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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |   1 Aug 2014  |  Comments (0)

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The numbers don't lie: In 2012, 4,628 construction workers were killed on the job from a number of hazards—falls, scaffold collapse, electric shock, failure to use proper personal equipment. Pensar and Illumagear took note of that last threat and got to work.

The HALO Light is an LED light ring that attaches to a number of hard hat styles for increased visibility—and the Professional Winner in the Equipment category of the 2014 Core77 Design Awards. Take note of that universal fit mention, because according to the designers it wasn't an easy task. "Attaching to any hard hat quickly and easily was a serious challenge," says Pensar's Creative Director Alex Diener. "We evaluated 50+ hardhats to ensure the Halo fits almost any hard hat. The most popular hard hats were scanned and brought into CAD. We held cross-disciplinary brainstorms to explore many options—from ratcheting bands and elastic straps to cam systems. A trial-and-error process of iterative model making followed. There were many failures, but it refined our approach and priorities: simple, no tools and fast to install/remove."

Check out the light in action:

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |   1 Aug 2014  |  Comments (0)

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From permanent installations to temporary structures, perhaps no area of design reflects our current cultural disposition more than the deesign of space itself. This year's submissions for the Interiors & Exhibitions category of the 2014 Core77 Design Awards did a fantastic job of reminding us of the many ways it can be interpreted. The jury team, led by Geoff Manaugh, recognized a dozen entries this year, from thought-provoking student concepts to impactful improvements to extant spaces.


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Professional Winner: Sustainability Treehouse, by Volume Inc. and Studio Terpeluk

Volume Inc. and Studio Terpeluk teamed up to bring sustainability to an organization known for its commitment to tradition. Not only does their Sustainability Treehouse for the Boy Scouts of America place visitors in a sustainable environment, it also tells a story through important facts and suggestions. "While the project risks falling into kitsch or even cliché, it nonetheless manages to be an imaginative and highly inspiring sequence of spaces for just the right age of user, the young Scouts who are its intended audience," says Jury Captain Geoff Manaugh. "The Treehouse also brings a message of sustainability—of personal responsibility, recognition of one's own environmental limits and respect for the needs of others, both now and in the future—to an organization that might normally skip that message in favor of the Boy Scouts' traditional focus on masculine self-determination. That makes this an important yet playful space, and one that's beautifully designed both architecturally and graphically."

» Learn more about Sustainability Treehouse


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Student Winner: Blastproof: A Hands-on Exhibition about Humanitarian Mine Removal, by Chris Natt

Landmines are but a vicarious news item (or metaphor) for most of us, but they are a daily reality for residents of war-torn nations. Royal College of Art student Chris Natt brings us an interactive look into the daily lives of the people responsible for removing the weapons from conflict-affected areas. Throughout the exhibit, visitors can interact with electronic replicas of the devices and experience the visuals that go hand-in-hand with the explosives. "Fascinating R&D with a critical subtext: Reactive training tools that enhance the perception of mine hazards," says juror Hayley Eber. "The museum-based detonation triggers a range of auditory, visual and tactile stimuli to communicate the event. It would be great if the installation could find a permanent home, and the prototypes went beyond 3D printing." Fellow juror Jake Barton appreciates the attention to the sensitive material: "It's really, really hard to make something that horrific be both experiential, impactful, and also respectful. I think it's the right mix and a great achievement."

» Learn more about Blastproof: A Hands-on Exhibition about Humanitarian Mine Removal


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Professional Runner Up: Breaking the Mold—VarVac Wall, by HouMinn Practice

It goes unsaid that an architecture school has to be housed within a memorable structure. The University of Minnesota School of Architecture looked to HouMinn Practice to give them a front office worthy of a a few photo ops. The VarVac Wall works specifically with sound—some sections of the wall absorb it while others reflect noise. The ultra-textured surface is made of vacuum-formed panels that are either solid or perforated, depending on their function. "This strikingly realized tweaking of a relatively common manufacturing process shows at least one way for new architectural designs to be realized in the tooling and fabrication stage, where aesthetic results—and these wall panels are definitely gorgeous—emerge less from a designer's own palate and more from the materials themselves," says Manaugh. "On a technical level, as well, this system points toward intriguing future overlaps between the realization of architectural systems and the production of industrial products."

» Learn more about Breaking the Mold—VarVac Wall


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Professional Runner Up: Architecture Factory, by Marc O Riain (CIT) and Neil Tobin (RKD)

We live in a time where shipping containers are finding more applications—or at least more media exposure—as trendy space solutions beyond the shipping industry. Marc O'Riain of the Cork Institute of Technology (CIC) and Neil Tobin of RKD Architects have incorporated a series of containers into an open office space plan. Architecture Factory turns the CIC's Department of Architecture into a collaborative space despite the claustrophobic size constraints of a single shipping container. Jurors Yen Ha and Michi Yanagishita appreciated this contrast: "The project presents a different approach to shipping containers by using them not just as containers, but as walls and dividers of space. A great project that defines space without creating barriers, providing visual interest and continuity."

