LIT Design Awards 2020
The 2020 edition of the LIT Design Awards is now open to submissions, accepting entries from lighting manufacturers, designers, and practices from all around the world. The Awards program aims to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers.
Inspec Debuts Attach Table
Inspec, a brand-new division of Sandler offering a wide range of innovative Scandinavian furniture designs targeting the corporate market, has debuted Attach.
Sophie Ashby and Alexandria Dauley Launch 'United in Design'
United in Design is a new charitable initiative with a mission to address the lack of diversity in the Interior Design Industry - specifically the lack of representation of Black, Asian, Ethnic minority and low socio-economic communities. Founded by Sophie Ashby and Alexandria Dauley, the new platform aims to provide resources to businesses and empower designers to pledge their support.
The Sessions Hotel by IIG
The Sessions Hotel, designed by Interior Image Group (IIG), is now open in Bristol, Virginia. The design concept tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions - a set of historic country music recordings that marked Bristol as the birthplace of country music.
17 Global Artists 'Design the Future' for Future London Academy
Future London Academy asked 17 artists and designers from over 13 countries to 'Design the Future' - speculate what it will be like in 100 years, aiming to inspire designers everywhere to be part of it.
Tricentis Atlanta Office by NELSON Worldwide
NELSON Worldwide recently designed Austrian software testing company Tricentis' offices at Monarch Tower in Atlanta, Georgia.
Design China Beijing 2020
The 2020 Design China Beijing will take place September 23-27, with a strong focus on design for a post-Covid 19 world. The theme for this year's edition is 'Design Thrives to Revive the World' as the challenges the design community faces both during and after the pandemic go far beyond creating a chair, a carpet, or an interior decoration item.
RIBA Announces Shortlist for 'Rethink: 2025'
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist for Rethink: 2025 - an international design competition for our post-pandemic world.
FutureBrand Rebrands Currys PC World
FutureBrand has completed a brand refresh for Currys PC World. The work has been created over the last 18 months in collaboration between the FutureBrand and Currys PC World teams and gives the brand a new bright and optimistic visual identity which will be rolled out both online and instore.
Bulletproof Revamps Cadbury Old Gold Brand Identity
Bulletproof recently redesigned the Cadbury Old Gold brand identity for Mondelez International. The agency was tasked with modernizing Old Gold with a new brand identity in order to reconnect with its audience and gain relevance with younger generations.
Design Night LIVE
Design Museum Everywhere, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the power of design, will host a virtual online event on September 19 filled with design sketches, games, familiar faces, a silent auction, and more.
Stencilmania Workshop: Understanding Type Design as a Tool for Graphic Designers
Stencil Type Design has been proven as a great way to explain and practice the principles underlying the design of typefaces.
Interior Design's Best of Year Awards 2020
Now celebrating its 15th year, Interior Design's Best of Year Awards is the ultimate measure of design excellence, honoring the most significant projects and products of the year from around the globe. Entries from around the world are accepted for all categories.
Lodes Debuts Jefferson Suspension Lamp in US
Lodes has introduced the Jefferson Suspension Lamp stateside in celebration of its 70th anniversary. Designed by Luca Nichetto, Jefferson's alluring crystal form evokes the prismatic visuals of the late 60s counterculture along with its lyrical and artistic nature.
Charlie Smith Designs Visual Identity, Packaging and Website for Breadblok
Charlie Smith Design has revamped the visual identity, packaging and website of Breadblok - a new bakery in Santa Monica creating gluten-free organic food.
HP, Intel and Movidiam Team Up to Offer Free Creative Classes
HP has partnered with Intel and Movidiam to launch a brand-new free initiative designed to inspire the next generation of creatives and digital artists.
RIBA Launches 'Re-Imagining Railway Stations' Design Competition
The Royal Institute of British Architects and Network Rail have launched 'Re-Imagining Railway Stations,' an international competition to shape the future of Britain's railway stations. The contest asks entrants to rethink the future of small to medium-size stations across the Network Rail Estate - which make up 80% of all those on Britain's railway - so they can better serve the needs of both passengers and their local communities.
iADC Design Museum by Rocco
Rocco recently completed the iADC Design Museum in Shapu, Shenzhen. The building creates an iconic presence and visual focal point in the area while emphasizing a sense of openness through a series of facade folds.
Ware Malcomb Designs L'oreal Pulp Riot Offices in Encino
Ware Malcomb recently completed L'Oreal's new Pulp Riot offices located in Encino, Calif. Pulp Riot is a professional brand of hair color known for its portfolio of cutting-edge products featuring bold and vibrant colors and dedication to artistic expression.
