Industrial Design News
London Design Festival 2021
London Design Festival returns for its 19th edition to once again transform the capital's landmarks, neighborhoods and cultural institutions with a series of outdoor installations, exhibitions and special events that will bring people together as London continues to reopen.
Studio F. A. Porsche is Named Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2021
Studio F. A. Porsche has been named the 2021 Red Dot: Design Team of the Year. The honorary title was bestowed during the Red Dot Design Week last month.
iF Design Award 2022
The iF Design Award 2022 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.
Airbnb Host Essentials by MUJI
MUJI and Airbnb launched the Airbnb Host Essentials by MUJI: a first-of-its-kind kit featuring an array of affordable products specially curated for Airbnb hosts.
The New Raw Crafts Beach Furniture from Upcycled Marine Plastic Waste
The New Raw has unveiled The Elements, a limited edition beach furniture collection digitally crafted from upcycled marine plastic waste via robotic 3D printing.
Moooi Debuts Gravity Chandelier, Designed by Paul Cocksedge
Paul Cocksedge has partnered with Moooi on a new interpretation of the classic chandelier.
Taipei International Design Award 2021: Call for Entries
The Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2021 is now open for submissions.
OPUS Debuts SoundBed, Designed by Yves Béhar
Yves Béhar recently designed SoundBed for OPUS, an emotional fitness platform that combines proven self-care practices with modern technology to empower users to feel better on purpose.
Closing the Loop: How Systems Enable the Circular Economy
Smart Design has announced a virtual 'Smart Salon' exploring issues around sustainability. When considering the end of life for products and packaging, a lot of focus is on material choice.
Kettal Debuts Giro Armchair by Vincent Van Duysen
Kettal has debuted Giro Armchair by Vincent Van Duysen. The armchair blends into interiors and exteriors due to its tactility and pure lines.
Driven by Design Episode 3: Mathias Hahn
Driven by Design is a video series hosted by Coalesse Global Design Director John Hamilton that explores what drives the international design community.
UXDA Deep Dive: Minimic by Intuity Media Lab
In UX Design Award's third Deep Dive on June 16th, Henning Falk of Intuity Media Lab will take attendees through the development process of the 2019 Gold Award winning project 'Minimic - the intelligent microscope.'
BraunPrize International Design Competition 2021
Braun has announced the 21st BraunPrize International Design Competition, with a virtual awards ceremony due to take place in October 2021. Established in 1968, the BraunPrize was Germany's first international competition with the aim to promote the work of young designers.
Luxxbox Introduces illi Acoustic Pendant
Luxxbox has launched illi - a new, modern acoustic lighting pendant featuring a powerful LED output and noise absorption performance that's suited for large co-working spaces, office foyers, and other spacious commercial environments.
Symphony of Manufacturing Sounds by Resident
To mark its ten year anniversary, Resident has created a short video entitled 'Symphony of Manufacturing Sounds,' shot with Super 8 film on location in New Zealand.
Vitra Unveils Concept for Future of Office
Vitra has unveiled its new concept for the future of the office with a prototype on its campus - complete with a new suite of office products that are now available across the globe.
Taiwan International Student Design Competition 2021
The 2021 Taiwan International Student Design Competition is now open for submissions. The theme for this year's contest is 'Regenerate' with three categories: Product Design, Visual Design and Digital Animation.
LAMP 2021 International Lighting Design Competition
Submissions are now open for the 7th edition of LAMP International Lighting Design Competition. The contest is devoted to promote and connect emerging talents to new markets in lighting design.
Polestar Design Contest 2021
Polestar has launched its 2021 global design contest geared to inspire and promote automotive creativity. The contest sets out to find the most creative, design-led ideas that drive electric mobility into a more socially progressive and sustainable future - that does not need to be a car.
Teknion Launches Playful Yet Practical Office Collection 'Routes'
Teknion has launched 'Routes,' a playful yet practical office collection designed in partnership with Pearson Lloyd.