» Learn more about Architecture Factory


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Student Runner Up: Cocoon, by Tanya Shukstelinsky

Our living spaces are becoming smaller, but at least our floorplans are keeping up with the trend and more creative ways to embrace (and use every inch of) the space we have are popping up. You won't want to make a permanent home out of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design student Tanya Shukstelinsky's Cocoon, but it is an intriguing look at the way our public spaces define our personal territories. The structure is made of textiles sewn together to create stairs, sleeping areas and other living areas. The jury team had a few situational suggestions for this design: "the implications for things like tent design or portable camping shelters—let alone children's play rooms—are fascinating to consider," says Manaugh. Ha and Yanagishita had another idea: "Cocoon reduces the idea of what it means to be in a space to the bare minimum. Definitely the new hammock for start up tech offices."

» Learn more about Cocoon


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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  31 Jul 2014  |  Comments (0)

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When you think about it, the basic forms of quintessential articles of furniture—I'm talking desks, chairs, couches, stools, work lamps and pendant fixtures—largely consist of variations on a theme. As such, furniture designers innovate through the details from new manufacturing methods and materials to integrating functionality that speaks to our mobile, tech-enhanced lifestyles. This much is apparent in seing the honorees for the Furniture & Lighting category of the 2014 Core77 Design Awards.
While the selections from Jury Captain Naihan Li and her Beijing-based jury team may look familiar at first glance, closer inspection reveals that each one is customized to fit a certain lifestyle-driven need.


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Professional Winner: Gesture, by Steelcase Design and Glen Oliver Loew

As more and more of us spend more and more time basking in the warm glow of a screen, so too do we spend more time in our office chairs. With these digital tendencies in mind, Glen Oliver Loew designed Gesture for Steelcase (with help from its internal design team). The jury appreciated the chair's origin as a research project: "This project began as a global study on human body gesture and resulted in a stylish chair that will not only carry you comfortably in a work environment, but support you in every move you make while seated. Furniture design can be as advanced as any new technology we use today and an advance in office chair design has the potential to benefit thousands as our lifestyles evolve. By providing a more dynamic support to the body, this chair attempts to encourage movement while we interact with the handheld digital devices we love."

» Learn more about Gesture


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Student Winner: SOAK Charging Side Table, by Youmin Vincent Kim

Recently graduated from the Youmin Vincent Kim's SOAK charging station redefines the humble side table as a 'platform' for mobile devices. Furthermore, the Art Center College of Design student cleverly managed to tuck the power supply for the induction charging surface into its very construction: "The leg emerging from the wall to accommodate the main power plug is an artistic solution to the inelegance of wired products. Our daily need to repeatedly charge our digital devices can now be achieved casually by leaving them on a side table—a thoughtful and functional object design that surprises you by the advanced technology embodied within a playful yet elegant form."

» Learn more about SOAK Charging Side Table


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Professional Runner Up: Lightwing, by Jean Marie Massaud

Lightwing brings a new level of interaction to the way we illuminate our spaces while remaining relatively inconspicuous. Designed by Jean Marie Massaud for Foscarini, the lamp features adjustable screens, allowing the user to cast a glow wherever it's most needed. The jury noted the artistic aesthetic of the lamp: "Minimalist and elegant, this is a delicate and fluid lighting design. The history of elegance can only be enhanced by new technology, which is the case here where a clever magnetic sphere provides fluid, multi-directional movement as the light transforms from an ambient light to a reading lamp. It utilizes a new LED lighting system and technically advanced industrial production to make a bold and artistic statement in its form and in the interactive nature of the motion the lamp achieves."

» Learn more about Lightwing


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Student Runner Up: Dynamik Standing Desk, by Brian Pughe and Conor Brown

Virginia Tech's Brian Pughe and Conor Brown have developed an interesting take on a contemporary trend with the Dynamik Standing Desk. Made from steel and wood, the desk has a sleek appeal for users of all stripes, but it's the the strap of felt that serves as a knee rest that wowed the jury: "Clever usage of something as economical as a belt makes this desk design more than a place to lay your books. It is a simple yet effective solution to rest in public space, allowing one to fully engage with others even if the interaction will last longer than your legs can hold out. This standing desk also gives new function to an existing furniture type with minimum alteration.

» Learn more about Dynamik Standing Desk


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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  30 Jul 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Ever more powerful portable devices increasingly enable our always on-the-go lifestyles, yet even the fastest microprocessor needs a power supply, and we find ourselves tethered to outlets in moments of repose, and (mis)managing the wires, cables and cords that serve as veritable lifelines for our power-hungry handhelds. It should come as no surprise that the backup battery industry is booming, but what about the way we reboot at home?

Instead of attempting to achieve invisibility through reduction, Youmin Vincent Kim has seen fit to hide a charger in plain sight. Jury captain Naihan Li and her team recognized the Korean designer's SOAK Charging Side Table as the winner of the Furniture & Lighting category of the 2014 Core77 Design Awards.

