Munich Musings and the iF Design Awards 2014

Munich Musings and the iF Design Awards 2014

There is no other place, this time of the year that I’d like to be other than Munich. The pride of Bavaria played host to the 2014 iF Design Awards Ceremony. As media partners, YD was at the event, covering the Awards Night & Gala. We (Nancy Wang and I) got to see and meet some interesting people. Stefan Diez, Claus Potthoff, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Ralph Wiegmann, BMW Welt … ring a bell?

iF Design Awards Top 20 Gold Winners

iF Design Awards Top 20 Gold Winners

Its way past midnight as I file this report, I have just got back from a spectacular evening spent at the BMW Welt, Munich. BMW opened its doors to the iF Design Awarding Ceremony. Designers from all across the world were present for the event; about a thousand design-inspired folks were present at the event. Highlights of the evening was the 75 iF Design Award Gold winners who had come to collect their award. And of course the master of them all Ralph Wiegmann.

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A' Design Awards & Competition - Last Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Last Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition is for designers, innovators and companies that want the world and their peers to acknowledge their designer brilliance. The awards offers intense publicity to award winning designs. One of the missions of the awards is to bring together designers, companies and the press. You can participate in categories as diverse as Furniture, Packaging, Lighting, Digital and Electronic Devices, Energy Products and Home Appliance Designs amongst others.

0 Deadline for Submission: 28 February 2014

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept One-Hour Free Registration Window Is LIVE

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept One-Hour Free Registration Window Is LIVE

UPDATE: The Promo is closed, 2459 codes were given.

The One-Hour Free Registration Window is now LIVE!

International. Prestigious. Recognized.

The window to fame is here, 2014 Red Dot Award: Design Concept free registration window is now live. The link will be active for one hour only, so be sure to register and get your promo code. You have to complete your submission and use the promo code max by 14th March 2014.

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window

The One-Hour Free Registration Window is back with a bang!

Calling all ye young designers who spend countless hours designing creative and innovative projects, this is your chance to claim fame! To enter the 2014 Red Dot Award: Design Concept, simply come back to Yanko Design on the 16th of February between 8:00 am and 9:00 am PST to register and get your promo code. You have to complete your submission and use the promo code max by 14th March 2014.

0 1-hour Free Registration Window: 16th Feb 2014; 8-9 am PST

A' Design Awards & Competition - Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition – Call for Entries

Strap on your boots – in this case, I should say your creative spirit and head straight to The A’ Design Award and Competition. It is one of the worlds’ most prestigious design accolades that bring together architects, designers, artists, companies and media members. The A’ Design Competition is all about the best designs worldwide and their sole aim is to provide them publicity, fame, credibility and recognition through international press coverage and exhibitions.

0 Last Date: February 28, 2014

IDSA’s IDEA Awards 2014

IDSA’s IDEA Awards 2014

IDEA 2014 is in full swing and the regular entry period ends on Feb. 14! Yes, you have a date with destiny. Winners receive prestige, bragging rights and international media coverage, moreover don’t wait any longer—finish up your entries, and submit them before entry fees increase. Want to know some sure-fire ways to win this year? Hit the jump, cause I’ve got some handy tips for you inside.

0 Regular application deadline: Feb. 14, 2014, 11:59 PM EST

2014 red dot design award: product design – Last Date 5th February

2014 red dot design award: product design – Last Date 5th February

The jury lineup for the 2014 red dot design award: product design is phenomenal! USB flash stick’s innovator and YD’s Design Strategist, Hideshi Hamaguchi, Shoe Mogul Jimmy Choo, my fav designer from Hong Kong, Vivien Chen and stalwart like Gordon Bruce are just a few of the eminent panelists. The absolute LAST DATE to participate is 5th February, which means you are really cutting it close…so just rush right now!

0 Last Date: 5th February 2014

WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

WDR World Design Rankings: United States Is Numero Uno!

Here is news that will warm some hearts and give relief from the bitter cold sweeping across the United States of America; WDR announced the World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design. United States takes the first place among 69 represented countries in 2013 with 112 Design Awards won globally. I have recapped some samples of the kind of amazing works that have won at the A’ Design Awards & Competition; of course the rank order is in there as well.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 Is Now Open

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 Is Now Open

Takashi Yamada has been a jury member of the red dot award: design concept for the past two years. As a person who has seen the inside of how it all works, trust me this is one competition you do not want to miss. Name, fame, recognition and instant key to the doors of opportunities are some of the many perks. I love Tak’s interview that they captured, which can be seen after the jump; incase you are wondering, the backdrop is of the permanent Tupperware exhibition at the red dot museum in Singapore.

0 Early Bird Closes: 29 January 2014

The iF concept design award 2014 – Enter NOW!

The iF concept design award 2014 – Enter NOW!

This is the sevent anniversary of one of the largest international design awards for young design talent. The iF concept design award is for students and graduates from all design disciplines and the jury is looking for concepts that represent a response to future challenges and that consider intelligent and contemporary design strategies.

0 Deadline: 9 January 2014

The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2014

The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2014

Name, fame and accolades, the perfect ingredients to a successful launch or a sustainable career! The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) opens its International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2014 and wants you – yes designers – YOU, to participate and win all of the above in just one go. The call for entries will remain open until February 14th, 2014 and the awards are open to designers, students and companies worldwide. The important dates and further instructions are after the jump.

0 Regular application deadline: Feb. 14, 2014, 11:59 PM EST

50 Free Registrations to Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014!

50 Free Registrations to Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014!

The Early Bird entries for the 2014 Red Dot Awards: Product Design is now open until 6 December 2013. However this editorial is to inform you more about the 50 Free Registrations made available to young designers. The so-called “Red Dot Young Professionals Application Day” is round the bend and if you think you are ready to be the “king (or queen) of the world”, then earmark the 11th of December 2013. On this date, career-starters have 24 hours to apply for one out of 50 free registrations.

0 Free Registration On: 11th Dec, 2013.