Activiteit GIO 2019

Retrospective exhibition of the products which have been awarded the Erkenning Goed Industrieel Ontwerp 2019 (recognition as excellent industrial design, GIO) quality mark.

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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 seven criteria: functionality, originality, design, ergonomics, efficiency, material use 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, where a public prize was also awarded.

GIO at Klokgebouw Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week

Professional jury

The jury of the 2019 GIO awards consisted of:

  • Zuzanna Skalska, 360Inspiration;
  • Jan Siebers, Hoofd Product Design aan de Hogeschool van Amsterdam;
  • Hans Robertus, partner Holland Branding Group

Visitors to the stand at the Dutch Design Week were also able to vote for the GIO Public Choice Award.

Public Choice Award: Brekr Model B

Brekr Model B

  • Inzender: Brekr
  • Ontwerp: Ivo Roos
  • Producent: Brekr

GIO at Cube design museum

The presentation of the GIO Awards took place on October 21, 2019 during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. The GIO exhibition in Cube design museum shows the most important products that have received their quality mark. Cube also provides additional behind-the-scenes information for some selected products in the exhibition, showing the design process. Because designs are not just to look at and use, "designing" is also a process.

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GIO 2019

  • 31 January t/m 17 May 2020

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