Luminaire Opens First West Coast Showroom in West Hollywood
Luminaire has opened the doors to its new showroom in the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.
goCstudio Receives 2018 Emerging Architect Award from AIA Northwest and Pacific Region
Seattle-based goCstudio has received the 2018 Emerging Architect Award from the Northwest and Pacific Region Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
WOHA Wins 2018 Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival
Kampung Admiralty, designed by WOHA, has been named as the 2018 Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival.
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.
RIBA Launches UK's First Nationwide Architecture Program for Schoolchildren
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched the 'National Schools Programme,' the UK's first nationwide architectural learning program for schoolchildren.
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.
LA Design Festival 2019
LA Design Festival returns for a ninth year, bringing a host of designers, architects, and makers together from LA and beyond to celebrate the city's rich design culture. The festival will be held June 20-23.
Rijksmuseum Partners with Adobe to Create Digital Collection of 3D Models
In 2013, the Rijksmuseum took the unusual step of offering digital downloads of its collection free of charge.
Hem Kumo Sofa Wins 2018 Dezeen Award for Furniture Design
The Hem Kumo Sofa, designed by Anderssen & Voll, has won a 2018 Dezeen Award for Furniture Design.
Design Shanghai 2019
Design Shanghai 2019 will take place March 6-9 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Focused on bringing together exceptional design, quality and inspiration, Design Shanghai is Asia's biggest design event welcoming almost 70,000 visitors from across the world as well as some of the most recognised and established global design brands and emerging design talent from China and beyond.
Opening of Observation Deck Marks Completion of Büro Ole Scheeren's Mahanakhon Tower in Bangkok
The opening of Observation Deck atop Buro Ole Scheeren's MahaNakhon tower marked the completion of Thailand's tallest building.
Character Designs Palm's New Brand Identity
Character has designed the brand identity and brand strategy for Palm's newest device, which ditches the bells and whistles of smartphones in favor of a minimalist device that encourages fewer distractions.
The Design Museum Launches New Design in Britain Campaign
The Design Museum has launched a new campaign, 'Design in Britain,' to show that design matters politically, economically and publicly. The campaign aims to connect new technologies with world-leading products and services.
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.
Wewood Launches New Chair Inspired by the Village of Ericeira
Designed by Bruno Marques for Wewood, Ericeira chair was created with the local accommodation in mind (homestays, lodges, guesthouses and b&b) influenced by the tradition of Ericeira's fishermen who rented their own houses to the tourists who came to the village in the summer months.
Communication Arts 2019 Illustration Competition
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Communication Arts' Illustration Competition. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and illustrators, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual, in print and digital editions.
HOPE: A Light and Sound Installation by Aether & Hemera Studio
HOPE is a large-scale text sculpture featuring hundreds of colour-changing LED tubes, along with speakers projecting local people's experiences of the conflict.
Bluemarlin Creates Seoul Edition with Ballantine's
Bluemarlin, in collaboration by emerging South Korean artist Jieun Park, has designed Ballantine's recently launched new Seoul Limited Edition 17YO blend.
Coverings is the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, providing a stage for the most innovative products, tools, and machinery on the market.
Made Thought Designs Visual Personality for Arc
Made Thought has designed a powerful visual personality and launch strategy for new electric bike brand Arc. The Arc Vector, the most advanced electric bike in the world, launched this month in Milan.
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.
Cepezed Unveils its Design for Lekbrug
Cepezed has unveiled its plan for a total reuse of the old arch bridge spanning the river Lek near Vianen, The Netherlands.
2019 World Illustration Awards Now Open for Entries
The 2019 World Illustration Awards is now open for entries. Illustrators, commissioners, agents and tutors are invited to submit work made in the 2018 calendar year to the eight categories of the Awards: Advertising, Books, Children's Books, Design, Editorial, Experimental, Research and Site Specific, representing the major areas in which illustration is made for today.
Pantone Unveils 'Dear Evan Hansen' Custom Blue
Dear Evan Hansen has become a cultural phenomenon since it premiered on Broadway, winning six Tonys, a Grammy, and legions of fans.
