The biennial award challenges visual artists, designers, fashion designers and architects to use new materials and innovative techniques. The resulting designs will contribute to a better and more sustainable society. The New Material Award believes in the innovative power of creativity within various design and art disciplines with regard to sustainability and the development and application of new materials.
The New Material Award is a collaboration of DOEN Foundation, Materiaalfonds and Het Nieuwe Instituut. The prize has two categories: the New Material Award, with a cash prize of € 15,000 for a finished product, and the New Material Fellow, in which a laureate is supported by Het Nieuwe Instituut to further develop and research their proposal for a period of up to six months. Out of the 81 submissions, a committee of experts selected sixteen ideas and designs. On 20 November, a jury of experts announced the two winning designs during the presentation ceremony and opening of the exhibition in Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.
More info: newmaterialaward.nl/