Industrial Design News
D&AD Launches Briefs for New Blood Awards 2019
D&AD today releases the briefs for the 2019 New Blood Awards. The Awards recognizes, educates and supports emerging creative talent from various backgrounds to get a foothold in the creative world - giving them a chance to respond to real briefs set by some of the world's biggest brands.
DesignEuropa Awards Finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Announced
The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has announced finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winner of the 2018 DesignEuropa Awards.
OpenIDEO Launches NextGen Cup Challenge
OpenIDEO has launched a new challenge to push the boundaries of sustainable design and material and chemical innovation to solve a prevalent global waste issue. The NextGen Cup Challenge asks innovators, suppliers, designers, and problem-solvers to reinvent the fiber cup system.
Renault EZ-ULTIMO Robo-vehicle
Renault has recently unveiled EZ-ULTIMO, an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared mobility service solution offering a premium travel experience.
BRP Receives Japan Good Design Award for Sea-Doo GTX Limited Personal Watercraft
BRP has received a 2018 Japan Good Design Award for its Sea-Doo GTX Limited personal watercraft. The watercraft features easy storage access, lower center of gravity, proper platform and a new elegant & muscular design that allows the user to spend more time on the water.
Allseating's Lyss Chair Awarded IDEA's Bronze Honor
Allseating's Lyss chair has been awarded a Bronze 2018 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA). Lyss, designed by Carl Gustav Magnusson for Allseating, was selected as a winner for its supreme craftsmanship and elegant design.
Studio Makgill Celebrates Ten Years with Beautifully Simple Exhibition
Studio Makgill is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the decennial of the studio. The exhibition, Beautifully Simple, will feature ten extraordinary designs that embody the studio's philosophy: the art of the beautifully simple.
Teknion Debuts New tn Storage & Accessories Collection
Teknion has released its new tn Storage & Accessories Collection. The collection addresses new needs for personal storage and organization in today's workstation, providing a sleek and contemporary solution for the modern office.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019
The 2019 Red Dot Award: Product Design will open for submissions from October 15. Designers and companies from around the world are invited to submit products from all areas of daily life for a chance to win an award at one of the world's largest design competitions.
Dieter Rams: Principled Design at Philadelphia Museum of Art
Dieter Rams: Principled Design, an exhibition surveying the career of one of the most influential industrial designers living today, will be on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from November 18 through April 14, 2019. The exhibition will feature the prolific body of work Rams has produced - from radios, clocks, and cameras to kitchen appliances and furniture - and will examine the longevity and impact of his design philosophies.
Punkt. Launches MP 02
Punkt. has launched its second mobile phone, MP 02. Designed by Jasper Morrison, MP 02 features great ergonomics with excellent audio quality - and unlike smartphones it won't pester you with notifications during a conversation.
Allsteel Launches Evo Seating Collection
Allsteel has launched Evo, a seating collection for both conference and workstations. A weight activated mechanism seamlessly bridges comfort and automatic adjustment, supporting every user, and offers several arm options - from armless, to fixed cast aluminum, to 4D adjustable.
Nuura Unveils Updated Blossi Floor Lamp
Nuura has unveiled a new version of its Blossi Floor lamp. The new version of the lamp features a wider mouth-blown glass screen and it's made with the newest LED technology.
foam Studio Designs 7 Conceptual Vehicles with IKEA's SPACE10
foam Studio, in collaboration with IKEA future living lab - SPACE10, has designed 7 autonomous vehicles. The project, called Spaces on Wheels, is a visual exploration of how fully autonomous vehicles could one day enable a more fulfilling, everyday life.
Shortlist Announced for Inaugural Meaning-Centred Design Awards
The shortlist for the world's first Meaning-Centred Design Awards, a competition to recognize those pioneering designs that radically innovate what things mean to consumers and markets, has been revealed in London.
HUGE Design Wins Two 2018 IDEA GOLD Awards
HUGE Design has received two 2018 IDEA GOLD Awards at last week's IDSA Awards Gala in New Orleans. HUGE won awards for the Intel SSD NAND in the Commercial & Industrial Products category, and for VetScan VUE in the category of Medical & Health.
FLOS Launches Bellhop by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
FLOS has launched its cordless table lamp, 'Bellhop.' Originally designed for the restaurant tables at the new London Design Museum, this petite rechargeable lamp is now available to all design lovers in 4 colors.
