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About us

Curiously exploring

Platform21 is a design platform aiming to positively influence the relationship between user and product.

Through our projects we question today’s society, connect amateur and professional creativity, reveal the making process, and stimulate dialogue and the sharing of creative knowledge.
We believe that showing and sharing the process of creation is a powerful way to engage a broad audience in divers aspects of design. It opens up the assumption that design is a professionals’ creative discipline only.

Since 2006 we have been using a former, round chapel in Amsterdam as our public laboratory. Here we have initiated and organised exhibitions, research projects, workshops, lectures, discussions and club nights.

Would you like to know more, do you have a question or a suggestion? Please send an e-mail to .

You are invited.

  • concept


    Public laboratory for curious people

    As an incubator of a new to be built Design Center, Platform21 has developed Supermaker. Supermaker is a laboratory centred around…

  • Amsterdam


    design, fashion and creation

  • About us

    Postal address

    Platform21 PO Box 75905 1070 AX Amsterdam The Netherlands For inquiries please contact Premsela at +31 (0)20 344 9449. For…

  • Platform21 team

    Who we are?

    strangely optimistic

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