Three nominations for INDEX:award Students from The Danish Design School are good at creating ‘design to improve life’.
In 2011 this earned them three nominations for the prestigious INDEX:award. Sylvia Holthen, who graduated in 2010, developed a first-aid device for the treatment of burns – a handheld, self-cleaning ‘atomizer’ that rinses, cools and cleans burns. The small three-in-one atomizer, which can be operated with one hand, was nominated in the ‘Body’ category. In the ‘Community’ category, design student Philip Battin and Mikael Stær Nathan (graduated in 2010) were represented with the website www.kaerekbh.dk – a micro-political, social platform for citizens and politicians who wish to debate the city they live in. Finally, the children’s cutlery Toddler was nominated in the ‘Home’ category. Toddler was designed by Josefine Bentzen (graduated in 2006); the design reflects a toddler’s grip and lets the child use his or her hands in a free and instinctive way that enhances fine motor skills.
In the 2009 INDEX:award, students from The Danish Design School went all the way to the final with the environmental campaign project Penguin Army.