Dutch Design Awards (DDA) 2014
Eindhoven, Philips Stadion, 5616 Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Finalists Young Designer Award known Fashion designer LiseloreFrowijn, industrial designer Dave Hakkens, and animator NielsHoebers are this year's contenders for the Young Designer Award. The winner will be announced on Saturday, October 18, during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Three finalists Dutch Design Awards (DDA) annually shows and rewards the best Dutch designs. The Young Designer Award is the special incentive award for young talent. From a total of 30 entries, the Commission (chaired by Saskia van Stein, Bureau Europa) selected three finalists: fashion designer LiseloreFrowijn, industrial designer Dave Hakkens, and animator NielsHoebers. For more information, read the info in the annex. Visual aesthetics According to the selection committee, the strikingly diverse entries show that young Dutch designers are growing increasingly communicative. They are actively looking for cooperation with others and show a reappraisal of aesthetics. The visual aspect of their creations is of prime importance, and in favor of political statements. There is also growing attention for the production process. Dutch Design Awards Dutch Design Awards are internationally renowned awards for the best design in the Netherlands. The awards ceremony, the exhibition of the work of all the finalists during Dutch Design Week, and the Dutch Design Yearbook (in collaboration with nai010 publishers) create a platform for Dutch design across the full spectrum. For more information, visit www.dutchdesignawards.nl. The selection commission about the finalistsYoung Designer Award 2014 LiseloreFrowijn Fashion designer LiseloreFrowijn graduated from the bachelor Fashion Design at ArtEZ in 2013, and drew the attention with her graduation collection Afternoon of a Replicant. The surprising graphic compositions and prints wereinspired by the collages of artist Matisse, music and the variety of cultures around her. The collectionbrought her to the prestigious fashion festival in Hyères (France), where she won the Prix Chloé. Selection commission:Frowijn’s graduation collection is a visual feast that ignores existing ideas and possibilities in the fields of materials, colours and composition. The style in which she translates graphic design into fashionhas been implemented consistently, right from the collection into the photography. The combination ofluxuriant fabrics and sportswear makes this Netherlands-produced fashion contemporary and timeless at the same time. Dave Hakkens Industrial designer Dave Hakkensgraduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2013. He wants to create a better world through making people aware of mass production and the way in which we deal with products. His modular phone project Phone Bloksand the recycle installation Precious Plasticattracted wide international attention. Selection commission:By implementing the open source principle in all levels of his designs, Hakkens demonstrates an innovative vision on intellectual property. The ambition to make his products accessible to everyone fits seamlessly with this aspiration. In addition, he succeeds in fostering a broad support baseby reaching a large audience via social media and even engaging them in the realization of his designs. NielsHoebers Animator Nielscreates lively stop-motion filmswith a clear signature. In recent years, he attracted the attention with his own work, but also with projects commissioned by, among others, BorreAkkersdijk(ByBorre), rENs, and Maarten Baas. Selection commission:Hoebers’ work is characterized by a solid technical realization and a clear narrative. It expresses imagination as well as societal commitment. He knows how to turn commissions into collaborations: he creates his own signature without ever losing sight of the identity of the client.