Industrial Design News
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.
Sixth Annual ADDRESS Design Show Showcases 40 Designer/Makers
ADDRESS Design Show, a highly curated four-day event, showcased North America's finest designers and makers last weekend at Vancouver's Eastside Studios.
Elian Unveils E-Drive Cargobike
Elian Cycles has released its E-Drive Custom Cargobike. The cargobike is fitted with an ultra-silent direct drive motor, which gives you all the torque you need when taking off.
nendo Designs IoT Home Appliances for Kakao
nendo recently designed a collection of seven IoT home appliances for Kakao. The collection includes a humidifier, lamp, alarm clock, air cleaner, air sensor, scale and thermometer.
BOIR Studio Unveils SAL⊥
BOIR Studio has unveiled SAL⊥, a portable saltworks that lets users harvest their own natural sea salt.
Bang & Olufsen Launches New York City Inspired Beosound 1
Bang & Olufsen has launched Beosound 1 New York Edition, a special edition speaker inspired by NYC's iconic skyline.
Reducing the Inequity Gap: Designing for Affordability
One of the key challenges of this century is addressing rising levels of inequity around the world. We have seen great advancement in the longevity innovation space, but new products and services far too often only reach the wealthiest people in a society.
Design Museum Announces 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year Nominees
The Design Museum has unveiled the 76 nominees for the 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year. Nominees include a meme-inspired dress collection by Viktor & Rolf, a data generated proxy address system created to reduce homelessness, the world's first hands-free breast pump, Adidas's collaboration with designer Ji Won Choi, as worn by Beyoncé, food sharing app OLIO and The Shed's extendable building in New York.
BMW Unveils Concept 4
BMW has today unveiled Concept 4 - a future-focused interpretation of a modern BMW coupe, which combines a dynamically potent, emotionally engaging design with exclusivity and exceptional driving attributes.
Pininfarina Unveils The Goldenpass Express
Pininfarina has unveiled 'The Goldenpass Express,' a panoramic train designed for the MOB (Montreux Oberland Bernese) railway company.
Gaetano Pesce: Age of Contaminations at Friedman Benda
From October 24 through December 14, Friedman Benda will present a critical survey of the Italian architect, designer and visionary Gaetano Pesce, examining the pivotal period of his career from 1968 to 1992. Age of Contaminations will bring together rarely seen iconic works from key historic collections and groundbreaking early prototypes that have been assembled over the past decade.
Lexus Design Award 2020
The 2020 Lexus Design Award is now open for submissions. Entrants from around the world are invited to submit design concept ideas that capture the three key principles of the Lexus brand - Anticipate, Innovate and Captivate - and how they help meet the needs of both individuals and society.
Tom Dixon Named Recipient of 2019 London Design Medal
London Design Festival has awarded Tom Dixon with the 2019 London Design Medal. The award is the highest accolade bestowed upon an individual who has distinguished themselves within the industry and demonstrated consistent design excellence.
Substance by Form&Seek at 2019 Detroit Month of Design
The Substance exhibition by Form&Seek will center around the processes of material exploration as a driving force of design. Much like the designers of the Bauhaus, Detroit designers are returning to craft-based practices in a post-industrial climate, finding ways of bridging the gap between machine-made and hand-made.
Modular Lighting Instruments Launches New, Modern Spotlight
Modular Lighting Instruments has launched Semih, a highly flexible LED fixture that can be specified in a number of commercial, hospitality, and residential applications.
Bentwood and Beyond: Thonet and Modern Furniture Design
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the world-famous company Thonet, the MAK has announced 'Bentwood and Beyond: Thonet and Modern Furniture Design.' The exhibition will feature the entire company history from the first half of the 19th century up to today.
London Design Fair Presents 'Biomaterials' as 2019 Material of the Year
For the 2019 edition, the London Design Fair has selected biomaterials as 'Material of the Year.' Now in its third year, Material of the Year offers a fitting opportunity to highlight and scrutinize a key material, one whose properties are the subject of analysis and debate across the design world and beyond.
Recycling Identification Device by Cohda
Cohda recently developed R.I.D (Recycling Identifying Device), a simple to use handheld device that uses NIR spectroscopy to identify appropriate recyclable and non-recyclable materials.
