It's nearly here! On January 19th the ribbon will be cut and the 2016 Core77 Design Awards will officially open for entries. A celebration of innovative, disruptive, and mindful design across all areas of enterprise, the Core77 Design Awards are an excellent platform for both upcoming and established designers to showcase their most inspired work.
With one week remaining until the launch of our sixth season, get your design gears in motion by taking a look at a few of the honored projects that caught the attention of both Core77, and the juries, in 2015.
Mosskin - 2015 Social Impact Student Notable
A vehicle of recovery for a marginalized community, Mosskin effectively blends elements of the pharmaceutical industry with fashion-forward thinking to create a soothing textile for female burn victims that is both functionally and aesthetically compelling. The Social Impact jury was equally impressed, commenting that Mosskin is: "an ingenious way to promote healing, inside and out."
EVO Urban Utility Bike
EVO Urban Utility Bike - 2015 Transportation Professional Runner Up
Combining the functionality of a city bike with the tenacity of its mountain counterpart, EVO offers an elegant solution for the diverse biking needs that come with living in an urban environment. EVO is designed with attachable and removable accessories to allow for the temporary customization necessary for an ever-changing lifestyle. The Transportation jury raved that "(EVO) really could be the bike for just about anyone in an urban environment."
Festivine Wine - 2015 Packaging Student Winner
Festivine Wine cleverly succeeds in answering a question no one had thought to ask before- can wine bottles be interactive? By developing a relationship between people and product, Festivine Wine adds a uniquely fun element to an already enjoyable experience. The Packaging jury also loved it, calling Festivine Wine: "Delightful, easy, light. A beautiful product."
Society of Grownups
Society of Grownups - 2015 Service Design Professional Runner Up and 2015 Strategy & Research Professional Winner
Society of Grownups approaches the unpleasant topic of transitioning into adulthood with creativity and pragmatism. Addressing an unheralded, but very real, cultural problem, Society of Grownups aims to make the daunting process of leaving youth behind considerably more graceful. The Service Design jury particularly praised the fact that: "Every touch point was considered and designed with the stakeholders in mind."
To see every honored project from the 2015 Core77 Design Awards, and find your own inspiration for this coming season, check out the 2015 Winner's Page.