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Rotterdam Design Prize 2013

Who will win the 2013 Rotterdam Design prize? Fifteen nominees were in line for the €15,000 prize, which was awarded for a project, product or research that set an example for the design world in the last two years. The nominees were proposed by five scouts and are very different: from PAL-V, the first flying car, and an app that ‘tames’ voices to the latest presentation by Moooi and Erwin Olaf in the Salone del Mobile.

The Rotterdam Design Prize, a biennial award, was presented by an international panel of judges on Friday 31 January 2014. The Rotterdam Design Public Prize of €5,000 was awarded at the same time. This prize is provided by Het Nieuwe Instituut. The nominee with the most votes wins. Members of the public could use a ballot paper at the exhibition or vote online.


A presentation in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and a series of broadcasts of AVRO’s Kunstuur gave an overview of important developments in Dutch design. The 2013 Rotterdam Design Prize’s scouts were Ineke Hans, Caroline Hummels, Niki Smit, Carlo Wijnands and the winners of the 2011 Rotterdam Design Prize Erik and Ronald Rietveld. They chose three of the most relevant, appealing and innovative designs of the last two years.

Public Prize

As soon as the nominations are announced on 16 November everyone will be able to cast their vote for the Rotterdam Design Public Prize at the exhibition and online. The nomination with the most votes will win €5,000. Students from various design schools in the Netherlands will be at the exhibition to explain the designs

Public giving

An international panel of judges chose the winner of the Rotterdam Design Prize on 31 January 2013 and the Rotterdam Design Public Prize was awarded on the same day. The exhibition remained open until Sunday 9 February 2013. The Rotterdam Design Prize was being organized by the Stichting Designprijs Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Het Nieuwe Instituut.