IDSA Awards 2021
The 2021 IDSA Awards, a collection of awards presented in recognition of significant contribution to the Society or the industrial design profession, excellence in academic advancement, or personal achievement, are now open for proposals.
Young Guns 19: Call for Entries
The One Club for Creativity is calling for entries for Young Guns 19, 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.
Studio d'Armes Unveils Gigi Lamp Collection
Studio d'Armes, in collaboration with Verre d'Onge, has unveiled its new duo of table & floor lamps: Gigi and Gigi Grand.
Rolls-Royce Unveils Coachbuilt 'Boat Tail'
Rolls-Royce has unveiled a unique coachbuilt 'Boat Tail' commission. Based on a true commission model, 'Boat Tail' represents a collaborative exploration of luxury, design and culture between the marque and commissioning clients.
Driven by Design Episode 2: James Ludwig
The Driven by Design video series continues as host John Hamilton, Coalesse Global Design Director, drives around Munich with this week's guest: James Ludwig, Global Vice President of Design for Steelcase Product and Engineering.
Umeå Institute of Design Digital Graduate Exhibition 2021
On June 1st, Umeå Institute of Design's graduating students will present their degree projects - ranging from autonomous taxi boats in the year 2086, to a crisis device for producing your own electricity, to a culinary tasting box with edible insects. The grad projects can be explored in the virtual 'UID21 | Project Gallery,' presenting a 360-degree view of all works, including; concept videos, images, interactive 3D models and prototypes.
Roche Bobois Debuts 3D Printed CORAIL Table
The CORAIL, designed by Antoine Fritsch and Vivien Durisotti, is a dining table featuring a 3D printed concrete and steel base - a world first in the furniture and home market.
Pensole Launches 'Designing with Sole' Global Intensive Design Program
Pensole, in partnership with Foot Locker & New Balance, has launched a hands-on, global intensive design program that creates opportunities for aspiring footwear and apparel designers and marketers who have been traditionally underrepresented in the industry. 'Designing with Sole' aims to create a path for the underrepresented voices in the industry, including outreach and support of the Black community and its supporters. This is an educational opportunity provided at no cost to selected participants.
Navy Officer by Jasper Morrison Breathes New Life into a Classic Emeco Design
Emeco recently collaborated with Jasper Morrison to give its classic upholstered Navy Officer Collection a fresh, light and modern update.
Delve and Bresslergroup Announce Merger
Delve and Bresslergroup have announced plans to merge their highly complementary innovation consulting firms to form a new partner company within the Trinity Hunt Partners portfolio. The move expands the firms' collective capabilities to deliver increasingly innovative solutions for clients and to create a world-class place for staff to explore and grow as professionals.
iF DESIGN AWARD 2021 Winners Unveiled
iF has unveiled the winners of its 67th iF DESIGN AWARD. This year, the competition received close to 10,000 products and projects, which were evaluated by 98 international design experts on the iF Jury. The 75 most outstanding works have been honored with the highest award, the iF gold award 2021.
JPD Launches GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2021
The Japan Institute of Design Promotion is calling for entries for the 2021 GOOD DESIGN AWARD, an international design award gathering entries from 45 countries and regions.
BAGUETTE Table by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
The Baguette table, designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Magis, balances visual simplicity with durable strength and creates an understated elegance in any dining area, both indoors and outdoors.
SOUR and Wunderman Thompson Design Inclusive Deodorant Concept for Unilever
Unilever's Degree Deodorant has introduced the world's first inclusive deodorant for people with visual and upper extremity impairments, 'Degree Inclusive'.
Manerba Debuts Easy Chair by Federica Biasi
Manerba has debuted Easy Chair - a light, 'simple' and flexible chair, conceived to be adaptable to the needs of everchanging spaces, such as dining rooms, home office, canteens, restaurants, meeting rooms & auditoriums.
jumpthegap 2021 International Design Contest
The 10th edition of the jumpthegap International Design Contest is now open for submissions. This year's jumpthegap challenges entrants to create solutions for the bathroom space that address and advance the goals set out by the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Driven by Design Episode 1: Cory Grosser
Driven by Design is a new video series, hosted by Coalesse Global Design Director John Hamilton, that explores what drives the international design community. Each episode follows Hamilton as he talks with innovators from around the world about creativity, inspiration and their work, all while driving around town.
