Industrial Design News
LARQ Launches New Terra Collection
LARQ has unveiled its newest line, 'the Terra Collection,' consisting of four earth-tone colorways inspired by nature, travel, and the outdoors.
Polestar Launches Global Design Contest
Polestar has launched a new and unique design contest geared to inspire and promote automotive creativity. The competition is open to both students and professional designers.
ICONIC Australian Design
Design Tasmania has announced 'ICONIC Australian Design,' an online exhibition featuring over 100 products designed in Australia. The exhibition is curated by Ian Wong, from Monash University.
IDA Announces Winners of COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant
The International Design Awards (IDA) and the European Product Design Awards (ePDA) have unveiled the winners of the 'COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant.'
PepsiCo Introduces SodaStream Professional Hydration Platform
PepsiCo is expanding the SodaStream brand with the introduction of SodaStream Professional, an eco-friendly hydration platform where users can choose from various unsweetened flavors, carbonation levels and temperatures to create the perfect drink.
Landscape Forms Debuts 'Link' Outdoor Seating System
Landscape Forms has debuted 'Link,' an innovative and highly flexible outdoor seating system.
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021, on view at the Red Dot Design Museum from June 23 through May 31, 2021, features the 76 winners of the Red Dot Product Design Award.
Alloy Unveils 'Beam' Lighting Solution to Enhance Productivity and Video Calls
Alloy has unveiled Beam, a flexible lighting concept that enables better human connection during video calls.
Luca Nichetto Designs Classy Collection for Et al.
Luca Nichetto has designed a new chair collection for Et al. Through exceptional attention to detail and refined design, the Classy Collection finds a natural balance between functionality and elegance.
Art Lebedev Designs eRopeway Concept for Bosch
Art Lebedev has developed an overground transport concept for Bosch. The eRopeway marries the advantages of cable cars with the ability to hop on and off whenever you want.
Axolight Float by Mario Alessiani
Mario Alessiani recently designed a battery-powered lamp for Axolight. Float's concept was inspired by restaurateurs that put candles on empty bottles to create an atmosphere in their restaurants.
Herman Miller Debuts Eames Pride Hang-It-All
In celebration of Pride Month, Herman Miller has debuted a new edition of its iconic Eames Hang-It-All. The new Pride Hang-It-All includes painted wooden spheres arranged in a rainbow of color representing the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. This rainbow orientation includes black and brown colors, first introduced in 2017 to represent the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people of color.
Moooi Hubble Bubble by Marcel Wanders Studio
Moooi has launched Hubble Bubble, a suspended lamp designed by Marcel Wanders Studio. Available in oil or frosted versions, this playful design is made from glass, and it can be hung both horizontally and vertically.
FLOS Releases Bellhop in New Colors
FLOS has added two new bright finish options for Bellhop - the portable table lamp from Barber & Osgerby.
Studio TK Partners with Vondom, Debuts Four Indoor/Outdoor Seating and Table Collections
Studio TK recently entered into a new venture with Vondom. Under the new alliance, Studio TK will offer Vondom's Africa, Delta, and Kes seating lines, and Mari-Sol tables in the North American market.
Jumpthegap 2020 International Design Contest
Roca has launched a special edition of its international design competition 'jumpthegap,' focused on proposing new products or services related to the functions of the bathroom space, such as sanitation, hygiene, and wellbeing, but that could now be required in so many spaces, public or private, in a covid scenario.
Terraplanter 'Inside-Out' Hydroponic Planter by Eran Zarhi
Designed by Eran Zarhi, Terraplanter is an inside-out hydroponic planter made for indoor plant growing.
Gogoro Unveils Eeyo 1 Ultralight eBike
Gogoro has unveiled Eeyo 1 ebike, designed to address the daily challenges of city life and takes a different approach to traditional ebikes by prioritizing agility over utility.
Sustainability Deep Dive 2020
IDSA's Sustainability Deep Dive 2020 is a three-day virtual event that will feature a comprehensive mix of expert presentations and skill-building sessions meant to produce a wellspring of innovative ideas and possibilities that are desperately needed to bring about change.
