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Design Academy Eindhoven is saddened to learn of the passing away of DAE’s former Executive Board member Jan van Duppen. 

Jan van Duppen started out at Design Academy Eindhoven as a student and what followed was a long lasting and impressive career at DAE. Van Duppen worked as a workshop assistant and teaching assistant at DAE until he became interim director. In the eighties, Van Duppen was appointed Director of Education and member of the Executive Board together with Jan Lucassen. 

Where Lucassen performed as external ambassador of DAE, Van Duppen was most prominently known within DAE itself, as he was responsible for education and organization. Van Duppen left the academy in the year 2000 and worked as board member of the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e) and was a member of honour of the Professional Organisation of Dutch Designers (BNO). 

We will remember Van Duppen as truly dedicated to education and as someone who gave tutors complete trust and free reign in his role as Director Education. He was an excellent communicator who had the extraordinary ability to find the right tone in his contact with students and teaching staff. DAE wishes to express condolences to Jan’s family and loved ones.

Published: 14-May-2019 14:23


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    Jan van Duppen. Photograph by Jochem Jurgens