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Dutch Design: Culture in Context

Following graduation from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1988, Ken Krayer interned at Studio Dumbar in The Hague, Netherlands. This was the beginning of his love affair with Dutch Design. He has been fueling his curiosity for Dutch Design ever since.

 

Ken Krayer is the Executive Director of Design West Michigan. As a unique extension of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Design West Michigan acts as an on-going catalyst for the region’s design network, bringing in key design thinkers for public presentations and demonstrating the value of design through case studies, business, and design interactions. Mr. Krayer comes from a rich background of design and design management, as well as art and design education. In addition to his position at Design West Michigan, he is also a faculty member at Kendall College of Art and Design in the Collaborative Design, Industrial Design, and MA in Design programs.

Mr. Krayer received his Master of Art in Design from Cranbrook Academy and his Bachelor of Art in Art Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Industrial Design Society of America, the Design Management Institute, Design West Michigan, and is the founder of the Society for Experimental Form. His work is held in the permanent collections of The Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Erie Art Museum, and several private collections.

Dutch Design: Culture in Context