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ANDREU WORLD 20TH INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONTEST

April 23, 2020 - November 26, 2021
Valencia, Spain
The Andreu World International Design Contest has been held annually since 2001, which surely makes it one of the oldest in the world, and is unique in its specialty, the design of seats and tables. The figures accumulated in the editions that have been made until today are spectacular, with tens of thousands of participants from more than a hundred countries.  To compete, participants must present a sustainable seat and/or table design that meets all the specifications that Andreu World presents in the product briefing, solving its technical and formal problems in the terms indicated for its production in series. Website

WDO Member: Andreu World
Category: Competition

“HEART OF CYBERPUNK” 360° VR TOUR

October 26, 2020 - August 30, 2023
Hong Kong, China
#ddHK had worked with 10 local fashion and accessories designer units and many other creatives to use materials sourced in Sham Shui Po to create “Heart of Cyberpunk – Immersive Fashion Experience”. Inspired by the history of garment and electronic retail industry in the district, the exhibition pulled together fashion and multidisciplinary designs and arts to put on stage a genre-defying immersive fashion experience in 2020, the Year of Cyberpunk. Riding on cyberpunk culture which is inspired by the streetscape of Hong Kong, in particular Sham Shui Po, the exhibition created an original Sci-fi adventure story that envisaged the mystery of future human sustainable development to link up all elements. The main base of “Heart of Cyberpunk” and Cyborg Transformation Factory has now gone virtual and are just one click away, don’t miss it!  Website WDO Member: HKDC
Category: Design week, Exhibition, Festival

LONDON INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COMPETITION

February 1 - December 15
London, United Kingdom
Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognizing and rewarding the world’s most fresh and progressive creative talents. Our artists and designers are connected not by conventions, but by qualities. They work across a diverse range of formats, genres and industries, creating stunning and essential works of art in their respective fields. We’re not looking for anything done by-the-book. We’re looking for work that is as visual as it is vital. Website
Category: Awards

SIT FURNITURE DESIGN AWARD

March 31, 2021 - January 1, 2022
SIT Furniture Design Award ™ was created as a way to celebrate and share the remarkable work of furniture designers and those who use furniture in their projects. Creativity, innovative vision, and accessibility in the furniture design community deserve to be applauded and shared widely, across the world. Website
Category: Awards

2021 TAIPEI INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD (TIDA)

April 27 - November 1
Taiwan
Over the years, Taipei City Government has been devoted to shaping Taipei into a city with design visions and has been continuously conveying to those with a passion for design and creativeness the urban branding of “Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.” Taipei City Government extends its invitation to designers from all over the world to join in and vie for the highest honor. The total prize money is up to NT 3.8 million, including NT 600K for the grand prize -Taipei City Mayor Award. There will also select Golden/Silver/Bronze prizes with prize money NT 500K/200K/150K for each category. Website
Category: Awards

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS

May 31 - November 15
The International Design Awards (IDA) exists to recognize, celebrate and promote exceptional design visionaries and discover emerging talent in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design worldwide. The Farmani Group founded the IDA as the design sibling of the Annual Lucie Awards for Photography. Website
Category: Awards

EXPODISEÑO DIGITAL / UNIVERSIDAD ANÁHUAC MÉXICO

June 10 - December 31
Mexico City, Mexico
Find out ExpoDiseño Digital of Universidad Anáhuac México, an exhibition that exposes the best projects presented by students of its four programs: Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Multimedia Design and Fashion Design.

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WDO Member: Universidad Anáhuac México
Category: Exhibition

C-IDEA DESIGN AWARD 2021

August 19, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Melbourne, Australia
The C-IDEA Design Award is the worlds’ annual juried design competition. It aims to recognize and promote visionary talents in a wide array of categories ranging from communication design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design, and new media. A yearbook and exhibition of the nominated designs are also presented as part of the event. Website
Category: Call for proposals

2021 HUMAN CITY DESIGN AWARD – CALL FOR ENTRIES

September 1 - October 31
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
In 2018, Seoul City declared itself the “Human City Design Seoul.” The Human City Design Seoul Declaration pursues the common goal of a sustainable urban ecosystem aiming for a harmonious relationship between people and the environment. The Seoul Metropolitan Government launched the international Human City Design Award in 2019 to celebrate designers or groups that use creative design to address complex urban environment problems and therefore contribute to building a more harmonious and sustainable relationship between people and people, people and society, people and the environment, and people and nature.

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WDO Member: Seoul Design Foundation
Category: Awards, Call for proposals

GREEN PRODUCT AWARD

September 1 - November 1
Munich, Germany
Since 2013, the Green Product Award has been honouring products and services already launched onthe market that stand out in the areas of sustainability, innovation and design - the award is aimed at 'sustainable market changers' from start-ups to established companies. The submission deadline is 01 November, 2021.

Website
Category: Call for proposals

24TH INTERNATIONAL BICYCLE DESIGN COMPETITION (IBDC)

September 1 - November 30
The 24th International Bicycle Design Competition (IBDC) is now open for submissions. This year, the theme of the competition is 'Intelligence, Sustainability, and Living from Heart.' With these three values, IBDC challenges entrants to create bicycles with intelligent technology, sustainable ideas, and sensible designs to provide people another option or style of transportation and living.

