About Us

The best of Dutch design, placed on pedestal and into perspective.

Platform for Dutch design

Since 2003 Dutch Design Awards (DDA) annually awards the very best of Dutch design in different categories. From the open entries a shortlist is made by selection committees. The international jury decides upon the winners. The Dutch Design Awards platform consists of different components. Besides the competition, DDA actively promotes Dutch design and the finalists (inter)nationally.

Together with the Awardshow, exhibition and Dutch Design Today, DDA is annually considered as the highlight of Dutch Design Week.

Activities 2017

The best stage for Dutch design

  • Competition

    Every year Dutch designers are invited to submit their work for a Dutch Design Award. Selection committees consisting of design experts decide upon the finalists based on the submissions and scouted work. Participation is open to designers and design agencies living and working in the Netherlands or located abroad.

    Submit your work

  • Awards show

    During the Awards show the winners of DDA are announced. The best of Dutch design is celebrated during a vibrant programme, in which the reasoning behind the decisions of the international jury plays an important role. De Awards show takes place during Dutch Design Week.

    Information about the show

  • Exhibition

    During Dutch Design Week, the work of all finalists and winners can be seen in the nine-day long exhibition. Besides telling the stories behind the designs, it also places them in a broader context. Here one can also vote for the Public Award.

    See all finalists

  • Dutch Design Today

    Dutch Design Today, a Dutch Design Awards publication, offers a review of the top of the Dutch design scene in 2017, with an introduction by Dezeen’s editor in chief Marcus Fairs and contributions from all 33 finalists in the various disciplines (Product, Habitat, Communication, Fashion, Design Research, Service & Systems, Best Client, Young Designer and the BNO Piet Zwart Award). The more than 30 committee members explain the selection for each discipline and discuss developments in the profession.

    To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Dutch Design Awards, a retrospective section has been added to Dutch Design Today. So this edition of Dutch Design Today has two front covers and therefore two titles. With various contributions from Joost Alferink, Rosa Bertoli, Cara McCarty, Jeroen Junte, Roosje Klap, Chris Reinewald, Zahid Sardar, Saskia van Stein, Eline Strijkers and Marc Vlemmings 15 years of Dutch design are richly illustrated. A future-forward reflection on the best design from the Netherlands.

    Concept and design: Glamcult Studio. Publisher: Lecturis

    See the 2017 edition

  • Traveling exhibition

    The Dutch Design Awards exhibitions continues afterwards abroad, by which the best of Dutch design is presented internationally. In previous years it was on show in Seoel (2014), Karlsruhe (2013), Istanbul (2011), Shanghai and Essen (2010), Mumbai (2009) and Hongkong (2008). In 2016, the exhibition travelled to Paris.

    See the Paris exhibition


Meet the Dutch Design Awards-team

In Eindhoven the most important design awards, the Dutch Design Awards, are granted.

Jeroen Junte, de Volkskrant


  • Info

    Please visit our Press Room to read and download all Dutch Design Awards press releases. Images are also available.

    Not on our press list yet? We would love to add you. Just send us an email with your name, company and media your working for.

  • Contact

    Phone: +31(0)40 296 1150
    Email: press@dutchdesignfoundation.com


Dutch Design Awards is a project of Dutch Design Foundation.

  • Postal address

    Dutch Design Foundation - Dutch Design Awards

    P.O. Box 8043
    5601 KA Eindhoven

    Chamber of Commerce number: 50422944
    VAT number: NL822746396B01

  • Visiting address

    Dutch Design Foundation - Dutch Design Awards

    Torenallee 22-08
    5617 BD Eindhoven

    Phone: +31(0)40 296 1150
    Email: bureau@dutchdesignawards.nl