Like many of us, Kim was frustrated by ad hoc solutions. "When I see designers try to combine furniture with technological devices—like cords hanging from the center of a work conference table—it ceases to look like furniture to me, or at least it's not something you would want in your home," Kim says. "It's messy and unconstructed." The only thing that betrays SOAK's embedded functionality is its proximity to an outlet, which peeks out from a half-leg that appears to be melting into the wall.

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It's not just for show: the back leg conceals a power cord, which is connected to a wireless charging plate embedded in the tabletop. Although the plug itself fits neatly into the hollowed-out dummy leg, a short length of cord offers the flexibility to accommodate different outlet heights. Similarly, Kim is also considering international standards. "There are several types and sizes of electrical outlets depending on what country users live in. I have been working on making the plug universal so that it will work anywhere."

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  30 Jul 2014  |  Comments (0)

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There's something singularly rewarding—magical, even— about sketching an idea, taking stock of materials on hand, crunching numbers on backs of envelopes, and then actually making it into a real thing... which is why we're always excited to see the projects in the DIY category of the Core77 Design Awards. And while many of the honorees seen here can be reproduced, with a bit of time and effort, by any maker out there, Awards duly recognize the folks who came up with them in the first place. Moreover, these projects are fun—which, as well all know, is as one of the most important aspects of DIY culture.

Led by Ayah Bdeir of littleBits, the jury team selected eight projects, which they felt best manifested the vitality and enthusiasm of the DIY community, for top honors this year.


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Winner: NeoLucida, by Pablo Garcia and Golan Levin

Inspired by the 19th century Camera Lucida, NeoLucida is a drawing aid that helps artists reproduce subjects by tracing a superimposed image from a prism. The jury was most impressed with Pablo Garcia and Golan Levin's ability to update a historic tool into a modern and functional device: "There is something beautiful about art that allows other people to make art. It takes an old technology that is obsolete, revitalizes it and makes it open and accessible to people everywhere to make for themselves."

» Learn more about Neolucida


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Runner Up: Tri-Horse, by Brian Campbell

On a search for stability, woodworker Brian Campbell designed a three-point sawhorse design fro Fine Homebuilding Magazine that faired much better than the quadruped designs out there. Tri-Horse is made completely from plywood and serves a myriad of purposes—from miter saw and table saw stands to a general catch-all station for your portable workspace. The jury appreciated the way the design encourages DIY spirit: "The Tri-Horse takes a very common tool whose flaws we have come to accept and re-engineers it in a simple but effective way. Like the Neolucida, we like tools that empower people to make their own DIY objects."

» Learn more about Tri-Horse


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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  29 Jul 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Interaction design has increasingly been supplementing (if not outright supplanting) industrial design when it comes to many of the products that we use on a daily basis, and technology continues to promise new ways to interact with objects, both within and without ubiquitous touchscreens. The Internet of Things may not yet be evenly distributed, but the Interaction category of the Core77 Design Awards continues to celebrate not only what's new and next but also the experiments and breakthroughs of the future made real.

Even so, the content itself is often familiar—if not outright commonplace—which only underscores how new modes of interactions have the potential to reinvent age-old experiences such as socializing, storytelling and wayfinding. Led by Jury Captain Aaron Siegel of Fabrica, the jury selected these projects and products—over a dozen in all—for top honors in the Interaction category of the 2014 Core77 Design Awards.


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Professional Winner: Sadly By Your Side, by Angelo Semeraro and Davide Cairo

Turn your iPhone into a visual and musical remixing tool with Angelo Semeraro and Davide Cairo's Sadly By Your Side. Bring each song in the 8-track album to life by using the app in conjunction with the imagery in the accompanying booklet, or by 'scanning' the real world. By deeply integrating disparate media—an album, book and iOS app—the project easily stood out to the jury: "Sadly by Your Side captivated us visually and emotionally. It explored an interaction paradigm that was new to most people, and it bridged a number of disciplines and mediums while also rethinking how we experience music, causing the user to become a part of the composition process."

» Learn more about Sadly By Your Side


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Student Winner: inFORM: A Dynamic Shape Display, by Tangible Media Group

MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group turned heads with their Dynamic Shape Display, and for good reason. The device turns digital data into virtual objects that can be manipulated in real life, allowing users to play with things that aren't actually there. "The integration of telepresent characteristics helps bridge the virtual divide with the additional fidelity of experience through haptic feedback," says the jury. "While we would love to see this scaled, we thought that even this prototype demonstration was extremely compelling and the fact that it got us talking for a lengthy amount of time about its different applications in the world very much pointed to its worthiness."

» Learn more about inFORM: A Dynamic Shape Display


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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  28 Jul 2014  |  Comments (2)

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Although the perennial buzz around 3D printing has yet to materialize into a proper industrial revolution, the increasingly powerful technology has gained some traction in the medical world, where customizability and on-site availability trump the constraints of cost and scale. It may come as no surprise, then, that one of the 2014 Core77 Design Awards honorees that caught our eye was developed by a previous winner, whose work we'd covered as far back as 2010, before the the inaugural awards program.

This time around, Scott Summit took Professional Runner Up in the Social Impact category with the EKSO personal exoskeleton, a mecha-like medical device at the intersection of robotics, rehabilitation and digital fabrication. As a replacement for a wheelchair, the device has the potential to revolutionize mobility for paraplegic individuals.