Bentley EXP 100 GT
Bentley recently unveiled EXP 100 GT, a concept car created to reimagine the future of grand touring.
1936 Stout Scarab Joins Concours of Elegance 2019
The world's first production minivan, the art deco-inspired 1936 Stout Scarab, will be on display at this year's Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace. With only nine in existence, the Scarab was the brainchild of journalist and automotive & aviation engineer William Bushnell Stout.
Taipei Cycle D&I Awards 2020
The eighth Taipei Cycle D&I Awards is now open for submissions. The renowned design and innovation competition accepts entries in five categories: Bicycles, Components + Parts, Accessories, E-bikes & drive units, and Smart cycling services.
Kokuyo Design Award 2020
Submissions are now accepted for the 17th Kokuyo Design Award. The competition aims to gather and commercialize designs that are excellent from the perspective of those using them.
Moving to Mars at Design Museum
The Design Museum has announced a new exhibition, 'Moving to Mars,' that will explore how sending humans to Mars is not just a new frontier for science but also for design.
Abstract Sconce by SONNEMAN
SONNEMAN has unveiled Abstract, a clean and contemporary wall sconce casting a mesmerizing glow while simultaneously serving as a captivating wall sculpture.
Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai 2019
The fourth Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai will be held this November 20-22, featuring highlights from the Milan edition, including Design -- functional, innovative, and attractive products -- and xLux -- products that combine classical elegance with contemporary design.
Pininfarina Wins 2019 Red Dot Design Concept Award for Miami Beach's Bus Shelters
Pininfarina has won a 2019 Red Dot Design Concept Award for its Bus Shelter for the City of Miami Beach.
Kate Duncan's ADDRESS Returns to Vancouver
ADDRESS, a four-day design event showcasing North America's finest designers and makers, will return to Vancouver for the sixth year with a host of new exhibitors, including Los Angeles's Nike Schroeder and sculptor Djuna Day. Founded by furniture designer Kate Duncan in 2014, the event brings together a cutting-edge designer/maker community from all disciplines including furniture, lighting and accessories.
GRAY Awards 2019
The third annual GRAY Awards, the Northwest's only cross-disciplinary, regionally focused design awards program, is now open for submissions. The Awards is the first program to celebrate design exclusively from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia and will recognize the 'Best Of' across 10 categories including interiors, architecture, fashion, and design.
Fresh Taiwan at NY NOW 2019
For a fourth year, Fresh Taiwan will exhibit at NY NOW in New York, showcasing products by ten emerging Taiwanese designers, including 22STUDIO, CELIA&PERAH, eguchi toys, Kamaro'an, Kanari, Mordeco, PAPER SHOOT, Studio Smoll, Yenchenyawan design studio, and ystudio.
Blueprint Lighting Launches Grand Bouquet Ceiling Fixture
A beautiful blend of French and Italian modernism with a bit of Hollywood glamour, the Grand Bouquet from Blueprint Lighting is a large lighting fixture that generates a thoughtful glow through twelve, enamel-coated cones.
EPDA Announces 2019 Product Design Competition Winners
The European Product Design Award, a cutting-edge global event dedicated to elevating and promoting the art of product design, has announced the winners of its 2019 Design Competition in both Professional and Student divisions.
Green Product Award 2020
The seventh Green Product Award is now open for submissions. The Award offers a platform for established companies, start-ups & students who are distinguished by their products and services in terms of design, innovation, and sustainability and who want to present themselves on the German market.
Iosa Ghini Designs Clochef Suspension Lamp for Leucos
Iosa Ghini recently designed a new suspension lamp for Leucos. Clochef is simple in its original idea but it's enriched by the sleek design, by the quality of materials, light, and finish, and by the great attention to detail.
Inventia Rastrum Awarded 2019 Good Design Award of the Year
The Inventia Rastrum 3D Bioprinter has been awarded the 2019 Good Design Award of the Year at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony in Sydney.
Fritz Hansen Launches PK22 Special Edition
Fritz Hansen has launched the subtle silhouette of a genuine design classic, the PK22, in a special edition available for purchase for one year only.
