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International Design Excellence Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 40th edition of the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), one of the longest-running and most prestigious design awards programs in existence.
Young Professionals Application Day for 2020 Red Dot Product Design Award
Red Dot has announced the date for its 'Young Professionals Application Day,' which offers 50 young & upcoming designers free registrations for the 2020 Red Dot Award: Product Design.
European Product Design Award 2020
The 2020 European Product Design Award is now open for entries. The Award recognizes the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations.
'Anatomy of an AI System' by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler Wins 2019 Beazley Design of the Year
'Anatomy of an AI System,' an infographic map and research project by Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler, has been named the overall winner of the 2019 Beazley Design of the Year.
CAKE Unveils Electric On-and-Off Road Capable Utility Motorcycle Ösa
CAKE has unveiled Ösa, a clean and efficient utility vehicle with integrated power station and off-road capabilities.
Simplicity as a Design Principle Exhibition at Red Dot Design Museum
'Simplicity as a design principle,' a new exhibition at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, will use historical as well as present-day design objects to highlight the fact that there are many facets to simplicity, with economic, functional and emotional components running alongside aesthetics. This is because simplicity in design means not only a minimalist appearance, but in many cases also a de facto simplification of the products that reduce their complexity and improves the user experience as a result. In this way, the exhibition demonstrates what Leonardo da Vinci meant when he said: "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Rossinavi and Pininfarina Unveil Super Sport 65
Pininfarina and Rossinavi have unveiled their new superyacht concept, 'Super Sport 65,' at the 60th edition of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Lotus Engineering Designs New Track Bike for Great Britain Cycling Team
Lotus Engineering and Hope Technology recently collaborated to create an innovative new track bike designed and engineered to deliver outstanding performance.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Product Design is now open for entries. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to enter their best products - from furniture and household aids to consumer electronics, vehicles and medical technology - in the international competition.
Sunreef Yachts Debuts First 80 Sunreef Power: Aria
Sunreef Yachts recently debuted 80 Sunreef Power at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Awarded as the best power multihull at the World Yachts Trophies, the 80 Sunreef Power is a universal luxury craft for long cruises in ultimate comfort.
Elian Unveils E-Drive Cargobike
Elian Cycles has released its E-Drive Custom Cargobike. The cargobike is fitted with an ultra-silent direct drive motor, which gives you all the torque you need when taking off.
Design Museum Announces 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year Nominees
The Design Museum has unveiled the 76 nominees for the 2019 Beazley Designs of the Year. Nominees include a meme-inspired dress collection by Viktor & Rolf, a data generated proxy address system created to reduce homelessness, the world's first hands-free breast pump, Adidas's collaboration with designer Ji Won Choi, as worn by Beyoncé, food sharing app OLIO and The Shed's extendable building in New York.
BMW Unveils Concept 4
BMW has today unveiled Concept 4 - a future-focused interpretation of a modern BMW coupe, which combines a dynamically potent, emotionally engaging design with exclusivity and exceptional driving attributes.
Pininfarina Unveils The Goldenpass Express
Pininfarina has unveiled 'The Goldenpass Express,' a panoramic train designed for the MOB (Montreux Oberland Bernese) railway company.
Bentley EXP 100 GT
Bentley recently unveiled EXP 100 GT, a concept car created to reimagine the future of grand touring.
1936 Stout Scarab Joins Concours of Elegance 2019
The world's first production minivan, the art deco-inspired 1936 Stout Scarab, will be on display at this year's Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace. With only nine in existence, the Scarab was the brainchild of journalist and automotive & aviation engineer William Bushnell Stout.
Taipei Cycle D&I Awards 2020
The eighth Taipei Cycle D&I Awards is now open for submissions. The renowned design and innovation competition accepts entries in five categories: Bicycles, Components + Parts, Accessories, E-bikes & drive units, and Smart cycling services.
Moving to Mars at Design Museum
The Design Museum has announced a new exhibition, 'Moving to Mars,' that will explore how sending humans to Mars is not just a new frontier for science but also for design.
Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner
Bentley has unveiled a unique, limited edition model that pays homage to the legendary No. 1 Bentley Blower of 1929.
Dynamiq Unveils Global 330 Explorer Yacht
Dynamiq has unveiled the 33m Global 330, the first in a brand new series of explorer yachts. Designed with long-range travel in mind, the new series will be available in three versions of 30m, 33m and 40m, with the smallest model rated at 200 GT.
Red Dot Design Team of the Year 2019 Goes to Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Design Team
Red Dot has named Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Design Team as the 2019 Red Dot: Design Team of the Year.
