Dutch Design Lounge formed the podium for Dutch Design in the automotive and transport sector at AutoRAI 2009

For the first time in 110 years, the AutoRAI became the podium for Dutch design in the automotive and transport sector.

The Dutch Design Lounge provided a platform to present Dutch design on an international level. International mobility solutions were presented, including alternative energy powered vehicles and the use of innovative materials.

The location of the Dutch Design Lounge at the AutoRAI 2009 was equally impressive. Housed within the Hall of Green Innovations, the Pavillion was graced by a specially-constructed geodesic Dome which followed the ingenius principals of Richard Buckminster Fuller. Measuring 14 metres in diameter and 7 metres in height, the impressive Dome construction became one of the main eyecatchers at the AutoRAI 2009.

A number of Dutch automotive establishments contributed to the Dutch Design Lounge. Parties who participated include: Rotterdam University / Industrial Design Engineering, ATC (Automotive Technology Centre), DuvedeC Europe (Dutch Vehicle Development Centre) and KesselsGranger DesignWorks.


At the Dutch Design Lounge, the visitor was guided through the various phases in automotive design: from student to professional designer and from conceptual design to product design.

The Lounge also showcased the various steps in the automotive design process with a live workshop, which introduced the visitor to a real-life design studio complete with drafting table, CAD (Computer Aided Design) system and clay-modelling area. Each step was followed live by visitors, from the first sketches on paper to the final product.

Surrounding the Dutch Design Lounge was the Dutch Design Gallery, a poster exposition of approximately 30 automotive designers from The Netherlands and Belgium. This impressive gallery illustrated the influence that designers from the Benelux have in the auto industry.

The Dutch Design Lounge was located in Hall 9 – Green Innovations.

The Dutch Design Lounge at the AutoRAI 2009 was an initiative of KesselsGranger DesignWorks and AutoRAI.

The Dutch Design Lounge at the AutoRAI 2009 was officially opened to the press on Tuesday 31 March 2009 at 10:15 CET in Hall 9 - Green Innovations (stand no. 09.308). The Lounge was opened by VIP guest speaker Paul V.J. Koot (CEO Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera s.r.l.), together with KesselsGranger DesignWorks.

For further information please contact:

KesselsGranger DesignWorks
Office fot Transport Design

James Granger, Partner & Designer
Steven Kessels, Partner & Designer
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5708 HN Helmond
The Netherlands

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Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Press Opening
Dutch Design Lounge,AutoRAI 2009
Press Opening
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Press Opening
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
VIP speaker Mr. P. V. J. Koot, CEO Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera s.r.l. together with James Granger and Steven Kessels (KesselsGranger)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Press Opening
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
VIP speaker Mr. P. V. J. Koot, CEO Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera s.r.l. together with James Granger and Steven Kessels (KesselsGranger)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
ATC Dutch Design Gallery

Dutch Design Lounge, Press Opening
From left to right: Han Hendriks (Johnson Controls), Jan-Willem van der Wiel (ATC) and Bart van Lotringen (DAF Trucks)

Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
From left to right: Bart van Lotringen (DAF Trucks), Gerrit van den Beucken (DuvedeC Europe), Han Hendriks (Johnson Controls) and Hans van Gent (Hyundai Motor Europe)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
From left to right: Bart van Lotringen (DAF Trucks), Han Hendriks (Johnson Controls) and Hans van Gent (Hyundai Motor Europe)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
ATC Dutch Design Gallery
Han Hendriks (Vice President Cockpit Systems, Johnson Controls GmbH)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
ATC Dutch Design Gallery
Hans van Gent (Product Planning Manager, Hyundai Motor Europe)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
ATC Dutch Design Gallery
Tino Huet (Owner & Designer, Huet Brothers)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
DuvedeC Europe B.V. DuraCar QUICC! DiVa
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Rotterdam University / Industrial Design Engineering
Live Workshop, 1:5 clay modelling
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Rotterdam University / Industrial Design Engineering
Live Workshop, sketching
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Rotterdam University / Industrial Design Engineering
Live Workshop, 1:5 clay modelling
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Rotterdam University / Industrial Design Engineering
Live Workshop, 1:5 clay modelling
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Rotterdam University / Industrial Design Engineering
Live Workshop, sketching
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Rotterdam University / Industrial Design Engineering
Live Workshop, 1:5 clay modelling

Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
KesselsGranger DesignWorks, KG-1 Concept
From left to right: Steven Kessels (KesselsGranger), Jaap de Carpentier Wolf (Royal Ten Cate) and James Granger (KesselsGranger)

Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
KesselsGranger DesignWorks, KG-1 Concept
Television interview with Steven Kessels (KesselsGranger)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
KesselsGranger DesignWorks, KG-1 Concept
Television interview with Steven Kessels (KesselsGranger)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
KesselsGranger DesignWorks, KG-1 Concept
Television interview with Steven Kessels (KesselsGranger)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
KesselsGranger DesignWorks, KG-1 Concept
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
KesselsGranger DesignWorks, KG-1 Concept
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
KesselsGranger DesignWorks, KG-1 Concept
James Granger and Steven Kessels (KesselsGranger)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
KesselsGranger DesignWorks, KG-1 Concept
James Granger and Steven Kessels (KesselsGranger)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
KesselsGranger DesignWorks, KG-1 Concept
James Granger and Steven Kessels (KesselsGranger)
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
KesselsGranger DesignWorks, KG-1 Concept
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Official visit from Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Official visit from Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Official visit from Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Official visit from Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Official visit from Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Official visit from Transport Minister Camile Eurlings
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Official visit from Transport Minister Camile Eurlings
Dutch Design Lounge, AutoRAI 2009
Official visit from Transport Minister Camile Eurlings
   
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