Good Design Show Europe 2020
Good Design annually awards distinguishing designers through for excellence, creativity, and novelty; talented creators who promote the design as the art of evolution, the art of a better future.
Phaidon Launches Materialising Colour: Journeys with Giulio Ridolfo
Phaidon has released 'Materialising Colour,' a coffee table book that dives into the work and methodologies of master colorist Giulio Ridolfo, the man behind the success of many of Kvadrat's beloved contemporary fabric collections and color palettes.
Kuzco Lighting's Magellan Receives Red Dot: Best of the Best
Kuzco Lighting's Magellan has received 'Red Dot: Best of the Best' at the 2020 Red Dot Product Design Award.
2020 Peace Motion Graphics Competition Opens for Entries
Entries are now open for the 2020 Peace Motion Graphics Competition. Organized by the Sunhak Peace Prize Foundation, the competition aims to raise awareness of the various themes of peace around the world and expand the culture of peace.
White Arkitekter Wins Competition to Design New Waterfront Park in Bergen
White Arkitekter has been selected to design a new beach park and sea bath in Bergen, Norway. The proposal, 'True Blue,' is based on water, which is the most tangible element in Bergen to create a new meeting place where residents can experience water throughout the year.
Warming Huts: Art + Architecture Competition 2021
Submissions are now open for the 2021 Warming Huts: Art + Architecture Competition. This call for entries is open to architects, students of architecture, landscape architects, interior designers, artists and industrial designers who have a proven portfolio of design work.
The Text Block as Building Block with Angie Wang
The text block is fundamental to creating any typographic system - whether on the page or on-screen. But what typeface to use, and at what size? How do we determine line length and leading? And what about readability?
Bakelite: The Georg Kargl Collection
As the first genuine plastic, Bakelite revolutionized the everyday culture from the 1920s to the 1950s. On view at the MAK from July 15 through October 26, 'Bakelite: The Georg Kargl Collection' exhibition is devoted to this extraordinary raw material.
ALT/SHIFT Fuses Creativity with Technology to Deliver Standout Designs
From photoreal architectural renders to aesthetic and abstract installation art, ALT/SHIFT specializes in crafting innovative 2D and 3D designs for global clients across architecture, interior design, design visualization and motion graphics.
Landscape Designs Brand Identity for Vicarious
Landscape has designed a new brand identity and site for Vicarious, an intelligent robotics start-up backed by $150m in funding from Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Samsung and ABB.
Emtype Foundry Releases Approach Mono
Emtype Foundry has released Approach Mono, the fixed-width version of Approach. It is a utilitarian low contrast font, a bit mechanical but plenty of character.
Pair Launches New Personalizable Workplace System 'Olli'
Pair has launched 'Olli,' a personalizable workplace system that lets clients customize how it functions by choosing from flexible elements that create space for focused task work, collaborative work, organization, and lounging space.
City of Baltimore Publishes 'Design for Distancing: Ideas Guidebook'
The City of Baltimore has released the 'Design for Distancing Guidebook,' a digital resource that will provide safe placemaking inspiration for businesses, cities, and people worldwide to safely reopen and improve their own public spaces.
Communication Arts Publishes Photography Annual 61
Communication Arts has published Photography Annual 61, which features the winners of its 61st annual photography competition.
SAOTA Designs Canadian Home on the Banks of Lake Huron
SAOTA has unveiled Lake Huron, the firm's first completed project in Canada. This summer house is set on the banks of Lake Huron in a small, remote Canadian town about an hour's drive from London, Ontario.
HBF Introduces Jueki Stool Series Inspired by Nature
HBF has launched Jueki, an elegant new stool collection designed by Jonathan Yoshida Rowell. Jueki takes its form and namesake from the viscous, sweet sap that flows from a tree.
855 Brannan Street by David Baker Architects
David Baker Architects recently completed its multifamily project 855 Brannan Street. Right across the street from Airbnb's headquarters and across an alley from Zynga's headquarters, the complex has 449 apartments, including 15 at-grade flex lofts and 55 below-market-rate apartments, as well as a large courtyard featuring an urban redwood grove ringed with community spaces.
OKHA Debuts Updated VOLT Dining Chair
OKHA has unveiled an updated version of its VOLT dining chair. Structurally enhanced, the new look is debuted with an on-trend cinnamon velvet and can be fully customized in a range of timbers and upholstery.
