This week the Dutch Design Awards celebrates the best of the best in Dutch design with the work of finalists and winners on display in a special glasshouse at the Stadhuisplein in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. It’s a chance to showcase and recognize the best in Dutch Design and an opportunity for designers to show or find solutions for social and economic issues such as healthcare, mobility, energy, climate etc.
This year, Philips FreeStreet was awarded the prize in the Product category for its innovative approach to outdoor lighting. The international jury felt that FreeStreet is a unique and relevant street luminaire for our cities of today and tomorrow. It’s designed to eliminate traditional streetlight poles and instead connect a string of LEDs along narrow cables which are virtually invisible during the day. It offers a progressive and exciting solution resulting in lights which appear to float mid-air, creating a blanket of light.
What do you think about the FreeStreet concept?