Carl Hansen & Son Recreates 1936 Masterpiece Sofa by Danish Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
Carl Hansen & Son is expanding its collection of Frits Henningsen furniture with the exceptional 1936 Coupé Sofa.
Dainese Launches Smart Jacket
Dainese recently launched its new D-air Smart Jacket, which can be worn underneath or atop any garment, and works for any type of road & riding style, available for both men and women.
Arpino Wins Red Dot Award: Best of the Best for OXS
Arpino has won a 2019 Red Dot Award: Best of the Best for 'OXS' - its new line of urban furniture.
Samsung and Dezeen Launch 2019 Mobile Design Competition
Samsung and Dezeen have launched a design competition to challenge professional and student designers to imagine how we will use mobile devices in the future and present fresh perspectives on how Galaxy smartphones, tablets, and wearables could evolve.
Redesigned Litter Baskets Set for Trial on NYC Streets
The NYC Department of Sanitation, Van Alen Institute, IDSA and AIA NY have unveiled prototyped litter baskets produced as part of the BetterBin Competition.
Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner
Bentley has unveiled a unique, limited edition model that pays homage to the legendary No. 1 Bentley Blower of 1929.
London Design Fair 2019
Located in Shoreditch, the creative heart of London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including: independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions.
Design that Educates Awards 2020
The 2020 Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) is now open for submissions. The Award recognizes, showcases, and promotes globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that can educate.
OE Quasi Light by Olafur Eliasson
Louis Poulsen has launched OE Quasi Light by Olafur Eliasson. The fixture is composed of two contrasting geometric shapes, nested inside each other.
Morrama Launches Angle Brush & Bowl on Kickstarter
Morrama launched a shaving Brush & Bowl to accompany the celebrated Angle Razor - a 2018 Kickstarter sensation, securing over 380% of its funding target.
Royal Copenhagen Launches HAV
Royal Copenhagen has launched HAV, a dinnerware series of 9 pieces including a teapot ornamented with an elegant bronze handle, a uniquely shaped hybrid bowl and carafe, a thermal mug, plates of two different sizes, and three different sizes of bowls.
Red Dot Design Team of the Year 2019 Goes to Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Design Team
Red Dot has named Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Design Team as the 2019 Red Dot: Design Team of the Year.
Nendo Designs Beaver Glassware Collection for Lasvit
nendo has designed a six-piece glassware collection for Lasvit, a crystal glass manufacturer in the Czech Republic.
IDEO and a Story of Design
Dan Covert recently directed a short film about IDEO. The film features over 30+ interviews and offers an exclusive look behind the curtain at the global design firm, who for 40 years (and counting) has changed the way we think about design.
Rich Brilliant Willing Launches AllSew and Dimple
Rich Brilliant Willing has launched AllSew - a new modular LED lighting solution, and Dimple - a new compact, flush-mounted sconce.
Kids Design Award 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Kids Design Award. The competition seeks outstanding concepts and designs for children's items and furniture that are inventive and futuristic in terms of their function and design.
Chasing Perfect: The Inspirational Story of Car Designer Frank Stephenson
All-new documentary film Chasing Perfect, revealing the captivating story of designer, Frank Stephenson, is now available to order.
Konstantin Grcic Designs Noctambule for FLOS
Konstantin Grcic has designed an ethereal, hand-blown glass light, 'Noctambule,' for FLOS.
VR for Dementia Sufferers Wins New 'Side Hustle' Category at 2019 D&AD Awards
The Wayback, a series of VR films created for elderly people with Dementia, featuring positive moments from the past to trigger memories and spark precious conversations with carers and loved ones, has been announced the winner of newly-introduced 'Side Hustle' category announced at the 2019 D&AD Awards.
Bang & Olufsen Launches Beosound Edge Brass Tone
Bang & Olufsen has launched the Beosound Edge in a striking new colorway inspired by the 1920s Art Deco movement.
Stickbulb Debuts Chime & RAY Sconce at ICFF
Stickbulb has announced two new collections that will debut at the 2019 ICFF. The two collections represent the unique versatility and aesthetic possibility of the Long Island City-based company.