Main Line Health Women's Specialty Center in Pennsylvania by NELSON Worldwide
NELSON Worldwide has designed Main Line Health's state-of-the-art, 100,000-square-foot Women's Health Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Nina Mair Designs Bernard Collection for La Cividina
Nina Mair has developed a new seating furniture collection for La Cividina. The concept behind Bernard presents a new way of looking at sitting and seating.
San Francisco Design Week 2020 Design Award Winners Announced
San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) has announced winners of the 2020 Design Awards virtually for the first time in its history. This year's theme, 'Intentional Distortions' was met by award winners from leading design firms, in-house teams, and creative individuals, who were honored online at the San Francisco Design Week Awards.
//3877 Designs Bistro, Bar & Bakery's Capitol Hill Location
//3877 recently completed the Junction Bistro, Bar and Bakery in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of DC.
Iulia Cistelecan Wins 2020 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship
Iulia Cistelecan, from the London School of Architecture, has been named the recipient of the 2020 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship for her project 'Life Between Shelters: Refugee camps of today becoming cities of tomorrow.'
KPF Receives City Approval for 601 West Pender Street in Vancouver
KPF has received unanimous approval from the Vancouver City Council for 601 West Pender Street. Situated adjacent to Vancouver's historic Rogers Building and sensitive in both scale and materiality, 601 West Pender Street interweaves elements of nature with architecture to create an urban oasis within the city.
nendo Designs 'Resilience' Exhibition for Akihiro Yoshida
nendo has designed Akihiro Yoshida's private exhibition of spatial and graphic design works.
LARQ Launches New Terra Collection
LARQ has unveiled its newest line, 'the Terra Collection,' consisting of four earth-tone colorways inspired by nature, travel, and the outdoors.
Ragged Edge Rebrands Laka to Turn the Industry on Its Head
Ragged Edge has rebranded Laka, a community-based insurer of cyclists. The new brand sets Laka up to change the fundamentals of insurance, offering a revolutionary model to turn the industry on its head.
Marin County Art Garden by Surfacedesign
Surfacedesign recently completed the Marin County Art Garden. This sculptural garden overlooking the San Francisco Bay reflects the vision of passionate art collectors whose personal artistic vision includes the idea of the landscape being experienced and enhanced through play and exploration.
Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel by JCJ Architecture
JCJ Architecture recently renovated 'Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel,' a beautiful local landmark on California's beautiful Santa Catalina Island, providing travelers with the ultimate California lifestyle experience.
Calico Wallpaper Partners with Lindsey Adelman to Launch Eden
Calico Wallpaper has debuted 'Eden,' a new wallpaper collection designed by Lindsey Adelman.
modern8 Delivers Vibrant Designs for Wave Coffee
modern8 has designed the brand identity for Direct-to-consumer (DTC) subscription coffee brand, 'Wave Coffee.'
Polestar Launches Global Design Contest
Polestar has launched a new and unique design contest geared to inspire and promote automotive creativity. The competition is open to both students and professional designers.
Number of Architects Continues to Climb in the United States
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has released its annual Survey of Architectural Registration Boards, which provides exclusive insight into data collected from the architectural licensing boards throughout the United States.
SWA Group Designs The Promenade On Forest
SWA Group has designed 'The Promenade On Forest,' a pandemic-age pedestrian plaza with dining, shopping and safe gathering spaces in laguna beach.
The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings Announced
The One Club for Creativity has revealed 'The One Show 2020 Global Rankings,' the definitive measure for global creative excellence. Led by the outstanding awards performance of 'Moldy Whopper' for Burger King, DAVID Miami landed the top agency position.
nendo Designs ruck-tote for ROOTOTE
nendo has designed a new tote bag for ROOTOTE. The ruck-tote's warped pentagon shape shifts its center of gravity forward, so the heavier its contents, the more the wearer can handle the bag like a rucksack carried over one shoulder.
ICONIC Australian Design
Design Tasmania has announced 'ICONIC Australian Design,' an online exhibition featuring over 100 products designed in Australia. The exhibition is curated by Ian Wong, from Monash University.
Coalesse Lagunitas Lounge System by Toan Nguyen
Coalesse's Lagunitas Lounge System is a collection of architectural structures that create soft barriers, allowing for safer distancing when working alone - together.
IDA Announces Winners of COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant
The International Design Awards (IDA) and the European Product Design Awards (ePDA) have unveiled the winners of the 'COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant.'
