DUTCH DESIGN AWARDS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2004 COMPETITION

10 September 2004
Brussels (Belgium) - On 9 September, 15 individuals were recognised for design excellence at the awards ceremony of the Dutch Design Awards 2004.
Brussels (Belgium) - On 9 September, 15 individuals were recognised for design excellence at the awards ceremony of the Dutch Design Awards 2004. Among the prizes was the Design For All-award for the most user-friendly and accessible design. A professional jury assessed more than 600 entries as to their suitability for the largest possible group of users: from young too old, either with or without physical impairments. This year's Dutch Design exhibition will show all selected, nominated and award-winning designs, which represent the finest that Dutch design has to offer.

The Winners of the Dutch Design Awards 2004 are:

1) Consumer Product
Winner: Push Braces
Product description: medical bandages
Entered by: Waacs Design Consultancy
Designed by: Lisa Smith, Joost Alferink, Jaqueline van Helst, Roy Gilsing Commissioned by: NEA International BV

2) Design For All
Winner: Push Braces
Product description: medical bandages
Entered by: Waacs Design Consultancy
Designed by: Lisa Smith, Joost Alferink, Jaqueline van Helst, Roy Gilsing Commissioned by: NEA International BV

3) Design For All
Winner: packaging Push Braces
Product description: medical bandages
Entered by: Mountain Design
Designed by: Emmy van Gool
Commissioned by: NEA International BV

4) Exhibition & Experience Design
Winner: Digitaal Depot in Boijmans Van Beuningen
Product description: digital museum collection
Entered by: Kossmann.dejong
Designed by: Kossmann.dejong (concept ism Boymans van Beuningen / Tejo Remy) Commissioned by: Boymans van Beuningen

5) Graphic Design
Winner: Filmmuseum
Product description: posters
Entered by: Vandejong
Designed by: Van de Jong, Pjotr de Jong /
beeld van de poster: Appie Boot en Esther
Zilversmit
Commissioned by: Filmmuseum Amsterdam

6) Corporate Identity
Winner: Jimmy Woo
Product description: dance club identity
Entered by: ...,staat
Designed by: Jochem Leegstra, Youri Koers
Commissioned by: TAO Group

7) Interaction Design
Winner: elektronische belastingaangifte
Product description: interactive tax form
Entered by: Eden Design & Communication
Designed by: Francien Malecki, Bram Bos, Ronald Merkuur Commissioned by: Belastingdienst

8) Interior Design
Winner: Airco Tree / British Airways
Product description: airco installation
Entered by: Tjepkema studio
Designed by: Frank Tjepkema , Janneke Hooymans
Commissioned by: Droogdesign / British Airways

9) Interior Product
Winner: Airco
Product description: hanging lamp
Entered by: Customr
Designed by: Willem van der Sluis, Hugo Timmermans

10) Public Space Design
Winner: Choorstraat / Papenhult 's-Hertogenbosch
Product description: public square
Entered by: Buro Lubbers landschapsarchitectuur&stedelijk ontwerp Designed by: Peter Lubbers / Michael Bol / Tim van Oosterbos Commissioned by: Aannemingsbedrijf Hoedemakers en Zn bv

11) Public Space Product
Winner: SchoolParasites
Product description: three temporary school emergency buidlings Entered by: WiMBY! Designed by: Barend Koolhaas / Christoph Seyferth / Alex van de Beld (Onix)

12) Professional Product
Winner: Dutchdam
Product description: unfoldable water dam
Entered by: Rijlaarsdam Design Holding BV
Designed by: Corne Rijlaarsdam
Commissioned by: Corne Rijlaarsdam

13) Store Design
Winner: Hema Amersfoort
Product description: pilotstore
Entered by: Opera ruimtelijk ontwerpers
Designed by: Opera ruimtelijk ontwerpers
Commissioned by: Hema bv

14) Packaging Design
Winner: Albert Heijn
Product description: fresh fruit juices
Entered by: FutureBrand / FLEX, the INNOVATION LAB
Designed by: FutureBrand (Erik de Graaf, Danny
Klein) / FLEX, the INNOVATION LAB (Ronald
Lewerissa, Stephan Rein)
Commissioned by: Albert Heijn

15) Craft Related Design & Fashion
Winner: Bling Bling
Product description: jewel/necklace
Entered by: Tjepkema studio
Designed by: Frank Tjepkema
Commissioned by: Chi Ha Paura

More information about the selected and nominated designs can be found at the site of the Dutch Design Awards www.nederlandsedesignprijzen.nl



For further information please contact:

Dutch Design Awards Foundation
Weesperstraat 51 - 1018 DN Amsterdam
E:
W: www.nederlandsedesignprijzen.nl



About the Dutch Design Awards 2004 Exhibition
The exhibition of the Dutch Design Awards 2004 was officially opened at the awards ceremony in the Van Gendthallen, Amsterdam, on 9 September 2004. Selected designs - from fashion to packaging, from web sites to printing, from interior design to public space and from art to consumer products - will be exhibited in the neighbouring INIT building. The exhibition at will be open to the public daily from 10 to 26 September 2004 and will be the focal point of the municipality's 'Amsterdam Design' month.

During the exhibition of the Dutch Design Awards 2004, and in co-operation with Association of Dutch Designers (BNO), a special 'meet a designer' afternoon will be held on Sundays. During those afternoons, designers will address any possible questions and concerns that may face consumers. It is a unique opportunity for everyone to start a dialogue with the inventors and makers of the designs exhibited. Except for the exhibition's entry fee, no extra admission is charged for the 'meet a designer' guided tours. Reservations are not necessary.

About the Dutch Design Awards
The Dutch Design Awards are annually granted in fifteen categories and a special Design For All-category. They encourage the development of sound design and underscore the added value of design for society and industry. The important event also gives Dutch designers and their commissioners the opportunity to profile themselves and to be acknowledged internationally.

The Dutch Design Awards, an initiative of BNO (Association of Dutch Designers) and Designlink, are partly a continuation of the GIO acknowledgements for sound industrial design, which were granted until 2001. In addition to the founders, the Board of the foundation Dutch Design Awards consists of three independent members, including its chairman. The Dutch Design Awards 2004 are possible thanks to: Amsterdam municipality, Grafische Cultuurstichting, Hollandse Nieuwe, Interface, Het Oosten, Oostenburgereiland, Het Parool, Premsela stichting voor Nederlandse Vormgeving, Studio Dumbar, Usual Suspects, and Vertical vision.