Young Guns 17: Call for Entries
The One Club for Creativity is calling for entries for Young Guns 17, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of creatives age 30 and under.
Morrama Unveils Smarter Phone Concepts Developed for Wellbeing of Users
Morrama has developed a concept study around how smartphones could be re-designed to improve the wellbeing of their users.
Flavio Manzoni Wins 2019 American Prize for Design
The Chicago Athenaeum has named Italian architect and designer, Flavio Manzoni, as this year's Laureate of the American Prize for Design. Each year, The Prize is awarded to designers who have made a commitment to forward the principles of design excellence within the context of our contemporary society and who elevated design to a more a profound humanist statement about how our modern contemporary society can advance and progress as a result.
2019 Rethinking The Future Global Architecture and Design Awards
RTF has launched the 2019 Global Architecture and Design Awards. The Awards aims to acknowledge and honor architects & designers for their outstanding work.
Masters of Design by Outpost & Harley Davidson
Masters of Design (MoD), organized by Outpost & Harley Davidson with NYCxDesign, is a two-day event that will bring some of the brightest designers and technologists together to discuss a broad variety of forward-looking issues.
IKEA and Tom Dixon to Unveil 'Gardening will Save the World' at Chelsea Flower Show
'Gardening will Save the World,' created by IKEA and Tom Dixon, explores the importance of sustainable growing, looking at the contrast of the hyper-natural and hyper-tech.
2019 International Design Conference
The Industrial Designers Society of America's 2019 International Design Conference - a celebration of the diversity, overlap and undeniable power of design - will be held August 21-23 in Chicago.
2019 Taipei International Design Award
Entries are now open for the 2019 Taipei International Design Award. This year's main categories include Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design, and Public Space Design.
Sarah Andelman x Darcel Disappoints and IKEA Debut Förnyad
IKEA collaborated with Sarah Andelman, Creative Director of colette, and Darcel Disappoints designer Craig Redman to celebrate modern student life with a playful collection of lamps, sofas, desks, stalls, and accessories including stationary named FÖRNYAD.
Wirkkala Exhibition Opens at Murano Glass Museum in Venice
The newly opening exhibition at the Murano Glass Museum in Venice presents the work of one of Finland's most prominent designers, Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985). The exhibition features primarily glass works designed by Wirkkala, including his best-known works created from other materials.
iF Design Talent Award 2019
Submissions are now open for the second phase of 2019 iF Design Talent Award. Students and graduates of all courses in the field of Design and Architecture are invited to submit their visionary solutions, ideas, and concepts.
Autodesk and MakerBot Launch Fusion 360 Design Challenge
MakerBot and Autodesk have launched a design challenge that asks entrants to create a wearable that keeps someone safe while commuting; a desktop notification device; or an office desk organizer for compact workspaces.
World Industrial Design Day 2019
World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) is an international day of observance celebrated annually on 29 June to highlight the impact of industrial design on the betterment of life.
Good Design Award 2019
Entries are now open for the 2019 Good Design Award. The Award, founded in 1957, is Japan's leading commendation system with entries from around the world. Its purpose is to discover and promote good designs which drive industrial growth and enrich lives.
Bang & Olufsen Debuts Beovision Harmony at Salone del Mobile Milan
Bang & Olufsen has unveiled Beovision Harmony, a discreet piece of furniture that transforms into an impressive entertainment center, at the 2019 Salone del Mobile Milan.
Hida Furniture Award 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Hida Furniture Award. Entrants are asked to design wooden products that utilize Japanese domestic lumber and Hida's wood techniques, with the aim of commercialization.
German Design Awards 2020
The 2020 German Design Awards is now open for submissions. Organized by the German Design Council - the German center of competence for design, the Awards honors the best design achievements at an international level, drawing unique public attention to design and brand expertise.
Sandvik Creates Smash-proof, 3D Printed Guitar
Sandvik has created a smash-proof, 3D printed guitar, then challenged rock legend Yngwie Malmsteen to smash it.
Panasonic Design Unveils Vitrine at Salone del Mobile
Panasonic Design has debuted the Vitrine prototype - a glass cabinet that evolves into a OLED screen - at Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019.
