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Ecodesign Award 2016 launched

Published in Member News
16 February 2016

10 18IDZ call for nominations for sustainable products, services and concepts for the fourth edition of this prestigious award.

Good design must convince both aesthetically and ecologically. The German Federal Ecodesign Award recognises sustainable products, services and concepts that are outstanding in their design. Companies, design agencies, start-ups and students are all invited to submit innovative solutions until 11 April 2016. Since 2012, the Federal Ecodesign Award has been granted annually by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in cooperation with the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ).

Further details and application: www.bundespreis-ecodesign.de

8 18Art has a positive effect on building projects in Finland.

Ornamo report on the benefits of commissioning visual arts as part of construction schemes.


As a tool for enhancing sense of belonging and brand identity, the use of visual arts as part of building projects is positively received among art commissioners. This was clearly stated in a survey commissioned for Percent for Art project. 109 professionals from the construction and cultural sectors filled in the questionnaire in November 2015.

Design Remuneration Survey

Published in Member News
16 February 2016

5 18Help BEDA to map design remuneration methods used by professional designers and design agencies in the EU.

BEDA are calling for members to complete a design remuneration survey, whose results will help us to map methods used by professional designers and design agencies in the EU.

16 18Berlin Showroom at Fashion Week Paris

From March 4 to 7, Berlin Showroom presents nine selected fashion labels from Berlin at Fashion Week Paris. Explore the new A/W 16 collections of Antonia Goy, Cruba, Esther Perbandt, Hien Le, Perret Schaad, Pugnat, Schmidttakahashi, Starstyling and Tata Christiane. Berlin Showroom presents remarkable fashion designers and labels from Germany’s capital to international customers, buyers and press every six months.

Lookbooks and all details at: www.berlinshowroom.com

17 18Innovative electronic devices, digital solutions and services which set new standards in user orientation and design are sought for the UX Design Awards.

As of now the International Design Center Berlin invites companies and agencies to submit product solutions and services for the UX Design Awards 2016. The Awards honour electronic devices, digital solutions and services which set new innovative standards in user orientation and design. All nominated product solutions will be showcased in a special exhibition at IFA, the global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances.

Submission Deadline is April 29, 2016.
For more details and registration: UX Design Awards 2016

German Design Award 2016

Published in Member News
12 February 2016

12 18German Design Award 2016: Eva Müller wins Newcomer Prize

Industrial designer Eva Muller is selected from over 150 young designers to win this prestigious award, designed to recognise promising new talent.

Great talents require a forum! The promotion of newcomers is therefore a matter of personal importance for the German Design Council. The German Design Award Newcomer distinction provides young designers with a platform to present their creative potential to a broad target audience and, in turn, receive the attention they deserve.

3 16The German Design Council announce an international congress happening in November, which will consider best practice in policy and strategy, the value of design, research and business.

6 17Design/Industry crossover at DRIVE festival

At the DRIVE festival, THE Dutch Design Research & innovation festival for the creative industries held during the Dutch Design Week, the themes were design/industry cross-overs and the circular economy.

The Design Economy

Published in Member News
10 November 2015

1 17The Design Economy: New report highlights the £71.7bn contribution of design to the UK economy

Design Council has published new research into the contribution and value of design across the UK economy, redefining the parameters and extent to which design is seen as a driving force for economic growth.

2 17BEDA organises a survey of Design Remuneration tools within the EU

BEDA's professional Working Group aims to explore the methods, sources and/or tools available to professional designers of different disciplines, in different member states, to calculate their charge out rates.

Contact BEDA  Koloniënstraat 56, 1000 Brussels (Belgium) t. (+32) 2 217 39 77  f. (+32) 2 217 99 72
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