Nominees announced for 2018 DAME Design Award

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The jury for the DAME Design Award 2018 has selected 63 products from a total of 127 entries. The nominated products range from small components to systems for superyachts. The winners will be announced during the breakfast held on the opening day of Metstrade 2018 that will take place November 13-15 in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center.

“The entry field was once again strong and showed further signs of progress at individual company and industry level,” said Birgit Schnaase, the DAME jury chair, in a statement. “The primary motive of the DAME Award is to encourage good design practice in every aspect and I was personally pleased to see so many examples where form and function were well balanced.”

She continued, “We had a dramatic contrast in the physical size of the products this year, with everything from superyacht primary systems, to the smallest clip. It is sometimes easier to admire the incredible amount of work an engineering design team on a well-conceived complex product, but we have been equally encouraged to see that same level of design detail on simple items that are often taken for granted.”

During Metstrade 2018, the nominated and winning products will be on display in the I-nnovationLAB. The category and overall winners will present their products on the I-nnovationLAB Stage in Hall 6.