Whether in industrial design, fashion, graphic design or architecture, Dutch design has won international acclaim in recent years. This first edition of the Dutch Design Yearbook, which comes in four different-colored covers, presents an overview of the best designs and concepts produced in the Netherlands in 2008 and 2009. The editorial team, composed of Timo de Rijk, Bert van Meggelen and Vincent van Baar, has selected more than 60 outstanding items in the fields of interior design, product design and graphic design in all their guises, for which the key criteria were innovation with regard to technique and functionality, artistic innovation and power of expression. Dutch Design Yearbook includes designs by, among others, Maarten Baas, Irma Boom, Pieke Bergmans, Doepel Strijkers Architects, HUNK-design & ID-Eddy, Iris van Herpen, Juurlink and Geluk, Bureau Ira Koers, Klavers van Engelen, Ted Noten, Momkai, Observatorium, Thonik, Daan Roosegaarde, Ingrid Siliakus, Wieki Somers, Studio Libertiny, Rieks Swarte, UNStudio, Richard Vijgen, Thomas Kopperschlaeger, Marcel Wanders and West 8. An overview of important design-related events, lectures, publications and exhibitions rounds off the book.