Happy by Studio Cadena Selected as Winner of 2019 Annual Flatiron Public Plaza Design Competition
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute recently named Studio Cadena's site-specific installation, 'Happy,' as the winner of the fifth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Design Competition.
SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge
The SKYHIVE Challenge returns in 2019 for its second annual architecture competition to redefine the modern-day skyscraper. The jury will be looking for innovations in design, aesthetics, sustainability, and technology in order to create a structure that stands out amidst the world's gleaming skylines.
Blacksheep Unveils Redesign for Quattropasi al Pescatore
Blacksheep has unveiled its design for Quattropasi al Pescatore, a new restaurant in Hotel Cervo, originally built by Prince Aga Khan on Sardinia's Costa Smeralda.
HUGE Designs New, Ergonomic Stroller for Urban Parents
HUGE Design have collaborated with baby brand 'Ergobaby' to design the METRO Compact City Stroller - providing a premium experience with discerning, urban parents specifically in mind.
FOG Design+Art 2019
FOG Design+Art's Fair's sixth edition will take place in San Francisco from January 17 - 20, 2019 at the historic Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture. FOG exemplifies the Bay Area's creativity and community-focused spirit, with a riveting line-up of public programs accompanying its presentation.
Farrow & Ball Opens New Los Angeles Flagship
Farrow & Ball recently opened a new Los Angeles flagship designed by Isaac Resnikoff and Sandy Yum of local studio Project Room located in WestHollywood on La Cienega Boulevard in the center of the La Cienega Design Quarter.
UX Design Awards 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 UX Design Awards. With the UX Design Awards, International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) honors solutions that contribute to to shaping a future-oriented world. Successful user-centric design is essential and a unique selling point of innovative products and services.
Soulsight Unveils Soul-Lab
Uncovering what motivates consumers' buying decisions is critical for a brand's development process. But how brands go about deciphering such integral information is often conducted in small, cookie-cutter, closed-up rooms, clustered around a conference table.
PB Creative Designs New Gifting Range for AXE
PB Creative has designed a holistic 2D and 3D packaging design for AXE. In the build up to the festive period, AXE's parent company Unilever asked PB Creative to further enhance its gifting experience for 2018, while reducing complexity and increasing sustainability.
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.
Rose Ink Workshop Renovates Hotel Triton
Liubasha Rose and her team at Rose Ink Workshop recently renovated San Francisco's historic Hotel Triton.
Pocket.Graphics Developing the World's Smallest Portable Projector
D+I is working with Australian startup 'Pocket.Graphics' to develop the world's smallest portable projector.
The Moving Parliament by Heimat Berlin
Heimat Berlin has launched a new, dynamic, algorithm powered visual identity for the Free Democratic members of parliament in Germany.
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.
2019 Interior Design Show Toronto
The 2019 Interior Design Show, Canada's premier showcase of new products, furniture, superstar designers and avant-garde concepts, will be held January 17-20 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year, IDS Toronto (IDS19) celebrates the 'Power of Design' and is expanding and evolving its current offerings to include IDS Contract, a hyper-curated B2B trade-only exposition and conference focused on all verticals of design.
Midtown Athletic: A 21st Century Spin on Wellness Facilities
Midtown Athletic Club is not your typical health club. Following an $85-million renovation, this Chicago-based complex spans three levels and features a full-size basketball court, George Foreman III-designed boxing ring, yoga and spin studios, an indoor lap pool, steam rooms and a 20,000-square-foot fitness floor with bright-green artificial turf in the center.
House 94 by Marvel Architects
Marvel Architects has completed House 94, a 80,000SF residential housing development with spaces for play and engagement built in, creating a unique community of it's own within the heart of Williamsburg.
Hunan Lu Villa by Vudafieri-Saverino Partners
Vudafieri Saverino Partners has designed a sophisticated residence in the heart of the French Concession, bringing together Chinese charm and contemporary style.
