General

New Material Award mission completed

No New Material Award in 2020

In 2020, the New Material Award will be concluded. Over the past 10 years, material development and innovation has evolved. From a relatively minor subject within design research, it has become an increasingly fundamental aspect of sustainability and technological innovation, among other areas. With concluding the prize the sucessful collaboration between Fonds Kwadraat, Stichting DOEN and Het Nieuwe Instituut will come to an end. Read more.

How to use this website
Every material has several specific features like hardness, transparency, weight etc. Six main features are assigned to each design and translated into two layers of overlapping ‘infographics’ which create an individual pattern/logo per contribution.

For a legend of the features click here.

The homepage of the website with the overview of the nominees and winners of 2009 – 2016 functions as archive, all assigned features appear as a list and can be used as filters. For example, to easily find all designs (also those of previous years) related to the feature 3d printing.

Partners
The New Material Award is a joint venture between Stichting DOEN, Fonds Kwadraat and Het Nieuwe Instituut. The biennial prize was first organized in 2009 and will have its seventh edition in 2018.