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Summit shares credit with Gustavo Fricke, 3D Systems and Ekso Bionics, all of whom worked together to print parts that connect a person to their robot as naturally and respectively as possible. "This is an unusual design effort on every front," designer Scott Summit says. "We had challenges with the technical details, since these are massive files, and almost entirely organic, but very precise. It's also very tricky to scan a paralyzed person, and expect the data to be exactly as desired. We found that even the slightest detail could lead to dangerous bruising." All of that considered, the prototypes have been met with a great response. The test pilot loves it so much, she wants to use it all of the time. But like many of these things go, the team has to wait until the design is FDA certified to be worn daily.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  28 Jul 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Perennially the most popular—and competitive—category of the Core77 Design Awards, Consumer Products encompasses everything from health and wellness to comfort and convenience. If you didn't catch the announcement of the Consumer Products winners back in June (live from our first annual Core77 Conference, no less), here's a closer look at the honorees, along with comments from the jury team led by Johan Liden.

As always, this year's honorees represent a full range of forward-thinking and noteworthy products released in 2013, for which mass market appeal is as much a criteria as the incremental innovations behind these objects. In fact, each of these products represents an upgrade from the average, unremarkable things that you might use everyday to the rarefied canon of products that you actually enjoy using.


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Professional Winner: SOMA Water Filter and Carafe, by Moreless & Radius Product Development

It's a simple yet powerful premise: That a humble water carafe might serve as a centerpiece for a kitchen or dining room. Moreless and Radius Product Development rose to the challenge and developed the SOMA Water Filter and Carafe for that very purpose. Here's what the jury had to say: "SOMA is just as much about presentation as it is about purification. While other filtration pitchers may be intended to live on the dinner table, SOMA is the first one that belongs there... When you see it you ask yourself 'Why hasn't anyone done this before?', which we felt is at the heart of great design."

» Learn more about the SOMA Water Filter and Carafe


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Student Winner: Stack, by Mugi Yamamoto

It's easy to see why Mugi Yamamoto's compact inkjet printer earned the praise of designers, including the jury team. Stack sits atop a column of paper and works its way down. The jury appreciated the transparency behind the work: "We loved the deconstruction and reductive thinking of an otherwise clunky, dated device and it's ability to solve for some real world pain points—imagine always knowing if the printer has paper in it!"

» Learn more about Stack


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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  20 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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We'd like to give a big thank you to all of the jurors, entrants, honorees and viewers for helping make this one of the best Core77 Design Awards to date! To top off this exciting week of live announcements, we have an impressive jury team that hails from the pages (web and print) of Gizmodo, Metropolis, The New York Times and Fast Company, among many other publications. Follow along as Jury Captain Alissa Walker, Jade Chang and Margaret Wappler (joined in spirit by Carolina A. Miranda) walk us through their winners for the Writing & Commentary category live from Los Angeles, California:

Professional
Winner: Aileen Kwun - Arts and Letters
Runner-up: Eric Heiman - (Re)Brand USA
Notables:
» "What the pack?" Media Project - Tsaritsyno Reloaded
» Chappell Ellison - You'll Never Guess the Amazing Ways Online Design Writing and Criticism Has Changed

Student
Winner: Ian Besler - Super Models: Or Some Scale Models I'd like to Know
Runner-up: Nicola Mitchell - Open Source, Communication and Collaboration
Notable: Oscar Pipson - Transitional Spaces

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  20 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Day five of the Core77 Design Awards is quickly coming to a close. After a week full of impressive designs and jury members, we've only got one more category (Writing & Commentary) to follow-up with after we hear from the current category in the spotlight: Transportation. Join Cadillac's Christine Pak and Jeff Nield, RTT USA's Curtis Evey and Curb Industry's Alan Macey as they share this program's winners:

Professional
Winner: Basten Leijh - Sandwichbikes
Runner-up: Paul Wylde - New JetBlue Airbus A321 Cabin Interior Design
Notable: Alon Karpman - The "Hanzo" Dropthrough Wingtail

Student
Winner: Martin Skogholt Hansen / Mikael Johansen - The Future of Offshore Supply
Runners-up:
» Apurba Pawar - Link 500: Concept Railtrack Layer
» Maxime DEPECKER - La Bicyclette
Notables:
» Alexander Turesson - Rescue R-01
» Guillermo Callau / Federico Ferreyra / Mariano Filippini / Fermin Indavere SUDACA TEAM - SUDACA/Electric Vehicle

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  20 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Continuing our last day of Core77 Design Awards live announcements, we have the Educational Initiatives jury—as led by Charlie Cannon, Associate Professor of Industrial Design at RISD and Chief Design Officer at EPIC Decade—live from RISD in Providence, Rhode Island and ready to share their favorite work. Joining Cannon on the jury team are Damien Ewens, CEO at Achievery; Adrienne Gagnon, Founder and Executive Director at DownCity Design; and Mickey Ackerman, Chief Design Strategist at Business Innovation Factory. Tune in below:

