Dutch Design Awards 2011
15 Years Dutch Design Awards
Dutch Design Awards (DDA) celebrates the future. The open call for Dutch Design Awards 2017 announces the 15th edition of the most prestigious design prizes in the country. DDA has rewarded Dutch designers since 2003 for their most impressive, innovative, ground-breaking and sometimes world-improving projects. In this anniversary year DDA celebrates the future with a new batch of designs, publishing the archive and telling the story behind 15 years of the best of Dutch design. Today we show some of the winners from 2011.
Scholten & Baijings – Colour Carpets and Bed textile for HAY
The Colour Carpets are high defined and richly coloured carpet. The carpets, tufted, are made of 100% New Zealand Wool. Scholten & Baijings created optical transparency by using colour gradients. The result: a lot of different carpet designs with a beautiful display of colours. The collection is to be seen as work in progress where more items will be added to the collection on a regular basis.
Dirk van der Kooij – Endless
‘By combining different techniques, I was able to design an automated, but very flexible process. I taught a robot his new craft, drawing furniture out of one endlessly long plastic string. This makes it possible for me to design in the good old fashioned way, making a chair, evaluate, refine, making a chair, evaluate, refine, making a chair, endlessly.’ Dirk van der Kooij.
Philips Design – Philips FreeStreet, street lighting
The FreeStreet lighting system puts an end to the traditional lamp posts along streets and instead is a series of Leds suspended from thin cables that are barely visible during the day.
Rop van Mierlo – Illustrations picture book ‘Wilde Dieren’ (Wild Animals)
In this book without words, is the softness of the animal pelts almost tangible in the watercolour illustrations. The watercolour technique increases the cuddliness of the illustrated animals.
Catalogtree, Daniel Gross & Joris Maltha – Money & Speed Inside the Black Box (VPRO)
Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box, is the first documentary genuinely produced for the iPad. Where television and computer screens melt into one. The design and the layered presentation of the information strengthen the content to such an extent that the best is extracted from the medium.
Lernert & Sander – Videoclip ‘Elektrotechnique’, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig
The Dutch band De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig asked Lernert & Sander to create a music video for their song Elektrotechnique. A song about the sexual electricity between two people. So they made a series of domestic sex machines.
Ahrend – Best Client Award
Inrichting van de Gas Natural in Barcelona, Spanje. Voor de inrichting zijn de Ahrend 380 (Ineke Hans), Revolt (de grijze variant) en Mehes (bureausysteem) gebruikt. De Ahrend 350 stoel en de Ahrend 1030 tafel zijn hier in gebruik.
Photos: Hans Morren
RAAAF, Atelier de Lyon, Erick de Lyon & Ronald Rietveld – Bunker 599
One of the bunkers was bisected by a footpath that continues across the water. The raised path, which represents the water level in the event of inundation, runs from a dike straight through the bunker.
RAAAF – Vacant NL
The installation Vacant NL, where architecture meets ideas calls upon the Dutch government to make use of the enormous potential of inspiring, temporarily unoccupied buildings from the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries for innovation within the creative knowledge economy.
Studio Rolf.fr i.s.m. ZECC architecten – Zwarte Parel
The city of Rotterdam is working hard to transform its existing housing stock. Alongside new urban developments a large number of so-called ‘klushuizen’ or DIY houses have been put on the market. These houses in deprived areas are sold at low prices, but the buyers are obliged to carry out major refurbishments. With his house the Zwarte Parel (Black Pearl), the designers have shown that this encourages innovative designs for reuse.
Bart Hess – Young Designer Award
Bart has a very individual and recognisable signature. With his designs, he uses new and existing materials to create innovative things and seems to tap into new worlds. His work is of international stature; he ‘finds’ and creates his own platform and enters into international collaborations with prestigious names such as Lady Gaga, Palais de Tokyo, Iris van Herpen and Lucy McRae. His work has acquired an independent position in the (fashion) world.
Marijke van der Wijst – BNO Piet Zwart Award