Young Guns 18: Call for Entries
The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for Young Guns 18, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger. Young Guns is the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives.
IDC Develops Defibrillator Training Device
IDC has developed an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training device to support the training of first-aid workers.
Studio TK's Havn Tables Provide a Versatile Solution for Today's Remote Work Culture
Studio TK has unveiled new additions to its Havn Collection. This new offering of occasional tables complements the Havn Seating Collection, designed by Busk+Hertzog for Studio TK.
Fiskars Design Team Led by Petteri Masalin Named Red Dot Design Team of the Year 2020
Red Dot has named Fiskars Design Team, led by Petteri Masalin, as this year's 'Red Dot: Design Team of the Year.'
Spark Design Awards 2020
Submissions are open for the 2020 Spark Design Awards. The competition encourages fresh thinking and innovation across all design disciplines and levels of expertise.
James Dyson Award 2020
The 2020 James Dyson Award, an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers, is now open for submissions. The competition is open to current and recent design engineering students, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation.
Jaguar Launches Design Masterclass Series
Jaguar has launched a four-part masterclass series that gives insight into the creative design process of Jaguar.
Tom Dixon Debuts PRESS Collection
Tom Dixon has unveiled PRESS, a collection of heavyweight grooved vases, bowls and candleholders made of fat, chunky coils of pure and clear transparent glass.
August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Now Available
August Home has released the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, the smallest and slimmest lock of its kind.
Goldreed Industrial Design Award 2020
Xiongan Future Industrial Design Institute has announced its inaugural Goldreed Industrial Design Award (GIDA). Drawing from the scientific-technological progress and from the social changes that are currently happening in our society, GIDA aims at using design as a way to suggest new lifestyles, in order to contribute to the balanced development between human and nature.
Studio TK Launches Sly Occasional Table Collection
Studio TK has launched its very first in-house-designed collection, Sly Occasional Tables. Comprising side, occasional, and coffee tables, Sly is a crafted, light-scale series with a simple, unbalanced approach.
German Design Awards 2021
Submissions are now open for the 2021 German Design Awards. Organized by German Design Council, the Awards program honors the best design achievements at an international level, drawing unique public attention to design and brand expertise.
Chair Times: A History of Seating - From 1800 to Today
Vitra is streaming 'Chair Times' - a film that documents the many-sided world of chairs - for free during this particular time. The film charts a course through an ocean of chairs.
IDA Launches COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant
International Design Awards (IDA), in collaboration with European Product Design Awards (ePDA), has launched 'COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant,' worth over $14,000.
Green Good Design 2020 Winners Announced
The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have announced the winners of the 2020 Green Good Design Awards.
Fritz Hansen Unveils 50th Anniversary Lily Chair
On the 50th anniversary of the design, Fritz Hansen has debuted the Lily chair in sculptural Walnut veneer with classic chromed legs.
Bang & Olufsen Launches Beosound Balance
Bang & Olufsen has launched Beosound Balance, its newest flexible speaker with unprecedented powerful sound and doubles as sculpture.
fuseproject and Embodied Launch Emotionally and Socially Intelligent Robot Companion 'Moxie'
In collaboration with Yves Behar's fuseproject, Embodied has unveiled its first child development-focused product: Moxie, an emotionally and socially intelligent robot companion.
Vitra Debuts Autumn 2020 Home Collection with Four Installations
Vitra last week unveiled its installations meant for Salone del Mobile, but instead built on their Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany.
Ximo Roca Design Unveils Sound Absorbing Lamp 'Lamuda'
Ximo Roca Design recently unveiled 'Lamuda,' a sound-absorbing lamp crafted from sustainable materials.
iF Design Award 2021
The iF Design Award 2021 is now open for submissions. First awarded in 1953, the iF Design Award is the oldest independent design seal in the world. It is a symbol of outstanding design achievements that focuses on the innovative power of design.
Fliteboard Wins 'Best of the Best' at 2020 Red Dot Product Design Award
Fliteboard has won the 'Best of the Best' at the 2020 Red Dot Award: Product Design for the the electric powered hydrofoil 'Fliteboard eFoil.'
