Both new and established partnerships have made it possible for us to award no less than four extra prizes this year, alongside the awards in the eight expert categories. As partners, Catawiki, EY, Keep an Eye Foundation and MINI have linked their names to the Dutch Design Awards and each guarantee a special extra prize.
DDA x Catawiki
The DDA x Catawiki Award will be presented to one of the 24 nominees this year for the first time. In addition to a cash prize and a professional photoshoot, the winner will be featured on the Catawiki marketplace.
Catawiki is the leading online auction marketplace for buying and selling special objects. Every week, over 75,000 objects are put up for auction to a worldwide online audience. Designers can auction their designs via Catawiki, ranging from a prototype to entire collections. By collaborating with Dutch Design Week, both organisations hope to strengthen the bond between buyer, designer and collector, online and offline.
DDA x EY
The DDA x EY Award consists of a coaching trajectory based on the services provided by EY, from developing a business plan to financial advice. After the presentation during the DDA Award Night on Thursday 27 October, EY will map out a tailor-made programme together with the winner.
EY aims to contribute to a better working world. Not only in professional terms, but also through creating social value and having an eye for talent and future generations. Based on this philosophy, EY will embrace several initiatives in the art and culture sectors in the coming years, now also as a partner of Dutch Design Week and Dutch Design Awards.
DDA x Keep an Eye Foundation
Keep an Eye Foundation and Dutch Design Awards believe that financial support can make all the difference at the beginning of your career. Since 2018, Keep an Eye has therefore linked a financial incentive to the DDA Young Designer Award so that we can really help young designers get off to a good start.
Keep an Eye Foundation is always on the lookout for young, promising talents. Thanks to various grants, prizes, shows and festivals, these talented musicians, artists, photographers, designers and filmmakers are given the opportunity to develop their talent, create new possibilities, and above all to realise their creative dreams.
DDA x MINI
For the second year in a row, one of the eight DDA winners will receive an extra prize: the DDA x MINI Award. The winner will be able to drive a special edition of the electric MINI for a year.
MINI and DDW meet at the intersection of innovation, future-focused mobility, sustainability and design. MINI provides the Design Rides – a shuttle service to transport visitors between the 120 DDW locations in Eindhoven – in the form of a plug-in hybrid MINI Countryman and other models. Furthermore, MINI has an exhibition space where it presents its vision of design, sustainability and the future of mobility.