The cloak Queen Maxima wore on a visit to Bavaria, Germany on Thursday has the German press in uproar. The grey cloak has a piece of embroidery on the back that several people thought was a swastika. Danish designer Claes Iversen is sorry about the commotion his cloak caused. "It was obviously never my intention to make the suggested reference", he said in a statement.
Dutch software platform AppMachine received a 15.2 million US dollar investment from one of the largest online services providers, Endurance International Group. The investor receives 40 percent of the Heerenveen, Friesland firm's shares in the deal with Endurance having the option to increase share ownership over time, they announced on Tuesday.
The Dutch designer Koos van den Akker passed away last night in New York at the age of 75. He was suffering from cancer.
From October 26 to October 28, over seventy designers and design studios will attend the pioneer Evolution show at the Dutch Design Week, which will be held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This was announced by Home Textiles Today.