The dream that took a century to come true
Scouts, Erik and Ronald Rietveld (the 2011 winners of the Rotterdam Design Award), knew immediately that they wanted to nominate the PAL-V: ‘Everyone has a dream about flying away, whether it’s to escape a traffic jam or to fly off to a desert island. We are nominating the PAL-V and Spark design & innovation because, more than 100 years after the invention of the automobile, this dream has come true with the PAL-V flying car; a ground-breaking fusion of technology, design and experiment.’
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Rotterdam Design Award
This is the twelfth year that the competition for the prestigious Rotterdam Design Award has been organised. The fifteen nominations, put forward by five scouts can be seen in the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum. The Rotterdam Design Award stimulates debate about the role of design in cultural and social life. This year, in addition to the jury award, there will be a Public’s Choice Award. An international jury will choose the winner of the Rotterdam Design Award on 31 January 2014 and the Public’s Choice prize will be awarded on the same day.
The scouts for the Rotterdam Design Award 2013 are Ineke Hans, Caroline Hummels, Niki Smit, Carlo Wijnands and Erik and Ronald Rietveld. They each chose three of the most relevant, appealing and innovative designs of the past two years.
Exhibition and TV broadcasts
A presentation in the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum and a series of AVRO’s ‘Kunstuur’ programmes will give an overview of the most important developments in Dutch design. The exhibition of the fifteen nominations can be seen until Sunday, 9 February. AVRO’s ‘Kunstuur’ will devote attention to all the nominees for the Rotterdam Design Prize in five programmes beginning on Saturday, 21 December at 17.00.
The Rotterdam Design Award is organised by the Stichting Designprijs Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Het Nieuwe Instituut in collaboration with the Municipality of Rotterdam’s Art and Cultural Service.
See also: project PAL-V