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 and Keep an Eye Foundation have linked their names to the Dutch Design Awards and each guarantee a special extra prize.
DDA x EY
EY offers coaching to DDA nominees based on EY’s services, from creating a business plan together to financial advice.
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, also as a partner of Dutch Design Awards.
DDA x Catawiki
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 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.