Dutch Design Award Winners 2011
During the spectacular Award Show in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, twelve Dutch Design Awards (DDA) were granted. The awards were presented in the main categories of Product, Communications and Spatial;
also a number of special prizes were awarded, among which the MINI Young Designer Award (incentive prize young talent), the Best Client Award and the BNO - Piet Zwart Lifetime Achievement Award from the DDA. The international jury awarded The Golden Eye - the prize for the best Dutch design in 2011 – to the iPad documentary Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box’ of VPRO Tegenlicht by Catalogtree (Daniel Gross and Joris Maltha). From a field of more than 680 participants and 45 finalists, the work Money & Speed was ‘the best of the best’. Besides the honour, Catalogtree wins €20,000 in prize money. The international jury said the following about the winning work: "Money & Speed has the capacity to inspire a wide audience to change. It shows that design can actually contribute to a better world: an eye-opener."
Besides the Golden Eye for Money & Speed, more prizes were awarded. The MINI Young Designer Award was won by Bart Hess; the winner of the BNO - Piet Zwart Life Time Achievement Award was Marijke van der Wijst, and the Best Client Award went to Ahrend.
Best Motion Design went to Lernert & Sander for their Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig videoclip, Best Graphic design was won by Rop van Mierlo for 'Wild Animals'. Scholten & Baijings won Best Consumer Product for Colour Carpets and bedlinen for Hay, the Philips FreeStreet system took Best Professional Product and Dirk vander Kooij took Best Autonomous Design.
Last but not least in the category of Spacial Design Rietveld Landscape walked away with both Best Interior for Vacant NL and Best Exterior for Bunker 599, in collaboration with Atelier de Lyon.
The designs of the finalists and winners are exhibited in the Brainport Greenhouse on the Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven from the 22nd till the 30th of October.
Main Image: Bart Hess
Other images: 1. Catalogtree 2. Lernert & Sander 3. Rop van Mierlo 4. Scholten & Baijings 5. Philips 6. Dirk vander Kooij 7. Rietveld Landscape
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