Atelier NL and Envisions named designers of the year at Dezeen Awards

Dutch design duo Atelier NL has been named Designer of the Year while fellow Dutch studio Envisions has won Emerging Designer of the Year at Dezeen Awards.

Atelier NL founders Nadine Sterk and Lonny van Ryswyck won the Designer of the Year prize, which is given for “all-round design excellence over a body of work by a designer or design studio that has been in business for more than 10 years”.

The Eindhoven-based pair has built up a body of work exploring the potential of locally sourced raw materials, including sand, soil and clay.

Their Clay Service project has produced a range of ceramics that showcase clay varieties from different locations around the Netherlands.

Meanwhile their recent project ZandGlass – for which they won the Homeware Design of the Year prize – saw them draw from their research into wild sand around the world to create a range of regionally specific glassware.

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