design is organizing an exhibition in co-operation with Designlink from
January 20th till March 10th 2002:
The best industrial designs of 2001
Since 1986 the acknowledgement 'Good Industrial Design' is awarded in
the Netherlands. It is not really a price but more a quality label for
good craftsmanship. The organization Designlink has composed an independent
jury that judged 158 products for 2001. The evaluation was based on a
variety of professional design standards like technical functionality,
safety, ergonomics, originality, innovation, design and respect for the
The Philips Senseo Crema coffee machine, new developed grass for the Arena-stadium
in Amsterdam, a hand saw, and more than a hundred other products received
the label of Good Industrial Design in 2001.
VIVID design has made a selection of 25 products that can be seen in Rotterdam.
The VIVID exhibition space will be transformed by WAAC's, the designers
of the Senseo Crema coffee machine.
Opening: Sunday Januari 20th, 16.00h
The exhibition Good Industrial Design 2001 inspired VIVID to organize
Design: not art!
A panel will attack
the following proposition:
A distinction is often made between art-designers and industrial-designers.
Innovations in form are being made by artists.
Participants in the debate are:
Hein van Haaren, former director of the Department of Esthetic Design
of PTT [Dutch Post]
Cok de Rooij, owner Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam
Joost Alferink, Waac's design office, Rotterdam
Marc Ruygrok, artist.
The debate will be in Dutch and will take place on Tuesday 12 February
2002 at 20.00h at auditorium 'De Unie', Mauritsweg 34, Rotterdam.