Can Design Save Us? The Index Project Launches New Podcast Series
Launched by The Index Project, 'Can design save us?' podcast series will explore design as a pioneering force for good.
Restaurant Savoy by Alvar and Aino Aalto Now Open After Renovation by Studioilse
Following a six-month renovation, Artek has announced the official opening of Restaurant Savoy, a cultural landmark in Helsinki originally designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto.
ASID Launches Virtual Internship Program
For design students struggling with canceled internships and interrupted summer plans due to COVID-19, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has stepped in to provide the next step in their professional development with their new Virtual Internship.
Autodesk Issues Call for AU 2020 Proposals
As Autodesk's annual AU conference pivots to a virtual format this year, the company is calling on customers around the world to help it make a digital splash. Autodesk has announced an open call for proposals spanning talks, instructional demos, panels, roundtables, hands-on labs, product briefings and articles.
Perrotin Hong Kong Moves to New Location with Interiors Designed by Andre Fu
Perrotin is relocating its Hong Kong gallery from its former premises on Connaught Street Central, to K11 ATELIER Victoria Dockside on the Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfront.
PepsiCo Introduces SodaStream Professional Hydration Platform
PepsiCo is expanding the SodaStream brand with the introduction of SodaStream Professional, an eco-friendly hydration platform where users can choose from various unsweetened flavors, carbonation levels and temperatures to create the perfect drink.
Best Practice Architecture Renovates Serafina Seattle
Best Practice Architecture recently renovated Serafina, a Seattle Italian restaurant located in the Eastlake neighborhood.
'Yeah, What Lester Said' Exhibition and Panel on Sustainability in Design
Midtown's Detroit Center for Design + Technology is hosting 'Yeah, What Lester Said,' an online event that delves in-depth to explore the impact of climate change under the lens of architecture and the built environment.
Future of Branding Week LIVE
Future of Branding Week LIVE is a 5-day online program specially created for experienced branding professionals, creative and design directors who are constantly looking for new approaches, tools and fresh case studies.
IAAC Global Summer School 2020 to Offer Online Workshops
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has announced the 2020 Global Summer School (GSS20), the 13th edition of the international summer educational program focused on redesigning the future of our cities. The program will take place online from IAAC Barcelona from June 29 through July 24.
B&B Studio Designs New Packaging and Identity for Natural Condiments Brand Dr Will's
B&B studio has redesigned Dr Will's brand identity and packaging. Launched in 2017, with a mission to make healthier versions of ketchup, mayonnaise and BBQ sauce, the brand relies on natural sugars and healthy fats to create products with zero compromise on taste - the raison d'etre of the condiments category.
FutureBrand Partners with Nestlé to Create New Customizable Superfood Drinks Brand: nesQino
FutureBrand has been working with Nestlé to create the entire brand identity for innovative new superfood drinks brand 'nesQino.'
Wittman Estes Renovates Wendell Lovett Home Overlooking Lake Washington
Wittman Estes recently renovated the Madrona House in Seattle for a family that loves cooking, art collecting, and being outdoors.
Trollbäck+Company Delivers a Fresh Brand Evolution for TBS
Trollbäck+Company has delivered a fresh brand evolution for TBS, elevating the network from one of TV's top comedy brands to a genre-fluid, taste-driven entertainment destination.
Landscape Forms Debuts 'Link' Outdoor Seating System
Landscape Forms has debuted 'Link,' an innovative and highly flexible outdoor seating system.
Canadian Blood Services Facility by NORR
NORR recently completed a hub of lifesaving services for western Canada. The second-largest blood processing and distribution center of its kind, the Canadian Blood Services Production, Distribution and Testing Facility is designed to be a multi-purpose hub of life-saving services for patients and hospitals across western Canada.
Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture
Fundació Mies van der Rohe has launched the 2nd edition of the Lilly Reich Grant for equality in architecture.
Still & Motion: Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Hong Kong International Poster Triennial: Still & Motion. Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Designers Association, and organized by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, this international poster design competition is open to designers and creative minds from all over the world.
Kiss Rebrands Bleiker's Smokehouse
Kiss recently rebranded Yorkshire smoked salmon producer Bleiker's Smokehouse. Kiss Branding was brought onboard to consolidate and refresh the long-established Yorkshire fish business' brand after it struggled to gain stand out in the smoked salmon category.
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021, on view at the Red Dot Design Museum from June 23 through May 31, 2021, features the 76 winners of the Red Dot Product Design Award.
