12.06.2019

The winners of the Dutch Design Awards 2019 give shape and substance to the philosophy ‘less, but better’. They are characterised by a pure way of working. They research systems and develop both a new design aesthetic and their own tools.

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The winners were announced, and the Dutch Design Awards 2019 presented during a private, festive Award Night on Wednesday 12 June. The work of all the nominees can be seen at the retrospective exhibition at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (19-27 October 2019), where visitors can also vote for the Public Award 2019.

THE WINNERS OF DUTCH DESIGN AWARDS 2019 ARE:

PRODUCT
GISPEN SETT CE I GISPEN

FASHION
DE RRUSIE SUIT I BONNE REIJN

HABITAT
LOCHAL I CIVIC ARCHITECTS,
BRAAKSMA & ROOS ARCHITECTENBUREAU,
INSIDE OUTSIDE / PETRA BLAISSE, MECANOO

COMMUNICATION 
OPENRNDR I RNDR

DESIGN RESEARCH
RE-SOURCE I RE-SOURCE

SERVICE & SYSTEMS
BMX I CLEVER°FRANKE

BEST COMMISSIONING
PUCCINIMETHODE | GEMEENTE AMSTERDAM

YOUNG DESIGNER
SIMONE POST

Read the jury report here.

 

THE WINNER OF THE BNO PIET ZWART PRIZE IS:

FRANS BEVERS

 

DDA x Keep an Eye Foundation
Last year, DDA began a long-term collaboration with the Keep an Eye Foundation. The Keep an Eye Foundation 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. That is why this year’s collaboration again enables the support of the Young Designers. Winner Simone Post received a Keep an Eye Young Designer Grant of 12,000 euro from Keep an Eye Foundation, the two nominees Amber Jae Slooten and Ninamounah each received 9,000 euro.

Committee
A total of 36 committee members choose three nominations from all the submitted and scouted projects. They assessed projects according to the criteria: impact, distinctive character, expressiveness and production method, together with extra category-specific criteria. The eight committee chairmen, led by jury chairman Ine Frings, formed the jury that chose the final winners. These are the design experts who formed the committees this year: Carolien Ligtenberg, Cees van der Veeken, Daniel Sytsma, Danielle Arets, Evelien Reich, Georgette Koning, Hendrik-Jan Grievink, Henk Haaima, Ingeborg van Lieshout, Iris Ruisch, Jeroen Junte, Jeroen van Mastrigt, Jop Japenga, Karin van den Brandt, Liza Enebeis, Lonny van Ryswyck, Luuk Ros, Mark van Iterson, Marnix van der Meer, Michel van Schie, Milou van Rossum, Rachid Naas, Remco van Bladel, Rita van Hattum, Roel Stavorinus, Shay Raviv, Tamar Shafrir and Vanessa van Dam. The committee chairs were: Angelique Spaninks, Bert Hagendoorn, JaapJan Berg, Joost Alferink, Liesbeth In ’t Hout, Pieter Aarts, Roosje Klap and Saskia van Stein.

Dutch Design Awards
Dutch Design Awards (DDA) has been leading in the interpretation of excellent Dutch design for years. DDA not only looks to the future, but also to the past: to our design traditions and the major impact the Dutch design mentality has on the world. Dutch design is now globally recognised and has perhaps even become a style figure. The goal of the organisation reaches further than simply awarding the best designer: DDA wants the conversation about Dutch design to continue. With openness and curiosity, it therefore facilitates exchanges between designers and curators, audience and professionals, in order to continue emphasising the significant impact of design on society and to contribute to the development of the profession.

Dutch Design Foundation
Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) is optimistic and believes in the problem-solving abilities of designers for advancing the world. Which is why DDF offers designers opportunities, support, publicity and a platform. DDF organises Dutch Design Week and Dutch Design Awards, but is active far beyond the Netherlands. Throughout the year they organise debates, lectures, exhibitions and meet-ups. Putting the best and most promising designers in the spotlights, and introducing their ideas and designs to the world.

The BNO Piet Zwart Prize
The BNO Piet Zwart Prize is an extraordinary award for a designer who is of great importance to the field. As of 2015, this may involve all design disciplines that are important for the prestige and development of the design profession.