Turn The Page

Issue #83


While I’m writing this final editorial for you, the Sun shows itself a bit more during the day. It is funny to see what it does to people. Everyone is transformed into a little sunflower, following the sun with their face. It is like they are charging again, getting ready for the next challenge. I... Read on

Issue #83

Bittersweet memories

Whether it is the smell of that lovely dish you always ate at your grandparent’s home, the music that was playing when you met your first love or the view of old photos that were taken in the midst of summer, we experience certain feelings when reliving the past. These ‘times gone by’ flash through... Read on

Issue #82


Every evening, when Light goes to sleep and Darkness wakes up, I find myself looking for new sources of Light. A candle, my bedside lamp or opening the curtains so the dim light of the street lanterns fills the room. Why am I looking for this? Maybe because Light can be warm. It can be... Read on

Issue #82

Leaving the dark

Imagine yourself sitting behind your desk, it is 2 AM. Darkness is surrounding you. In front of you there is a lonely post-it on a large piece of paper. You feel tired. Doubt and uncertainty fill your mind. A different kind of darkness. Where is this feeling coming from?  

Issue #81


You would assume this magazine is just for reading, right? Yeah, that is what we thought too. But after a year of writing, interviewing, brainstorming, and indesigning, we realised that there is much more that you can do! Have you ever actually turned the page before? Well, now you have. You are welcome! 

Issue #81

Dopamine dystopia

You are bored. What is the first thing you do? You probably reach out for your phone and start scrolling on social media. Before you know it, you have been watching lifehacks and slime videos for two hours without blinking.

Issue #80


I love light. Whether it be the rising sun upon returning home after an endless party, or the glowing stars on a warm and clear summer’s eve.

Issue #80

The human urge to express

Scattered across the globe, caves with an abundance of hand stencils – negative handprints – and other prehistoric paintings have been waiting for millennia to be discovered. These simple yet meaningful traces of life have been found in Indonesia, France, Argentina, and… the fridge in your parents’ house?

Issue #79


About a year and a half ago, I came to Delft intending to do all the things I had ever dreamt of. I planned on doing crazy sports that I had never played before, organising parties for all my new friends, and experiencing as many things as I could.

Issue #79

The Design of Habits

While watching your fireworks-fanatic neighbour send his rockets into the sky, creating an explosive rain of sparkling gold, you promised yourself: “This year, I will make the change.”

Issue #78

Makes sense, right?

“When it comes to new technologies, not everybody is equally enthusiastic”, says professor and innovator expert Deborah Nas. We sat down with her and discussed how to make innovations stick.

Issue #78

Make It Stick

You know that bittersweet feeling at the end of a trip? I always feel sad to leave behind the place where I just made so many nice memories. There was still so much left to do and see, I could have easily enjoyed myself for another week.

Issue #77


Imagine an empty room, except for Steve and his backpack. This backpack contains all his valuable possessions. He is at peace here. Steve is a minimalist. He is the extreme metaphor. But seriously now, what is a minimalist?   

Issue #77


So, apparently, unicorns do not exist. Boom! My childhood dream of ever owning an animal with rainbow manes smashed to pieces. Fortunately, I can always count on my fellow Turn The Page editors to cheer me up with random facts. 

Issue #76


When I was fourteen, my brother and I gave my mother a blender for Mother’s Day. I am not sure if it was ever used much. Fortunately, my sense for the right present has evolved over the years.

Issue #76

The Art of Exhibition

It is May 24th, 2016 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Two teenagers are about to pull the prank of their lives. They sneakily leave a pair of glasses on the floor of an exhibition hall…

Issue #75


We have all been asked what our most significant achievement is. Often my answer would be something related to reaching a specific goal.

Issue #74


What actually drives human beings to learn? I think it comes from curiosity and astonishment, and that we should have an open mindset to be able to keep learning.

Issue #73


We don’t have to be old and experienced to produce good ideas. Young designers can be surprisingly successful for their age.

Issue #72


Steamed artichokes can make water taste sweeter. Huh?

Issue #72

The Wonderful World of Prop Design

And… Action! It’s midnight. In the far distance, the skyline of New York shimmers, a city the ghostbusters have to defend.

Issue #69


This edition is a special one, it is the faculty’s 50th birthday.

Issue #70


For us designers being recalcitrant is not at all a negative quality to have.

Issue #68


There is much more to being disconnected than putting your phone in flight mode.

Issue #67


At Industrial Design Engineering we know perfectly well how to make choices. It is the core of every design project. You are constantly confronted with making choices.

Issue #66


We distinguish ourselves by sharing our own anticipation of the future. Where would we be if we had kept our personal opinions and points of view only to ourselves? Rules are made to be broken.

Issue #65


Where there is smoke there is salmon. We present our 13th Lustrum edition of the Turn The Page: number 65. The issue’s topics will be that of contrasting manners in multiple fields of Industrial Design.

Issue #63


Humans are creatures of habit. In this, we need a certain rhythm to be able to handle the intensely complicated behaviors we exhibit to achieve our needs. Rhythm is one of the core concepts of our existence and is directly related to our emotional state.

Issue #62


Simplicity: it seems to be a trendy buzzword in the design world. Interior, graphic and product design have become increasingly minimal (especially aesthetically) over the past decade.

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Issue #61


This Turn The Page is one of illusion and deception, but also one of surprise and wonder! We would like to encourage you to read the different points of view in this edition and make up your own mind about how much of the truth designers should tell.

Issue #60

Journey on Time

Turn The Page 60 reminisces important anniversaries in design as well as upcoming milestones set in the (near) future.

Issue #59

On the Edge

In this issue of Turn The Page you can read about products balancing on the edge of succeeding and failing.

Issue #58

Design across cultures

Turn The Page 58, themed design across cultures, includes an interview with Marcel Wanders and a cover story about the homogeneous world we are heading towards.

Issue #57

A Digital Future

Dive into the digital future lying ahead, with a cover story about AI, an interview with Richard Hutten and an article on how this generation is shaping the way companies do business.

Issue #56

Art and Design

Is design part of art or engineering? Should I know all about fluid mechanics or learn to draw better? This time in Turn The Page we explore the discussion on what design is.

Issue #55


Read about kickstarting anything: stories about the start of well known designers, one of Fabrique’s co-founders and a 3D-printed bike.

Issue #54

Design for the third world

Read about how designers can design for the third world, an interview with Studio Daan Roosengaarde and a feature about ingredients for success.