AMAC Aerospace and Pininfarina Unveil Innovative Cabin Concept for the Airbus A350-900
AMAC Aerospace and Pininfarina have unveiled an innovative cabin concept for the Airbus A350-900 aimed to innovate the onboard experience.
Chasing Perfect: The Inspirational Story of Car Designer Frank Stephenson
All-new documentary film Chasing Perfect, revealing the captivating story of designer, Frank Stephenson, is now available to order.
Flavio Manzoni Wins 2019 American Prize for Design
The Chicago Athenaeum has named Italian architect and designer, Flavio Manzoni, as this year's Laureate of the American Prize for Design. Each year, The Prize is awarded to designers who have made a commitment to forward the principles of design excellence within the context of our contemporary society and who elevated design to a more a profound humanist statement about how our modern contemporary society can advance and progress as a result.
Masters of Design by Outpost & Harley Davidson
Masters of Design (MoD), organized by Outpost & Harley Davidson with NYCxDesign, is a two-day event that will bring some of the brightest designers and technologists together to discuss a broad variety of forward-looking issues.
Rossinavi Unveils New Superyacht Concept 'Infinity'
Rossinavi recently unveiled its brand new concept in superyachts: Infinity. The idea for Infinity is to create a boat concept that starts from a simple sharp line that connects two windows; one looking out into the horizon and the other one pointing towards the stern, through the owner's entertaining area.
Good Design Award 2019
Entries are now open for the 2019 Good Design Award. The Award, founded in 1957, is Japan's leading commendation system with entries from around the world. Its purpose is to discover and promote good designs which drive industrial growth and enrich lives.
Sunreef Yachts Completes First Sunreef 50
Sunreef Yachts has recently completed the first hull of the all-new Sunreef 50. A fully-customizable catamaran, the Sunreef 50 boasts generous living spaces, easy handling and great sailing capability.
Beazley Designs of the Year 2019: Public Nominations Now Open
To mark its 30th anniversary, the Design Museum is asking public to help with the Beazley Designs of the Year selection process by nominating their favorite designs from the past twelve months.
Sunseeker Unveils High-Performance Day Boat Hawk 38
Sunseeker has unveiled its brand-new high-performance day boat, 'Hawk 38,' featuring a dynamic stepped hull created in partnership with Fabio Buzzi Design.
CAKE Wins 2019 iF Design Award
CAKE has won a 2019 iF Design Award in the product category. The all-electric high-performance off-road motorcycle brand is designed for exploration and discovery.
Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner
Bentley has debuted the Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner to celebrate the company's centenary in 2019.
Pininfarina Unveils World's First Electric Hypercar Battista
Pininfarina has unveiled the all-electric hypercar 'Battista' at the Geneva International Motor Show.
The Value of Good Design at MoMA
The Value of Good Design, on view at MoMA through June 15, explores the democratizing potential of design, beginning with MoMA's Good Design initiatives from the late 1930s through the 1950s, which championed well-designed, affordable contemporary products.
Oceanco Unveils 105-meter Expedition Yacht 'Esquel'
Oceanco has revealed its newest project, the 105-meter (345ft) diesel-electric driven Esquel, at the Dubai Boat Show.
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.
Volvo Trucks Unveils Vera
Volvo Trucks has unveiled Vera, an autonomous, fully electric vehicle that could integrate into more complex logistics systems.
Bentley Unveils New Continental GT Convertible
Bentley has unveiled the all-new Continental GT Convertible - designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain.
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.
Sunreef Yachts Unveils 120 Sunreef Power
Sunreef Yachts has unveiled its latest superyacht concept - the 120 Sunreef Power. It features a daring & aerodynamic design that stretches living spaces to the extreme and opens new possibilities for worldwide cruising in ultimate luxury.
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.
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 Museum Named Counter Investigations by Forensic Architecture Best Design of 2018
Counter Investigations, an exhibition of work by Forensic Architecture, has been named the 2018 Beazley Design of the Year by the Design Museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CAKE Releases Track Concept
CAKE has today released the blueprints for their category-specific designed test track, with all dimensions created to support the characteristics of light electric off-road motorbikes.
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.
AutoMobility LA Opens Registration for 2018 Show
Registration is now open for the Los Angeles Auto Show's 2018 AutoMobility LA. Taking place November 26-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, AutoMobility LA will have speakers from major global companies discussing the latest trends in the new mobility industry.
Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner
Bentley has launched a limited edition of 100 Mulsannes which pay homage to founder W.O. Bentley's famous final 1930 design. Each of the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner holds a slice of the original crankshaft taken from W.O. Bentley's personal 8 Litre car decades ago.
Princess R35 Performance Sports Yacht Designed by Pininfarina
Pininfarina has designed the exteriors for the first Princess R Class performance sports yacht that will make its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2018.
