24.10.2020

The winners of Dutch Design Awards (DDWA) 2020 have been announced. Eight winners were chosen from the 24 nominees in the categories: Product, Habitat, Communication, Fashion, Design Research, Service & Systems, Best Commissioning and Young Designer. The awards were presented from 17 to 24 October in a live show on DDW TV.

Winners with the capacity to change

They are transforming their drive to improve our living environment into actions that are as concrete as possible. The winning design professionals show that they have everything it takes: patience and an open, self-critical attitude. The combination of digital and physical elements cannot be ignored in the design landscape. Designers are now also realising that it can all be a little more human. A convincing focus on ethics and giving meaning to things now pushes the more ego-driven designs towards the outer boundaries of the deign field.

Doing is the motto

Illustrative in this development are projects involving designers who dare to take the lead and take responsibility. The jury sees a remarkable amount of initiative. The call for change that has resounded within various (design) disciplines for many years, is now being rapidly answered. Doing is the motto, if you want to earn the right to exist as a designer and as a company or organisation. This is reflected in the large number of submissions in which concepts have been stripped back to their essence, in some cases taken to the extreme.

The winners of Dutch Design Awards 2020 are:

PRODUCT
THE INTERCEPTOR
THE OCEAN CLEANUP X FABRIQUE

HABITAT
FORUM GRONINGEN
NL ARCHITECTS X DEMUNNIK-DEJONG-STEINHAUSER ARCHITECTENCOLLECTIEF E.A.

COMMUNICATION
DEMO – DESIGN IN MOTION FESTIVAL
STUDIO DUMBAR

FASHION
COLLECTION 005 COMPLETE METAMORPHOSIS PT.2
NINAMOUNAH

DESIGN RESEARCH
INSECTOLOGY: FOOD FOR BUZZ
MATILDE BOELHOUWER

SERVICE & SYSTEMS
MONNIE
AFDELING BUITENGEWONE ZAKEN X GARAGE2020

BEST COMMISSIONING
WATER AS LEVERAGE
RIJKSOVERHEID

YOUNG DESIGNER
SIMON DOGGER

Jury DDA20

The jury of DDA20 consisted of: Ine Frings (chair), Ingeborg van Lieshout ad interim (Product), JaapJan Berg (Habitat), Liesbeth in ‘t Hout (Fashion), Sonja Haller (Communication), Angelique Spaninks (Design Research), Bert Hagendoorn (Service & Systems), Pieter Aarts (Best Commissioning) and Saskia van Stein (Young Designer).

DDA Award Show Live

The winners of DDA20 were announced in a live talk show on DDW TV. Watch back the DDA Award Show Live here. All projects by both the nominees and the winners can also be seen on the DDA website.

Click here for the complete jury report and press kit including images.

Dutch Design Awards
DDA has been leading in the interpretation of excellent Dutch design for years. With the competition, the Award Show and various (24 designers/studio’s) virtual exhibitions, DDA presents and rewards the very best of Dutch design. It brings the winners to the attention of professional peers, press and the public and ensures that the discussion around Dutch design continues, in order to continue emphasising the significant impact of design on society and to contribute to the development of the profession.

DDA X Keep an Eye Foundation

DDA collaborates with Keep an Eye Foundation and keeps a look out for young, promising design talents. The foundation and DDA both agree that financial support can make all the difference at the beginning of someone’s career. The collaboration also makes it possible to support the Young Designers this year. This year’s winner received a Keep an Eye Young Designer Grant of 12,000 euro from Keep an Eye Foundation, the two other nominations each received 9,000 euro.