Sustainable Design News
BraunPrize International Design Competition 2021
Braun has announced the 21st BraunPrize International Design Competition, with a virtual awards ceremony due to take place in October 2021. Established in 1968, the BraunPrize was Germany's first international competition with the aim to promote the work of young designers.
Parley Launches 'Clean Waves' Collection with M.I.A.
To celebrate World Ocean Day, Parley for the Oceans has unveiled Clean Waves, a new luxury eyewear collection created from marine plastic debris and reclaimed fishing nets.
Polestar Design Contest 2021
Polestar has launched its 2021 global design contest geared to inspire and promote automotive creativity. The contest sets out to find the most creative, design-led ideas that drive electric mobility into a more socially progressive and sustainable future - that does not need to be a car.
Teknion Launches Playful Yet Practical Office Collection 'Routes'
Teknion has launched 'Routes,' a playful yet practical office collection designed in partnership with Pearson Lloyd.
Sustainable Furnishings Council Releases 2021 Consumer Research Report
The Sustainable Furnishings Council has released its 2021 Green Home Furnishings Consumer Study and the results show that virtually everyone is concerned about environmental issues, including global warming, indoor air quality, and deforestation.
jumpthegap 2021 International Design Contest
The 10th edition of the jumpthegap International Design Contest is now open for submissions. This year's jumpthegap challenges entrants to create solutions for the bathroom space that address and advance the goals set out by the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
ECO Solidarity Event at CLOSEUP 2021
The second edition of ECO Solidarity returns at CLOSEUP 2021 presented by ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan.
Parsons Healthy Materials Lab Launches 6th Annual Role Models Contest
Parsons Healthy Materials Lab has launched its 6th Annual Role Models Contest to award design innovations for material use that have no negative impact on the planet. This global contest, open to current students in all disciplines, is looking for the next healthy design role model.
IDCS Design Excellence Awards 2021
The Interior Design Confederation Singapore (IDCS) is calling for entries for its 2021 Design Excellence Awards.
Swarovski Foundation Launches Sustainability Grant for Young Creatives
The Swarovski Foundation has launched 'Swarovski Foundation Institute: Creatives for Our Future,' a new global grant program designed with the United Nations Office for Partnerships to identify and accelerate the next generation of creative leaders in sustainability across fashion, design, art, architecture, science, technology and engineering.
Sustainability, Materiality and Environmentalism: A Discussion About What Could Be...
Coalesse recently hosted a panel of visionaries to address the question: 'What Could Be?' on the topic of sustainability, materiality and environmentalism.
CAKE Wins 2020 Good Design Award for Ösa
CAKE has received a 2020 GOOD DESIGN Award for its Ösa electric motorcycle in the transportation category.
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street Exhibition at Design Museum
Opening on April 30 at the Design Museum, 'Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street' is a major exhibition exploring one of the most universal design objects, bought and worn by millions of people worldwide every day.
JDO Named Best in Class at PAC Awards for Packaging Innovation and Sustainable Design
JDO's creation of a sleek, highly innovative reusable motor oil can for Shell Helix Ultra Net Zero Carbon has been recognized as Best in Class in Packaging Innovation and Sustainable Design at the 2021 PAC Global Leadership Awards.
Redress Design Award 2021: Call for Entries
The 11th Redress Design Award, the renowned global sustainable fashion design competition, is now open for submissions. This cycle's prizes include US$10,000 in development funding and bespoke mentorships with world-renowned sustainable fashion experts.
Pentawards 2021: Call for Entries
The 2021 Pentawards, the leading competition exclusively devoted to recognizing excellence in global packaging design, is now open for submissions.
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.
What Design Can Do Launches No Waste Challenge
What Design Can Do, in partnership with the IKEA Foundation, has launched 'No Waste Challenge' - asking designers and creatives everywhere to reduce waste and rethink consumerism.
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.
Packadore Collective Unveils 'Take Back' Packaging Concept
Packadore Collective has unveiled 'Take Back,' an innovative returnable and reusable takeaway packaging solution.
Pro Carton Young Designers Award 2021
The Pro Carton Young Designers Award is now open for submissions. The Award is free to enter and open to all students studying in Europe.
2021 AZ Awards for Design Excellence
The 11th edition of AZURE Magazine's international architecture and design competition, the AZ Awards, is now open for submissions.
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.
Climate Designers Party Program
Climate Designers, a global professional network and educational platform for designers who are committed to tackling the climate crisis, has announced its first major event, the Climate Designers Party Program.
Design for Sustainable Cities International Competition
BE OPEN and Cumulus launched 'Design for Sustainable Cities,' an international competition open to students and graduates of all art, design, architecture and media disciplines of universities and colleges worldwide.
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.
C40 Cities Launches 'Students Reinventing Cities' Competition
C40 Cities, a global network of cities committed to bold climate action, has launched a pioneering competition to offer students and universities from across the globe a platform to share their vision for green and thriving neighborhoods through ideas, innovations and solutions.
BFC's 2020 Fashion Awards Trophy Designed by Parley for the Oceans
The British Fashion Council (BFC) recently collaborated with Parley for the Oceans and 3D-printing design specialist Nagami to create a trophy made out of Parley Ocean Plastic, for the 2020 Fashion Awards.
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.
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.