August 3, 2023

People’s Choice Awards 2023 – time to vote!

As part of the 6th edition of the awards, it’s time to choose the people’s favourite. Do your duty and vote your favourite of these circular, open source designs and contribute to the distributed design ecosystem!


The Distributed Design Awards celebrate the creative, mind-shifting and responsible design responses to the post-industrial design paradigm. We recognize multidisciplinary, innovative and sustainable designs from Europe’s makers, designers and creatives.

The People’s Choice winner will be awarded a Dutch Design Week 2024 Pro Ticket including access to all locations and exclusive extras. 

Here you can check out last year’s projects from 2022, 2021 & 2020.

Public voting is open until August 25!



Distributed Design

The initiative is organized by Distributed Design, a project co-funded by the European Union. It fosters the role of emerging Makers and Designers as part of our new digitized world. It celebrates, supports and inspires these professionals from across Europe and provides opportunities to support the mobility and circulation of their work to connect them with new, digital markets.



Fab Lab Barcelona is the research and innovation centre, situated inside the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). It focuses mainly on Research, Education, and Services, pushing the boundaries of what Fab Labs can be and do in neighbourhoods, cities, and regions. It’s also the headquarters of the Global Coordination of the Fab Academy program and leads the Fab City Project, an initiative that aims to develop a new model for locally productive and globally connected self sufficient-cities.

The Distributed Design Platform is led by Fab Lab Barcelona at IAAC.


Batch.Works is a Circular Manufacturing company. Its mission is to change the way things are made, creating practical and viable circular manufacturing practices through smart technology and sustainable methods. Batch.Works’ vision is to be the leading supplier of sustainable production and manufacturing capabilities to brands and designers around the world.


Futurity Systems is a future-focused design and deeptech firm using data science and artificial intelligence to shape the future. Its unique approach combines scientific rigor with an imaginative design, enabling organizations to navigate uncertainties and build better futures at scale.
In just two years, Futurity Systems has won numerous awards, including the Innovation by Design Award 2022 – Experimental, Gold Lovie Award – Weird and Experimental, Design Intelligence Award, Celo Community Award, and more. CEO Cecilia Tham has also been recognized with the AWS Global Disruptor Award and the UN Women Entrepreneur Day Pioneer Award.


Materiom is an innovation platform specialising in regenerative materials R&D. It provides open data and AI software to help scientists, producers, and brands design, make, and use materials that have a net-positive impact on the planet.

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