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.


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 publication by Dutch Design Awards, offers an insight into the best of the Dutch designscene in 2016. The focus of Dutch Design Today: Why We Create is on the designer behind the nominated project. An introduction by designcritic Aaron Betsky and contributions by all 32 finalists (Product, Habitat, Communication, Fashion, Design Research, Service&Systems, Best Client en Young Designer). The 30 committee members describe the selection and the developments in the design field. Concept and design by Glamcult Studio.

    Dutch Design Today will be for sale during DDW at the Dutch Design Awards exhibition (location: het Veemgebouw).

    See the 2015 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