Bruno Ninaber van Eyben
Ninaber van Eyben went on to design and produce classic items that are still being made today, such as his watches and the chairman’s gavel which is used in the Dutch Lower House. In April 2013, Ninaber van Eyben was appointed Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion, a royal distinction. He received this award for his significant impact on the development and image of industrial design engineering. In the past few years, he received two of the most prestigious prizes in the world of Dutch design: the lifetime achievement award of the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (2007) and the Piet Zwart prize, the biannual oeuvre award presented by the Association of Dutch Designers (2008).