‘An idea, a great idea!’

Paul Mijksenaar during the Award ceremony
Paul Mijksenaar introduces his Award

‘The succesful presentation of the ‘Paul Mijksenaar Design for Function Award 2011’ took place on November 2 in Amsterdam.
‘An idea, a great idea!’ White lines down the middle of the road: What could be more obvious? And yet they were once – in 1911, to be exact – a brilliant new idea.

Paul Mijksenaar during the Award ceremony
Paul Mijksenaar introduces Edward N. Hines

Thanks to the enormous contribution this concept has made to traffic safety, the first ‘Paul Mijksenaar Design for Function Award’ goes posthumously to Edward N. Hines (1870-1938), who conceived the white centerline 100 years ago.

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