|...and the winner of the Design Prize Rotterdam 2007 is: Thonik
Design Prize 2007
26 May to 19 August 2007
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
The ‘Rotterdam Design Prize 2007’ is showing the most important visions in current Dutch design at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Fourteen nominees have been selected from more than two hundred entries from designers, design studios, clients and intermediaries. Their names will be made known during the opening by the chair of the nominations committee Bas Heijne. The exhibition will then officially be opened by Orhan Kaya, Rotterdam’s councillor for Participation and Culture.
The winner will be selected during the exhibition by an international jury and will receive €20,000. The prize-giving will take place on Saturday 30 June 2007. The jury comprises Sam Baron (head of design, Fabrica, Treviso), Didier Krzentowski (director, Galerie Kreo, Paris) and Gareth Williams (curator, V&A Museum, London).
The exhibition 'Rotterdam Design Prize 2007' displays a series of projects and design motivations by fourteen leading designers and clients who have made a particularly important contribution to Dutch design over the last two years. The exhibition shows how current social and cultural developments influence design and highlights new partnerships and innovative products. The 'Rotterdam Design Prize 2007' presents the work of established designers alongside emerging talent.
In addition to the cash prize, this year there are also
several client prizes. The Trustees of the Rotterdam Design Prize has
assembled a portfolio of commissions from Rotterdam’s business community.
The housing association Com.wonen, the Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce and
the Economic Development Board Rotterdam will each award a commission
to one of the nominees. The Rotterdam Design Prize hopes that this will
provide an active and ongoing impulse for the design climate in the Netherlands.
|The winner of the 'Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce Commission' is:
Petra Blaisse / Inside Outside.
The winner of the 'Com·wonen Commission' is:
The winner of the 'EDBR Prize' is:
Prize Rotterdam 2007