Since 2009, the New Material Award – then DOEN | Materiaal Award – has focussed
on various new sustainable materials and innovative technologies.
With this award and the accompanying public presentations in Eindhoven and Milan, the initiators wish
to enhance developments relating to innovative use of materials, circular economy, and innovative
technology and, in doing so, contribute to a sustainable society.
“Reuse seems to be the recurring theme for the New Material Award 2018.
For this seventh edition, artists, designers, and architects provide a treasure trove of new material on
the basis of existing and unusual raw materials. For example, tableware shows the levels of particulate
matter in your city, jute is upgraded from practical to aesthetic applications, and residual materials are
melted down and turned into a completely new metal.
Even cow’s blood seems to be a raw material
for objects. The objects and studies of materials can be viewed during Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
(20-28 October). The winner of the New Material Award 2018 and the recipient of a fellowship at Het
Nieuwe Instituut will also be announced during this week. The biannual New Material Award is
organised by Stichting DOEN, Fonds Kwadraat, and Het Nieuwe Instituut.” - press release July 2018 NMA