Industrial Design News
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.
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.