LAJOS Debuts Vessel at Maison & Objet 2018
LAJOS made its debut at Maison & Objet 2018 with Vessel, a newly released sleek and sultry oil diffuser for the home or office that takes its inspiration from the distinctive forms of ancient Chinese vases.
Jaguar Creates Unique Clay Model for Scotland's First Design Museum
Jaguar has created a bespoke full-size clay model of the Jaguar I-PACE for the new V&A Dundee design museum.
Salone del Mobile Announces Upcoming Shanghai Edition
Salone del Mobile has announced that its upcoming Shanghai edition, 'Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai,' will take place November 22-24, featuring 119 Italian brands showcasing the best of "Made in Italy" design to the Chinese market.
Design-Nation Presents a Double Showcase at London Design Festival
Design Nation will present two contrasting but equally high quality showcases of beautiful, adventurous and original design at the 2018 Decorex International and designjunction.
NU:RO by Anton & Irene Launched on Kickstarter
Anton & Irene studio has launched its minimalist analog 'NU:RO' watch on Kickstarter. The watch has two dials, one with hours at the top and the other with minutes at the bottom. When they rotate, the current time is shown inside the hourglass.
TID Watches No.1 36 Black Edition
TID Watches will launch No.1 36 Black Edition, designed by Form Us With Love, in October. With completely black features and graphic black-on-black aesthetics, the limited edition monochrome watch builds upon the design heritage of the iconic No.1 family.
CAKE Kalk Nominated for 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year Award
CAKE has received a nomination from the Design Museum's Beazley Designs of the Year Awards for its all-electric high-performance off-road motorcycle in the Transport category.
Design Museum Announces Beazley Designs of the Year Nominations
The Design Museum has revealed the 87 nominees for the eleventh Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition and awards.
IDC Develops World's First Web-Browsing Robot
IDC has developed a robot who can type at a computer using fingers like a human for the purpose of demonstrating Garrison's cyber security.
The Form of Simplicity: Good Design for a Better Quality of Life
The Form of Simplicity: Good Design for a Better Quality of Life, on view at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing from September 27 to 30, will present examples of how the principle of simplicity influences the form of products and helps to increase quality of life.
RSA Student Design Awards 2018/19
The Royal Society of Arts has announced the briefs for the 2018/19 RSA Student Design Awards. The international design competition provides students and new graduates with an invaluable network and platform to develop their careers.
Jumpthegap 2018-2019: 8th Roca International Design Contest
The 8th Roca jumpthegap competition will open for registrations on October 9, 2018. jumpthegap is a biennial International Design Contest, promoted by Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Center, that asks entrants to create conceptual, sustainable and innovative solutions for the bathroom space of the future.
Green Good Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Green Good Design Awards are now open for submissions. The competition's goal is to bestow international recognition to those 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 more healthier and more sustainable universe.
Winners of 2018 UX Design Awards
International Design Center Berlin has announced the winners of this year's UX Design Awards. Following intensive deliberations, the jury bestowed five UX Design Awards, four UX Design Awards | Concept and one UX Design Award Gold among 48 nominated projects.
The Young Guns 16 Finalists Announced
The One Club has revealed the finalists for its 16th Young Guns, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives age 30 and under.
Graf von Faber-Castell for Bentley Collection
Bentley has launched a special collection range of writing instruments with Graf von Faber-Castell. The collection comprises exquisite pens and matching accessories that perfectly combine timeless design, a shared passion for precision and exceptional craftsmanship.
Sharp Joins Forces with Pininfarina
Pininfarina and Sharp have announced a new partnership to perfectly blend iconic Italian design and Japanese cutting edge technology.
Argonaut Unveils GR2 Gravel Racer
Argonaut has today unveiled GR2 gravel racer. Fabricated by hand in Oregon, the GR2 is a lightweight gravel speed machine with impeccable ride manners due to the fact that every customer receives rider-specific carbon fiber layup.
Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda offers an insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs. For fifteen years, Kocienda was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser.
Studio8 Designs INKWOOD Restaurant & Bar in Columbia Circle, Shanghai
Studio8 recently completed INKWOOD, one of Shanghai's newest and hottest dining venues. Developed around the connection between 'INK' and 'WOOD,' interesting color and material combinations are used in the space.
London Design Fair Presents Its Second Material of the Year: Plastic
For its second Material of the Year exhibition, London Design Fair is shining its spotlight on the most controversial material in contemporary making.
