In the 21st Century, prominent Dutch designers elaborate their designs in their own workshops, generally producing works in small editions. It allows them to adopt an independent critical attitude. 'Dutch Design in the 21st Century: Hands On!' shows how 21st Century design embraces the revaluation of traditional craft production, initiates new digital production methods and flirts with the visual arts. The candid interviews with Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk, Aldo Bakker, Maarten Baas, Joep van Lieshout, Christien Meindertsma, Stdio Makkink & Bey, Joris Laarman and Daan Roosegaarde, accompanied by the beautiful photography of Maarten Schets, present a unique insight into the studio practices of these designers. In addition, the book presents a colourful overview of all the Dutch Design products of the past ten years. An extensive interview with Renny Ramakers director and founder of Droog Design, the design platform that lies at the root of Dutch Design's current success, puts 21st Century design into context.