World’s first Dutch Design Center officially opens its doors in Dubai Design District, d3

Last evening, the first Dutch Design Center outside of the Netherlands officially opened its doors in Dubai Design District, d3. The official opening was held under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Frank J.M. Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Arab Emirates and His Excellency Mr. Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Arab Emirates. The event started with an official presentation of Dennis de Rond, founder of Skyne Visionaries in Branding and Design and one of the four founding partners of the Dutch Design Center. After that, group CEO of Tecom Group, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani and His Excellency Mr. Frank J.M. Mollen officially marked the opening of the Dutch Design Center by cutting the ribbon.

Skyne is the proud co-founder of the Dutch Design Center and we are responsible for its strategy, positioning and communication.

About the Dutch Design Center
The Dutch Design Center is a collaborative effort of leading Dutch firms: HunterDouglas, Keller Kitchens, Royal Ahrend and Skyne Branding & Design. The Dutch Design Center is an inspiring online and offline platform for the best and latest of Dutch design that aims to spark unique collaborations everywhere it operates. From its first physical location in Dubai Design District, d3, the Middle East’s leading design destination, the Dutch Design Center orchestrates boutique exhibitions, noteworthy keynote speeches, creative workshops and unique collaborations. This is done in collaboration with the Dutch Design Center’s extensive network of well reputed Dutch initiatives, designers and creative communities including Dutch Design Foundation, Royal Philips, Randstad MENA and Art Dubai. With the arrival of the Dutch Design Center, the strong pedigree of Dutch creativeness is now powerfully represented in the Middle East and Africa.

Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, COO of Dubai Design District, d3, about the new Dutch Design Center: “As d3 continues to evolve into a fully fledged international design hub, we’re delighted to welcome to our home the Dutch Design Center which itself supports the very essence of d3, to inspire collaboration, exchange knowledge and innovate across borders. The strengthening of partnerships with international design centers is one key element in building a creative neighborhood that has a global outlook and we hope that many more initiatives like the Dutch Design Center will find their home at d3.”

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