Industrial Design News
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.
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 is now open for registrations. 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.