Honored Members

Judging Panel

The selection of a winner in most Designer Toy Awards categories is overseen by our current DTA Judging Panel. Comprised of a select group of professionals within the field - artists, producers, commentators, and others - each brings their unique expertise and perspective to the selection process. We are honored to introduce our standing DTA Panel.


Michael Rouah

Toy Store Owner / Manufacturer

Michael is 34 years old. Born and raised in Paris - France, and is ARTOYZ Co-founder and CEO since 2003.

He Graduated from Management School of Rouen and from ITESM Mexico Cd, and previously worked in the music business - before it turned boring. Michael has been fully involved in the designer toy business since 2003, since he created a website, 3 stores, a distribution structure and lately their own production brand ARTOYZ ORIGINALS.

Artoyz has managed some major exhibitions and collaborations like Tag the System - Paris Station, Toyz World at Colette, Teddy Troops French Tour, French Dunny Series, N*E*R*D* Qee, Method Man Biddies, Only the Brave Ltd Artoyz Edition, etc.

Michael also co-produced and co-wrote Vinyl&co documentary with directors Jac&Johan and a production company called 75.

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