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40 Dutch Innovations

Finding Netherland, from Used Napkin Chairs to Triplet Skyscrapers

— December 13, 2009 — Art & Design
I won't lie to you, The Netherlands is a weird place. I take that back, Amsterdam is a weird place. I don't want to discriminate against an entire nation just because of one freak-show-of-a-weekend I had in a city where you can find a pot brownie, a spicy hot dog and a lady of the night in the same building.

From used napkin chairs to triplet skyscrapers, check out the 40 Dutch innovations.

Implications - Businesses that devote their efforts to celebrating the traditions of a specific culture will experience high levels of success in modern society. Consumers will likely invest in products that enable them to encounter a worldly experience.
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National Empathography
National Empathography
Dutch House of Photography Gives Insight Into Life in Israel
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39
Illuminated Dunetography
Illuminated Dunetography
Daan Roosegaarde Gives the Gift of Neon to the Netherlands
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38
Dutch Vegetable Baubles
Dutch Vegetable Baubles
Maaike Roozenburg Designs Root-Inspired Ornaments
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37
Poetry Decor
Poetry Decor
i29's Panta Rhei School In the Netherlands is Adorned with Erikjan Harmens̵
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36
Gas Pumping Robots to Fuel Cars
Gas Pumping Robots to Fuel Cars
Dutch "Tankpitstop" Robot
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35
Corporation Green-Quarters
Corporation Green-Quarters
WWF Netherlands is a Powerful Step Towards Sustainability
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34
Bike Pump Racks
Bike Pump Racks
Dutch Pump & Go Combo
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33
Transfused Two-Wheelers
Transfused Two-Wheelers
Dutch Master Mixes Street Style With Casual Riding
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32
Fitness Phone Part II
Fitness Phone Part II
Slim-Easy Dutch Diet Cell Phone
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31
"The Hague" Proposes Artifical Island
"The Hague" Proposes Artifical Island
Dutch Tulip in North Sea
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30
Viral Dutch Beauty Ad
Viral Dutch Beauty Ad
Nivea Targets Metrosexuals
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29
Used Napkin Chairs
Used Napkin Chairs
Jonas Lutz Creates Penna Chair for Dutch Company Leolux
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28
Controversial Soccer Shirts
Controversial Soccer Shirts
The Dutch 2008 EK Football Killer T Shirt
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27
Mobile Golf Simulator
Mobile Golf Simulator
Dutch Golf On Tour
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26
Money Make-Overs
Money Make-Overs
The Dutch-Designed 5 Euro Coin
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25
Design Like De Dutch
Design Like De Dutch
Netherlands Central Tax Office
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24
Triplet Skyscrapers
Triplet Skyscrapers
De Rotterdam Set to be Biggest Building in Netherlands
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23
Futuristic Lighting in Public Spaces
Futuristic Lighting in Public Spaces
The Dutch New Media Center is Light Years Ahead
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22
Contemporary Clock Art
Contemporary Clock Art
Real Time by Netherlands Artist Maarten Baas
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21
Amsterdam Drug Control
Amsterdam Drug Control
Dutch to Ban Sale of Magic Mushrooms
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20
Pedal-Powered Planes
Pedal-Powered Planes
Dutch Teen Designs Eco-Friendly Flying Device
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19
Aerial Drug Sniffing
Aerial Drug Sniffing
Dutch Police Use 'Canna Chopper' To Find Cannabis
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18
Aussie Solar Car Race
Aussie Solar Car Race
Dutch Enter Panasonic World Solar Challenge
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17
Cheeky Optician Ads
Cheeky Optician Ads
Dutch Campaign Suggests It May Be Time for a Vision Checkup
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16
Papercraft Cancer Campaigns
Papercraft Cancer Campaigns
'Speakerboss' Paper Speakers Support The Dutch Cancer Society
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15
Invisible Outfits
Invisible Outfits
Dutch Artist Combines Art & Fashion
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14
Sparring Senior Citizens
Sparring Senior Citizens
At 70+ Years Old, The Dutch Windmills Can Still Kick Your Ass
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13
Cacti-Inspired Poufs
Cacti-Inspired Poufs
Footstools by Dutch Twins of Tweelink Studio Look Like Desert Plants
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12
Fashionable Canine Photography
Fashionable Canine Photography
Designer Dutch Dogshoots by Maarten Wetsema
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11
Pierced Pictures
Pierced Pictures
Cut And Nailed Modified Artwork by Dutch Artist Amie Dicke
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10
Picnic Table Pyramids
Picnic Table Pyramids
The 'Rest' Air Restaurant in the Netherlands
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9
Slowmo Liquid Laughing
Slowmo Liquid Laughing
Dutch Comedy Central Commercial Makes One Fun Mess
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8
Faux Animal Skin Rugs
Faux Animal Skin Rugs
Vintage Dutch Blanket Polar Bear Carpets
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7
Dutch Super Cars
Dutch Super Cars
Donkervoort To Unveil New Model In Geneva
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6
Crowd Sourced Catalogues
Crowd Sourced Catalogues
Dutch IKEA Kitchen Catalogues Created With Customer Photos
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5
Floating Apartment Complexes
Floating Apartment Complexes
The Citadel in the Netherlands is Built for Changing Water Levels
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4
Dutch Nudists
Dutch Nudists
Get Buff at the Gym
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3
Giant Dutch Street Art
Giant Dutch Street Art
Henk Hoftra's Art Eggcident
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2
Heroine Pin-Up Artistry
Heroine Pin-Up Artistry
Dutch Tattooist Angelique Houtkamp Crafts Modern Beauties
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1
Powdered Alcohol
Powdered Alcohol
Dutch Students Invent Powdered Booze to Sneak Into Clubs
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