Tom Dixon Unveils BURST Chandelier
Tom Dixon has unveiled BURST, an extraordinary chandelier intended for filling larger spaces and ceiling voids.
Consumer Goods Digital Day
Messe Frankfurt's Consumer Goods Digital Day will take place on April 20, 2021. The digital event marks the virtual meeting point of the consumer goods industry and will cover Messe Frankfurt trade fairs - Ambiente, Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld
Ambientec Debuts TURN+ Lamp by Nao Tamura
Ambientec has unveiled TURN+, a contemporary portable lamp that blends a jeweler's craftsmanship with the rigor of optical science.
15th Annual International Design Awards
The International Design Awards (IDA) has announced its call for submissions for 2021. The Awards program is aimed to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries and uncover emerging talent.
Original BTC Releases Drop Three Pendant
Original BTC has released 'Drop Three Pendant,' the final installment in its Drop collection. Following the journey of a droplet of water as it falls through the air, the new bone china pendant reflects the final stage as the droplet flattens, then splashes up as it hits the ground.
Fogia Unveils Fragment by Todd Bracher
Fogia has unveiled Fragment, a brand new furniture concept developed in collaboration with Todd Bracher Studio. It is a vast modular seating system defined by details that emphasize its versatile functionality.
Wewood Unveils Loop Lounge Chair
Wewood has unveiled Loop, a lounge chair designed by David Girelli. Loop is influenced by mid-century oversized furniture coupled with a Nordic-inspired frame and solid wood legs relying upon traditional joinery techniques.
Magis Debuts 360° Container by Konstantin Grcic
Konstantin Grcic has designed a dynamic and clever storage solution for Magis. It comes in two heights, either with 5 or 10 single drawers made of glossy ABS.
Workspace Show at London's Business Design Centre
Workspace Show is a brand new design event in London with a mission to bring together the commercial interiors community. The inaugural edition will take place from 4-5 November 2021 at London's Business Design Centre, at the heart of the UK's commercial interiors community, capturing the zeitgeist of the market when 'work' has never been higher on the agenda.
Chris Bangle Wins 2021 American Prize for Design
The Chicago Athenaeum has named Chris Bangle as this year's laureate of the American Prize for Design. Chris Bangle is the prolific American automobile designer known best for his work as Chief of Designer for BMW Group, where he was responsible for the BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce motor cars.
UX Design Awards 2021: Call for Entries
The 2021 UX Design Awards, a global competition with a specific focus on experience design, is now open for submissions.
Carl Hansen & Son and Ilse Crawford Launch Limited Edition First Masterpieces Collection
Ilse Crawford has developed a fresh color palette for a limited-edition release of the first chairs that Wegner created for Carl Hansen & Son in 1950.
Charlotte Pendant Lamp by Daniel Becker Studio
Designed by Daniel Becker Studio, Charlotte is a LED pendant, created with the latest generation of filament strips, featuring a noble yet minimalistic brass frame structure.
The 2021 NeoCon, the world's leading platform and most important event for the commercial interiors industry, will be held October 4-6 in Chicago at theMART.
Emeco Debuts New Line of Stools by Naoto Fukasawa
Emeco has debuted Za, a brand new collection of recycled aluminum stools designed by Naoto Fukasawa.
Flos Oblique: A Desk Lamp for Modern Needs
Flos has debuted Oblique, the natural evolution of the classic swing arm office lamp.
CAKE Wins 2020 Good Design Award for Ösa
CAKE has received a 2020 GOOD DESIGN Award for its Ösa electric motorcycle in the transportation category.
MoMA and Swatch to Launch Special-Edition Watches
MoMA and Swatch have announced the launch of special-edition watches by Swatch, featuring six unique creations inspired by artworks in MoMA's collection.
