Sustainable Design News
Carlo Ratti Associati Develops Architectural Structure Made of Mushrooms for 2019 Milan Design Week
Carlo Ratti Associati, in partnership with global energy company Eni, has developed an architectural structure made of mushrooms.
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.
Agents of Change: Abrima Erwiah with Studio 189
The IIDA NY will host Abrima Erwiah with Studio 189 as part of the organization's 'Agents of Change: Pioneering Design 2019' series.
Go Green in the City 2019
The 9th Go Green in the City challenge is now open for entries. Organized by Schneider Electric, this annual global student contest is aimed to find bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient and sustainable cities.
LOLIWARE Launches World's Most Environmentally Friendly Straw
LOLIWARE is now shipping its first product, the LOLIWARE Straw, made from their proprietary seaweed-based plastic alternative.
2018 Clean Energy Challenge Winners Announced
The What Design Can Do platform has announced the winners of its 2018 Clean Energy Challenge, focused finding creative solutions for pressing energy issues in México City, São Paulo, Nairobi, Delhi and Amsterdam. The international jury selected 20 winners out of 452 submissions.
New York State Launches Buildings of Excellence Competition
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched 'The Buildings of Excellence Competition'. In support of his Green New Deal and climate and energy agenda the Competition aims to accelerate the design, development, construction and operation of very low or zero carbon emitting buildings. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is administering the competition and seeking proposals for projects that reduce their energy consumption and per capita carbon emissions in a manner which can be replicated at scale.
Offecct Launches Soundsticks by Andrea Ruggiero
Offecct has commercially launched the sound absorbing room divider Soundsticks.
Mater Launches Ocean Collection
Mater has just launched the Ocean Collection - a new table and chair collection that reimagines an original 1955 design by renowned 20th-century designers, Jørgen and Nanna Ditzel.
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.
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.
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.
BAUX Launches 100% Bio-based Acoustical Panels
BAUX has launched, 'Acoustic Pulp,' a series of nine, 100% bio-based and biodegradable acoustical panels that push the boundaries of sustainable building materials to a completely new level.
Hill8 Apartments by Karim Rashid
Karim Rashid recently unveiled his designs for the new HILL8 residential condominium. Located in Alexeyevsky District, Moscow, the project is now under construction and set to open by the end of 2020.
The Power of Color: Using Color to Evoke Feelings and Create Moods
Ultrafabrics has announced its latest education installment, 'The Power of Color: Using Color to Evoke Feelings and Create Moods,' designed to not only educate the creative community on the multiple uses of applications of Ultrafabrics varied portfolio of materials, but how color is truly a crucial design tool, and how it can affect emotions and elicit physical response.
LEED, Arc and Living Standard: Testing New Frontiers, Sally Henderson Lecture on Green Design
The Sally Henderson Lecture on Green Design is an annual event created to honor the memory of NYSID faculty member, Sally Henderson, who developed the College's first course in green design.
2019 AZ Awards Now Open for Submissions
The AZ Awards is AZURE's international architecture and design competition, recognizing excellence and innovation, and showcasing the world's best projects, products and ideas. Finalists and winners of the AZ Awards greatly benefit from the international exposure and recognition they receive.
Studio Matthews Designs Latest Exhibition at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
Studio Matthews recently designed the latest exhibition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center: Design with the 90%.
2019 Pollinator House Design-Build Competition
The 2019 Pollinator House Design-Build Competition is an open and one-stage contest in which entrants are asked to deliver a functional, contemporary pollinator house to be auctioned off to support both Gardens Buffalo Niagara and Buffalo Architecture Foundation's programs.
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.
Alcyon: Center Console Concept Designed for Autonomous Driving
Alcyon is a student-project, realised at the Dessau Department of Design under the supervision of Prof. Manuel Kretzer and in cooperation with AUDI.
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.
ecoLogicStudio Creates Bio-digital Urban Curtain to Fight Global Climate Change
ecoLogicStudio has created a large-scale installation for Climate-KIC, the EU's most prominent climate innovation initiative.
2019 Dieline Awards
The 2019 Dieline Awards is now open for submissions. The Awards recognizes the absolute best in consumer product packaging design worldwide, bringing awareness to the immense value that lies in well-designed brand packaging.
FlexPack Recovery Challenge
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) and the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners have announced FlexPack Recovery Challenge, which invites entrepreneurs and early-stage technology innovators to showcase their recovery technologies for fast-growing category of hard-to-recycle plastic packaging.
Yves Béhar Designs First in Line of Fully-Customizable Prefabs
Yves Béhar has designed a prefab home, called the Yves Béhar LivingHomes YB1, which is the first in a line of high-quality structures at the leading edge of prefab building.
CaraGreen Launches New Green Building Podcast
CaraGreen has recently launched a new podcast dedicated to educating the community at large regarding the 'green' product space.
Jaguar and London's Leading Architects Present 'Electrified Urban Vision for the Future'
Jaguar, in partnership with RIBA, recently hosted an event in Mayfair, London to reveal its vision for an urban future as electric vehicle adoption reaches tipping point.
Plastic Worlds: Call for Entries
Eleven Magazine has announced its new competition 'Plastic Worlds,' which invites creatives and visionaries from all around the world to join the fight against plastic pollution through raw creativity, imagination and talent.