Whipsaw Helps Bring a New Strength Training System into Your Home
Whipsaw worked with Tonal for three years to develop the first ever digital weight strength training system with interactive video workouts that are powered by machine learning. It is a compact, wall-mounted unit that combines sleek hardware with on-demand personalized coaching.
First Round of iF Social Impact Prize Sponsors Five Initiatives
iF has announced that it has donated 25,000 EUR to five social aid projects across the globe through the first round of its 2018 Social Impact Prize.
Aruliden Creates Smart Real Estate Sign for Compass
Aruliden has unveiled its new design for Compass which is a complete reimagining of the traditional real estate sign - something that hasn't been redesigned for decades.
Associative Design to Showcase Best of Contemporary Portuguese Design at LDF 2018
At London Design Festival 2018, Associative Design will present two eye-catching showcases of Portuguese design at Decorex International 2018 and London Design Fair.
LAMP Finalists Announced for Fifth Annual International Lighting Design Competition
L A M P has announced its 10 lighting finalists in three categories for 2018. Judged by some of the world's top lighting industry leaders, the designs were chosen from over 142 submissions worldwide.
SBID Launches New Student Competition: Designed for Business
The Society of British & International Design (SBID) has launched 'Designed for Business,' a new national competition for creative students and graduates across Interior Design, Product Design, Fashion and Art.
Material Explorations: Waste Streams at Makerversity, Somerset House
Makerversity has announced the latest in its 'Material Explorations' series looking at Waste Streams. Whilst the world wakes up to how damaging plastics are to our environment, Makerversity questions what a world without industrial waste would look like.
Nienkämper Reintroduces Classic Expo 67 Chair for 50th Anniversary
Nienkämper has reintroduced its Expo 67 Chair, designed by Christen Sorensen, to celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary.
Steelcase Health Launches Embold Seating Collection and Convey Modular Casework
Steelcase Health has launched its two new products, 'The Embold Collection' and 'Convey Modular Casework,' bringing comfort and flexibility to hospital spaces.
D&AD Announces 2018 New Blood Award Winners
D&AD has revealed the winners of the 2018 New Blood Awards. The Awards offer a platform for students and other new creatives to showcase their talents on real briefs, set by real clients.
The Original: About the Power of Good Design
On view at the Fire Station by Zaha Hadid on the Vitra Campus through August 30, 'The Original: About the Power of Good Design' installation inspires its audience with interesting facts about each design - featuring their background stories, defining characteristics, and influences.
Alegre Designs Furniture for Tomorrow's Classrooms
Alegre Design recently unveiled the Actiflex desk and the new Pad Chair, two versatile and flexible school furniture pieces, conceived to promote collaborative work.
iF Design Award 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 iF Design Award. 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.
Biennale Interieur 2018
The 26th international Biennale Interieur will be held October 18 to 22 in Kortrijk Xpo. The event will host more than 200 national and international brands, presentations and product launches, installations and talks, the Interieur Awards and the Designer of the Year competition.
Design Museum to Present Home Futures in Partnership with IKEA
On view at the Design Museum from November 7, 'Home Futures' exhibition will explore the radical domestic visions of the 20th century and compare them with the latest innovations in domestic living to question whether yesterday's fantasies have become today's reality.
100% Design 2018
The 24rd edition of the 100% Design will be held September 19-22 in Olympia, London. This year, 100% Design will return to its roots, championing new design talents and emerging names alongside a roster of industry favorites and new innovators.
Now in its eighth year, designjunction is set to transport to the cultural hub of London's South Bank with a showcase of world-class design for the annual London Design Festival in September 2018.
Hida Furniture Award 2018
The 2018 Hida Furniture Award is now open for submissions. The competition invites participants to create new wood products that utilize Japanese domestic lumber and Hida's wood techniques, with the aim of commercialization.
Valtra Design Challenge 2018
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Valtra Design Challenge, an annual competition for design students and design professionals. The theme for 2018 is to create a Valtra MultiPurpose Vehicle 2030.
Norman Foster Wins American Prize for Design
The organizers of the GOOD DESIGN Awards have bestowed this year's American Prize for Design to the famed British Architect, Sir Norman Foster.
Kokuyo Design Award 2018
The 2018 Kokuyo Design Award is now open for submissions. The competition was established in 2002, inviting innovative and ingenious ideas that will contribute to the creation of user-oriented products.
New Study from Volvo Shows Scandinavian Design is a Sign of Modern Luxury
Volvo and Harris Poll have released a new study that revealed major shifts in Americans' perceptions of the luxury space and modern design.
