is partner at Ontwerpwerk multidisciplinary design in The Hague in the Netherlands. He works internationally as a product designer, curator, initiator, and writer. He works with outstanding international labels, such as Driade, Authentics, Droog Design, Royal VKB, and Purple South. Products and exhibitions he initiated, curated, and designed have been awarded and published internationally. Being interested in the culture of design and as a design advisor, he cooperates with several international design initiatives, such as ExperimentaDesign in Lisbon. As a design organizer and educator, he was co-initiator and dean of FunLab, a master degree programme in experience and scenario design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. As a teacher, he created an innovative conceptual design education procedure based upon images. With this “image toolbox”, he held international summer workshops for the Vitra Design Museum in France between 1994 and 2003. Ed Annink initiated several design-related exhibitions, catalogues, and books, including Bright Minds, Beautiful Ideas (2003), Lovely Language (2008), Norm = Form, About Design and Standardization (2010), The Style of the State (2010), and Gerd Arntz, Graphic Designer (2010). Ed Annink was head curator, curator, and organizer for the second edition of Utrecht Manifest 2007. In summer 2010, the first edition of the international biennial Design and Government, whose initiator and head curator he is, took place in The Hague, Essen, and Berlin.
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