James Dyson Award 2013 Shortlisted

James Dyson Award 2013 Shortlisted

650 projects from 18 countries have been whittled down to a final shortlist. Twenty inventions are to be put to James Dyson who will choose the international winner on 711/07/2013 to which they will receive £30,000. Last year’s international winner Dan Watson, developed a SafetyNet, a device to encourage the sustainability of fishing. With the money and support from the James Dyson Award, Dan has now finished prototyping and his device will be taken for sea trials. Hit the jump for our shortlisted favorites!

0 Competition: James Dyson Award 2013, shortlisted entries

Electrolux Design Lab 2013 – Finalist Eight

Electrolux Design Lab 2013 – Finalist Eight

As it moves past its first decade, the Electrolux Design Lab Competition only keeps getting better and innovative. This year saw the introduction of many new facets and sub-themes in the brief, and the end result has been astounding! Designers were asked to share their ideas right from the sketching stage and then were guided to move towards the final renderings. Taking it a step further, we have here the videos of the Eight Finalists of the Electrolux Design Lab 2013!

0 Designers: Various

A' Design Award and Competition – Deadline Approaching Fast!

A’ Design Award and Competition – Deadline Approaching Fast!

“You’ve got to have a problem that you want to solve; a wrong that you want to right.” This quote from the movie JOBS is all indeed the lifeline of a good designer. Edging you towards your success and giving you the platform to make your impression is what the A’ Design Award and Competition is all about. Besides bestowing you with accolades, the organizers of this competition move the extra mile to ensure you get enough press and business opportunities as well.

0 Deadline for submission: September 30, 2013

2013 A' Design Award Winners – A Quick Glimpse

2013 A’ Design Award Winners – A Quick Glimpse

I am a big fan of designers that are proactive in putting themselves out there in the spotlight. It takes a good dose of courage to put your work in front of an esteemed jury comprising of more than 40 members! I am talking about the A’ Design Award, a platform that not only recognizes commendable works but also works with the designers to get them their deserved fame!

0 Designers: Various

2013 TISDC is now open for entry!

2013 TISDC is now open for entry!

UPDATE: Registration / Submission Deadline extended to Aug 26, 2013 (Monday) 24:00 (Taipei GMT+ 8:00)

When you start out as a young designer, there are several steps that you can take to create a strong foundation. Building online presence through a portfolio site is one of them; the most critical one is getting validation of your creative genius by participating in Design Competitions. The 2013 Taiwan International Student Design Competition is now open for entry. The most compelling reason to participate is of course the $12,000 grand prize.

Top 20 Best Of Best red dot award: product design 2013

Top 20 Best Of Best red dot award: product design 2013

For those who attended it, the red dot awards ceremony and gala was a night to remember. Dr. Peter Zec presided over the ceremonies and the attendees had the pleasure of rubbing shoulders with fashion icon Jimmy Choo. Into its second glorious decade, the Red Dot Gala took place on July 1st. in the opera house at Essen, Germany. From an up-cycled soda can watch to flipping alarms, this year’s selection for the Best Of Best red dot award: product design is truly innovative. Come have a look…

0 Designers: Various

Wearable Clean Air

Wearable Clean Air

Marrying the concept of wearable technology with appliances is a new arena that designers are delving into. Imagine wearing a device or appliance that dispels purified air that is aromatic and the fragrance customizable. Say hello to the Hand Tree, a personal air purifier concept that cleans and filters the air around the wearer.

0 Designer: Alexandr Kostin

Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists 2013

Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists 2013

It is always a pleasure to chat with Electrolux Design Director and Head of Jury, Thomas Johansson and this Monday our conversation on Google Hangout was exceptional. Besides discussing the obvious – this years phenomenal entries to the Electrolux Design Lab, we got talking about the typical use of appliances in an Indian household. He was surprised to know that a majority don’t use dishwashers and we still prefer hand-washed clothes to the washing-machined ones! In any case, without further ado, let me announce the Electrolux Design Lab 20 Semi Finalists For 2013.

0 Designers: Various

Want to win a Wacom Cintiq 13 HD, Let me tell you how…

Want to win a Wacom Cintiq 13 HD, Let me tell you how…

UPDATE: Mr. Vinay Kumar REDDY from India. You will find more information in this announcement article published on Dassault Systèmes blog : 3D-Perspectives

Boring sofas and unattractive seating are clamoring for your imaginative touch. In return, your creative genius will be rewarded with a super sexy Wacom Cintiq 13 HD. All you have to do is participate in the CATIA Design contest 2013! Essentially, this furniture design contest, wants you to explore, how to mix an ATTRACTIVE seat design with an innovative FUNCTIONAL Experience!

2013 iF concept design awards – 100 Winners Announced

2013 iF concept design awards – 100 Winners Announced

The main objective behind the iF concept design awards is to foster young talent and help them bloom. Grooming them to become the next big change in the product design field. 2013 saw some really interesting concepts take vision and follow the unchartered path of innovation. Here is a look at twenty of the most striking projects (out of the 100 Winners) this year. The full list is available here.

0 Designers: Various

Best Of A' Design Awards & Competition 2013

Best Of A’ Design Awards & Competition 2013

As a strong advocate of participating in competitions, I am really humbled by the enthusiasm and results of this year’s A’ Design Awards & Competition. I believe that competitions not only act as a measure for your own caliber but also validate your potential against others on an international scale. More than that, platforms like the A’ Design Awards & Competition, offer publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture. So congratulations winners!

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Top 100 Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Entries Announced

Top 100 Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Entries Announced

From more than 1700 entries this year, Electrolux Design Lab has shortlisted 100 entries. The submissions encompass 3D printing technology, wearable appliance accessories, concepts that reflect our memories and highlight our senses, new integrated solutions as well as smart technology in social cooking solutions. All of the 100 Entries are hungry for your VOTE, so that they can move to Stage 3.

0 Voting Deadline: 12th May 23:59 CET

Twenty-seven Captivating Skyscrapers From The Future

Twenty-seven Captivating Skyscrapers From The Future

It takes a lot of courage to imagine building a buoyant skyscraper that rebuilds the arctic ice caps or a structure that shifts your living-scape from the ground to the skies, literally. The future of our living quarters depends a lot upon how we treat our resources today. Going by these Twenty-seven Captivating Skyscrapers (3 award-winning and 24 honorable mentions), looks like we still need to do a lot for our mother earth. Have a look at some really creative, ingenious and dynamic vertical communities, seen through the eyes of eVolo

0 Designers: Various