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Programme 2017

Friday 10 February 18-20 hrs – Meet the Expert
Location: Captains Lounge
As a designer you should be both entrepreneur and entrepreneurial, you need to know all about strategy, business development, sales, production and distribution. It is important to create a convincing presentation and to write an appealing text. Beautiful photography is key, a catchy website and presence on social media are a must. When is it time to go public, at which fairs should you actually (be) present and who would you like to meet? What about product pricing and how about royalties and licenses? 101 issues you have to deal with, whether you are established or just starting. At OBJECT we offer a meet & greet service with experts who can answer all your questions about the design practice.

Saturday 11 February 20-22 hrs – Design Bingo
Location: Ambassadors Lounge
Already a tradition: the festive design bingo that OBJECT yearly organises on Saturday night, especially for participants and partners of the fair. Design critic Jeroen Junte is our long time bingo master and there are some fabulous prizes to win. A bingo card costs € 2 and you’ll get a whole lot of fun, and an Affligem beer for free. Since we want to keep the evening a little bit exclusive you need a ticket to enter the party. If you want to join us just send an email:

Sunday 12 February 15-18 hrs – Design Auction by Zuydwal Veilingen
Location: Odyssee Room
In partnership with Zuydwal Veilingen OBJECT Rotterdam 2017 hosts a design auction, offering objects from Amsterdam School furniture design to prototypes and special editions by present-day designers participating at OBJECT 2017. Furniture, textiles, ceramics, glass, jewelry and graphic design by Copier, Gispen, Piretti, Charles and Ray Eames, Martin Visser, Gerrit Rietveld, Jan van der Vaart, Banksy, Andy Warhol, GjaltProducties, Jenny Ritzenhoff, MCDW, Nicolette Brunklaus, Rachel Sellem, Studio Lorier, Ward Wijnant and many more will be put under the hammer. The online catalogue is now available!

Viewing days: Friday 10 February & Saturday 11 February, 11-19 hrs
Registration: Sunday 12 February, 14:30-15 hrs

You are very welcome to join the auction in the pop-up sale room at the ss Rotterdam. Live stream is available so if you cannot make it, join us from home and place your bids online through

Zuydwal Veilingen auction house was founded in 2001 and specializes in modern European paintings, ceramics, porcelain, design, silver and bronzes.

Website Zuydwal Veilingen