Sunreef Yachts Unveils 80 Sunreef Power
Sunreef Yachts has unveiled 80 Sunreef Power - a universal multihull yacht designed for taking long cruises in ultimate comfort.
Hyundai Unveils Le Fil Rouge Concept
Hyundai Motor recently unveiled its new design concept 'Le Fil Rouge.' The concept car marks a new beginning for Hyundai design and provides a glimpse of its future design direction.
Range Rover Velar Wins World Car Design of the Year
The Range Rover Velar has won the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards.
Lynk & Co Unveils 02 Crossover SUV
Lynk & Co has today unveiled its third car, the 02, a crossover SUV with a fluid, sporty look and a rugged, durable feel, designed and engineered by an international team in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sunreef Yachts Unveils 40 Open Sunreef Power
Sunreef Yachts recently unveiled the 40 Open Sunreef Power. The luxury day cruiser was premiered at the 2018 Dubai International Boat Show.
Dezeen Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the inaugural Dezeen Awards. This new annual Awards program will recognize the best architecture, interiors and design projects of the year, as well as the most exciting architecture and design studios from around the world.
China Good Design 2018
The 2018 China Good Design is now open for submissions from designers and manufacturers from all over the globe. Now in its 4th year, the aim of the competition is to make high-quality products manufactured by international companies visible to the Chinese market and recognize their quality.
BMW i: Visionary Mobility
A new temporary exhibition opening March 23 at the BMW Museum will focus on the BMW i brand and its protagonists BMW i3 and BMW i8.
Renault Unveils EZ-GO Concept Car
Renault has unveiled EZ-GO, a robo-vehicle and ride-hailing concept, featuring an iconic design meant to integrate into the environment, and maximize new ways of moving around congested cities.
Land Rover Unveils SV Coupe
Land Rover has unveiled the Range Rover SV Coupe, the world's first full-size luxury SUV Coupe. The limited-edition two-door Range Rover was created by Land Rover Design and Special Vehicle Operations.
Jaguar Unveils Electric I-PACE SUV
Jaguar has unveiled its new all-electric SUV, the Jaguar I-PACE. Designed from the outset as a premium electric vehicle (EV), the mid-size Jaguar I-PACE SUV offers a bold aerodynamic design and interior space comparable to a larger vehicle.
Oceanco Unveils Ground-Breaking Superyacht Tuhura
Oceanco unveiled its new 377ft superyacht concept 'Tuhura,' conceived in collaboration with Lobanov Design Studio, BMT Nigel Gee and the interior designer Achille Salvagni.
Jaguar Restarts Production of D-Type Race Car
Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the Jaguar D-type race car, 62 years after the last one was built in 1956. Just twenty-five D-type will be hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire.
GOOD DESIGN Awards 2018
The annual GOOD DESIGN Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world is now accepting submissions. Every year, designers and manufactures in about 50 nations are honored for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design.
International Design Excellence Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the 2018 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Organized by IDSA, IDEA is a benchmark of design and is unweathered by shifting fads or transitory styling.
Singapore Airlines Unveils New Business Class Designed by JPA Design
Singapore Airlines today unveiled its new cabin design, which will be fitted to its Airbus A380 fleet starting from next month.
Designworks Unveils BMW Active Hybrid eBike 2017
BMW recently tasked Designworks to further develop the design of the latest BMW Active Hybrid eBike. The bike's motor and battery are fully integrated into the hydroformed aluminium frame, highlighting its elegantly sporty silhouette.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018
The 2018 Red Dot Award: Product Design will open for entries October 9, 2017. Designers and manufacturers are invited to submit their best products for evaluation by the Red Dot Jury.
Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition
Bentley has today unveiled the new Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition. The suite of striking exterior and interior features have been created by the British brand's designers to reflect the car's sporting character.
LISA Airplanes Unveils AKOYA
LISA Airplanes has unveiled AKOYA, a small private plane that can land on water, snow, and land. When it arrives at its destination, the aircraft's wings can be folded in an instant, enabling it to be stored in a garage.
Sanlorenzo SX88 Crossover Motoryacht Concept
Sanlorenzo recently unveiled its new crossover motoryacht concept SX88. The new 27m motoryacht features a semi-displacement grp hull and carbon fibre superstructure.
Jaguar Unveils New E-PACE
Jaguar has unveiled the all-new E-PACE, a compact performance SUV featuring an all-wheel-drive system that is packed with technology designed to ensure the joy of driving a Jaguar whatever the conditions.
Public Square by FXFOWLE & Sam Schwartz Engineering Wins the Driverless Future Challenge
Blank Space has announced that Public Square by FXFOWLE with Sam Schwartz Engineering has been named the winner in the Driverless Future Challenge.
