Studio Floris Schoonderbeek has been nominated for the Dutch Design Awards 2021! We were nominated in the category Product with the Raintap, and in the category Design Research for Recalculating Route. Three projects have been nominated in each category.
NOMINATION & JURY COMMENTS:
RECALCULATING ROUTE – AN EXPERIMENTAL ROADTRIP | STUDIO FLORIS SCHOONDERBEEK
‘The off-the-grid Recalculating Route research project by Studio Floris Schoonderbeek feels like building huts for grown-ups; accessible and educational for a wide audience.’
Recalculating Route is a series of field trips whereby Floris Schoonderbeek, from his mobile studio, searches for a rich existence in balance with his surroundings. From an interest in specific sustainable techniques and how they are experienced, he involves experts who share these interests. Together they embark on an adventure of testing and experiencing with them. Recording the field trips and transforming the outcomes into the best suited means or products has generated a process of research and design, from which surprising and logical products like the Raintap, the Botanictub and the Sunstove have emerged. Experimental products that are created by combining sustainable techniques, contemporary needs, and user experiences.
The light-footedness with which Floris Schoonderbeek tackles important issues is refreshing. This off-the-grid research feels like hut building for grown-ups, which makes it accessible and educational for a wide audience. It is based on a carefully considered research methodology: thinking through making. Making existing things better as a form of Design Research. Moreover, Floris is able to give this discipline an open character. One that gives experts in various fields the opportunity to apply their shared experiences and findings in their own professional practice.
DDA AWARD SHOW 16 to 24 OCTOBER
The committee assessed the projects on the basis of the criteria of impact, distinctiveness, expressiveness and production method and a number of category-specific criteria. The winners will be announced from October 16 to 24, 2021 during the DDA award show on DDW TV.
EXHIBITION 16 to 24 OCTOBER IN MICROLAB
All DDA nominees will present their work in the DDA exhibition during Dutch Design Week 2021, in the Microlab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. The public can also vote for their favorite project, the Public Award.