About Us

The best of Dutch design, placed on pedestal and into perspective.

Platform for Dutch design

The Dutch Design Awards saw the light of day in 2003 thanks to BNO and DesignLink. Since 2005 DDA has had its office in design capital Eindhoven. The competition itself, the Awards Show and the retrospective exhibition make the Dutch Design Awards a unique platform. DDA presents and rewards the best in the field of Dutch design and creates professional, public and media attention for the winners. DDA is part of the Dutch Design Foundation and forms the highlight of Dutch Design Week, that attracts more than 300,000 visitors a year.

Activities 2018

The best stage for Dutch design

  • Competition

    Every year Dutch designers are invited to submit their work for a Dutch Design Award. Committees consisting of design experts decide upon the winners based on the submissions and scouted work. Participation is open to designers and design agencies living and working in the Netherlands or located abroad.

  • Awards show

    During the Awards show the winners of DDA are announced. The best of Dutch design is celebrated during a vibrant programme. The Awards Show takes place in the last week of June.

  • Exhibition

    During Dutch Design Week, the work of all fthe winners can be seen in the nine-day long exhibition. Besides telling the stories behind the designs, it also places them in a broader context. Here one can also vote for the Public Award.


Meet the Dutch Design Awards-team


These companies and organisations make Dutch Design Awards yearly possible

Presented by

Public partner

In Eindhoven the most important design awards, the Dutch Design Awards, are granted.

Jeroen Junte, de Volkskrant


  • Info

    Please visit our Press Room to read and download all Dutch Design Awards press releases. Images are also available.

    Not on our press list yet? We would love to add you. Just send us an email with your name, company and media your working for.

  • Contact

    Phone: +31(0)40 296 1150
    Email: press@dutchdesignfoundation.com


Dutch Design Awards is a project of Dutch Design Foundation.

  • Postal address

    Dutch Design Foundation - Dutch Design Awards

    P.O. Box 8043
    5601 KA Eindhoven

    Chamber of Commerce number: 50422944
    VAT number: NL822746396B01

  • Visiting address

    Dutch Design Foundation - Dutch Design Awards

    Torenallee 22-08
    5617 BD Eindhoven

    Phone: +31(0)40 296 1150
    Email: bureau@dutchdesignawards.nl