Website
Category: Call for proposals

VALENCIAN DESIGN (2009-2019) PRODUCTS FOR A GLOBAL WORLD

September 18, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Valencia, Spain
This exhibition proposes a route through Valencian design product from 2009 to date, focusing on a careful selection of some 170 pieces that analyse the complexity and the experimental and innovative value of this field of design. The fact that the exhibition is held at the IVAM Alcoi pays a tribute to this city which was one of the focal points of the industrial revolution in Spain at the end of the 19th century, and to the inland regions of Alicante where a great tradition of productive industries continues to thrive. In this respect, the exhibition is oriented towards product design in its widest sense, ranging from objects that configure spaces on an individual level to those that enable us to spend time in public places, through the objects that enable us to meet, work or wait away from home.

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Category: Exhibition, World Design Capital

HERE WE ARE! WOMEN IN DESIGN 1900 – TODAY

September 23, 2021 - March 6, 2022
Munich, Germany
Be it in furniture design, fashion design, industrial design, or interior design, women have contributed crucially to the development of modern design, both creatively and commercially. The exhibition »Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today« explores the role of designers from the past 120 years and tells a new, many-voiced story of design against the background of the struggle for equal rights and recognition. Around eighty women in design are showcased in the exhibition, including protagonists of modernism like Eileen Gray, Charlotte Perriand, Clara Porset, and Jeanne Toussaint, business leaders like Florence Knoll and Armi Ratia, but also lesser-known figures like the social reformer Jane Addams. Contemporary positions and future outlooks are represented by such designers as Matali Crasset, Patricia Urquiola, Julia Lohmann, and the Matri-Archi(tecture) collective.

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Category: Exhibition

CORONA-CRISIS AND CULTURE: PROPOSALS BY VALENCIAN CREATORS

September 29 - December 29
Valencia, Spain
‘Coronacrisis and culture: Proposals by Valencian creators’ is an exhibition project organised and produced by the Vice-rectorate of Culture and Sport of the University of Valencia, with the cooperation of the Directorate General for Heritage and Culture of the Valencian Government and the Department of Culture of the Local Authority of Valencia and it is curated by the Valencian designer Marisa Gallén, winner of a National Design Award in 2019.

Website
Category: Exhibition, World Design Capital

EXPO DUBAI 2020

October 1, 2021 - March 1, 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Expo 2020 Dubai will host the world for 173 days, each one brimming with new experiences. It’ll be a time to create, collaborate and innovate. And it’s going to be fun. We’re talking eye-catching, mind-bending, taste bud-tickling, grin-inducing, good-weird, did-that-really-just-happen fun. Come along, or spend a lifetime telling less interesting stories. Website
Category: Exhibition

DESIGN WEEK MEXICO 2021

October 6 - October 31
Mexico City, Mexico
The thirteenth edition of Design Week Mexico (DWM), under the slogan: Design is everything, will take place from October 6 to 31 of the current year, with the activities of our traditional program and with digital initiatives that we adopt in 2020. Continuing the biannual invitation, this edition retakes as Country and State guests of honor, the United States of America and the State of Oaxaca de Juárez, having programming and initiatives since 2020 such as the scholarship program of the US Embassy in Mexico, who awarded eight scholarships to young designers in the Inédito and Vision y Tradicion 2020 programs, which supported the creation of pieces in these categories and this year will again award participants of the 2021 edition.

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Category: Design week

The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022

October 11, 2021 - February 11, 2022
The Red Dot Award: Product Design is entering a new competition year. From 11 October 2021 to 11 February 2022, designers, design offices and manufacturers can once again enter their products and have an international jury assess their design quality. Entries can be made in one or several of the roughly 50 categories ranging from furniture and kitchen appliances to toys, consumer electronics, medical technology, robots and vehicles.

Website
Category: Competition

SHUNDE D-DAY DESIGN COMPETITION 2021

October 14 - December 31
Shunde, China
This year's competition features "Smart Design, Links the Future". Apart from the major competition, we've also introduced an incubation platform into our design competition, along with the two enterprise-designated groups. Two main feature events, "Design Achievements Entrepreneurial Investment Conference" and "Launch Event for Original Designs" will be held with the competition to help promote design products and attract investment. Abundant prizes totalled up to 530,000 RMB, IP authorization and cooperation as well as talent matching activities will be offered. We welcome global participants to join the competition. Please note that entries submission deadline is December 31. The award ceremony is scheduled for February 2022 (the exact date to be confirmed), which is also the end of the whole competition.

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WDO Member: Industrial Society of Shunde (IDSS)
Category: Competition

DUTCH DESIGN WEEK

October 16 - October 24
Eindhoven, Netherlands
With the overarching theme of Dutch Design Week 2021 (DDW21), The Greater Number, DDW is first and foremost calling for less. Where less is not the best solution to more, but better. In 4 subthemes, we explore different perspectives to this quest, and invite the design field to reflect on this during DDW21. Website
Category: Design week

BIENNALE INTERIEUR

October 21 - October 25
Kortrijk, Belgium
Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, its impact on the international design world and the fair and events sector, and the challenging organisation of major events, the Biennale Interieur has decided to postpone its 2020 edition until the autumn of 2021.

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Category: Bienale
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