2020 Taipei International Design Award (TIDA)
The Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2020 is now open for submissions. The ethos of the 13th competition is 'Design for Adaptive City,' as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of 'Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.'
fuseproject Unveils All-in-one Home Fitness System 'Forme'
fuseproject recently unveiled Forme, a fitness solution that brings the best of personal training and fitness classes into the home - reducing the time and scheduling barrier to living a healthy life.
Polestar Unveils Precept Concept
Polestar, Volvo's electric performance car brand, recently unveiled Precept, it's future design vision for an electric age. Precept is a proof point of how avant-garde design and perfect proportions can create a new aesthetic for the electric age.
Kids Design Award 2020
Aspiring designers and young professionals are invited to submit their designs for the 2020 Kids Design Award. The young talent prize, awarded by the German trade fair company Koelnmesse, celebrates outstanding concepts and visionary designs for children's products and furniture.
BMW Motorrad Unveils R 18
BMW Motorrad has unveiled R 18, a supreme cruiser with historical roots. The new cruiser borrows from famous models such as the BMW R 5, shifting the focus back onto the motorcycle essentials: purist, no-frills technology and the boxer engine as the epicentre of riding pleasure, combined with 'good vibrations.'
Karim Rashid Designs Carri Tote for Hip
Karim Rashid has designed a reusable bag for Hip that tucks into the handle for easy-breezy storage. As a bonus, the bag fabric is made with 100% recycled material from single-use plastic water bottles!
LittleSolves Launches its First Product 'SleepWell'
Anthony Dickens, the founder of LittleSolves, has launched SleepWell - a bedside drinking glass successfully funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in just 30 hours.
Andreu World International Design Contest 2020
The 2020 edition of the Andreu World International Design Competition is now open for submissions. Entrants are asked to design a chair and/or table under a single premise: sustainable design.
3T for BMW Trendy Urban Gravel Bike
BMW recently partnered with 3T to create a special edition '3T for BMW,' available in two color variations for the adventure-seeking BMW clientele.
Richard Frinier Designs 20TWENTY Collection for Brown Jordan
Richard Frinier has designed a new collection for Brown Jordan. The 20TWENTY collection conveys a unique view of creativity, relaxation and balance for a new decade with 20/20 vision.
Seymourpowell Unveils Quarter Car Concept
Seymourpowell has unveiled Quarter Car, an autonomous concept car presenting how the future of ride-sharing will look in urban environments, reinventing the passenger experience through partitions which allow for communal and private journeys within one vehicle.
World Industrial Design Day 2020
World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) is an international day of observance celebrated annually on June 29 to highlight the impact of industrial design on the betterment of life.
Salone Del Mobile.Milano 2020 Postponed to June 16-21 (CANCELED)
The 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, has been postponed to June 16 - 21, 2020. The show will still be held at Rho Fiera Milano.
Clerkenwell Design Week Postponed to May 2021
* Clerkenwell Design Week has been postponed to May 25-27, 2021.
Vattenfall Unveils World's First Fossil Free Crib
Vattenfall recently unveiled the world's first fossil-free crib to highlight the need to bring down the cost of fossil-free products for future generations.
Freethink Releases Mini-documentary on Boutique Car Restoration Shop ICON
Freethink have put together a mini-doc on ICON, a boutique car restoration shop crafting custom cars that are truly meant to stand the test of time.
WantedDesign Manhattan 2020 (Cancelled)
The 10th edition of WantedDesign Manhattan will be held May 17-20 at the Javits Center. This year's theme, 'Unity Through Design,' emphasizes WantedDesign's dedication to promoting and celebrating all aspects of design, from all places, in all mediums, and at all professional stages.
Dezeen Awards 2020 Opens for Entries
The 3rd Dezeen Awards are now open for submissions. The Awards program aims to identify the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.
Jean-Claude Biver Wins Inaugural Red Dot: Personality Prize
Red Dot has named Jean-Claude Biver, one of the most successful managers in the watchmaking industry, as the recipient of the inaugural Red Dot: Personality Prize.
