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StudioFriso wins Dutch Design Competition with innovative bike bell
StudioFriso’s innovative and quirky bike bell has won the Dutch Design Competition. Named “Ring to It,” the bike bell will become the official giveaway of the Dutch embassy and consulates in the United States. Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans announced the winner during an award ceremony at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC on Wednesday April 30th.
Andrés Lhima – Frans Timmermans, Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister – Friso Dijkstra
The jury was impressed by Friso Dijkstra’s design, calling it “a quintessential Dutch Design gift.”
“By combining a typical Dutch product with the typical Dutch tongue-in-cheek humor, Ring to It becomes a double-layered gift,” the jury wrote in explaining its decision. “It is functional as a bicycle bell while also being symbolic of a ring as a seal to a relationship. This product definitely has a ring to it!”
Friso Dijkstra graduated from The Design Academy of Eindhoven, and set up his own industrial design studio in Amsterdam in 2006. His design was chosen out of more than 180 entries from around the world for the competition, which was organized by the Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Dutch Consulate General in New York, Kikkerland Design Inc., Shapeways, and the Museum of Arts and Design.
Mexican designer Andrés Lhima is the Public Choice Winner with “Tulip Cutlery,” a cutlery set that can be transformed into the shape of a tulip. Andrés Lhima won the Mexico Design Challenge with the Luchador Bottle Opener in 2011, licensed today by Kikkerland Design. In second place came Tom Dissel with his clever keychain and rack, “Home Harbor.” And Dutch-American designer Heloise Schep, at 11 years old, won third place with her “Amazing Stroopwafel Clip.”
Kikkerland Design Inc. plans to produce and license the top 3 winning designs, and introduce it to the US and global markets. In addition, the Dutch government will buy 500 pieces of the winning product to use as its official giveaway in the United States. On top of that, the winning designer will receive a weeklong residency at Shapeways’ New York headquarters, as well as flight and accommodations.
The top 14 designs were 3D printed by Shapeways and displayed in the “Hands On” educational section of the “Out of Hand” exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City from April 3-20. They were also on display at the final event at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.
The Dutch Design Competition is inspired by ”Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital,” the exhibition at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design. The exhibition explores the many areas of 21st century creativity made possible by advanced methods of digital fabrication. It is the first major museum exhibition to consider the impact of these revolutionary methods on fine art, design, and architecture.
Members of the jury include: Jan van der Lande, CEO of Kikkerland Design; Duann Scott, Design Evangelist at Shapeways; Jan Habraken of FormNation; Alissia Melka-Teichroew of ByAMT; Ron Labaco, Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design and Exhibition Curator for “Out of Hand”; and Rudolf Bekink, Ambassador for the Netherlands in the United States.
We look forward to developing the products and promoting Dutch culture.