Storefront Manitoba and Winnipeg Trails Association Launch BENCHmark Design Competition
Storefront Manitoba and The Winnipeg Trails Association have launched a design competition that invites design teams to submit proposals for a permanent bench to be located along the Trans Canada Trail.
SOFTlab Designs Interactive Installation for Prague's Mirror Chapel
SOFTlab designed an interactive installation for the Klementinum Mirror Chapel for Prague's 2018 Signal Festival.
HAY Opens First US Store in Portland
HAY has recently opened its new Portland store. Located in Portland's vibrant Pearl District, the brand's first brick and mortar store in America features 3,400 square feet of retail space and will include unique programming that will seek to engage the local Portland community.
Coalesse Launches Sistema Lounge System
Coalesse has added Sistema Lounge System to its collection. The popular lounge system, designed by Lievore Altherr Molina, offers an expanded range of choice with personalization and the ability to create flexible and inviting work environments.
Monotype Releases Results of 2018 Font Purchasing Habits Survey
Monotype has released the results of its 2018 Font Purchasing Habits survey, after polling 15,745 creative professionals around the world. The goal of the survey was to focus on the font user and the font customer, uncovering "what do customers really want?"
Adobe Releases 30 Free Font Packs
Adobe Fonts has released 30 free Font Packs, curated by design luminaries to help all creatives jumpstart their work.
MUJI Opens First Pacific Northwest Location in Portland
MUJI has opened its first location in the Pacific Northwest in Portland. As the brand's second largest store to date in the US, the flagship will include a number of special features and local partnerships, reflecting both the design legacy of MUJI and honoring the rich landscape and creative community that make up the city of Portland.
Lewis Moberly Delivers New Identity for Lefranc Bourgeois Enfants
Lewis Moberly has created the new identity for Lefranc Bourgeois Enfants - a range of children's art materials from heritage French brand Lefranc Bourgeois.
New Balance Kicks off Expanded Program with Pensole
PENSOLE Design Academy has announced PENSOLE Co-Op, a three-week master class, to be held January 28 - February 15, 2019 at New Balance's Design and Development Facility in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
IIDA Launches First-of-its-Kind Indicator of Industry's Economic Health
IIDA has released its inaugural IIDA Index, an analysis of economic health for the commercial design industry. The Index, developed with Designer Pages, was created to enable commercial design and architecture firms to assess competitive positions, identify market trends, and analyze new business opportunities based on project scale, geography, and market sector.
Emtype Foundry Releases Steradian
Emtype has released Steradian, an exploration of the geometric genre and although it has a geometric base, the widths between letters are not much different across the weights. That is due to the process, in which the proportions of the heavier weights paved the way for the lighter ones.
Tearoom Club Chair by Nick Ross for MENU
MENU recently added the Tearoom Club Chair to its collection. The striking, elegant form captures designer Nick Ross' fascination with the history of objects - and his knack for lending classic concepts distinctive, modern appeal.
A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing
'A Home for All' exhibition at the RIBA Gallery will presents six pioneering projects from the collections of the RIBA and the V&A. Each project in the exhibition demonstrates a different experiment in social housing design, from a tower block that up-ended the terraced street, to a DIY kit that encouraged residents to design their own homes.
2018 Architecture MasterPrize Winners Announced
The winners of the 2018 Architecture MasterPrize has been announced. The competition aims to advance the appreciation and exposure of quality architectural design worldwide.
Constructed Landscapes: How Airports Are Transforming Urban Design
Produced during the Denver edition of Aerial Futures, Constructed Landscapes explores the role of the airport in urban development.
Design the Difference: A Unique Design Showcase from Brompton Bicycle & Altair
On December 4, Altair will host an event that will provide an introduction to Altair Inspire, a powerful simulation suite for designers. Attendees will learn how simulation technology can help facilitate companies to 'Design the Difference' by accessing optimization technology utilising's Altair's two decades of application knowledge.