Bentley EXP 100 GT Named 'Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year'
The Bentley EXP 100 GT has been named 'Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year' at the 35th Festival Automobile International.
Wacom Launches 'Wacom One' 13-inch Pen Display
Wacom has launched Wacom One, a new 13" pen display that provides an affordable and attractive option for entry-level tablet shoppers who would like to work directly on screen.
fuseproject and August Unveil Wi-Fi Smart Lock
August recently debuted a brand new flagship lock: the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, which provides the functionality and security that August is known for in a sleek package the size of a standard doorknob, designed by fuseproject.
Good Design 2020 Opens for Submissions
The 70th edition of Good Design, the world's most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, is now open for submissions.
UX Design Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 UX Design Awards, a global competition with a specific focus on user experience. The competition is open to companies, agencies, UX professionals and young designers worldwide.
TIME Names K:D Designed Hearing Aid as Best of 2019
The K:D (Karten Design) designed Starkey Livio AI hearing aid was awarded as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Best Inventions of 2019. The product was praised for helping to overcome the stigma surrounding hearing aids while making them easier to use.
Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Design Concept is now open for submissions. Designers, design teams, companies, design studios and universities from all over the world are invited to submit prototypes, marketable products, new ideas and design concepts for evaluation and to put their designs to the test.
International Design Excellence Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 40th edition of the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), one of the longest-running and most prestigious design awards programs in existence.
SBID Product Design Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 SBID Product Design Awards. The Awards celebrate the finest design, innovation and functionality of products within the interior design sector.
Good Design Awards 2020
Good Design Australia is calling for Australian and international entries to the 2020 Good Design Awards. The annual Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation.
Precipice Design Reimagines NIOX VERO Asthma Detection and Management System
Precipice Design recently worked with specialist pharmaceutical company, Circassia, to reimagine the NIOX VERO, a 'gold standard' point-of-care medical device which detects nitric oxide levels, a marker of airway inflammation, in patients' breath, to help diagnose and manage asthma.
Brown Jordan Reissues Iconic Collection for 75th Anniversary
To celebrate its 75th Anniversary, Brown Jordan is reissuing its iconic mid-century 'Walter Lamb Aluminum Collection' with modern, elevated materials to withstand the elements.
Pininfarina and Roux Debut New Helmet Line
ROUX Helmets has debuted a new helmet line, designed in collaboration with Pininfarina of America, at this year's Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show.
iF Design Talent Award 2020
Submissions are now open for the first phase of 2020 iF Design Talent Award. Design students from around the world are invited to submit ideas and concepts that address the most pressing challenges facing our society.
New Old: Designing for our Future Selves
'New Old: Designing for our Future Selves' exhibition will be on view at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery from February 7 through May 23, exploring cutting-edge design solutions for our rapidly aging society. The design concepts are centered around six themes: Ageing, Identity, Home, Community, Working, and Mobility.
nendo Designs &Drip for Coca-Cola Japan
nendo has designed a new home use capsule coffee machine for Coca-Cola Japan Company.
2020 Radical Innovation Award: Call for Entries
The 2020 Radical Innovation Award is now open for submissions. This competition challenges creative thinkers to pioneer compelling ideas in travel and hospitality.
Singapore Good Design (SG Mark) 2020
Launched in partnership with the Japan Good Design Award (G Mark), Singapore Good Design (SG Mark) was established to set the benchmark for exceptional design quality that impacts businesses and communities in Singapore and beyond.
Actiu Wins German Design Award with Trim Chair
Actiu has won a German Design Award for its Trim chair in the 'Excellent Product Design - Office Furniture' category.
Young Professionals Application Day for 2020 Red Dot Product Design Award
Red Dot has announced the date for its 'Young Professionals Application Day,' which offers 50 young & upcoming designers free registrations for the 2020 Red Dot Award: Product Design.
European Product Design Award 2020
The 2020 European Product Design Award is now open for entries. The Award recognizes the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations.
Seymourpowell Unveils Atmosphère Beauty Concept
Seymourpowell has unveiled its latest beauty concept, Atmosphère, a duo of beauty devices that protect users from air pollution and toxic urban environments.