Radical Innovation Awards 2021: Call for Entries
The 2021 Radical Innovation Award is now open for submissions. This competition challenges creative thinkers to pioneer compelling ideas in travel and hospitality.
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street Exhibition at Design Museum
Opening on April 30 at the Design Museum, 'Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street' is a major exhibition exploring one of the most universal design objects, bought and worn by millions of people worldwide every day.
Good Design Australia Launches 2021 Good Design Awards
Good Design Australia is calling for entries for the 2021 Good Design Awards. The Awards are globally respected for the high standard of design evaluation and attract new and innovative design projects from around the world each year.
PAVE Student Aid - Spring 2021: Call for Applications
PAVE is now accepting applications for its aid program that supports students studying retail design, interior design, architecture, visual merchandising, industrial design, and similar programs.
LOOP Design Awards 2021: Call for Entries
The LOOP Design Awards 2021 is now open for entries. The second edition of the awards is open to all designers, creatives, photographers & individuals involved in architecture, interior design, landscape design, product design, and architecture photography.
Pentawards 2021: Call for Entries
The 2021 Pentawards, the leading competition exclusively devoted to recognizing excellence in global packaging design, is now open for submissions.
Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics
Design Museum recently published Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics, a comprehensive book on the impact of accessible design - specifically for those 2.1 million people living in the U.S. with limb loss.
NYCxDESIGN Launches Its First Grant as a Non-Profit
NYCxDESIGN has announced its inaugural Breakout Grant, created to support independent design entrepreneurs with significant funding and visibility.
Serax Debuts Mattia by Richard Ceccanti Aston
Serax recently launched its first lamp series designed by Richard Ceccanti Aston. Featuring a groundbreaking dynamic form, Mattia is inspired by classic modernist designs and built with a welding technique mutated from bicycle steel frame construction.
Dove Launches Refillable Deodorant
Dove has launched its first refillable deodorant featuring a sleek aesthetic and ergonomic design. Shoppers will be able to select a durable Dove stainless steel refillable deodorant case at Target and Walmart stores across America and buy refills when they need them.
BMW Motorrad Unveils 'Spirit of Passion' R 18 Custom Bike by Kingston Custom
BMW Motorrad recently collaborated with Kingston Custom for the second custom edition of BMW R 18 in the 'SoulFuel' series.
Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials Launches KyronMAX Challenge
The Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials KyronMAX Challenge invites creatives to share designs that utilize KyronMAX's range of breakthrough, high strength carbon fiber-based composites to solve an engineering or manufacturing challenge.
World Design Impact Prize 2021
The World Design Organization is calling for submissions for the 2021 World Design Impact Prize. The Award program aims to recognize industrial design-driven projects that have a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural, or environmental quality of life.
Pavilion Wins Good Design Award for MARINA Collection
Pavilion has received a 2020 GOOD DESIGN Award for the brand's MARINA collection of indoor/outdoor furniture, created in collaboration with celebrated designer Richard Frinier.
Karten Design Wins A+D Museum Design Award
Karten Design has won the A+D Museum Design Award for its work on the Axonics ModulationTechnologies' sacral neuromodulation system.
Kettal Debuts Molo XL by Rodolfo Dordoni
Kettal has debuted Molo XL, a modular sofa designed by Rodolfo Dordoni. Molo's orthogonal geometry is based on a reticular modular design, which can be easily adapted to suit any situation and optimize the space in which it sits.
Good Design Award Names Lucid Air 'Best Car Design for 2020'
The Chicago Athenaeum has awarded Lucid Air with a Good Design Award for 2020.
R for Repair Exhibition at DesignSingapore Council
DesignSingapore Council has announced 'R for Repair' - a new exhibition in Singapore that will shine a spotlight on global waste by showing how, with a little ingenuity, broken or discarded items can be given both new value and a fresh lease of life.
Foscarini Launches Table Lamps Inspired by Birds
Foscarini has launched a new lighting design collection designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palmoba.