Professional
Winner: Media Design Practices (MDP) Core Faculty - Media Design Practices/Lab+Field Curriculum Redesign
Runners-up:
» Design for America - Design for America Process Guide
» The Center for Urban Pedagogy - City Studies
Notables:
» Ilana Ben-Ari / Twenty One Toys - A Toy for Empathy
» Makeshift - Appropriate Technology
» Yestermorrow / UMass Semester in Sustainable Design/Build - Carton House
» Commonstudio - D3 Toolkits: Teen Empowerment Through Design
» Core Studies ncad - ncad Folio Brief
» Ritika Mathur - Little Treasures
» KBL Studio / Brandway - Einhorn 21st Century Studio

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  20 Jun 2014

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Welcome to the last day of the 2014 Core77 Design Awards live announcements! To bring us into the final stretch, we have Naihan Li, Founder of Naihan Li & Co and Ben Hughes, Founder of A4-Studios to share the honorees from the Furniture & Lighting category. They were joined on the jury team by Isabelle Pascal, Founder of Wuhao, and Wu Xuesong, President of Sinocrane Group China.

Professional
Winner: Steelcase Design / Glen Oliver Lowe - Gesture
Runner-up: Jean Marie Massuad - Lightwing
Notables:
» Martin Keen - Mobis Leaning Seat
» Keter kids development team - Multi Dine High Chair
» Karim Rashid - Newform Hook Desk
» Yves Behar / fuseproject - PUBLIC Office Landscape
» Matthias Pinkert - Lamp RIMA
» Patricio Ortiz / Planitia - Hexalampara

Student
Winner: Youmin Vincent Kim - SOAK Charging Side Table
Runner-up: Brian Pughe / Conor Brown - Dynamik Standing Desk
Notables:
» Andy Zhou - Plus Pendant
» Ming Kong - Foamy Wood No.3
» So Eun Choi - Flippo
» April Tapley - Lemonair Decor Headboard
» Karl Frederik Scholz - Buoy
» Sebastian Aumer - EGGO!
» Brett Mellor - The Morgan Felt Folding Stool

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  19 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Closing out the second-to-last day of Core77 Design Awards announcement is the Interiors & Exhibitions jury team with this year's line-up of honorees live from the Core77 Conference. Watch as Front Studio's Michi Yanagishita and Yen Ha, EFGH's Hayley Eber and Gizmodo/BLDGBLOG's Geoff Manuagh walk us through their decisions. (Local Project's Jake Barton was also on the judging team, but is not included in the live broadcast). Make sure to tune in tomorrow for the last day of announcements for this year's program!

Professional
Winner: Volume Inc. with Studio Terpeluk - Sustainability Treehouse
Runners-up:
» HouMinn Practice - Breaking the Mold
» Marc O Riain (CIT) / Neil Tobin (RKD) - Architecture Factory
Notables:
» C&G Partners - Against The Odds: American Jews & The Rescue of Refugees 1933-1941
» Carter LeAmon - Melbourne Now Design Wall
» INABA Inc. - Red Bull Music Academy
» Volume Inc. - Western Gallery
» Rockwell Group - Shinola
» IDEO - Edison: An interactive light installation for Joie de Vivre Hotels
» Tellart & Google Creative Lab - The Binoculars

Student
Winner: Chris Natt - Blastproof
Runner-up: Tanya Shukstelinsky - Cocoon

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  19 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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We're excited to kick off the fourth day of our Core77 Design Awards live announcements with two live announcements from our inaugural Core77 Conference! First up, we've got the Consumer Products jury—presented by Johan Liden and Brett Tom of Aruliden, joined by Josh Morenstein of Branch, Isabelle Olsson of Google X and Wyatt A. Cline of Newell-Rubbermaid in judging—ready to share their favorite work from this year's program:

Professional
Winner: Radius - SOMA Water Filtering and Carafe
Runner-up: IDEO - Brooks C17 Cambium Saddle
Notables:
» Box Clever - Clip Card Reader
» FiftyThree Design Team - Pencil by FiftyThree

Student
Winner: Mugi Yamamoto - Stack
Runner-up: Simon Fredriksson - Ventum
Notables:
» Alex Hubbell - Wire for Wire
» Hui-Wen Wang and Kasia Burzynska - Respire

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  18 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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This year's Visual Communication jury has worked on the staffs of numerous consumer publications—from InStyle and Creative Review to Vancouver Magazine and Azure—to which we say, what better group to introduce this year's program honorees? Listen in as Marian Bantjes (Jury Captain), Dr. Shelley Gruendler and Vancouver Magazine's Mark Mushet and Paul Roelofs report on the 2014 Core77 Design Awards winners from Vancouver, Canada:

