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Dutch Design Awards 2020

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Impression DDA Award Night winners 2019
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Every year, Dutch Design Awards (DDA) honours the best Dutch designers and their most impressive and groundbreaking projects. Various disciplines, viewpoints and solutions are judged in light of the impact they have on our society.

We want recognise and celebrate this impact. Dutch Design Awards (DDA) has been leading in the recognition of excellent Dutch design for years. DDA not only looks to the future, but also to the past: to our design traditions and the significant impact the Dutch design mentality has on the world. Dutch design is now a global concept and perhaps even a figure of speech.

With the competition, the Award Show Live and various (24 designers) virtual exhibitions, DDA presents and rewards the very best in the field of Dutch design and brings winners into the attention of professional colleagues, the press and a wider audience.

The 2020 award ceremony has a new, digital packaging. This year sees a first for DDW; ‘DDW TV’. A studio from which DDA will organise a talk show everyday.

These talk shows will be presented by a fantastic host, Isolde Hallensleben, and give us the opportunity to take a closer look at the three nominees per category. Who they are, what they do and above all, what their project is about? Trends and developments from the field will be discussed and to top it all off, the winners will be announced. A mixture of content, intimacy and celebration. Below you can see the DDA Award Show Live programming and read which award will be presented and when:

Saturday 17 October | Young Designer
Katinka Versendaal
Iris van Wees
Simon Dogger
Committee chair: Saskia van Stein

Sunday 18 October | Design Research
Insectology: Food For Buzz | Matilde Boelhouwer
Redesigning Psychiatry | Reframing Studio
Retreat | Xandra Van Der Eijk
Committee chair: Angelique Spaninks

Monday 19 October | Service & Systems
Monnie | Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken X Garage2020
Repeat After Me | Moniker
Pollutive Ends | Thijs Biersteker
Committee chair: Bert Hagendoorn

Tuesday 20 October | Habitat
Forum Groningen | Nl Architects X Demunnik-Dejong-Steinhauser Architectencollectief E.A.
Paper Gardens | Studio Ossidiana
De Molenwiek | Korthtielens
Committee chair: Jaapjan Berg

Wednesday 21 October | Fashion
Collection 005 Complete Metamorphosis Pt.2 | Ninamounah
Litter | Schueller De Waal / Sdw Studio
A Research Into The Values And Meanings Of Fur | Passama/Langendijk
Committee chair: Liesbeth van ‘t Hout

Thursday 22 October | Communication
Enter Enter – A Space For Books | Enter Enter
Radical Cut Up | Bart De Baets
Demo – Design In Motion Festival | Studio Dumbar
Committee chair: Sonja Haller

Friday 23 October | Product
The Interceptor | The Ocean Cleanup X Fabrique
Auping Evolve | Koninklijke Auping
The Object Is Absent | Curatoren Alexandre Humbert, Lucas Maassen, Tom Loois, Angelique Spaninks
Committee chair: Joost Alferink

Saturday 24 October | Best Commissioning
Forum Groningen | Gemeente Groningen X Nl Architects E.A.
Triodos Bank – De Reehorst | Triodos Bank X Rau Architecten X Arcadis X Ex Interiors Water As Leverage | Rijksoverheid
Committee chair: Pieter Aarts

The DDA Award Show can be watched on ddw.nl from 17 to 24 October at 16:00 hrs.

DDA is part of the Dutch Design Foundation.

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As an organisation our aim goes much further than rewarding the best design: we want the discussion about Dutch design to continue. We therefore use openness and curiosity to facilitate exchanges between designers and curators, audience and professionals. In doing so, we can continue to emphasise the desired impact of design on society and thus further contribute to the development of the profession.

Dutch Design Awards came into being in 2003 thanks to the BNO and DesignLink.