'Anatomy of an AI System' by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler Wins 2019 Beazley Design of the Year
'Anatomy of an AI System,' an infographic map and research project by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler, has been named the overall winner of the 2019 Beazley Design of the Year.
Humanscale Debuts Summa Executive Chair
Humanscale has debuted 'Summa Executive Chair,' the brand's first entry into high-end conference seating and the result of a design collaboration with Gensler.
CAKE Unveils Electric On-and-Off Road Capable Utility Motorcycle Ösa
CAKE has unveiled Ösa, a clean and efficient utility vehicle with integrated power station and off-road capabilities.
INNGAGE Wins Samsung Mobile Design Competition with Star of Galaxy
INNGAGE has received the grand prize in the Samsung Mobile Design Competition in the Next Mobile + category with Star of Galaxy, a robotic arm that turns any Samsung Galaxy device into an intelligent countertop virtual assistant, by being integrated with Bixby.
Simplicity as a Design Principle Exhibition at Red Dot Design Museum
'Simplicity as a design principle,' a new exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, will use historical as well as present-day design objects to highlight the fact that there are many facets to simplicity, with economic, functional and emotional components running alongside aesthetics. This is because simplicity in design means not only a minimalist appearance, but in many cases also a de facto simplification of the products that reduce their complexity and improves the user experience as a result. In this way, the exhibition demonstrates what Leonardo da Vinci meant when he said: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design
Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design, on view at the Museo del Diseño de Barcelona through February 2, is the first big retrospective on the designer, author and activist Victor J. Papanek (1923-1998).
Ventura Future 2020: Call for Entries
Organisation in Design is inviting design studios and creative brands from all over the world to submit their work(s) for the third edition of Ventura Future.
uunn Digital Health Tracker for Teeth
uunn is a new digital health tracker that monitors the health of your teeth and provides guidance to help clean your teeth more effectively.
Oxbow Lounge Chair by Namon Gaston
Dare Studio has launched Oxbow Lounge Chair, which combines an ergonomically upholstered seat with a clean, form-fitting solid timber frame.
Lotus Engineering Designs New Track Bike for Great Britain Cycling Team
Lotus Engineering and Hope Technology recently collaborated to create an innovative new track bike designed and engineered to deliver outstanding performance.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Product Design is now open for entries. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to enter their best products - from furniture and household aids to consumer electronics, vehicles and medical technology - in the international competition.
Bang & Olufsen Unveils New Beoplay H4
Bang & Olufsen has unveiled the new Beoplay H4. The improved and updated design boasts new features such as added Voice Assistant, perfectly combined with the rich sound performance that characterizes Bang & Olufsen products.
Globe and Cohda Launch The Deck Chair
A collaborative project between Australian Skateboard Brand GLOBE and Cohda, The Deck Chair is a design that uses manufacture processes and components, generally only seen in the board sports industry, to offer something truly unique to the furniture market.
LARQ Launches 'Bottle Movement' Collection
LARQ - the world's first self-cleaning reusable water bottle - has unveiled its newest iteration, 'LARQ Bottle Movement.'
Sandler Seating Unveils Aryn
Sandler Seating recently added Aryn to its Inclass collection. Aryn is a versatile range that exhibits a fresh, contemporary design ideal for both private and commercial settings.
Designs for Different Futures at Philadelphia Museum of Art
Designs for Different Futures, on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from October 22 through March 8, will explore the challenges and opportunities that humans may face in the years and centuries ahead. Visitors will encounter lab-grown food, seaweed textiles, and ballet shoes made with sweat among a range of works that raise many questions, including about what technologies may hold for intimacy, identity, and citizenship.
Vitra Debuts Herringbone Collection
Vitra has debuted its Herringbone Collection. Created by the London-based design studio Raw-Edges, the new collection comprises a series of ceramic bowls and vases, wooden objects and cotton pillows.
Design Council Announced This Year's Spark Finalists
The Design Council has announced the finalists of the 2019 Spark program - a leading UK product support program and fund.