Dutch Design Awards 2009

October 17 - 25, 2009


The international jury awarded the Golden Eye -the award for the best Dutch design in 2009 - to Studio Wieki Somers. From a design offer of more than 700 participants and 74 finalists, Merry-go-round coat rack proved to be the ‘best of the best'. "The Merry-go-round coat rack is a spatial ballet for coats, with a colour palette that is determined by the season. Its presence is so strong that one starts experiencing the museum the moment one enters the space: something as banal as a coat rack has clearly become a work of art itself. By participating, the user becomes part of the design. The engagement of the designer is tangible, the technical and aesthetic execution is excellent; all these qualities together make this the best design of the moment." During Dutch Design Week, the designs of all finalists and winners will be exhibited from 17 through 25 October in the Brainport Greenhouse on the Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven. After that, the exhibition will travel to several international destinations.

The Golden Eye
Merry-go-round coat rack
Studio Wieki Somers

Rado Young Designer Award
Jelte van Abbema

Audi Design Award
The Flying Grass Carpet
HUNK-design & ID-Eddy

BNO – Piet Zwart Life Time Achievement Award
Gert Dumbar

Toon van Tuijl Design Award
Demakersvan - hekwerk Home Sweet Home

best Client Award

best internet application
Onder Anderen
Richard Vijgen, Thomas Kopperschlaeger

best interaction design
Rijkswaterstaat LEF Future Center
Richard Vijgen, Thomas Kopperschlaeger

best motion design
The Big Bank Theory
Postma Graphics & Motion

best corporate identity
11e Architectuur biënnale in Venetië

best packaging
Atelier LaDurance, promotionele Japanse Denim-verpakking
Boy Bastiaens - Stormhand

best integrated brand communication
La Bolleur
La Bolleur, Timon van der Hijden, Zowie Jannink, Steie van Vugt

Best graphic design
Lees Mee-braillepostzegels
René Put

best illustration
Gijs Kast

best product mobility
Nuna Buggy
Inspirate BV

best consumer product
Ontwerplabel Vij5

best product industrial
Kitten Scanner
Philips Design

best product autonomous design
Real Time
Studio Maarten Baas

best product fashion, jewellery & accessories
Mummification Herfst Winter 2009/2010
Iris van Herpen

best product living
Porseleinen tafelstukken
Aldo Bakker

Spatial design
best private interior
Doepel Strijkers Architects i.s.m. LEX-Architecten

best public exterior
High Tech Campus
Juurlink [+] Geluk

best product public space
Urban Alliance, Jasper Klinkhamer (Studio Klink), Remco Wilcke (CUBE architect), Hans van
Helden en Matthijs ten Berge (illuminate Outdoor Media), Matthias Oostrik

best interior commercial
Bureau Ira Koers

best interior cultural
Merry-go-round coat rack
Studio Wieki Somers

best autonomous spatial design
Flow 5.0
Studio Roosegaarde