Rijksmuseum 2017 International Design Contest Winners: The Top 10

The 2017 Rijksmuseum International Design Contest invited the public to draw inspiration from pieces in the museum’s permanent collection and use them to create their own artwork. The Winning entry and top nine submissions were chosen by an International panel of experts.

Rijksmuseum 2017 International Design Contest Winners

This is the third year the museum has held the contest. Anyone can take part and all art forms and interpretations are allowed, from design, decorative arts and applied arts to fashion design, photography and video.

The Winner: Masterpieces Never Sleep by Lesha Limonov
Rijksmuseum 2017 International Design Contest Winners

Second place: Eden Condoms by Esther Pi & Timo Waag

Third place: Planstudie Hats by Jessie Hall

The Public Award: Delft Blue Eyes & Nails by Francine LeClercq & Ali Soltani

The remaining 6 of the top 10 are shown in alphabetical order below.

Pop Up Birds Book, Chiara Bianchini, Italy

Temple Guardian Dance Performance by Melodie Briere, England

Butter Dish by Rina Elman, Israel

Heron Lamp, Sergii Lysyi, Ukraine

Still Life Pixel + Metadata Dress, Andrea Wallace, Scotland

The Night Watch Nightshirt, Oliver Watson, The Netherlands

The winner of the Rijksstudio Award is awarded a prize of €10,000. The second and third prizes amount to €2,500 and €1,500, respectively.

Judging Panel:
Chairman: Taco Dibbits, Rijksmuseum General Director; Irma Boom, Irma Boom Office Director; Tony Chambers, Wallpaper Chief Editor; Thomas Widdershoven, Former Director Design Academy Eindhoven; Ute Thon, Chief Copy Editor ART- Das Kunstmagazin and Ingrid Chou; Associate Creative Director at MoMA.