The urban planning projects, buildings, interior objects and consumer goods in Designing Scarcity show that shortages don’t have to constrain creativity: quite the contrary. The exhibition showcases a panoply of strategies used by designers and users to find novel solutions in the face of limitation. Alongside contemporary work by designers, the exhibition features historical designs by the likes of architects Gerrit Rietveld, J.J.P. Oud, and Van den Broek en Bakema.
Masterstudents from Design Academy Einhoven created their own interpretation on Designing Scarcity. Their designs took part in the exhibition.