International Building Design Competition 2020
The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore is co-organizing an international building design competition. The theme for this year's competition is 'Sustainable & Intelligent City,' stressing the importance of designing sustainable and smart buildings or buildings in the urban Singapore context.
Alencastre 360 by HEMAA
HEMAA recently completed the Alencastre 360 residence in the West side of Mexico City.
What's Wrong With Podcast by Eray/Carbajo
What's Wrong With is a panel and podcast series hosted by Eray/Carbajo where the design firm invites progress makers of various fields to diagnose today's real problems and identify collaborative solutions for a sustainably better future.
Alloy Unveils 'Beam' Lighting Solution to Enhance Productivity and Video Calls
Alloy has unveiled Beam, a flexible lighting concept that enables better human connection during video calls.
Luca Nichetto Designs Classy Collection for Et al.
Luca Nichetto has designed a new chair collection for Et al. Through exceptional attention to detail and refined design, the Classy Collection finds a natural balance between functionality and elegance.
Wilson Associates Unveils Model Guest Rooms for Coli Hotel Fuzhou
Wilson Associates' Singapore studio has unveiled the model guest rooms for the Coli Hotel Fuzhou, located in the capital and one of the largest cities in the Fujian province of China.
PB Creative Reinvents AXE Fragrance Platform for New Generation
The Axe brand team has continued its collaboration with PB Creative to reinvent Axe's premium fragrance platform across all markets.
Carbon Counts Is Now an Online Interactive Exhibition
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Studio Mothership have launched the online interactive exhibition 'Carbon Counts.'
FS Renaissance by Monotype
Monotype has released FS Renaissance, a single style font which explores the intersection between art and design, created by Monotype Creative Type Director Pedro Arilla and lettering artist Craig Black.
Art Lebedev Designs eRopeway Concept for Bosch
Art Lebedev has developed an overground transport concept for Bosch. The eRopeway marries the advantages of cable cars with the ability to hop on and off whenever you want.
The Index Project Releases Design Trend Report
The Index Project has released its new Trend Report, featuring over 90 designs compiled into 30 trends describing what's going on in the field of design right now.
Axolight Float by Mario Alessiani
Mario Alessiani recently designed a battery-powered lamp for Axolight. Float's concept was inspired by restaurateurs that put candles on empty bottles to create an atmosphere in their restaurants.
Herman Miller Debuts Eames Pride Hang-It-All
In celebration of Pride Month, Herman Miller has debuted a new edition of its iconic Eames Hang-It-All. The new Pride Hang-It-All includes painted wooden spheres arranged in a rainbow of color representing the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. This rainbow orientation includes black and brown colors, first introduced in 2017 to represent the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people of color.
Moooi Hubble Bubble by Marcel Wanders Studio
Moooi has launched Hubble Bubble, a suspended lamp designed by Marcel Wanders Studio. Available in oil or frosted versions, this playful design is made from glass, and it can be hung both horizontally and vertically.
Public Voting Opens for 2020 George Matsumoto Prize
Public voting is now open for the 2020 George Matsumoto Prize, North Carolina's highest honor exclusively for Modernist residential architecture. This year there are 21 entries, from the coast to the mountains.
HBF Textiles Launches UP Collection by Kelly Harris Smith
Kelly Harris Smith has designed a new collection for HBF Textiles that captures the energy of city life.
Choeff Levy Fischman Completes First Residence in Weston, Florida
Choeff Levy Fischman recently completed a residence in Weston, Florida. The one-story abode is located in an area where modern design is virtually unfamiliar.
ADFF Partners with NeoCon to Present Four Nights of Great Films
In conjunction with NeoConnect, ADFF will present four nights of great films about architecture and design.
FLOS Releases Bellhop in New Colors
FLOS has added two new bright finish options for Bellhop - the portable table lamp from Barber & Osgerby.
YOUTH Completes Stone Cross Restoration
YOUTH recently restored and modernized Stone Cross, an iconic grade-II gothic-style manor house built in 1878, located in rural Cumbria.
Chair Stories: 16 Short Films on the Fascinating World of Chairs
In follow up to Chair Times, Heinz Bütler's 90-minute documentary on the history of seating furniture, Vitra is now streaming Chair Stories, a series of sixteen short films that delve deeper into the main themes touched upon in the documentary.
ecoLogicStudio Unveils Domestic Algae Garden 'BioBombola'
ecoLogicStudio has unveiled BioBombola, a pioneering project that invites individuals, families and communities to cultivate a domestic algae garden - a sustainable source of vegetable proteins.