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Rotterdam Design Prize 2011

from November 26 2011 until February 12 2012

Vlaamsch Broodhuys in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, photo Fred Ernst Vlaamsch Broodhuys, photo Fred Ernst Vacant NL, photo Fred Ernst Vacant NL in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, photo Fred Ernst Vacant NL en Vlaamsch Broodhuys, photo Fred Ernst Logo Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 Opening exhibition Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 on November 25. Photo: Fred Ernst Front page of NRC Handelsblad, NRC Weekend and nrc.next. Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Vlaamsch Broodhuys, Baker's Café, at the Meent in Rotterdam by Vlaamsch Broodhuys and MU-cc, Jeanne van Heeswijk Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Bart Hess, 'STRP Mutants' in collaboration with HEYHEYHEY Opening exhibition Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 on November 25. Photo: Fred Ernst Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Hans Gremmen, and Jaap Scheeren, Fake Flowers in Full Colour, 2009 Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Catalogtree, Money & Speed /inside the black box, 2011 Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Matthijs Munnik, Microscopic Opera, 2011 Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Piet Hein Eek, Workplace of The Factory Monique van Heist / hellofashion, Shirt no. 10, 2009. Photo: Ingmar Swalue Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Philips MyAmbiance LED lamp. Photo: Pim Vuik Jeanne van Heeswijk, Marga Weimans for Freehouse, Rotterdam, Afrikaanderwijk 2009. Photo: Patricia Borger Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Overview exhibition Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Photo: Fred Ernst Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Overview exhibition Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Photo: Fred Ernst Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Overview exhibition Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Photo: Fred Ernst Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Opening exhibition Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 on November 25. Photo: Fred Ernst Ester van de Wiel, Eetbaar Landschap, NuHier and Werkplaats Buitenland Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Opening exhibition Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 on November 25. Photo: Fred Ernst Rogier van der Heide, Black Eyed Peas Opening exhibition Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 on November 25. Photo: Fred Ernst Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Pieke Bergmans, From the sky, Installation from Groninger Museum, with Light Blubs on view, Photo: Mirjam Bleeker Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Opening exhibition Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 on November 25. Photo: Fred Ernst Vacant NL, where architecture meets ideas. Photo: Rob ‘t Hart Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg Opening exhibition Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 on November 25. Photo: Fred Ernst Waag Society, Bas van Abel (creative director Waag Society), Open Design Lab Waag Society, 2010-2011

The international jury, consisting of Susan Szenasy, Sebastian Wrong and Lars Müller, has chosen vacant Nl, where architecture meets ideas, by Rietveld Landscape as the winner of the 2011 Rotterdam Design Prize (€15,000 euro award) They receive the price for the way Vacant NL makes the viewer think about a big problem facing the small country of the Netherlands.” With 30% of the votes, the Vlaamsch Broodhuys is the decisive winner of the Premsela Public Prize. As the audience favourite, the Vlaamsch Broodhuys will receive an award of €5,000.

The nominations for the Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 were more diverse than ever before. Fifteen finalists competed to be winner of the Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 and of the Premsela Public Prize. The nominated designs were exhibited in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam until 12 February. the next edition of the prize will be held in 2013.

Nominees

Read more about the nominees here.

Stimulating the debate

Since its establishment in 1993, the Rotterdam Design Prize has provided an overview of important developments in Dutch design. This year the ‘king of Dutch design prizes’ is being organised for the eleventh time. The Rotterdam Design Prize stimulates debate about design in relation to cultural and social developments. Previous winners include big names such as Studio Dumbar, Hella Jongerius and Thonik. The nominated works will be exhibited at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This year the candidates will be nominated by five scouts. There is a cash prize of 15,000 euros plus the Premsela Public Prize.

Team

The team of scouts for the Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 has been selected by artistic director Joanna van der Zanden and comprises:

  • fashion designer/artist Aziz Bekkaoui
  • designer and critic Sophie Krier
  • industrial designer and professor at TU Delft Matthijs van Dijk
  • design duo public space Ginette Blom and Jacqueline Moors
  • graphic designer and head of the MA course at the Design Academy Eindhoven Joost Grootens, winner of the Rotterdam Design Prize 2009.

Visit www.designprijs.nl for up-to-date information.

Chek the films of the talkshows on the exhibition floor of Object Rotterdam here

Partners

The Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 is a joint project of Stichting Designprijs Rotterdam, Premsela Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion, and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 is made possible in part by the city of Rotterdam’s art and culture department.

Design in Boijmans

This exhibition is part of the ‘Design in Boijmans’ programme. From the autumn of 2011, design has been spotlighted in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. With two large exhibitions and one smaller exhibition and the arrangement of the museum collection, a lot of attention is paid to design in the museum. In 2012, the latest developments and innovations in design are on the agenda.