The venue

Since 1998, the Evoluon in Eindhoven fullfills her current position. A convention center, event venue and meeting place with a rich history and an ambitious future. The futuristic look of this 'concrete UFO' is still impressive. The dome is breathtaking and enchanting. The 'city lights' color the inside in any thinkable atmosphere. Meeting rooms for 6 to 150 guests and up to four auditoriums and a nice restaurant. Outside you will find 500 free parking spaces. Inside you will find four rings in four levels for exhibition purposes. The whole venue is absolutely up to standards.

The history

Birthday gift by Philips

To celebrate the 75th birthday of the Philips company in Eindhoven in 1966, a special exhibition on science and technology was opened in the Evoluon, a futuristic building looking like a flying saucer that has just landed. It was built for this purpose on a piece of land at a prime location, a triangular terrain at the crossing of three main roads, donated by the city of Eindhoven. The Evoluon was an idea of Frits Philips himself, a very idealistic man who wanted to give the people a beautiful and educational gift to celebrate the birthday of the company that bears his name. Earlier Philips had been present with big and beautiful exhibits at world expos, but later it was decided to stop doing this and use the money for a permanent building. At first the plans were to only exhibit Philips products, but later the net was widened.

The design

The exhibition was designed by the British designer James Gardner. It was a museum with a message. Shown was how mechanization and automating had increased production and made life more comfortable. You could see how modern society had its problems, from environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources to over population, but also how technology could offer solutions to these problems. Lots of science and its technical application could be seen. The computer was an early part of the exhibition. Very special was that the visitor was encouraged to touch everything and try things to see how they worked. The building could hold 1500 visitors, and later 2000. Many technically minded people have found the path to their later hobby or profession by visiting this wonderful exhibition.


Exhibitorlist

ANDRE HEGET TEXTILE DESIGNS (IT)
ASTRID DAVIDSE DESIGN & STYLING CONSULTANCY (NL)                          

ATELIER R. ANTON-MOSELER (GER)
ATELIER EIGEN-ART (GER)  
ATELIER MINEEDA CO.,LTD (JP)
ATELIER PLAN:B  (GER)                                                                    
AVA CAD CAM (UK)
BIG IMPACT (NL)                                                                                                       
B. STUDIO BY CHRISTOPHE BRUNET (FR)
BOMDONG (KR)
CLAUDIA PIEPER TEXTILE DESIGN (GER)                                                              
COSMIC ZOO ATELIER (FR)  
CHRISTINE RECHL
  (GER)
CINNAMON JOE STUDIO (UK)                                                                                    
CREA & CONCEPT BY MICHAEL GANTZ (GER)
CREATIVO (USA)

DANILO ZAFFARINI (IT)
DAPHNE MILIARA (EL)
   
DESIGN HUHS (GER)
    
DESIGNSTUDIO PINOO (GER)                                                  
DESMOND LEWIS DESIGNS (GER)

DIANE HARRISON (UK)                                                                                                  
ELKA STUDIO DESIGN (FR)
EVER FINE ART (KR)
FARBECHT (GER)
 
FARKAS DESIGN (FR)
                                                                                     
FRANCOIS BOURNAUD (FR)                                                                                        
FRICK & KEMMLER DESIGN (GER)                                                                                
HAPPY PRINT (NL)
HEWLETT PACKARD (SP)
HOFF DESIGN (GER)
INTO::C::D::C (FI)
JACARANDA CRÉATION (FR)
JEROME THILLY DESIGNS (FR)
JILL MCDONALD DESIGN (USA)

JOYCE DEELEN TEXTILDESIGN (GER)
JUST KIDS LTD. (UK)

JULIANE SOMMER (GER)
JU:NITI:M (GER)
KATE ROWLEY (UK)
LA TERZI (NL)
LILI GRAFFITI (FR)
LEE DESIGN STUDIO
KOREA (KR)
LES PETITES SOURIS (FR)
LONDON PORTFOLIO (USA)
LJ WOODHOUSE LTD. (UK)

LYLOVE STUDIO (USA)
MILOU KET STYLING AND DESIGN (NL)
MARIE ADELINE (FR)
MARY JONES DESIGN LTD. (UK)
NEDGRAPHICS (NL)
PANHUIZEN GRAVEER INDUSTRIE (NL)
PICARIO (NL)

PURE STUDIO DESIGNS (UK)
RACHEL CHILD DESIGN LTD. (UK)
RAFALE DESIGN LTD. (UK)
SANDRINE DE LA SIMONE (FR)

SAUDEMONT DESIGN (FR)
SCHROETER + STEENKEN + TIEDEMANN (GER)
SIMON ASHBY STUDIOS (UK)
SIRILINN (SE)
SOOSHICHACHA (UK)

SWISS CREATION + DESIGN (CH)
TANA BANA (USA)
TATIANA DESIGN (NL)
TELA'S DESIGN (PT) 
TEMPO DESIGN (FR)
TEX-DESIGN STUDIO H GMBH (GER)

THE MARVELLOUS THINGS (GER)

THE PATTERNCLUB (GER)
THEOLY TEXTILE DESIGNS (FR)

TOM LEWIS (UK)
TRENDART (IT)
VALERIE B CARTIER  (FR)
VERBEEKDESIGNS (NL)
VIRGINIA CROFTS (FR)

WALL + PAPER (IL)
YELLOW LABEL DESIGNS
(UK)
YUNO DESIGN STUDIO (KR)
YVONDEWITTE (NL)