Exhibitions GIO 2018

Retrospective exhibition of the products which have been awarded the quality mark Erkenning Goed Industrieel Ontwerp (recognition as excellent industrial design, GIO). On display from November 8th 2018 until April 14th 2019.

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Welcome to the 'Erkenningen Goed Industrieel Ontwerp' 2018

The Erkenningen Goed Industrieel Ontwerp (recognition as excellent industrial design, GIO) quality mark is a means to an end, not an end in itself. It is a means to highlight the importance of excellent design to the public. An expert and independent jury assesses all the products on the basis of five criteria: functionality, originality, design, ergonomics, and respect. A Special Award for Excellence is given for each of these criteria.

A GIO quality mark strengthens a product’s credibility, increases awareness about the product, and enhances its success on the market. Since 1986, more than 1,000 products have received this quality mark for excellent craftsmanship.

The GIO awards are organized annually by the independent foundation Designlink and is supported by a variety of representative professional and sector organizations, knowledge and educational institutions, and intermediaries.

All nominated and recognized products were previously exhibited at Dutch Design Week 2018, where a public prize was also awarded.

GIO at Klokgebouw Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week 2018


Looking at what works and what has already proven itself. Not just new-new-new. Making a mark in time. Sustainability and revaluation of soundness. Producers and designers picking up on the signals of the conscious and critical consumer.

These were the trends identified by the three-member international jury at the GIO awards 2018.

This year the jury consisted of:

  • Indre Kalinauskaite, PhD student Eindhoven University of Technology;
  • Jan Siebers, Head of Product Design at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences;
  • Zuzanna Skalska, 360Inspiration.

During the Dutch Design Week 2018 almost 1500 visitors of the exhibition voted by mobile on their chosen product. The convincing winner: Philley bottle for babymilk, submitted by Pelle Trading and designed by Roel van de Beek (BBB projects) i.c.w. Ruud Leeuw.  

Public Award: 
Philley - dosing container for babyfood

Public award GIO 2018: Philley

Annoyance about a certain product is a driver of innovation. At the basis of the development of Philley, a dosing container for baby food, Ruud Leeuw from Pelle Trading had the irritation about spilling the milk powder when filling the baby bottle. His Philley consists of a plastic can in which the milk powder is stored, and a special plastic cap to precisely dose the milk powder. The cap contains a splitter that delivers a dosage of 4.6 grams, as much as a leveled-off size scoop. The cap is provided with a click mechanism, which indicates that a dose has fallen into the milk bottle. Five measuring spoons translate to five clicks with the Philley.

  • Submitted by: Pelle Trading B.V.
  • Design: Roel vd Beek (BBB projects) i.c.w. Ruud Leeuw (Pelle Trading B.V.)
  • Production: Mascal Design B.V.

Committee of Recommendation

  • Han Bekke
    VActing Chair Federatie Dutch Creative Industries
  • Thonie van den Boomgaard
    Director of Education for Industrial Design Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente
  • Mirjam van Coillie
    Chair DMN Design Management Netwerk
  • Ineke Dezentje Hamming-Bluemink
    Chair FME/CWM, business association for the technology industry
  • Hans Gubbels
    AGeneral Director Cube design museum
  • Timo de Rijk
    Chair BNO/Director Design Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch
  • Michaël van Straalen
    Chair SMEs
  • Ena Voûte
    Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Design, Delft University of Technology

GIO at Klokgebouw Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week



GIO 2018

  • 8 November 2018 t/m 1 April 2019

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