Professional
Winner: Valentina D'Efilippo - The Infographic History of the World
Runners-up:
» Studio Matthews - Bezos Center for Innovation
» Hello Design - Herman Miller Collection
Notables:
» aruliden - AM, A Movement Against Screen Schmutz
» Gustavo Piqueira - Memória Militante Collection
» Gustavo Piqueira - Brazilian Clichés (Clichês Brasileiros)
» The Center for Urban Pedagogy and IntraCollaborative - Rent Regulation Rights
» Melcher Media and Headcase Design - S.
» Pentagram - New York City Beaches
» Nick Adam / Matthew Wizinsky - Archive13: Ritual Posters
» Elizabeth Ward - EXP CAL YYYY Calendar Poster
» SapientNitro - Hatch 53: Datastronomy

Student
Winner: Young JooTak - LAXART MUSEUM
Runner-up: 512stew - 512stew
Notables:
» Chloe Scheffe - Oded Ezer Lecture Posters
» Justin Bechard - Gauthier & Nolet Architects Identity
» Valentine Mayuran Emmanuel - 1daywaste
» Youngeun Sohn - Christopher's Room

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  18 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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We've seen an impressive list of honorees thus far in this year's Core77 Design Awards live announcements, and we have several more to come over the next couple of days. Here are the winners, runners up and notables in the Social Impact category, selected by jury captain Nille Juul-Sørensen of Danish Design Centre, and his jury, Tania Ellis and Naima Yasin (The Social Business Company), Anand Vengurlekar (Stoic) and Vinay Venkatraman Leapcraft). Tune in below as Juul-Sørensen shares the Social Impact honorees:

Professional
Winner: Sam Rulli / Xylem Essence of Life - Saajhi Stepping Pump
Runners-up:
» Gustavo Fricke / Scott Summit / 3D Systems / Ekso Bionics - 3D Printed Personal Ekso
» Anupam Pathak / John Redmond / Michael Allen - A Self Stabilizing Spoon for Hand Tremors

Student
Winner: Christian Bremer & Erik Ohlson - Walter—Alter the Wheelchair
Runners-up:
» Migle Padegimaite / Lina Trulsson / Darja Wendel / Emily Keller - Remind—Music for Memory
» Scott E Forsythe - Additio Prosthetic Tool System

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  18 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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To announce the winners of the Packaging category, we've got a team live from Stockholm, Sweden. Follow along with jury captain Isabelle Dahlborg Lidström (NINE AB) and her hand-picked jury members Fredrik Öst (SNASK) and Charlotte Von Der Lancken (Front)—fourth jury member Mårten Knutsson (Family Business) wasn't available for the live announcement—as they share their thoughts on this year's honorees:

Professional
Runners-up:
» Metaphase Design Group, Inc / Anheuser-Busch InBev / DCA - Budweiser Bowtie Can with Crown Tab
» Uneka - Google Chromebook 11
Notables:
» Uneka - Anki Drive
» Gabriel Collins - Folia
» Ziba Design - Modal Packaging Line for Best Buy
» Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc. - EVH | 35 Limited Edition Packaging

Student
Winner: Jeongdae Kim - Fortune Pill
Runners-up:
» Muli bazak - Spacklit, Smart Innovative Packaging Solution for Spackling Compound
» Lauren HIll - Battement Cosmetics
Notables:
» SanPak Ng - Exercise Ball Set
» Jean Bolliger Wilczek - Packaged Intangibles
» Lucy Plant - KNEAD
» Teo Kean Loong - Mindful Sustenance
» Ja Young Min - nuts.

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  17 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Live from Santa Monica, California, we're ready to bring you the honorees from this year's Interaction category. Aaron Siegel, Head of Interaction and Online Experience at Fabrica, led this year's jury team in search of the most interactive designs in this year's haul. See what Siegel—along with Electroland Co-Founder Damon Seeley, Directed Play Founder and Visual Strategist at NASA JPL Dan Goods and Founder of City Innovation Group Christine Outram—had to say about this year's entries:

Professional
Winner: Angelo Semeraro / Davide Cairo - Sadly By Your Side
Runners-up:
» Pentagram / MIT Senseable Lab - Makr Shakr
» Second Story - 100 Years of Design
Notables:
» Tellart & Google Creative Lab - The Binoculars
» Registration & Ticketing Team - The Eventbrite Reserved Seating, Seat Designer
» SonoSite Experience Design Team - SonoSite X-Porte

Student
Winner: Tangible Media Group - inFORM: A Dynamic Shape Display
Runners-up:
» Megan Chiou, Alfredo Sandes, and Kunal Chawla - Tink
» Kathryn McElroy / Joseph Weissgold - Loop: Directional Haptic Feedback Accessory
Notables:
» Joakim Bergbom / Taís Mauk / Júlia Nacsa / Yedan Qian - Angl°
» Sylvain Joly / Emilie Tappolet - IDNA: Spatial Storytelling
» Miha Feus - The Haptic Drive
» Peter Buczkowski - Mogli

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  17 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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The Speculative Category of the Core77 Design Awards always includes several gems among the honorees, and this year was no exception. Tune in as Oron Catts of SymbioticA shares the winners, which he selected with the help of his jury team: Zack Denfeld of the Center for Genomic Gastronomy & CoClimate, Dr. Laura Beloff of the IT University in Copenhagen and Robert Foster of F!nk & Co.:

