The winners of the Dutch Design Awards 2021 mark a new impetus for the design world with a lot of innovation and the power to change. Impact on people, nature, and society is the criterion for strong design and ingenious and technological developments are used for this. This year's winners underline that designers thrive on change and cross-pollination and radiates hopeful optimism.
Jury: ‘BYBORRE Create™ makes clear that an intrinsic problem in textile production can be solved, while at the same time paving the way for greater innovation.’
ZIEGLER | BRANDERHORST STEDENBOUW EN ARCHITECTUUR x VISTA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTUUR EN STEDENBOUW x PALMBOUT URBAN LANDSCAPES x FRITS PALMBOOM STEDENBOUWKUNDIGE x BOSKALIS x NATUURMONUMENTEN
Jury: ‘Marker Wadden is an urgent and exemplary project; an impressive, non-human oriented approach that largely leaves nature to shape the landscape.’
STAY SANE STAY SAFE
STUDIO LENNARTS & DE BRUIJN X OVERDESCHREEF
Jury: ‘Stay Sane, Stay Safe van Studio Lennarts & De Bruijn en overdeschreef laat zien hoe waardevol de reactieve rol van ontwerpers op de tijdgeest is en heeft een grote symboolwaarde voor een historische periode.’
Jury: ‘Stay Sane, Stay Safe by Studio Lennarts & De Bruijn and overdeschreef shows just how valuable the reactive role of designers can be on the zeitgeist.’
Jury: ‘Good Neighbours by Affect Lab raises urgent questions about community building in a time of heightened fear and paranoia towards strangers. A very relevant project and perfectly timed.’
DATA & INTERACTION
GLOBALANCE WORLD – GOOGLE EARTH FOR INVESTORS
Jury: ‘The cast-iron design of Globalance World by CLEVER°FRANKE shows how investments can positively influence our world and encourages more nuanced thinking in terms of financial choices.’
STICHTING KRINGLOOPBEDRIJF HET WARENHUIS X POPMA TER STEEGE ARCHITECTEN X BURO BORDO X RAW COLOR
Jury: ‘The Circulair Warenhuis is not based only on a few products or pre-conceived flavour formulas, but is all about a diversity of input, processes and possible outcomes.’
Jury: ‘Audrey Large sits atop the zeitgeist with the new visual language she creates, and makes tangible the blurring of boundaries between the digital and the physical.’
DDA WINNER THE FABRICANT DRIVES MINI FOR A FULL YEAR
The Fabricant, winner in the category Fashion, was awarded an extra prize by MINI. The chosen collective will have its own MINI Electric Camden Edition for a year and will be involved in MINI as an ambassador. From all eight winners, the MINI and DDA committee selected The Fabricant for their forward-looking and radically new digital-first approach to fashion.
Commission: ‘The Fabricant and MINI find each other in a digital-first, sustainable approach to production and creation, in which every individual can develop and present themselves.’
BNO Piet Zwart Award 2021
The jury unanimously declared Hella Jongerius as the winner of the BNO Piet Zwart Award. This is because of its exceptional track record and its significance for current and future generations of designers. There is morphic resonance at play because earlier this year Hella Jongerius was appointed as a BNO honorary member.