Just recently, in presence of the Crown Princess of Denmark and 2.000 guests from around 35 countries, Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde received the INDEX: Award 2013 Community for his innovative designs.
The INDEX: Award 2013 is the biggest design award in the world including a prize of €100.000 and a touring exhibition. Roosegaarde also won the “People's Choice Award”, being the favorite of the INDEX audience.
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The INDEX Award is the “Oscar” of the design prizes, which wants to improve life by engaging with design for sustainable solutions. The jury is excited about Roosegaarde’s interactive and sustainable landscapes such as Smart Highway; creating roads which generate their own light, communication and energy. This merge of technology and ideology is something Daan Roosegaarde calls ‘techno-poetry’. Roosegaarde is honored to receive this award, and is looking forward to engage in new innovative designs.
About Studio Roosegaarde:
Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab of artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde with his team of designers and engineers. Roosegaarde has been the focus of exhibitions at the Tate Modern, the National Museum in Tokyo, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The INDEX award is followed by many other awards such as the Dutch Design Award and China's Most Successful Design Award.
Learn more about Daan Roosegaarde by visiting his official website at: www.studioroosegaarde.net
INDEX: Design to Improve Life is a Danish NPO with global reach. The organization Inspires, Educates and Engages in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges.INDEX: Design to Improve Life does this by means of the biggest design award in the world, world touring exhibitions, education programs, city collaborations and investment initiatives. Among the jury members of INDEX Award are Dutch designer Hella Jongerius and MOMA curator Paola Antonelli.
“Daan is part of this exclusive group of blessed, brilliant, pleasant and forward thinking persons who when you meet them they trigger your mind in such a way that you wish you were already in that new place of the future that he describes to you. Simple, because it is a much smarter world than the one we live in now. Daan is an intellectual and a practical innovator who can make this new better world happen.”
Daan Roosegaarde was recently featured in Issue 21 of EYES IN Magazine, released June 1, 2013, EYES IN presents an exclusive interview with Roosegaarde, so be sure the check out Issue 21 of EYES IN Magazine.
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