Everything about the Rijksstudio Award 2020

And the winners are...

Out of the 20 selected designs, three winners have been chosen by our jury in both catagories. You, the public, have selected the winner for the Public vote. Congratulations to all winners!

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Rijksstudio Award is the biennial art- and design prize from the Rijksmuseum. With this competition the Rijksmuseum invites everyone to create their own masterpiece inspired by the Rijksmuseum's collection. An international jury of experts will assess who the 10 finalists and the 3 winners of the Rijksstudio Award 2020 are.

There are two categories for which you can submit your masterpiece:

  • The Rijksstudio Design Award
  • The Rijksstudio Young Talent Award (aged 21 and under)

You can submit your masterpiece starting 1 November 2019 until 27 February 2020.
The jury process will start March 2020. The top 10 will be invited to the Award show. The date for the show will be announced as soon as possible. There the winners will be announced for all 3 prizes.

The winner of the Rijksstudio Design Award will receive € 7.500
The winner of the Rijksstudio Young Talent Award receives € 5.000
The winner of the Rijksstudio Public vote receives € 2.500

On top of that the winning masterpieces might become part of the Rijksmuseum shop.

Terms and conditions
All art forms are possible, such as photos, videos, animations, products, fashion, collages or poems. The intention is that the design is based on the collection of the Rijksmuseum and that you used images from Rijksstudio. An international jury will assess the entries.

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The Jury

  • Creative Director at IKEA's research and design lab SPACE10

    Bas van de Poel is Creative Director at IKEA's research and design lab SPACE10. Together with a team of architects, engineers, technologists and designers he works on creating better and more sustainable ways of living. He is the curator of 'Malware: Symptoms of Viral Infection’ (2019) at Het Nieuwe Instituut and is responsible for the overall art direction of Dekmantel Festival (2015—2020).

  • Design Director at Soho House

    Linda Boronkay is Design Director for Soho House responsible for UK, Europe & Asia regions. Linda was the winner of Britain's Best Emerging Interior Design Award while still at university and since then she has worked for some of the world's top design firms such as Tom Dixon, Martin Brudnizki, global studio Woods Bagot and Tara Bernerd & Partners. She often contributes to panel discussions as a key speaker in design events and she has a regular column at The Times.

  • Cofounder at Avant Arte

    Avant Arte is a digital platform for collectible arts, exploring new ways to open the doors to art collecting.

  • Artist

    Bethan Laura Wood obtained a MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, under the tuition of Jurgen Bey and Martino Gamper. Since graduating in 2009, Bethan has built a multidisciplinary practice characterized by material investigation, artisan collaboration, and a passion for colour and detail. Alongside working closely with Nilufar Gallery since 2011 for Limited edition and one off works, Bethan has been commissioned by a variety of international partners to create works and installations. Including, Abet Laminati, Moroso, Valextra, Perrier Jouët, Bitossi Ceramiche, Tory Burch, cc-tapis, Tolix , Rosenthal and Hermés. Her work has been exhibited in institutions such as V&A Museum of Childhood, Swiss Institute New York, Daelim Museum and MOT, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Bethan regularly gives lectures and heads workshops; she currently teaches on the MA in Luxury at ECAL, Switzerland.

  • Designer

    Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera is a Mexican-Dutch designer. She was born and raised in Mexico City and after studying Industrial Design in her home country, she graduated from Man and Identity at The Design Academy, Eindhoven. GSYSB has created storytelling through textiles and drawings. She has built an equilibrium between colourful patterns and intriguing, dark illustrations; a balance between sensitive stories and confronting statements. GSYSB has exhibited and given lectures and workshops across the globe. Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera is the Head of Vlisco&co, a new venture that creates a network of young and experimental creative talent across Africa. Over the last two years GSYSB has built a network of 60 creatives in film, photography, fashion, illustration, music, architecture and craft in Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and has begun in Benin, South Africa and DRC. The young Vlisco&co talent has joined forces to stage events in Lagos, Accra and Abidjan and to engage in debate about their interpretation of modern African culture and its future.

  • Sean Carney

    Chief Design Officer & Head of Healthcare Transformation Services, Royal Philips

    Sean Carney leads the Philips Experience Design and Consulting organizations, ensuring that the customer need informs the innovation strategy, Philips product design and development, and the broader consulting services. The concurrency of his two roles is empowered by having a shared ambition to transform healthcare through his 500+ in-house designers, architects and consultants and their collective design thinking approach. With over 90 years of design at the company, Philips Experience Design has an incredibly rich history of innovating to improve people’s lives. Today Philips Experience Design is making a bigger and bolder impact than ever before in reimagining and redesigning the future of healthcare globally. His team’s success in positively impacting the lives of users, clinicians and patients around the world, is widely recognized with 141 top design awards won by Philips last year.

  • Creative Director at Adobe Stock

    Sarah her team drives all projects and programming that impact brand perception, narrative, and correlates with marketing and sales initiatives. For over a decade in stock photography, she has championed artists and helped them succeed as creative professionals. Prior to Adobe, she was the CEO of Blend Images, the leading stock photography agency focused on diversity and inclusion.