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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.


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.

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.

DEA 1861 proud agency and client partnerships were recognised at the 2016 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony at London’s Tobacco Dock on 11th February.

Over the past 27 years, the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards have built up a wealth of evidence that design is an economic force and source of global influence.

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:

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.

14 13Luxembourg Design Awards 2015 call for entries

Design Luxembourg invite entries from across Europe in all disciplines of design for their 2015 awards.

10 12Design Effectiveness Awards 2015: DBA celebrates design that delivers for business

Alloy, 2LK, Lewis Moberly, DECIDE and Peter Windett Associates - along with their clients BT, Intel, Fortnum and Mason and Diageo - are amongst the winners of the 2015 Design Business Association (DBA) Design Effectiveness Awards. With judges from blue chip companies and rigorous assessment criteria, the Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate design that delivers for business.

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