Professional
Runners-up:
» Ai Hasegawa - I Wanna Deliver a Dolphin
» Studio PSK - Parasitic Products
» Marcelo Coelho / Skylar Tibbits - Hyperform
Notables:
» Priestmangoode - World View
» Artefact - Dialog
» Dejan Orlac - Modular Recycling
» Dave Hakkens - Phonebloks
» Robert Meurer - Melihat
» frog - NYC BEACON

Student
Winner: Jacob Brancasi / Betsy Kalven - WHEREABOUTS
Runners-up:
» Faustine Lavorel - Svál'bard
» John Ryan - Declarations of Interdependence
Notables:
» CoSpec - Meat Up
» Western Washington University Sr ID - Communication, Assisting and Advancing Listening
» Jurrian Tjeenk Willink - Embodying Empathic Expressiveness
» Simon Crane / Julian Goulding - Synthetic Anatomy
» Public Design Workshop - Drones for Foraging
» blond & bieber / Essi Johanna Glomb & Rasa Weber - Algaemy, Crafting Our Future Food
» Dionysia Mylonaki - Voice Booth
» Shu Yang Lin / Priyanka Kodikal - Griphint
» Austin Houldsworth - Walden Note-Money

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  17 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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From co-founding cycling magazines and participating in performance arts to ladder-climbing interns and environmental chemistry educations, our Soft Goods jury comes from all edges of the work world. For today, they're coming together to share their favorite designs from this year's program. Listen in as Carl Moriarty—Design Director for Apparel at Arc'teryx Equipment—and Industrial Designer Mike Wilson step us through the jury's favorite designs:

Professional
Winner: Ziba Design - SAM Medical Junctional Tourniquet
Runner-up: Skyline Exhibits - Skyline Windscape
Notables:
» Arctic Zone - Arctic Zone Self Inflating Cooler
» Melinda Young - Tool Lodge Drawer Organizer

Student
Winner: Stephanie Knödler - eQu, Therapeutic Riding Saddle for Disabled Children Focused on Children with Cerebral Palsy
Runner-up: Increment - O-rings
Notables:
» Joakim Bergbom / Taís Mauk / Júlia Nacsa / Yedan Qian - Angl°
» Lou Moria - Jacket for the Urban Gatherer

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  17 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Welcome to Day Two of the Core77 Design Awards live announcements! Yesterday, we were introduced to the winners from the Food Design, Strategy & Research, Equipment and DIY categories. We're ready to share the honorees from the Service category, as lead by Tennyson Pinheiro, Designer, Founder and CEO of Livework; João Batista Ferreira, Head of Institutional Relations at EISE - The School for Service Innovation, Brazil; Mauricio Manhães, Design Researcher at Livework Brazil; and Mario Fioretti, Industrial Design and Innovation Director at Whirlpool Latin America. See which designs they felt served best:

Professional
Winner: M&M - The Damda
Runners-up:
» PillPack - PillPack, Pharmacy Simplified
» CIID Consulting - Care Maps: Transforming Diabetes Care with Peer-to-Peer Support
Notables:
» Continuum - Advancing Global Financial Inclusion
» Scott Shim - Your Pizza, Your Way
» Smart Blocks - Smart Blocks

Student
Winner: Bahareh Shahriari - Kandu
Runner-up: Andreas Schuster - The Library Compass, A Strategy for Public Libraries in Times of Digitalization
Notables:
» Team Catalyst - Catalyst
» Diane Seaver / Bingjie Qiu - NOMADIQ
» Team Avocado - The Merchant & Muse

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  16 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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We've got a solid team of jurors to wrap up the first day of announcements with the winning projects from the DIY category. See what the jurors—Captina Ayah Bdeir of littleBits, Limor "Ladyada" Fruit of Adafruit, Duann Scott of Shapeways and Marco Perry of Pensa—had to say about this year's entries:

Professional
Winner: Pablo Garcia & Golan Levin - NeoLucida
Runner-up: Brian Campbell - Tri-Horse
Notables:
» Lutz Hornischer - Cafe Latte Stamp
» Henry Hargreaves / Caitlin Levin - Food Maps
» Sukanya Pasi - Share a Seed
» Don Arp, Jr., MA - SherpaLift
» Marcello Pirovano & Patrizia Bolzan - Stampomatica
» Digital habit(s) - Open Mirror

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  16 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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The Equipment announcements are coming to you live from Portland, Oregon, USA. Jury Captain Sohrab Vossoughi (founder of Ziba) worked with the University of Oregon's Product Design Program Director & Associate Professor, Kiersten Muenchinger; Nike's Digital Sport Director of Design, Jamian Cobbett; and SoMA's Founder and President, Stevan Wittenbrock. Check out the winners:

Professional
Winner: Pensar + Illumagear - Illumagear Halo
Runners-up:
» Motorola Solutions Innovation & Design - DS4800 Series Bar Code Scanner
» Pensa - DIWire
Notables:
» Liquid Agency - Revelar Product Design
» 3D Systems - Bespoke Division - Bespoke Bracing