SaloneSatellite Launches Permanent Collection
SaloneSatellite has launched 'Permanent Collection,' featuring some of the most groundbreaking products shown over the 20+ memorable years of SaloneSatellite. Spearheaded by SaloneSatellite's founder and creator, Marva Griffin, the Permanent Collection dedicates a space at the new Legno Arredo ITS Rosario Messina Foundation Training Facility at Lentate sul Seveso to showcase past designs from SaloneSatellite's young innovators.
Winners of 2018 BIID Student Design Challenge Announced
The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has announced that the De Montfort University team has been awarded first place at the 2018 BIID Student Design Challenge.
Design in the Age of Big Data at Red Dot Design Museum
Design in the Age of Big Data, on view at the Red Dot Design Museum from December 6 to March 3, will feature a selection of innovative products that highlight the impact of digitization on the products we use and the lives we lead, including sensors, scanners, fitness trackers and medical devices for monitoring and visualizing the human body.
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.
Johannes Torpe Studios Designs Futuristic Dream Universe for the Pro-tour Bicycles from Argon 18
Bicycles floating in the air, a ceiling height of almost 6 meters, illuminated display furniture and mirrored glass that gives the illusion of infinity are just some of the effects that makes a new showroom for high-end bicycles an extraordinary experience.
Modern National Costume: Find Your Inner North
Nordic Design Society has launched a design competition to seek fresh and modern ideas about traditional costumes or meaningful national elements. The competition is open to designers, artists, students, and innovators.
Moxon Completes Contemporary Addition to Cairngorms National Park Authority HQ
Moxon Architects has significantly extended and reconfigured the headquarters of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) in Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland on behalf of Reidhaven Estate.
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.
Pope + Wainwright Drive Internal Change for De Beers Group with New Corporate Identity
Pope + Wainwright has been working with De Beers Group to design its new corporate identity and encourage over 20,000 employees from five continents to see and understand the group in its entirety.
Frame Lab 2019
The 2019 Frame Lab will host an immersive blend of talks, performances and multi-sensorial exhibitions in conjunction with the Frame Awards 2019 show. The two-day event in Amsterdam aims to be a testing ground for spatial innovation, and provides a platform to discuss new ideas, materials, products and technologies in design.
Barber & Osgerby Designs Soft Work for Vitra
Barber & Osgerby recently designed Soft Work, a new modular office furniture system, for Vitra.
Perkins+Will Unveiled TENTSION at Waller Creek Show in Austin
Creek Show, now in its fifth year and presented by the Waller Creek Conservancy, takes place across nine nights and includes six light-based, site-specific art installations on Waller Creek in Austin.
N Square Innovation Summit at RISD
The N Square Innovation Summit at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will bring together a network of innovators collaborating on new solutions to nuclear weapons threat.
Ennead Architects and BNIM Design Kansas State University, College of Architecture Planning and Design
Ennead Architects and BNIM have designed the new building for the College of Architecture Planning and Design at Kansas State University.
OEO Studio Designs New Dining Experience in Tokyo for Former Noma Chef Thomas Frebel
OEO Studio has just completed the design of a new restaurant in Tokyo called INUA - from the Inuit term for the life force that runs through nature.
Straight Forward Design Rebrands 'Unsung' British Leather Goods Brand Tusting
Straight Forward Design has developed a fresh new identity and voice for British leather goods makers Tusting.
UX London 2019
UX London, now in its eleventh year, brings together the world's leading design experts and practitioners for three days of inspirational talks and hands-on workshops.
Brandon Designs Innovative Identity for New Fitness-focused Ready-meal Range
Brandon has designed the brand identity and packaging for a new range of ready meals to appeal to every day athletes from leading British food manufacturer Samworth Brothers.
Crematorium Siesegem by KAAN Architecten
KAAN Architecten has designed the new Crematorium Siesegem on the outskirts of Aalst. The building is an ode to verticality, while being horizontal and pure in its geometry and balanced proportions.
ADIM 2019: Call for Papers
The Academy for Design Innovation Management has announced a call for papers for its 2019 international conference hosted by Loughborough University London, from 19 to 21 June.
