Sustainable Design News
Biodesign Sprint 2021
Biodesign Challenge and Google have launched the first-ever Biodesign Sprint, inviting students, professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts from across the globe to envision and create products that function in symbiotic harmony with the environment.
Okamura Introduces Phlox
Okamura has unveiled Phlox, designed by Rainlight in the UK. Phlox was named after the unique Night Phlox flower and inspired by a close-up view into our natural world, welcoming its gentle influence and naturally curved arcs.
Black Tea Motorbikes Starts Production of Bonfire Off-road Electric Motorcycle
Black Tea Motorbikes has started production of its first model, Bonfire. This off-road electric motorcycle combines the best of both worlds, the offroad capability of Enduros and the convenience of scooters for commuting.
Green Product Award 2022
The Green Product Award 2022 is now open for submissions. The awards program aims to honor products and services already launched on the market that stand out in the areas of sustainability, innovation and design.
Arper and Gensler Launch Sustainable and Versatile Seating Collection Mixu
Arper has debuted Mixu, a sustainable and versatile collection of chairs and stools that can be completely customized to suit the needs of any context, environment, or desire.
The New Raw Crafts Beach Furniture from Upcycled Marine Plastic Waste
The New Raw has unveiled The Elements, a limited edition beach furniture collection digitally crafted from upcycled marine plastic waste via robotic 3D printing.
Waste Age: What Can Design Do?
Opening at the Design Museum on October 23, Waste Age will explore how new design ideas are redefining the things we use every day. From fashion to food, electronics to construction, even packaging itself - transforming our trash into treasure could provide our path out of the Waste Age.
Closing the Loop: How Systems Enable the Circular Economy
Smart Design has announced a virtual 'Smart Salon' exploring issues around sustainability. When considering the end of life for products and packaging, a lot of focus is on material choice.
Pure Design Contest by Wooden Story
Organized by Wooden Story, Pure Design Contest is an international children's furniture design competition, open to professional designers & students.
Architecture at Zero 2021-22
Architecture at Zero is a design competition for decarbonization, equity and resilience, open to students and professionals worldwide. It serves to engage the fields of architecture, design, engineering and planning in the pursuit of sustainable design.
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.