tinker wins international design award
Last night in London, Tinker imagineers received the FX design award 2014 for Museum or Exhibition Space. The Utrecht bureau for experience communication and creative consultancy won the annual price awarded by the leading English design magazine FX for its design of the renovated Dutch Silver Museum in Schoonhoven, leaving others such as the Danish National Maritime Museum and Hackney House SxSW Austin Texas behind.
The jury of the FX awards called Tinker’s design ‘smart, funny, beautifully made and intriguing’. According to the jury, Tinker succeeded in reinventing the story of silver in a refreshing way. It commends the beautiful presentations in the cabinets, all different and yet forming a whole that grabs the visitor’s attention.
The Schoonhoven museum opened its renovated presentation ‘World of Silver’ on 5 June last. The traditional set-up has been replaced by an innovative presentation on the use of silver. Themed cabinets with titles such as ‘Yes, I do’ and ‘Heavenly Desire’ are placed around a 14-metre-long dining table, festively set. Together, they tell the story of silver in a contemporary and associative manner. Since opening its doors on 5 June, the renovated museum has welcomed 18,175 visitors.
The FX Awards are the annual design awards presented by FX Magazine. During the annual award show in London, designers in 17 categories (such as hotel design, light design, product design and public spaces) receive FX Awards. The awards are officially recognised by the British Design Council.