New Material Award 2016
The New Material Award introduces the designs of the future. The biennial award challenges visual artists, designers, fashion designers and architects to use new materials and innovative techniques. The resulting designs will contribute to a better and more sustainable society. The New Material Award believes in the innovative power of creativity within various design and art disciplines with regard to sustainability and the development and application of new materials.
The prize has two distinctions: the New Material Award with a cash prize of € 15,000 for a finished product, and the New Material Fellow, for a detailed idea to which a research question has been linked. A committee of experts will select sixteen to eighteen designs from all the submissions. The selected designs will be exhibited from 22 to 30 October during Dutch Design Week 2016 in Eindhoven. The jury will announce the two winners at the opening on 22 October 2016. This edition also includes a new feature – a presentation of the New Material Award during international Design Week in Milan in April 2017.
The New Material Award is a collaboration between the DOEN Foundation, Fonds Kwadraat and Het Nieuwe Instituut. The award encourages the innovative power of creativity ans inspires reflextion on sustainable design within various design and art disciplines.
The submission procedure ends on 25 April 2016.
For the registration form go to Registration.
Julia van Zanten, winner New Material Award 2014 > 12.01.2015
Roos Meerman, winner New Material Fellow 2014 > 09.06.2015
Chris Kabel > 06.12.2014
Borre Akkersdijk > 10.06.2015
DUS Architects > 16.06.2015
Images: nominees 2014