Industrial Design News
Andreu World Releases Chairpedia
For its 65th anniversary this year, Andreu World has released Chairpedia, a special project to showcase the brand's heritage in seating and passion for design.
IDC Develops User-Focused Massage Gun for XFT
IDC has developed a new percussive massage gun for Chinese medical company XFT. The XFT-2020A was designed to take on market leaders with an improved design and attractive price point.
Green Box Compostable Amenity Kit by Onmateria
OnMateria has unveiled 'The Green Box,' an amenity kit to help hotels transition to a circular economy. Green Box is made of bio-sourced, bio-based and compostable materials, fully integrable in a circular business model.
Citizen Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Vitra
Designed by Konstantin Grcic for Vitra, Citizen is a product whose unconventional construction enables a surprising new way of sitting that is perfect for the new home office needs.
Coway Icon Air Purifier Wins 2020 IDEA Award
Coway Icon Air Purifier, designed by fuseproject, has been announced as the Bronze winner in the Home category of the 2020 International Design Excellence Awards.
Studio TK Debuts New Jima Seating Collection
Studio TK, in partnership with Artifort, has announced the launch of Patrick Norguet's new Jima Seating Collection.
Lexus Design Award 2021
The applications are now open for the Lexus Design Award 2021, a global platform to support and nurture the next generation of creators. The award seeks to foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers and creators whose works can help to shape a better future.
Design Museum Launches 11th Edition of Design Ventura Challenge
The Design Museum, in partnership with Deutsche Bank, has launched the 11th edition of Design Ventura - a national design & enterprise challenge for secondary schools.
Morrama Imagines Sustainable Phone Ownership with 'Renew' Concept
Morrama's 'Renew' concept seeks to modernize our viewpoint on mobile phone ownership in response to the current unsustainable cycle of consistently replacing/upgrading mobile phones.
Design-Nation Publishes '20 Makers, 20 Objects'
This month Design-Nation is celebrating twenty years of championing and supporting the UK's incredibly talented and multifaceted design and craft sector. Design-Nation's first landmark project, '20 Makers, 20 Objects,' is a curated online showcase that celebrates selected signature pieces of design from its network.
Green Product Award 2021
The eight Green Product Award is now open for submissions in 11 categories that make a sustainable lifestyle a reality.
LARQ Launches UVC-LED Water Pitcher
LARQ has launched LARQ Pitcher, the first UVC-LED two-stage filtration pitcher for the home. Like the flagship LARQ bottle, LARQ Pitcher integrates its proprietary UVC-LED technology, as a second step in the purification process cleaning your water by destroying bio-contaminants at the molecular level.
C-IDEA Design Award 2020
The 2020 C-IDEA Design Award is now open for submissions. The annual juried design competition aims to recognize and promote visionary talents in a wide array of categories ranging from communication design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design and new media.
International Design Awards 2020
The International Design Awards (IDA) is calling established & student designers from around the world to submit their most innovative designs to its 14th annual design competition.
Woke Studios Unveils Neuralink Surgical Robot
Woke Studios designed the Neuralink surgical robot that was unveiled today by Elon Musk. Neuralink is a brain implant that enables humans to control technology with their thoughts.
LAMP 2020 Lighting Design Competition: Call for Entries
The 6th edition of LAMP International Lighting Design Competition is now open for submissions. The competition is aimed to discover emerging designers and encourage the advancement of established designers while delivering a unique platform to showcase these talents and introduce them to wider audiences.
ZIIIRO Launches Jupiter Timepiece
ZIIIRO has launched Jupiter, a new timepiece featuring unique watch dials and a minimal, well readable, timeless design.
Taipei Cycle D&I Awards 2021
Submissions are now open for the 2021 Taipei Cycle D&I Awards. The competition is open to all designers, manufacturers and retailers in bicycle-related industries.
Ligne Roset Debuts Hémicycle by Philippe Nigro
Ligne Roset recently debuted Hémicycle collection, designed by Philippe Nigro. Hémicycle brings together a passion for research and respect for tradition.
The New Reality at London Design Festival
This year, the 'Virtual Design Destination by Adorno' will be the place to discover fifteen curated country collections of collectible design during the London Design Festival, featuring more than 200 exclusive pieces. The theme for this year's event is 'The New Reality.'
Graypants Debuts Wick Candlelight
Graypants has debuted Wick, a chic portable fixture leveraging the warmth and collective joy of candlelight in an energy-efficient and safe & modern form.
Magis Launches Bell Chair by Konstantin Grcic
Magis has debuted Bell Chair, a contemporary monobloc chair designed by Konstantin Grcic.
Gordon Murray Automotive Unveils T.50 Supercar
Gordon Murray Automotive has unveiled its T.50 supercar. Murray's design for T.50 was the 50th in a prestigious line of race and road cars he's penned over his illustrious 50-year career - both reasons combining to name the car T.50.
Post Opulence: Rolls-Royce Reveals Super-luxury Consumer Insights That Informed New Ghost
More than six years ago, a team of luxury intelligence specialists, designers, engineers, and craftspeople assembled to begin the development of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost.
Tom Dixon Unveils Puck and Mill
Tom Dixon has unveiled two new collections for A/W'20 - Puck glassware and Mill grinders, available starting September 2020.
Modern in the Making: Post-War Craft and Design in British Columbia
Modern in the Making, on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery through January 3, 2021, is the most comprehensive showcase of the mid-century craft and design scene in British Columbia assembled to date, examining ceramics, fashion, furniture, jewelry and textiles that defined West Coast modern living.
LIT Design Awards 2020
The 2020 edition of the LIT Design Awards is now open to submissions, accepting entries from lighting manufacturers, designers, and practices from all around the world. The Awards program aims to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers.
Design China Beijing 2020
The 2020 Design China Beijing will take place September 23-27, with a strong focus on design for a post-Covid 19 world. The theme for this year's edition is 'Design Thrives to Revive the World' as the challenges the design community faces both during and after the pandemic go far beyond creating a chair, a carpet, or an interior decoration item.
Interior Design's Best of Year Awards 2020
Now celebrating its 15th year, Interior Design's Best of Year Awards is the ultimate measure of design excellence, honoring the most significant projects and products of the year from around the globe. Entries from around the world are accepted for all categories.
Good Design Show Europe 2020
Good Design annually awards distinguishing designers through for excellence, creativity, and novelty; talented creators who promote the design as the art of evolution, the art of a better future.
Kuzco Lighting's Magellan Receives Red Dot: Best of the Best
Kuzco Lighting's Magellan has received 'Red Dot: Best of the Best' at the 2020 Red Dot Product Design Award.
Bakelite: The Georg Kargl Collection
As the first genuine plastic, Bakelite revolutionized the everyday culture from the 1920s to the 1950s. On view at the MAK from July 15 through October 26, 'Bakelite: The Georg Kargl Collection' exhibition is devoted to this extraordinary raw material.
Nina Mair Designs Bernard Collection for La Cividina
Nina Mair has developed a new seating furniture collection for La Cividina. The concept behind Bernard presents a new way of looking at sitting and seating.
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.