New Material Award

New Material Award

eighteen designers, visual artists and fashion designers contributing new ideas for a more sustainable society

Interwoven, Diana Scherer, 2016

Interwoven, Diana Scherer, 2016


The New Material Award, presented by Het Nieuwe Instituut, 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 and experimental techniques. The exhibition presents the work of eighteen designers, visual artists and fashion designers who are contributing new ideas for a more sustainable society. The New Material Award is a collaboration between Stichting DOEN, Fonds Kwadraat and Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Het Nieuwe Instituut

Het Nieuwe Instituut aims to illuminate and map a rapidly changing world while at the same time fostering the discussion of topics related to the vast field of design. Through an extensive programme of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and research projects, Het Nieuwe Instituut researches, presents and represents architecture, design and digital culture. Het Nieuwe Instituut founded the International Materials & Design Network to organise collaborative projects with international partner organisations, to enable knowledge exchange on innovation in materials, design and sustainability, and to help talented Dutch designers in this field to expand their international networks.


Exhibition Design

Gabriel Maher and Raphael Coutin


Adrianus Kundert, Antoine Peters, Bastiaan de Nennie, Bureau SLA & Overtreders W, buro BELÉN, Christien Meindertsma, Diana Scherer, Eric Geboers, Maarten Baas, No Mad Makers, Officina Corpuscoli / Maurizio Montalti, Olivier van Herpt, Roel Deden, Rosanne van der Meer, Rudolf Romero Borgart, Simone Post, Studio Dirk Vander Kooij, Studio rENs




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