INDEX: award 2009 winners
aug 31, 2009
INDEX: award 2009 winners


INDEX: award 2009 exhibition at kongens nytorv, copenhagen
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on friday the 28th august the winners of the INDEX: award 2009 were announced at
drebyen concert hall, copenhagen. the biennial award which first began in 2005 aims
to generate more ‘design to improve life’ and enable a higher quality of life all over the
world. with a total of 500 000 euros, financed by the state of denmark the award is
the biggest design award in the world.

each of the five winners represents one of the INDEX: award categories – body, home,
work, play and community – that together span the spectrum of human activity and are
relevant and understandable to people all over the world.

the INDEX: award exhibition is currently on display at kongens nytorv, copenhagen
showcasing the work of 72 finalists from 54 countries, in the five universal categories.
the exhibition will tour internationally and take place at a central public square which
is accessible to everyone and with free admission, allowing everyone to experience
‘design to improve life’.


INDEX: award 2009 exhibition at kongens nytorv, copenhagen
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‘pig 05049′ by christien meindertsma
play category

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‘pig 05049′ by christien meindertsma
play category

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winner of the play category christien meindertsma
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http://www.christienmeindertsma.com


‘freeplay fetal heart rate monitor’ by philip goodwin, stefan zwahlen and john hutchinson
body category
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winner of the body category john hutchinson
http://www.freeplayenergy.com
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‘kiva.org’ co founded by matt flannery and jessica jackley
http://www.kiva.org
brings lenders and small entrepreuners together to aggregate loans into a major center of person to person micro finance
work category


premal shah, president of kiva.org
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‘better place’ by shai agassi
community category
http://www.betterplace.com
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‘better place’ – electric infrastructure that makes electric transport convenient and affordable
community category


shai agassi founder and CEO of better place
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‘chulha’ smokeless stove by unmesh kulkarni; praveeen mareguddi part of philips design team based in india
http://www.design.philips.com

home category


stefano marzano CEO and chief creative director at philips design in eindhoven, netherlands
home category
portrait © designboom

read also winning ways of making a better world by alice rawsthorn

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