Everdure By Heston Blumenthal 4K Wins 2019 Red Dot: Product Design Award
Following in the footsteps of their HUB, FUSION and FURNACE barbeques - all designed by D+I, Everdure by Heston Blumenthal have been awarded a 2019 Red Dot Award for their new 4K Outdoor Oven.
Dolby Laboratories Honored with 2019 Red Dot Product Design Award for Dolby Dimension
Dolby Laboratories was recognized with a 2019 Red Dot Award for Product Design for Dolby Dimension - the first wireless headphones perfected for entertainment at home. Dolby received a Best of the Best award within the Audio category for Headphones.
Bang & Olufsen Reveals Spring Summer 2019 Collection
Bang & Olufsen has revealed its Spring Summer 2019 collection, featuring a host of limited-edition colorways and Ria fabric by Kvadrat/Raf Simons in a premium product range of headphones, speakers and accessories.
Ventura New York: The Dutch Edition Returns to NYCxDESIGN
Ventura Projects has announced the third edition of Ventura New York - the Dutch edition, taking place May 19-22, 2019 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) during NYCxDESIGN.
Beazley Designs of the Year 2019: Public Nominations Now Open
To mark its 30th anniversary, the Design Museum is asking public to help with the Beazley Designs of the Year selection process by nominating their favorite designs from the past twelve months.
Golden Pin Design Award 2019
Submissions are now open for Taiwan's 2019 Golden Pin Design Award. The Award offers a golden opportunity for companies, design teams, and individuals from all around the globe to demonstrate design excellence in Taiwan, Asia, and beyond.
Seymourpowell Unveils Intelligent Make-up Printer Élever
Seymourpowell has unveiled an intelligent make-up printer concept, which allows users to recreate their favorite looks from social media in real-time.
Junghans Unveils max bill Automatic 100 Jahre Bauhaus
Junghans has unveiled 'max bill Automatic,' a self-winding watch created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus.
Heath Ceramics 2019 Summer Seasonal Collection
Heath Ceramics has unveiled its new 2019 Summer Seasonal collection. The mood for the palette is bright and optimistic with matte Canary yellow, a soothing Nicasio green, an electric Emerald blue-green and a grounding earthy-white Sand.
Habitare Reveals Four Emerging Designers to be Featured in Talentshop
Habitare, the largest furniture, design and interior decoration event in Finland, has revealed the four young emerging designers to be featured in Talentshop.
Design Council Spark Launches The Home Innovation Challenge
The call for applications for the 2019 Design Council Spark - 'The Home Innovation Challenge' is now open. This year, entrants are required to create innovative product ideas that will make life at home easier and better for all.
Core77 Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Core77 Design Awards is still open for entries. Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners.
Dezeen Awards 2019
The second edition of Dezeen Awards is now open for entries, following the successful launch last year. The inaugural edition of Dezeen Awards attracted over 3,600 entries from all over the world with projects from 91 different countries.
IDSA SF: Secret to a Thriving Design Consultancy
IDSA San Francisco Chapter will host a talk on how to start and run a successful design consultancy on March 27th at Whipsaw SF studio.
Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner
Bentley has debuted the Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner to celebrate the company's centenary in 2019.
Pininfarina Unveils World's First Electric Hypercar Battista
Pininfarina has unveiled the all-electric hypercar 'Battista' at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Andres Boraita Designs Untippable Martini Glass for Princess Yachts
Late last year, Plymouth College of Art BA (Hons) Product Design & Innovation student and designer Andres Boraita was selected by Princess Yachts as the winner of a competitive live brief to design an 'untippable' martini glass.
The Value of Good Design at MoMA
The Value of Good Design, on view at MoMA through June 15, explores the democratizing potential of design, beginning with MoMA's Good Design initiatives from the late 1930s through the 1950s, which championed well-designed, affordable contemporary products.
SHEET Speaker by Swift Creatives
Swift Creatives recently unveiled SHEET Speaker, a future study of current audio trends, re-focusing on sound quality and nostalgic interfaces as key features.
Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019
The 2019 Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, will be held April 9-14 at Rho Fiera Milano.