The WDR (World Design Rankings) aim to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state of the design industry. WDR ranks all the countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot
It's been a wild ride, but the 2017 Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide has finally come to a close. Thanks to all of you, our annual gift guide competition was better than ever. We're bestowing big prizes, including a Wacom Intous Pro Paper tablet, Prismacolor art markers, Wintersmiths Ice Chest
We've been on the lookout for the best Ultimate Gift Guides and have been rewarding our favorites with awesome rewards, including gift certificates and designer-approved products. It gets better—three Runner-Ups will each win a handy multitool from Leatherman, one Editor's pick will take home a set of double-ended art markers
It's that time of year again! The holidays are coming up, and we want to know what's on your design wish list. This year, Core77 is asking you to Pick 5. Whether you're a tech junkie, a wood shop whiz, or an outdoorsy dad, select your top 5 gift ideas, share them with us between now and December 15th, and you'll be in the running for some amazing prizes.
A' Design Award & Competition, one of the most well-known international annual juried competitions for design, is currently accepting submissions for its next cycle. The prestigious awards program covers a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the
For the second year in row, the MFA in Products of Design program at SVA is launching their Open House Design Challenge—a quick-'n-dirty design competition open to people interested in learning about the program and attending their Open House and info session in New York City on November 10th.
Model Solutions' annual Model One Awards (MOAs) recognize industrial design students who challenge themselves and develop products that enhance quality of life, improve safety, disrupt current technologies and utilize new design concepts in exciting ways. Through the MOAs, students from design schools across the country are given the opportunity
The four prestigious design awards programs mentioned below—including a shameless plug to our own Core77 Design Awards—bring together the best designs across many categories, ranging from transportation to footwear design. But what's better than winning an award? Receiving an awesome trophy to either start or add to your collection.
A' Design Award & Competition, the world's leading international annual juried competition for design, is now accepting entries for its next cycle. The A' Design Accolades are organized in a wide range of creative fields to highlight the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines, so it's almost
For the past 16 years, the Danish non-profit INDEX: Design to Improve Life, have been recognizing and supporting design innovations that pave the path towards a more sustainable future. Through education programs, investment and a bi-annual awards program that is not only the world's first sustainable design prize but also the largest monetary design prize, INDEX is a call to action to the design world.
What's better than the thrill of designing a good product? Actually getting recognized for it. On that note, the results of this year's A' Design Award & Competition, one of the most well-known international annual juried competitions for design, have recently been announced. The A' Design Awards cover a wide
Leatherman recently received a 2017 Red Dot Award for the Skeletool RX introduced last year. It's the 4th iteration of the original Skeletool that came out in 2007. Aimed at first responders, it differs from earlier models in that it comes with a carbide tip for breaking glass and
Italian safety equipment manufacturer Univet just received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its augmented reality safety glasses. The glasses integrate Sony's "holographic waveguide technology" into eye protection that allows wearers to view real time data without looking up from what they are doing. A monocular projection system displays data
SB&D recently received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its DeWalt Demo Hammer. Unlike the standard hammers most carpenters use for demolition, this 22-ounce model was specifically designed for that purpose. It has an oversize face and rip claw plus a puller in the side of the head for removing
Here's an annual design/build competition for engineering students that design schools could take a cue from. Each year the American Society of Civil Engineers hosts a canoe race, with a catch: Students have to design and build the canoes out of concrete. While the competition is hosted in America,
Much has been made of how autonomous cars will change our lifestyles and the economy. But how will they alter the look and feel of cities and urban architecture? To answer that question Blank Space, an online architectural think tank, partnered with the City of New York to hold the
German hand tool company Wiha recently received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its Ultra Driver 26-in-1 multi-bit driver. As with many such tools, the bits store in the handle. But instead of accessing them by unscrewing a cap, bits pop out with the push of a button. Pressing a
Using the names of materials as adjectives can be pejorative: "He gave a wooden performance," "These people are so plastic." But when your boss says s/he wants "concrete results," it implies rigor and success. Concrete can be an unforgiving material that requires careful design, but the reward is an object
The bi-annual Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge asks emerging designers to develop new solutions for improving our environment through sustainable design. Each iteration of the challenge brings us closer to realizing the imperative to create a circular market standard. Presented by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in
Y'all ready for this? The time has come and we are now accepting entries for our first ever Sketch Jam event, which is taking place during Design Week Portland. On Wednesday, April 26th we will be welcoming some of the finest creative talent for what promises to be the most high-concept, highflying, and downright fun sketching competition you've ever seen.
Tonight marks the end of an era—the entry period for the 2017 Core77 Design Awards officially closes. If you have your eye on that shiny Core77 Design Awards trophy that doubles as a mold or want your work to be seen by our esteemed jury members, now's your chance to get one step closer.
Refill your markers and sharpen your pencils, because Coroflot's first ever Sketch Jam is going down on April 26th from 6-9PM at the Hand-Eye Supply's Glisan Garage in Downtown Portland, Oregon. It promises to be the most high-concept, high-flying, and downright fun sketching competition you've ever seen. The competition will
After reviewing a number of fantastic submissions from Core77 readers, we've finally chosen our design resident who will be spending 3 months in the A/D/O space working on a number of their dream projects. Given the pool of applicants was so great, we couldn't pick just one! So without further
There are only 9 short days left to apply for this amazing opportunity to be a part of A/D/O's design community in their new Brooklyn workspace. Submissions are due Wednesday, March 15th. Do you have a professional or passion project you're ready to get off the ground, but are lacking the space and support to make it happen? With the Core77 x A/D/O Design Residency, we're hoping to make finally make those dreams a reality.
The Regular Deadline for the 2017 Core77 Design Awards is fast approaching, and with it your last chance to save with Regular pricing. Once March 8th hits, we move into our Final pricing period, before the Awards come to an official close on March 29th. But why stress about squeezing
This year's theme for the Core77 Design Awards centers around the phrase "It's Not All Good"—which if you're only hearing now may have you scratching your head. What this phrase is getting at is that in the world of design, your success is often predicated on many failures; it means
Designers: do you have a professional or passion project you're ready to get off the ground, but are lacking the space and support to make it happen? Well, we and our friends at the A/D/O design space in Brooklyn may be able to help. source: A/D/OBeginning this spring A/D/O,
Where does the time go? Just last week we introduced you to the first three Jury Captains for the 2017 Core77 Design Awards so you could get familiar with the design minds that will be reviewing your Design Concept, Visual Communication and Furniture & Lighting entries. Now we have a
A' Design Competition is one of the world's most well-known international annual juried competitions for design. The A' Design Awards are held in many different creative fields to promote and recognize the very best designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the competition are blind peer reviewed
Azure’s seventh annual international competition celebrates the best work in architecture and design produced before December 31, 2016. The jury’s top selections will be published in Azure’s annual AZ AWARDS Issue, on newsstands in June 2017. Submit Now! Deadline is February 21, 2017
Still thinking about submitting your best design projects from the past year to the Core77 Design Awards? Well, the time is now! You have until March 8 to submit while regular deadline still applies, and final deadline is March 29. But things get busy, so why not save yourself the
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