Samsung Design Prize 2018 by iF
Submissions are now open for the inaugural Samsung Design Prize by iF. Design students and young designers who graduated no more than 2 years ago are welcome to submit their creative concepts to the competition.
International Design Awards Launches 12th Annual Global Design Competition
The International Design Awards (IDA) is calling designers and architects from around the world to submit their most innovative designs to its 12th annual design competition. The competition is open to architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and fashion designers.
IDC Turns Up Heat on Chesneys' Barbecue/Outdoor Heater Design
IDC has worked with high-end stove manufacturer Chesneys on the development of one of the most inspired new products to hit the 'outdoor living' market.
IDSA International Design Conference 2018
The Industrial Designers Society of America's 2018 International Design Conference will take place September 19–22 in New Orleans, LA. The conference aims to celebrate the diversity, overlap and undeniable power of design.
frog Challenges Community to Redesign the Skateboard
As part of the annual NYCxDesign, frog challenged NY-based designers and companies to redesign and rethink a favorite sport, hobby and mode of transportation - the skateboard. The 2nd annual design competition attracted submissions from the likes of Karim Rashid and Makerbot.
Bernhardt Design Unveils Diego Chair
Bernhardt Design has unveiled Diego, a new chair series by Salvadorian designers Harry & Claudia Washington.
Concourse Golf 'Smart Wheels' Receives Good Design Award 'Best in Class'
Concourse Golf has been awarded the Good Design Award 'Best in Class' in the Product Design, Sport and Lifestyle category for their 'Smart Wheels,' the world's first self-propelled wheels capable of delivering both powered mobility and precision control to anything they are attached to.
SWIFT Creates Four AR Concepts for HTC
SWIFT recently created four AR concepts for HTC to demonstrate the power of room-wide computing at home without the need for screens and are based on familiar domestic archetypes, lamps and mirrors, making them more approachable.
Young Guns 16: Call for Entries
Young Guns 16, the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives age 30 and under, is now open for submissions.
New Territory Develops New Customizable Business Class Experience for Rockwell and Aeromexico
New Territory has created a new and customizable version of the MiQ, short/mid-haul business class seat for AeroMexico, and more widely for Rockwell Collins.
Winners 2018 Cristalplant Design Contest Unveiled
Cristalplant has announced the winners of the tenth edition of the Cristalplant Design Contest. The competition aims to involve the creative spirit of young talents to produce innovative products, using Cristalplant material as a base for products inspired by the unmistakeable Falper style.
ercol Launches VON at Salone del Mobile
ercol has launched VON by Hlynur Atlason at Salone del Mobile. The furniture system encompasses a chair, an armchair, a work chair, a bench/ coffee table and a magazine table
SCALES Tile Collection by SHIFT
SHIFT has unveiled SCALES, a new collection of tiles created in partnership with Opticreto's concrete tile division Murum.
Samsung Launches Design Innovation Center
Samsung has launched its new Design Innovation Center, a design lab dedicated to the integration of disruptive user-experiences to product design, in San Francisco, California.
World Industrial Design Day 2018
For 2018, the theme for World Industrial Design Day is 'Design's impact on good health and well-being.' World Industrial Design Day (WIDD) is an international day of observance celebrated throughout the world in recognition of the establishment of the World Design Organization (WDO) on June 29.
Humanscale Unveils Smart Ocean: First-Ever Task Chair Made with Recycled Fishing Nets
Humanscale has unveiled Smart Ocean, the first ever task chair made with recycled fishing nets. Developed with Bureo, it incorporates almost 2 lbs. of recycled fishing net material.
Corona's Aluvia Faucet Collection Wins 2018 iF Design Award
Corona won a 2018 iF Design Award for its Aluvia Faucet Collection. The collection is inspired by alluvial erosion, and embody the simplicity to deliver water through trustworthy materials.
Spark Design Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Spark Design Awards. The competition encourages fresh thinking and innovation across all design disciplines and levels of expertise.
Porsche Design Releases Special 40Y Limited Edition of Iconic P'8478 Sunglasses
In 1978, Porsche Design made history with the P'8478 sunglasses, revolutionizing the market as the first sunglasses in the world with replaceable lenses.
2018 DFA Design for Asia Awards
The 2018 DFA Design for Asia Awards is now open for submissions. Organized by Hong Kong Design Centre, this competition has been an influential platform in underpinning designers' contribution and acknowledging the positive impact of user-centric designs in Asia.