Finalists Announced for Driverless Future Challenge
Blank Space has revealed the four finalists for the Driverless Future Challenge, which invited teams from around the world to help New York City plan for autonomous transportation.
Flying Spur Design Series by Mulliner
Bentley has unveiled the new Flying Spur Design Series by Mulliner. Comprising a selection of five interior and exterior accent colour splits - Mandarin, Pillar Box Red, White, Kingfisher and Azure Purple - this new limited edition delivers a unique and exclusive design take on Bentley's luxury sedan, curated by Mulliner.
MoMA Adds Original-Condition 1968 Fiat 500 to Collection
The Museum of Modern Art has acquired an original model of the Fiat 500F "Berlina," commonly referred to as the Cinquecento.
Canyon is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017
The Canyon Design Team has been named the 2017 Red Dot: Design Team of the Year. Since 1988, Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen has been selecting a team each year that produces excellent product design year after year.
Pininfarina and Rossinavi Unveil Aurea
Pininfarina has unveiled Aurea, the firm's first collaboration with Rossinavi. With a diesel-electric propulsion system housed at the centre of the boat, rather than in the stern area, Aurea's stern includes two swimming pools, three large outdoor decks and an additional water-level access on both sides of the hull.
Winners of 2017 iF Design Talent Award Announced
iF International Forum Design has announced the winners of the 2017 iF Design Talent Award. The competition is aimed to promote smart and innovative concepts in all areas of design.
tokyobike x Calico Wallpaper / Everything Elevated / Joe Doucet
tokyobike has collaborated with three leading designers - Everything Elevated, Nick and Rachel Cope of Calico Wallpaper, and Joe Doucet - on three limited-edition bicycles.
Seymourpowell Reveals Cutting-edge VR to Design New Cars
Seymourpowell has created cutting-edge VR techniques for designing cars, and other vehicles, which allow design teams around the world to seamlessly collaborate in one virtual space and responds to today's challenges within the automotive industry.
Good Design Award 2017
The 2017 Good Design Award is now open for submissions. Good Design Award is one of the world's leading design promotion system that aims to discover good design in various fields that develop industries and enrich our lives and to publicize them to society.
Iacobucci HF Aerospace Introduces CAMBIANO
Iacobucci HF Aerospace has unveiled CAMBIANO, its brand new business class seat for mid-range in commercial aviation, designed in collaboration with Pininfarina.
Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017
Entries are now open for the 2017 Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The competition offers designers, companies and universities from all over the world the opportunity to enter their product visions and put their whole creative potential to the test.
Surface Travel Awards 2017
The inaugural Surface Travel Awards are now open for submissions. The competition aims to recognize and honor the world's best, most thoughtfully conceived projects and products, as well as the architects, designers, and other innovators who inspire, empower, and connect travelers.
Czyzewski Design Unveils Motorcycle Prototype for Zortrax
Czyzewski Design recently created a prototype motorcycle for Zortrax to be used for marketing and advertising purposes.
A New Era: Film Features Four BMW Group Vision Vehicles Side by Side
BMW Group has launched an online film, "A New Era," featuring all four BMW Group Vision Vehicles side by side.
Pininfarina Unveils E-voluzione Alloy
Pininfarina has unveiled E-voluzione Alloy at Taipei International Cycle Show. E-voluzione is the first electric bike project born from the collaboration between Pininfarina and Diavelo.
Winners of 2017 Taipei Cycle D&I Awards
Taiwan External Trade Development Council and Taiwan Bicycle Association have announced the winners of the 2017 Taipei Cycle D&I Awards.
Bentley Unveils Bentayga Mulliner
Bentley has today unveiled Bentayga Mulliner, a limited edition luxury SUV featuring a new Mulliner Bottle Cooler, unique 22" wheel design, new veneer concept and a bespoke Mulliner interior colour split with contrast embroidery.
Refugee Shelter Named Best Design of 2016 by Design Museum
Better Shelter has been named the Beazley Design of the Year by Design Museum for its outstanding contribution towards the global issue of population displacement.
New Bentley Continental Supersports
Bentley has today unveiled New Continental Supersports, its fastest and most powerful production model to date, featuring unique exterior and interior styling cues which reflect the significant uplift in the performance capability of this pinnacle grand tourer.
BMW Unveils BMW i Inside Future Sculpture at CES 2017
The BMW i Inside Future sculpture, unveiled at this year's CES, offers a new perspective on the opportunities and challenges presented by fully automated driving.
Faraday Future Unveils FF 91
Faraday Future has unveiled its first production vehicle, FF 91, at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.