Circularity, technology and trust
This year, three themes stand out. Circularity is currently seen as the way to achieve (climate) goals and designers address these sustainability issues in radically different ways. The designers also speculate about the way technology is increasingly affecting our lives and, to a large extent, restore power to the source: the human being. And, in a time of fake news and Instagram, impact and trust are of the utmost importance. In response to this, many designers are developing an alternative image or new language.
The rise of digital innovations presents encouraging opportunities for devising solutions to some of the most urgent issues facing today’s society. Such innovations and societal challenges call for cooperation between different disciplines and industries. Many of the current designers focus on researching and developing innovative and alternative work and production methods. The young generation of designers increasingly ventures beyond the boundaries of their own discipline(s) and continues to search for (new) forms of collaboration, with a variety of (also commercial) parties, and on the basis of other business models.
This year’s winners of Dutch Design Awards are the following (in alphabetical order):
AN EXPERIMENT WITH PARABOLAS | JOHANNES OFFERHAUS
CIRCA | ROBERT BRONWASSER DESIGN x CIRCA
COMPULSORY SHENANIGANS' SHOW (S/S 2018) | SCHUELLER DE WAAL
COW&CO | ANASTASIA EGGERS x OTTONIE VON ROEDER
CUSTOM 3D WOVEN TEXTILE BLOKO | ALEKSANDRA GACA
FAUXMOSAPIEN (THE EVOLUTION) | MAISON THE FAUX
LISA KONNO | YOUNG DESIGNER
LOWLANDS 2018 | HANSJE VAN HALEM STUDIO
MAGAZINE N° 5 – THE CABINET | MACGUFFIN MAGAZINE
MANON VAN HOECKEL | YOUNG DESIGNER
MICRO HUIS SLIM FIT | ANA ROCHA ARCHITECTURE
HET GROOTSTE MUSEUM VAN NEDERLAND | MUSEUM CATHARIJNECONVENT X FABRIQUE
MX3D BRIDGE | JORIS LAARMAN LAB x MX3D
OLIVIER VAN HERPT | YOUNG DESIGNER
PAPERSTORM.IT | MONIKER
PEOPLE’S PAVILION | BUREAU SLA x OVERTREDERS W
ROYAL DELFT: AUGMENTED BLUEWARE | ROYAL DELFT x FLEX/DESIGN x TWNKLS/AUGMENTED REALITY
SOCIAL LABEL x VARIOUS DESIGNERS | SOCIAL LABEL
SWAPFIETS | SWAPFIETS
TRANSPARANTE LAADPAAL | THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE
URGENTCITY - TOWARDS A NEW VOCABULARY OF TERMS | AMATEUR CITIES x NEW GENERATIONS
VIIA - GRONINGEN AARDBEVINGSBESTENDIG | FRESHHEADS
WAT NU, KOETSIER? | CHIVES ARCHIVES x RENÉ PUT
ZALIGEBRUG | NEXT ARCHITECTS
The committees of the Dutch Design Awards 2018 consist of 30 design experts who select the winners under the direction of jury chairman Job Meihuizen (DDA). They assess projects based on the following criteria: aesthetics, impact, innovation, production method and cooperation. The decisive factor is the extent to which a design is innovative and / or makes a relevant contribution to society.
This year’s committees included the following design experts (in alphabetical order):
Pieter Aarts, Joost Alferink, JaapJan Berg, Remco van Bladel, René Boer, Karin van den Brandt, Vanessa van Dam, Matthijs van Dijk, Henk Haaima, Bert Hagendoorn, Rita van Hattum, Anne Hoogewoning, Mark van Iterson, Jeroen Junte, Roosje Klap, Georgette Koning, Carolien Ligtenberg, Bjarne Mastenbroek, Jeroen van Mastrigt, Rachid Naas, Shay Raviv, Luuk Ros, Milou van Rossum, Iris Ruisch, Lonny van Ryswyck, Michiel van Schie, Angelique Spaninks, Roel Stavorinus, Saskia van Stein, Sabine Wildevuur, Erwin van der Zande.
Dutch Design Awards
The winners will be announced during the new Dutch Design Awards Night on Thursday, June 28. All winning design projects and products will be exhibited during Dutch Design Week (20-28 October 2018). In October, an international expert jury will select the overall winner of the Future Award from all category winners. During Dutch Design Week, the public will choose the winner of the Public Award. For more information, visit dutchdesignawards.nl.
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. Read more about DDF on dutchdesignfoundation.com.