One of the many reasons that I adore the Netherlands is that it has its own institute devoted exclusively to design and fashion. Premsela, the institute for design and fashion, sponsors lectures, debates, and exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad, and its latest exhibit was "Spring: Excellence, Talent and Inspiration in Design" during Milan Design Week 2012.
For this exhibit, curator Miriam van der Lubbe selected 15 established designers who represent the breadth of the field. They each selected a rising design talent they admire to share the spotlight with, while also identifying an influential member of a previous generation who inspired him or her at an early career stage. Premsela just sent us photos from the exhibit, and I think you'll agree that these Dutch designs are compelling, curious, and innovative.