Mercure Cultuurprijs Mieke Cuppen

Author: // 30-Nov-2011 12:08

Our alumnus Mieke Cuppen won the Mercure Cultuurprijs. This was announced on Tuesday November 29 during the Award evening at Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Aan de Amstel. Congratulations!

The assignment was: design a table concept for Mercure hotels. Central within this is the entire tableware for a dining table – from the crockery to the table linen, the candlesticks to the cutlery. In September 2011 Mieke and two other contestants (also Sander Lucas, alumnus Design Academy Eindhoven) were selected out of 62 designers. They were given € 2500,- each to develop a prototype of their concept.

Mercure: “Mieke’s winning design 'Ambigu' is assessed entirely as elegant and beautiful. Mieke choose beautiful colors, the design is tranquile, she has considered the functionality and the cutlery is innovative.”

Mercure hotels intends to have the winning concept produced and used in all its hotels in the Netherlands, in whole or in part. Mieke will also receive a return air ticket to Sydney, Australia, including seven nights accommodation in the Mercure Sydney Potts Point Hotel and access to the city’s most important museums.

The jury:

  • Caro van Eekelen, Managing Director Accor Hotels Nederland and Chairman of the Mercure Cultuurprijs jury
  • Ron Blaauw, owner and head chef of Michelin star-winning restaurant Ron Blaauw
  • Renny Ramakers, design critic and co-founder and director of Droog
  • Ranti Tjan, director Sundaymorning@ekwc
  • Kees van Twist, Director Groninger Museum
  • Gerrit Uittenbogaard, Designer at fashion label G + N, founder of jeans label Gluejeans
  • and teacher/coordinator of textile and fashion design at the Royal Academy in The Hague
  • Hebe Verstappen, creative director TextielLab at the Audax Textile Museum Tilburg
  • Mercure Cultuurprijs Mieke Cuppen
  • Mercure Cultuurprijs Mieke Cuppen
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