reflection on the suppression ...

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