Lavazza Wins iF Design Award for Pininfarina Designed Coffee Machines
Lavazza has received two 2018 iF Design Awards for Pininfarina designed Inovy/Inovy & Milk and Inovy Compact/Elogy coffee makers from its Firma family. Firma is Lavazza's new proposal for Office Coffee Service (OCS), characterized by compactness and high performance.
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision exhibition, on view at the Cooper Hewitt from April 13 through October 28, will feature inclusive, interactive installations created in collaboration with contemporary designers. The exhibition invites visitors to encounter design with all their senses through several interactive installations, created in collaboration with contemporary designers, from a furry wall with digital sensors that play music to a scent commission by Christopher Brosius inspired by winter.
Aruliden Launches Product Collection with The Museum of Modern Art
Aruliden has launched a new product collection created in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art.
Stickbulb Unveils Branch-Inspired Pendant Light Collection
Stickbulb has unveiled its new collection of versatile LED pendants. Designed by RUX, the founding creative team behind Stickbulb, and named after the main branch of a tree, Bough marks an exciting development for the Long Island City-based lighting brand.
IKEA x Piet Hein Eek Industriell Collection
IKEA recently collaborated with Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek, known for his skilled craftsmanship and unique scrap wood furniture, to bring together industrialization and personalization in Industriell collection.
Brave New World: Nagami Re-thinks Design in the New Age of Technology
At 2018 Milan Design Week, Nagami will make its official debut with a pioneering project, 'Brave New World: Re-thinking Design in the New Age of Technology,' combining computational design and large-scale robotic 3D printing.
Dezeen Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the inaugural Dezeen Awards. This new annual Awards program will recognize the best architecture, interiors and design projects of the year, as well as the most exciting architecture and design studios from around the world.
Trailers Released for First Feature Documentary About Dieter Rams by Gary Hustwit
Gary Hustwit has released three teaser trailers for his upcoming movie Rams, a documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive - a man of contradictions by design.
China Good Design 2018
The 2018 China Good Design is now open for submissions from designers and manufacturers from all over the globe. Now in its 4th year, the aim of the competition is to make high-quality products manufactured by international companies visible to the Chinese market and recognize their quality.
Design Week Awards Deadline Extended
The deadline for the 2018 Design Week Awards has been extended to March 27. Now in its 27th year, the Awards are the leading accolade in the design industry, catering for every area of commercial design.
Future Lions 2018: Call for Entries
AKQA has today announced the Call for Entries for the 13th annual Future Lions competition, the undergraduate competition to discover a new generation of creative talent and showcase inspirational and innovative thinking. The global student competition is in collaboration with the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.
Helmm Launches Architecturally-Inspired Standing Desk Alternative S-Desk
Helmm has launched S-Desk, a new collection of surface elevators for people working from home and wanting to improve their home-office set-up.
2018 COMPUTEX Design and Innovation Awards
The 11th COMPUTEX Design and Innovation Awards are now open for submissions. The annual award program honors products that stand out through excellent design.
Winners of 2018 iF Design Award
iF has unveiled the winners of its 2018 Design Award at the BMW Welt in Munich. The competition received 6,402 entries from 2,955 participants from 54 countries.
Golden Pin Design Award 2018: Call for Entries
The call for entries for the 38th Golden Pin Design Award is now open. For the first time, the annual competition is open to companies from anywhere in the world. The Award specializes in huaren design - design for and within the Chinese-speaking community.
Interieur Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Interieur Awards. This year the competition focuses two categories: 'Objects' for a new object that is relevant to the living environment; and 'Spaces' for a cutting-edge bar and restaurant concept for the Biennale Interieur 2018.
Swift Creatives Unveils New Wearable AR Concepts
Swift Creatives has unveiled four new Wearable AR concepts designed to fit seamlessly into everyday life.
Karim Rashid Launches Hip Bottle
Karim Rashid and Richard Smiedt have launched Hip, a reusable water bottle with sleek, flask-like shape, which enables it to be carried more easily in a bag or handbag.
Map Designs Connected Motorcycle Navigator for KPIT
Map has collaborated with KPIT, a leading global technology company from India, to create a new connected motorcycle navigation device, MaximusPro the world's first integrated, connected and digital platform for 2-wheelers.
Renault Unveils EZ-GO Concept Car
Renault has unveiled EZ-GO, a robo-vehicle and ride-hailing concept, featuring an iconic design meant to integrate into the environment, and maximize new ways of moving around congested cities.