Student
Winner: Philip Nordmand Andersen - AIRGO
Runners-up:
» Alastair Warren / Dawid Dawod - NeoNook Neonatal Infant Care
» Ilteris Ilbasan - Gerridae: Ground Sensitive Harvester
Notables:
» Øystein Helle Husby / Per-Johan Sandlund / Natalia Tunheim - WARM: A Novel Non-Invasive Pre-Hospital Hypothermia Treatment Device
» Gschwandtl & Knutson - MARS 2025 ESSENTIALS
» Mariko Higaki Iwai - HeartRead
» Anton Hoffman - Moment Triage System
» Maxime Dubreucq / Robert Provó Kluit - Trompe: A Companion Elephant That Helps Premature Baby Breathe
» Dupire Diane / Coline Prevost / Léo Marzolf - Companion

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  16 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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We've got a solid line-up of winners to announce from the Strategy & Research category. Jury Captain Larry Keeley (President and Co-Founder of Doblin, Inc.) and Tomoko Ichikawa of the IIT Institute of Design are ready to share the honorees from this year's program. Also on the jury team were Jeff Semenchuk of Hyatt, Kim Erwin of the IIT Institute of Design and Todd McCullough of McCullough Partners, LLC. Tune in to the broadcast from Chicago, Illinois below:

Professional
Winner: POSSIBLE Los Angeles - Pearson Common Core System of Courses
Runners-up:
» Aki Ishida and Lynnette Widder - Making the Giraffe Path
» Yves Behar & fuseproject - Physical Assets for Adolescent Girls
Notables:
» Stryker Medical & Twisthink - Stryker Hospital Support Surfaces Brand Strategy
» Fi Scott / Make Works - Make Works Tour
» SAP | Design and Co-Innovation Center - Patient Data Explorer
» RKS - Hamilton Medical, Portable Ventilator Research

Student
Winner: Sean Jalleh - Redesigning the Air Ambulance
Runners-up:
» Stephanie Bhim - VisPo - Visual Poetry
» Jeongdae Kim - MLKL
Notables:
» Andreas Schuster - The Library Compass - A Strategy for Public Libraries in Times of Digitalization
» Darren Gene Peterson / Hsin-Cheng Lin / Shiyi Li - Tinker.it - a New Platform for Self-Tracking "Experimenters"
» Chris Natt - Blastproof - Visual Mapping and Prototyping Tools (simulation) for Mine Action Research

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  16 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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We're up bright and early ready to kick off a week of live Core77 Design Awards announcements from around the world. To start us off, we've got self-styled Eating Designer Marije Vogelzang leading her jury from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Joining her are Food-trend Analyst, Food Blogger and Food Columnist Marjan Ippel; Food Rhapsody's Creative Producer and Food Concept Creator Valerie Kuster; and Zestz's Owner and Editor in Chief Ronald De Nijs to announce the winners of this year's Food Design category.

Professional
Notables:
» Omer Polak / Michal Evyatar - Blow Dough
» IDEO - San Francisco Unified School District: A Cafeteria Designed for Me
» Roel Vandebeek - Facing Food

Student
Winner: Katharina Unger - FARM 432: Insect Breeding
Runner-up: The Furious Fika - Food Radiation Scanner
Notables:
» Nikko Van Stolk - Bloom
» Julia Plevin and Lucy Knops - Critter Bitters
» Jeongdae Kim - minuspoon & minusugar
» Inna Alesina - Test Kitchen For Change
» Rahul Agarwal - Polygons Measuring Spoon
» Dan Olken - In The End Nothing: An Edible Menorah
» Maia Rowan - KIDS + FOOD

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Posted by Core77 Design Awards  |  13 Jun 2014  |  Comments (0)

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Earlier this week, we released the complete schedule of live announcements for this year's Core77 Design Awards. It's been a long time coming, but considering the breadth and depth of the entries this year, we wanted to ensure that the jury teams have had enough time to review each and every last submission. Now that each of the 17 teams is ready to share its selections and the announcement schedule is nailed down, we want to make sure that you tune in to the broadcasts next week, when they announce the winners!

No matter where you live, there are going to be some early announcement times. Don't let that scare you off—while catching the live winner announcements should be a no-brainer, we came up with five additional reasons why you've gotta watch:

  • You'll be the first to know. It's like the Oscars (kind of). Hear about the ground-breaking projects our juries chose as the best of the best before anyone else.
  • We've got a real set made by real professionals. We're stepping it up a notch this year. You'll be guided through the various categories and live winner announcements from our esteemed jurors from behind a thoughtfully curated desk.
  • Because it's way more exciting to set your alarm for an award than work. Enough said. With an opportunity to drink your coffee in your pajamas and possibly hear someone from Sweden accolade your work, how could you not?
  • You might be a winner. With over 17 categories, there's a good chance you might hear your name in the corral of honorees if you submitted your work. There's nothing like the sweet sound of design success to get your day (or night... or afternoon) off to the right start.
  • You can see people live from 15 different cities all over the world. Because haven't we all wondered how the other hemisphere lives?

In case you missed it in our first reminder, here's the full schedule of next week's live announcements:

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