Design Date

Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Victoria & Albert Museum
London, UK

18 August 2014

14.30 – 16.00

Concept: adaptation of the TV show Blind Date (30 November 1985 to 31 May 2003)


Eva Feldkamp


Robert Andriessen


Rose Etherington


designers own

Technical support

Victoria & Albert Museum


Robert Andriessen

Working in design means constantly looking for opportunities that come through others. A designer seeks a producer, a curator hunts for a designer, a production company searches a designer and vice versa. We all look for collaborators to define and anchor our creative ambitions. How can a compliment or adulation manipulate us to make a final decision to work with someone? And how do our ego and expectations deal with the impact and results of such actions?

Emulating a live episode of the popular TV show ‘Blind Date’, Depot Basel aims to illustrate how the game show format can be used to re-think the standard talk. For DESIGN DATE, a series of figures from the design scene are invited on stage, engaging in similar mechanics as the game show to find what they are looking for.

By applying a critical twist to the entertaining and humorous format, Depot Basel wants to reflect how to charm and being charmed can be an active part of our professional lives.

With: Brent Dzekciorius, Jana Scholze, Jacopo Sarzi, Loris & Livia, Studio Swine, Oskar Wanless & Attua Aparicio , Hilda Hellström , Marjan van Aubel, Clea Irving, Reinier Bosch & Carolina Wilcke,

Group Image after Design Date
Design Date
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria & Albert Museum
Business lunch between Silo Studio and Dzek after Design Date
Sylvan Lanz

Graphic Designer