Industrial Design News
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.
The Nest System by Form Us With Love
Form Us With Love designed 'The Nest System Tables,' a distinguished modular table configured to turn and bend, for the Danish design brand +Halle.
Dolfi Wins 2019 iF Design Award for Ultrasonic Washing Device
Dolfi has been awarded a 2019 iF Design Award for its Next Gen Ultrasonic Washing Device. Dolfi is an elegant, compact, hi-tech device that cleans clothing with the power of ultrasonic technology.
Vestre Launches New Design Collaboration with Front
Vestre recently collaborated with Front to create Folk, a wide-ranging and flexible series of outdoor furniture consisting of park benches in various designs, litter bins and bicycle parking racks.
Alessi Introduces New Flatware Line 'Itsumo'
Alessi recently unveiled is newest flatware line: Itsumo. The cutlery set is the first from designer Naoto Fukasawa and it will launch Spring/Summer 2019.
17th Dutch Design Awards Now Open for Entries
Entries are now open for the 17th Dutch Design Awards, inviting Netherlands' designers to submit their best work.
Latest Round of iF Social Impact Prize Sponsors Nine Social Projects
iF has announced that it has funded EUR 50,000 to nine social aid projects across the globe through the latest round of its Social Impact Prize.
D+I Designs New Locator Products for Telstra
Telstra, Australia's largest telco, is taking the next step in harnessing the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) with the launch of a new finding service to help customers keep track of the things that matter most to them - from keys and bags to bikes, pets and even business assets.
The 13th edition of the Pentawards is now open for submissions. Pentawards is a prestigious worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design in all its forms.
SILCA Introduces Bluetooth Enabled VIAGGIO Travel Pump
SILCA recently unveiled VIAGGIO, a compact folding floor pump featuring a Bluetooth enabled gauge, designed specifically for cyclists who travel with their bike.
Karim Rashid Designs Sakred Collection for Krosno
Karim Rashid has designed a new glassware collection for Krosno. Sakred comprises a set of drinking glasses, including those specifically for wine, champagne, and cocktails.
2020 New York State Council on the Arts Independent Project Grants
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is offering Independent Project grants of up to $10,000 for architecture, design, and historic preservation professionals. NYSCA's 2020 program in Architecture + Design is offered to individuals or teams to creatively explore or research an issue or problem in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, community centered design, historic preservation, fashion, graphic, industrial, and/or interior design that advances that field and contributes to a broader understanding of design.
Entwurfreich Unveils Mixed Reality Controller
Entwurfreich recently developed 'Mixed Reality Controller' (MRC) - a revolutionary handheld controller which opens up a new level of communication.
2019 Lexus Design Award Finalists Announced
Lexus International has announced six finalists of the 2019 Lexus Design Award. LDA's 2019 theme, 'Design for a Better Tomorrow,' tasked creatives to envision solutions that go beyond the mastery of shape, form, and function.
Louis Poulsen Launches Patera in Silver
Louis Poulsen has unveiled Øivind Slaatto's Patera in a new silver foil material. Launched as part of their Spring collection, the Patera in silver offers soft, glare-free illumination in three sizes.
8th International Maier Design Competition
The 8th Maier S. Coop. International Design Competition is now open for submissions. Under the theme of 'VISIONS 2025+,' this year's competition challenges entrants to share their visions of how light will change the way we see cars beyond 2025.
2019 Good Design Awards
The 2019 Good Design Awards are now open for entries. The Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in cutting edge design and breakthrough innovation.
iKEON Smart Power Outlets and Light Switches Win 2019 iF Design Awards
The iKEON range of smart power outlets and light switches designed by Design + Industry have received a 2019 iF Design Award in the Product Design category.
Alegre Designs Eurus Dental Workstation for Takara Belmont
Alegre Design recently developed a new dental chair for the Japanese company Takara Belmont. Eurus seeks to respond to the new needs and functions of the medical apparatus used in dental clinics.
The Bauhaus and Harvard
The Bauhaus and Harvard, on view at the Harvard Art Museums through July 28, marks the centennial of Bauhaus. The exhibition presents nearly 200 works by more than 70 artists, drawn almost entirely from the Busch-Reisinger Museum's extensive Bauhaus collection.
Allseating's Exchange and Zinc Recognized in 2018 GOOD DESIGN Awards
Allseating's two seating collections, Zinc and Exchange, designed by Carl Gustav Magnusson and Nick Gillissie respectively, have been selected as recipients of the 2018 GOOD DESIGN award.
ICFF NYC 2019
For over 30 years, ICFF has built a solid reputation as North America's platform for global design. Taking place May 19-22, 2019 at the Javits Center in NYC, over 900 exhibitors from across the globe will present to more than 38,000 industry professionals looking to be inspired and find what's best and what's next in luxury interior design.
Carpenter x DiTullo M18 Field Watch
Carpenter Watches and Michael DiTullo have unveiled the M18 Field Watch. Limited to a numbered production run of 12, the M18 puts a minimalist twist on the Field Watch.
LUUM Launches Innovative Pendant Light Aurora
LUUM has recently unveiled its latest contemporary light design, 'Aurora.' The pendant light takes its inspiration from the trail of light captured in a long exposure photograph.
BOLTGROUP Wins Two 2018 GOOD DESIGN Awards
BOLTGROUP recently won two 2018 GOOD DESIGN awards for the FuelBelt Helium Ergo and the Yaxtrax Summit.
Volvo Trucks Unveils Vera
Volvo Trucks has unveiled Vera, an autonomous, fully electric vehicle that could integrate into more complex logistics systems.
MakerBot Launches Method: World's First Performance 3D Printer
MakerBot has recently launched 'MakerBot Method,' the world's first performance 3D printer. Method bridges the gap between desktop and industrial 3D printers by bringing features that were only available on industrial-grade printers to individual designers and engineers in a much more accessible model and at a significantly lower cost.
Bernhardt Design Launches Pedersen Lounge Chair
Designed by acclaimed Danish furniture designer, Thomas Pedersen, the Pedersen lounge chair is the designers debut work in America and first time collaborating with Bernhardt Design.
Wonderland Design Prize 2019 by iF
iF is calling for submissions for its 2019 Wonderland Design Prize. The competition challenges students and recent graduates to develop innovative childcare product designs that merge the well-tried-and-tested with the new.
Green Product Award 2019
The sixth Green Product Award is now open for submissions. The Award offers a platform for manufacturers, design studios and agencies that are distinguished by their products and services in terms of design, innovation and sustainability and who want to present themselves on the German market.
FNSS MILDESIGN 2019 International Military Land Vehicles Design Competition
FNSS Defense Systems, an armored combat vehicle manufacturer, has launched its 3rd International Military Land Vehicles Design Competition.