BodyBackground
Menu

News

Current Articles | Archives | Search


During the opening of the 2016 Graduation Show 'In Need Of ...' the Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant was awarded to recent 4 Design Academy Eindhoven alumni. For years, the Keep an Eye Foundation has supported DAE designers - this year, for the first time, through the Design Talent Grant, contributing to the developing careers of recent DAE alumni.


The jury, consiting of Alexander Ramselaar (Backing Grounds), Irene Koel (TheZooooo) and Marije Vogelzang (Head of the Food Non Food department, DAE) judged all projects on social engagement, innovation, and their potential to break out of the design community to look for a relation into the world. The diversity of the nominated projects for the Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant was enormous, ranging from talent development and product development to creating online platforms to spread a clear message about design.
The jury has chosen for those projects with a clear vision, concrete plan and impact and where the jury sees potential and possibilities for results.


Winners of the 2016 Design Talent Grant


Teresa van Dongen - A Spark of Life

Teresa van Dongen wants to bring a new spark of life into what is called in science a ‘dead track’. Teresa uses bacteria that generate electricity and therefor can lit LEDs. Her ambition is to develop this concept, called ‘A Spark of Life’, to a scalable and sellable lighting product. Don’t make all the steps towards an end product on your own. Find a lighting manufacturer with whom you develop your project and find the right collaboration partners. The jury is sure that the Grant will be spent well and that ‘A Spark of Life’ will be in the shops in a few years.


Govert Flint - Bionic Chair

The second winner of a Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant is Enrichers with Govert Flint as one of the founders. Govert continued on his graduation thesis ‘Bionic Chair’, stimulating the brains while working on different levels, and already established interesting collaborations with Schiphol and the University of Cambridge. Interesting multidisciplinary cross-overs between technology, scientific research and commercial parties. What Enrichers has achieved, gives hope for the future, and therefore the jury would like the Grant to be spent to sustainable business development.


Fien Dekker - Rain(a)Way

The third Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant goes to Fien Dekker, a woman with a clear mission and vision. The jury gives her a great compliment to what she has established in the past two years in a field that is - literally set in stone: concrete. Good job, continue the hard work and your plan is solid as a rock. Keep in touch with your tiles.


Gabriel Ann Maher - DE___SIGN

The last Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant is for Gabriel Ann Maher. Gabriel won a Keep an Eye Grant before but how she proceeded her graduation thesis ‘DE_____SIGN’ and the plans and ambitions for the future was reason enough for the jury to give her a second Grant. The jury was impressed by the algorithms Gabriel designed, hoping that Gabriel will democratize them and scale them up to other fields than only the design oriented fields. Media needs objective criticism and the project Gabriel proposed could be the right tool for this.

Published: 24-Oct-2016 16:20
  • Winning alumni: Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant

    Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant winners at the opening of the 2016 Graduation Show

  • Winning alumni: Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant

    Design Talent Grant winner Teresa van Dongen

  • Winning alumni: Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant

    Design Talent Grant winner Govert Flint

  • Winning alumni: Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant

    Design Talent Grant winner Fien Dekker

  • Winning alumni: Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant

    Design Talent Grant winner Gabriel Ann Maher

  • Winning alumni: Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant

    Theresa van Dongen

  • Winning alumni: Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant

    Govert Flint

  • Winning alumni: Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant

    Fien Dekker

  • Winning alumni: Keep an Eye Design Talent Grant

    Gabriel Ann Maher

DAEnews tweets

TweetId: 962254563657961474 DesignAcademyEindhoven DAEnews DAEnews Potluck of Ideas 2018 - "We want to help students see that they can become contributors to the culture of the schoo… https://t.co/XQwoKncUY6 10-02-18 09:19
TweetId: 961513689575718912 DesignAcademyEindhoven DAEnews DAEnews MOAM returns with the fastest pop-up exhibition ever: Generation 2018. De exhibition shows unique, multidisciplinar… https://t.co/Yb3YyVHZCn 08-02-18 08:15
TweetId: 959345452515721216 DesignAcademyEindhoven DAEnews DAEnews In the minor Reframing Textiles 2017-2018, 3rd year students of the Design Academy Eindhoven looked at textiles thr… https://t.co/CYPiHAW2pN 02-02-18 08:39
TweetId: 959339176255737856 DesignAcademyEindhoven retweeted Andriana Boyrikova ABoyrikova ABoyrikova There are too many things happening in this pulsating city of invention and it's impossible to tell about all of th… https://t.co/WL1NMnd8Yc 02-02-18 08:14
TweetId: 959339127765422080 DesignAcademyEindhoven DAEnews DAEnews @punkt @Rosie_Lees @cityofsound @RCA @ecal_ch @MP_DesignEvents @DAMntwice Congratulations! 02-02-18 08:14
TweetId: 959086208025538560 DesignAcademyEindhoven DAEnews DAEnews Extended deadline Master admission https://t.co/q1sc1r8sdQ 01-02-18 15:29
TweetId: 957916127476289536 DesignAcademyEindhoven DAEnews DAEnews Only 3 more days to apply for a #DAEMaster! https://t.co/Qy4ZXdTWzQ 29-01-18 09:59
TweetId: 955795467148910592 DesignAcademyEindhoven retweeted Kikkerland Design Kikkerland Kikkerland Voting ends tomorrow for our 11th Design Challenge! The Students from @DAEnews worked tirelessly and created an inc… https://t.co/KOSelhQl36 23-01-18 13:32
TweetId: 955790616859987968 DesignAcademyEindhoven DAEnews DAEnews Frans Bevers winner Jan Lucassen Award 2017 https://t.co/1OBWQKmR3j 23-01-18 13:13
TweetId: 952849106078261248 DesignAcademyEindhoven DAEnews DAEnews Guglielmo Poletti is also one of the nominees for the Nominees for the Wallpapers’ Officine Panerai Next Generatio… https://t.co/jj67O9Ac7Q 15-01-18 10:25