Green Good Design Awards 2021
The 2021 Green Good Design Awards are now open for submissions. Organized by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the awards program aims to recognize outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions - together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts - that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a healthier and more sustainable universe.
nendo Unveils Slide-Phone Concept
nendo has unveiled its new concept design 'slide-phone.' The phone in its folded state is 54 mm by 86 mm, the size of a credit card, and can be transformed only by the user's thumb.
Speck Designs New Electrostatic Sprayer for EMist
Speck recently designed EX-7000 TruElectrostatic Disinfectant Sprayer for EMist.
Alloy Unveils Inclusive VR Headset Concept
Alloy has unveiled its inclusive VR headset concept designed for older generations.
Neo Smart Watch by Vodafone & fuseproject
fuseproject, Vodafone and Disney recently collaborated to create 'Neo,' a smart kids watch that delivers cutting-edge connectivity, design and performance.
Flos Launches Portable 'Last Order' Lamp
Flos has launched Last Order, a wireless, rechargeable lamp designed by Michael Anastassiades.
Meteo S by Konstantin Grcic
Meteo S is a continuation of the Meteo family designed by Konstantin Grcic, which explores the enormous untapped potential of modern sunshade design.
Seymourpowell Designs Unique Barware for Shazé
Seymourpowell recently designed unique pieces of barware for the Indian luxury brand Shazè.
Philippe Malouin Designs Arca Portable for Matter Made
Philippe Malouin has designed a new portable lamp for Matter Made's iconic Arca collection.
Pininfarina 90+1 Design Contest
On the occasion of its 90th anniversary, Pininfarina has launched an international design competition that challenges students from all around the world to create something that expresses their dreams for the future
Medley Debuts Hank Monitor Desk Handcrafted from FSC-Certified Wood
Medley has debuted Hank Monitor Desk, a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired product. The desk's silhouette offers a perfectly-sized footprint for a streamlined and highly functional laptop and monitor setup.
Seymourpowell Designs Smart Gym Mat Concept for Remote Exercise
Seymourpowell has unveiled a smart gym mat concept that explores how technology and artificial intelligence can support future exercise environments, as the fitness industry adapts to the reality of living with a global pandemic.
Sandler Debuts Arum Armchair by Sacha Lakic
Sandler Seating has debuted ARUM, an iconic armchair that stands out for its elegant curves and suitability for a wide range of uses. Its dynamic look is representative of designer Sacha Lakic's style and flows very naturally.
RNIB Creates Accessible Pregnancy Test Prototype to Raise Awareness of Accessible Design
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has unveiled the first accessible pregnancy test prototype that allows women with sight loss to know their results privately for the first time.
OEO Studio Designs Coco Stackable Chair for Gubi
OEO Studio and GUBI have unveiled the new 'Coco Stackable Chair' - the latest addition to the Coco Collection that includes a dining chair, a dining armchair, a lounge chair, a bar chair and a counter chair that were originally presented in 2018.
Caravan Crib 10th Anniversary Edition by Kalon Studios
Kalon Studios has unveiled the 10th-anniversary editions of their iconic Caravan Crib. Introduced in 2010, the Caravan Collection was originally made from solid American Maple, and has become the go-to nursery product for design-minded parents who care about the environment.
Globe x Pantone Limited Edition Box Sets
Globe has today unveiled its upcoming limited edition box sets; the Pantone Color of the Year series.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021
The 2021 Red Dot Award: Product Design will open for submissions on October 12. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to enter their best products in 50 categories as diverse as medical technology, watches, or packaging.
Teknion Launches Essa Light Task Chair by PearsonLloyd
Teknion has launched Essa, a light task chair designed by PearsonLloyd. Perfect for relaxed and comfortable professional settings or home office set-ups, Essa captures a pure, sculptural shape within a pared-down scale.
Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2021
The Biomimicry Institute has now opened registrations for the 2021 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.
Pedrali Debuts 'Recycled Grey' Chairs Made from 100% Recycled Plastic
Pedrali has debuted its first collection made entirely from recycled plastic material: 50% from plastic post-consumer waste and 50% from plastic industrial waste.
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.