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5 19Red Dot report on an award-winning folding bed for use in disaster areas.

Toroidion concept car

Published in Member News
19 April 2016

19 19Toroidion concept car wins Ornamo Design Award 2016

The winner of the Ornamo Award for design in 2016 is automotive designer Pasi Pennanen, the creator of the Toroidion concept car cited as the world’s most efficient electric car.

Innovation IDThe conference Innovation ID gathered Greek and international participants to reflect on the barriers hindering innovation in Greece and on the role of design-thinking in the innovation process.


Published in Member News
18 April 2016

8 19iF PUBLIC VALUE AWARD 2016 – impact beyond design

iF report on the winners of their 2016 award, whose projects improve living conditions and create lasting public value.

13 19The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate the power of design to drive business success – entry for the 2017 awards, with discount for BEDA members, is now open.

The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate the power of design to drive business success and provide compelling proof of why design is a sound commercial investment.

16 19Belgium is Design at Milan Design week, 12-17.04.2016

Belgium is Design report on their exhibition showcasing collaborations between thirteen furniture designers and companies.

11 19An exhibition-lab of Human Cities_Challenging the city scale will travel around the main European Design festivals in the partner cities. First step: Milan for the Design Week (12th -17th April 2016)

Human Cities_Challenging the city scale is a European project supported by the Creative Europe /Culture program. Led by the Cité du design Saint-Etienne for 4 years (2014-2018), it explores the transformations of the city scale and the co-creation of the city.

15 19The German Design Council and the Foundation Deutsches Design Museum explain their temporary design studio for young people in the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

The 21st Milan Triennale, entitled “21st Century. Design after Design”, will take place from 2 April to 12 September 2016.

Innovation ID

Published in Events
30 March 2016

ID2016 v2Design has proven to be a dynamic tool for innovation. The European Commission has recognised design as a key driver of innovation for bringing user-friendly products to the market and for making both private and public services better correspond to user needs. However, many SMEs are not yet aware of the advantages design can bring to their company and they lack the necessary design management skills. Moreover, as stated in the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative, although some European countries are world leaders in design, others lack a robust design infrastructure and design capability.

The one-day conference ‘Innovation ID’ will give attendees the opportunity to discover how design can help business innovate, grow and be more competitive in a globalised economy. The conference is specially targeted to SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs, as well as to business intermediaries. Participants will get a deep understanding of what design is, how it is implemented and how it works in practice. Some methodologies will be explained in detail. Moreover, attendees will hear from practical examples of business and organisations that are using design.

19 OrnamoAward2016Ornamo have announced the candidates for their 2016 Award, which recognises the best in current design and industrial art.

The candidates, selected by the Board of Directors of the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, are textile firm Saana ja Olli, automotive designer Pasi Pennanen and textile designer Pirjo Kääriäinen.

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