In the last fifteen to twenty years, Dutch Design has become a world-wide phenomenon. In each of the ten meetings of this two-week intensive course, one or two well-known contemporary designer(s) and his or her works will be introduced. Special attention will be paid to the influence of De Stijl and to the evolution of Dutch graphic design. The course will also focus on the display of design in museums. In the Netherlands there exists no specialized Museum of Design. Objects of design are mostly collected and shown in Art Museums. What has been the position of design and the decorative arts in museums like the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam or Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam in the twentieth century? What are the consequences of this for the way we think about design today? What can we learn from the history of the display of design in museums?