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
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.
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.