Longs Horizontals by Thellend Fortin Architectes
Thellend Fortin Architectes recently completed 'Longs Horizontals' in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec.
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.
Adobe Announces Final Visual Trend of 2018: Touch & Tactility
Adobe has released its final Visual Trend deep dive report of 2018, Touch and Tactility, which explores how creatives are adapting to our need for textures and tactile experiences. As Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours looking at a screen, they're desperately short on the textures, warmth and connections that come from engaging with things in the tangible world.
The One Club and 3% Movement Announce Next Creative Leaders Winners
The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement have announced the 10 winners of their joint Next Creative Leaders global awards program for 2018.
Denomination Designs Identity and Packaging for Strongbow Blossom Rosé
Denomination has created a brand new design for Strongbow Blossom Rosé Sparkling Apple Cider from Carlton & United Breweries.
Teknion Launches Innovative Cerebro Technology to Maximize Workstation Comfort
Teknion has launched Cerebro, a new workplace technology concept that passively connects and maintains comfortable lighting levels and monitor eye heights when using three common workplace products - a height-adjustable table, task light and display monitor arm. Cerebro integrates the abilities of these products to provide visual comfort and create a new ergonomic experience.
Digital Signage Expo 2019
The 2019 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world's largest international trade show and educational conference dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, will be held March 26-29, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
HENN Design Selected for Gasteig Munich
HENN's proposal for the Gasteig in Munich has been selected for the renovation of the cultural centre. With around two million visitors annually, the Gasteig is the largest centre in Europe.
40th Annual Telly Awards Are Now Open
The Telly Awards has launched its annual call for entries with new categories honoring outstanding work in serialized branded content and live video. Founded in 1979 to honor commercials made for cable and local TV, The Telly Awards recently renewed itself for the multi-screen era.
Ford & GTB Brazil Design Accessibility Mat for Disabled Drivers
In partnership with GTB Brazil and Code Studio, Ford Brazil redesigned the Ecosport trunk's mat to give it a new function: a portable accessibility mat for drivers with disabilities and/or limited mobility.
Slice Designs Branding and Packaging for Chillio
Slice has designed the new packaging for an exciting new chilli drink, 'Chillio,' a startup created by three friends; Steve, Simon and Lee.
SkB Architects Designs Exterior Facade for Catalog at Willis Tower, Chicago
SkB Architects recently completed exterior facade design for the new building base development of the Willis Tower.
venturethree Designs New Brand for Sleep Pioneer Dreem
venturethree has created a new brand for Dreem, a sleep neurotech startup. The brand is designed to support the sleep science and technology company in its evolution from neurotech start-up to a global consumer platform taking on the world's growing sleep problems.
ARRCC Designs Interiors for White House in Cape Town's Constantia Valley
ARRCC recently designed the interiors for 'White House.' Located in a luxury residential estate in Cape Town's Constantia Valley, this home exudes self-assured sophistication through a minimalist approach.
TANK Designs Babel at Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
After a year-long renovation, Amsterdam's beloved library, OBA Oosterdok, re-welcomes visitors with a brand new experience to continually inspire and meet the guests' evolving needs.
The Park by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple recently designed The Park, a hybrid structure that merges the functions of a parking garage with commercial retail in the historic Warehouse District of New Orleans.
Sans Forgetica: RMIT Creates New Typeface Designed to Help Students Study
RMIT University has released a new typeface designed to help people retain more information and remember more of typed study notes.
Lumen Awards 2019: Call for Submissions
The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society is now accepting submissions for the 51st Annual Lumen Awards. The Lumen Awards, a signature program of the IESNYC, celebrates excellence in lighting design and honors outstanding projects, lighting designers, their design teams, and project owners.
Stickbulb Opens 10k Sq Ft Gallery, Studio & Production Facility in LIC
Stickbulb has opened its first ever showroom in NYC's burgeoning cultural hub of Long Island City.
6th Annual Boston Design Week: Call for Events
A 'Call for Events' has been issued for the 6th Annual Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide festival taking place March 27 - April 7, 2019. The event seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations.