Industrial Design News
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.
HUGE Designs New, Ergonomic Stroller for Urban Parents
HUGE Design have collaborated with baby brand 'Ergobaby' to design the METRO Compact City Stroller - providing a premium experience with discerning, urban parents specifically in mind.
UX Design Awards 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 UX Design Awards. With the UX Design Awards, International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) honors solutions that contribute to to shaping a future-oriented world. Successful user-centric design is essential and a unique selling point of innovative products and services.
Red Dot Announces 2019 Young Professionals Application Day
On December 5, Red Dot will offer 50 free registrations for '2019 Red Dot Award: Product Design' for designers who have graduated within the past five years.
Pocket.Graphics Developing the World's Smallest Portable Projector
D+I is working with Australian startup 'Pocket.Graphics' to develop the world's smallest portable projector.
The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility
The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility, on view at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum from December 14 through March 31, will feature 40 projects that explore salient topics around the future of mobility and the urban environment. The exhibition will be punctuated with six provocations and a selection of design responses that reimagine livable streets and the way people, goods and services will move in a new age of connected and transformational mobility.
Design the Difference: A Unique Design Showcase from Brompton Bicycle & Altair
On December 4, Altair will host an event that will provide an introduction to Altair Inspire, a powerful simulation suite for designers. Attendees will learn how simulation technology can help facilitate companies to 'Design the Difference' by accessing optimization technology utilising's Altair's two decades of application knowledge.
SaloneSatellite Launches Permanent Collection
SaloneSatellite has launched 'Permanent Collection,' featuring some of the most groundbreaking products shown over the 20+ memorable years of SaloneSatellite. Spearheaded by SaloneSatellite's founder and creator, Marva Griffin, the Permanent Collection dedicates a space at the new Legno Arredo ITS Rosario Messina Foundation Training Facility at Lentate sul Seveso to showcase past designs from SaloneSatellite's young innovators.
Design in the Age of Big Data at Red Dot Design Museum
Design in the Age of Big Data, on view at the Red Dot Design Museum from December 6 to March 3, will feature a selection of innovative products that highlight the impact of digitization on the products we use and the lives we lead, including sensors, scanners, fitness trackers and medical devices for monitoring and visualizing the human body.
Barber & Osgerby Designs Soft Work for Vitra
Barber & Osgerby recently designed Soft Work, a new modular office furniture system, for Vitra.
Ford & GTB Brazil Design Accessibility Mat for Disabled Drivers
In partnership with GTB Brazil and Code Studio, Ford Brazil redesigned the Ecosport trunk's mat to give it a new function: a portable accessibility mat for drivers with disabilities and/or limited mobility.
RM Istituto Moda e Design Scholarship: Call for Applications
RM Istituto Moda e Design is celebrating its first birthday by offering 100 scholarships for its International Masters in Design and Fashion program. It has allocated 500.000 euros in scholarships for the Masters that start in February and November 2019.
D+I Designs 4K Barbecue for Everdure by Heston Blumenthal
Everdure by Heston Blumenthal has launched the '4K,' an innovative new charcoal barbecue, in the Australian market.
Innotek M14 Cloud-based Camera by Bluemap Design
Bluemap, working closely with Innotek's electronic hardware development team, designed the new M14 cloud-based camera.
The One Club for Creativity Announces Young Guns 16 Winners
The One Club for Creativity has announced the winners of the 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.
Studio Lorier Launches Porcelain Plates Inspired by the World's Unique Buildings and Cities on Kickstarter
Studio Lorier has launched a new addition to its collection, the City Plate, on Kickstarter.
Wästberg Launches Two New Families of Lights
Wästberg has unveiled two new families of lights during Orgatec, created in collaboration with Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London-based studio Industrial Facility and Berlin-based designer Dirk Winkel.
5th Additive World Design for AM Challenge
Additive Industries has launched its fifth edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge. Competing in two categories, both professionals and students are encouraged to redesign an existing conventional part of a machine or product for 3D printing.
Male Lactation Kit Crowned Winner of 2018 Meaning-Centred Design Awards
A revolutionary new concept enabling male breastfeeding has this week been crowned the winner of the inaugural Meaning-Centred Design Awards.
LiliLite: All-In-One Solution for Reading in Bed
Designed by Thijs Smeets, LiliLite is a bookshelf, reading light and a bookmark in one. Aside from looking adorable, LiliLite's most unique feature is the responsive light switch: the sensor registers if an open book is placed on the peak.
INDEX: Award 2019
INDEX: Award 2019 is now open for submissions. Established in 2005, the Award celebrates designs that seek to change the world for the better.
In/Visible Talks 2019
In/Visible Talks, a wildly inspiring one-day design conference that celebrates the creative process, will be held January 17, 2019 in San Francisco. The event will bring together over 300+ graphic designers, product designers, experience designers, content creators, architects, marketers, artists, writers, photographers, and all creatives in between.
Tile Selects Whipsaw to Develop Their Next Generation Tracker
Launched this month, Pro and Mate are Tile's new flagship tracking devices for finding your personal items such as phones and keys.
Closca Bottle by Moleskine
Closca has launched a limited Moleskine edition of the Closca Bottle, a reusable bottle aimed to reduce the amount of plastic we consume daily.
ITSLIQUID International Contest 2018
The 6th ITSLIQUID International Contest is now open for submissions and offers artists, architects, designers the chance to win 100,000 Euros.
Karim Rashid's Cultural Shaping on view at Ottawa Art Gallery
Ottawa Art Gallery is hosting the first large-scale Canadian exhibition of Karim Rashid. On view through February 10, the exhibition features industrial designs imbued with the sense of environmental responsibility and sustainability that is at the heart of much of Rashid's current practice.
Actiu Unveils Karbon Chair
Actiu has recently unveiled Karbon, a highly resistant and extremely light chair designed by Javier Cuñado of ITEMdesignworks.
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.