The Edmond de Rothschild Design Award

Promoting public awareness of the excellence and prominence of the design field in Israeli society

The Edmond de Rothschild Design Award is conferred upon outstanding designers, both experienced and emerging, in recognition of their significant contribution to shaping contemporary culture through the creation of a unique body of work and their participation in the advancement of technology, industry and the economy.

The challenge

Despite the existence of multiple outstanding design schools and a growing number of independent design studios in Israel, recognition of the contribution made by local design to Israel’s economy and culture is still in its infancy. Moreover, Israeli art museums have been slow to adapt to global trends and offer relatively few design-related exhibitions, such as retrospectives of fashion and jewellery collections, Judaica objects and other elements of local material culture.

Our ambition

To acknowledge and support the emergence of original design work in Israel, providing active players in the field the opportunity to expand their creative, productive and academic skills and to integrate their design work into larger production networks.

Promote and encourage excellence 

Through public recognition 


Identify and support 

Early-stage designers


Our solutions

Four awards granted annually to Israeli designers whose centre of activity is in Israel

Each year’s award will be conferred upon designers in one of the three areas :

Visual Communication Design

Craft and Product Design

Textile, Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design

The way forward

The field for the 2021 Award is Craft and Product Design. The nomination process opens in Spring 2021.