Thé trade show for Surface Technology

13 - 15 November 2018 Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch

ION Borghardt Award

The ION Borghardt Award is the acknowledgement for innovation and sustainability. Once every two years, the Ministry of Economic Affairs awards one company that shows how vital sustainability and innovation are in the surface treatment industry.

An independent jury, selected by Stichting Borghardt examines the entries and nominates the ten best ideas to be exhibited at the trade show. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. The award show marks the kick-off of SURFACE Campus.

The award has been designed by Junk-Art artist Patrick Visser.

"I create objects with materials that other people view as junk. Junk that any other would throw away, I salvage at the scrap yard. I learned from others that my steel objects belong to an art movement : JUNK ART. I think that's cool, because their philosophy is also my philosophy. Scrap or junk seems worthless, but if you label scrap as worthless, you deny her creative powers. My passion is to bring death, discarded metals to life and give it energy by creating objects of animals."

Patrick Visser, Junk Art artist