The DIFD

  • Cateringa en Kompanen
    Cateringa en Kompanen
  • Honey and Bunny
    Honey and Bunny
  • Koen van Mechelen
    Koen van Mechelen
  • Marije Vogelzang
    Marije Vogelzang
  • Martina Huynh
    Martina Huynh
  • Foodcurators
    Foodcurators
  • Panem et Circences
    Panem et Circences
  • Eukyung Zebby Kang
    Eukyung Zebby Kang
  • Chloé Rutzerveld
    Chloé Rutzerveld
  • Satomi Minoshima
    Satomi Minoshima
  • Jos Klarenbeek
    Jos Klarenbeek
  • Next Nature Network
    Next Nature Network
  • Katharina Unger
    Katharina Unger
  • Centre for Genomic Gastronomy
    Centre for Genomic Gastronomy
  • Marie Caye
    Marie Caye
  • Annelies Hermsen
    Annelies Hermsen

 

 

 

 

This is the Dutch institute of Food&Design. A non-profit organization to explore, reflect on and celebrate the possibilities of food and design.

What we do

The Dutch institute of Food&Design is created by renowed Dutch eating designer Marije Vogelzang as a platform for designers working on the subject of food. The DIFD is set out to make a network between designers working with food and eating on a global scale.
The initiative aims to connect designers to players in the food field and to promote the understanding and relevance of food connected to design and design connected to food.
The Dutch Institute of Food&Design has the mission to make this new field of design more visible and to maintain and develop the quality at a high level. The DIFD wants to educate and inform about the possibilities of food and design trough publications, interventions, exhibitions, tastings, lectures, awards and discussions. The initiative is in its startup phase. 

Why are we here?

In the year that the Netherlands celebrates the 100 th anniversary of De Stijl, there is another emerging design discipline that deserves recognition and support. Food design might not be exclusively Dutch in origin, with earlypioneers from around the world, but is through the Dutch design community that it has become its own discipline over the past couple of years. This is evidenced by the launch of the world’s first food design degree at theDesign Academy Eindhoven in 2014. Supporting the Dutch Institute of Food&Design is an opportunity to position the Netherlands at the forefront of this growing global design movement that is re-examining what, why and how we eat.

Food might well be the primary motivation for all human industry, and certainly crosses over many specialisations from farming, leisure and healthcare to transportation, economics and anthropology. Yet, given the current environmental, social and political crises, the future of what we eat is uncertain and undefined. We also know about the large amount of waste and health problems caused by the industrial food complex. Designers have theability to look at a bigger picture and collaborate with specialists to explore alternative approaches for both consumers and producers.

Nadine Botha

About

The Dutch institute of Food&Design is a platform for designers working on the subject of food. The DIFD is set out to make a network between designers working with food and eating on a global scale.
The initiative aims to connect designers to food related companies and to promote the understanding and relevance of food connected to design. (and design connected to food)
The Dutch Institute of Food&Design has the mission to make this new field of design more visible and to maintain and develop the quality at a high level. The DIFD wants to educate and inform about the possibilities of food and design trough publications, interventions, exhibitions, tastings, lectures and discussions. The initiative is in its startup phase.