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“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

SCID 30TH ANNIVERSARY

January 1 - December 31
Taiwan
Department of industrial design was established in 1992 due to trends and demands of the industry. Master programme and on-job training programme of the graduate institute were established respectively in 1998 and 1999. The goals for the under-graduate program are “Professionalism, Internationalization, and Industrialization,” whereas “the combination of theories and practices and the interdisciplinary studies across all fields” are set for the graduate programs. In September, 2009, Business Week Magazine reviewed the curricula of SCID as one of the Top 30 World’s Best Design Programmes. The year of 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of Department of Industrial Design, Shih Chien University in Taipei, Taiwan.
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WDO Member: Compal
Category: Other

ASIA PACIFIC DESIGN AWARDS FOR ELITE

January 1 - August 1
Shanghai, China
APDC AWARDS is an international desiqn event sponsoredand hostedbyAPDC Asia Pacific Desiqn Center:The desiqn works ofall previous contests are created by outstanding design insti tutes and desiqners, which come from in Mainland China, Hong Kong,Taiwan,MalaysiaSingapore,Indonesia,Dubai,Italy France, Netherlands,Denmark,Canada and other countries and regions. "Celebrating Creativity" is the slogan of APDC Awards since 2011.

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WDO Member: Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC)
Category: Awards

LOOP DESIGN AWARDS 2022

March 1 - July 31
Porto, Portugal
The LOOP Design Awards is an annual award and our mission is to become one of the most prestigious and recognised Design awards, in the fields of Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, Product, Architectural Photography and Architecture Video. For our third edition, we already have confirmed an incredible jury panel, with more than 35 internationally renowned professionals. LOOP Design Awards 2022 is now open for entries until 31st of July 2022.

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WDO Member: LOOP Design Awards
Category: Awards, Call for proposals

LIT LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS 2022

March 2 - October 22
Zurich, Switzerland
The 2022 LIT Lighting Design Awards is now accepting entries into its two major categories, Lighting Product Design and Lighting Design. It welcomes submissions from professional, emerging designers and students until the 22nd of October 2022.

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WDO Member: Three C Group GmbH
Category: Awards

THE SPIRAL – CIRCULAR DESIGN EXHIBITION

March 15 - July 3
Taiwan
As the world gradually faces a survival crisis amidst the recent extreme weather events and climate change, issues of sustainability have also garnered growing attention, as the public that has experienced the impacts is now being introduced to circular economy; people not only respond to the idea, but have also been involved in industry supply chain in an attempt to bring changes to planet Earth and the future environment we live in. In 2018, Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI) launched an exhibition under the theme of “Are You in the Loop?” and linked with consumers, designers, and manufacturers to present an opportunity for the public to transition from basic concepts of environmental protection to circular economy and circular design; in 2020, “Disaster or Design” focused on the Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity has exhausted nature's resources and services in a given year, and discussed how to ensure balance between resources and consumption under the thinking of circular design.

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WDO Member: TDRI
Category: Exhibition

FIT SPORT DESIGN AWARDS

March 23 - December 18
Zurich, Switzerland
CALL FOR ENTRIES: FIT Sport Design Awards 2022 recognize the industry’s most innovative sports equipment and apparel from around the world. The program is open to professional designers, sports companies, students, and emerging talents.

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WDO Member: Three C Group GmbH
Category: Call for proposals

DFA DESIGN FOR ASIA AWARDS 2022 – CALL FOR ENTRY

April 1 - June 30
Hong Kong, China
DFA Design for Asia Awards 2022 is open for global submission! Online submissions of design projects that embrace Asian perspectives to enhance the quality of life for people are welcome from any of these six design disciplines: Communication Design, Fashion & Accessory Design, Product & Industrial Design, Spatial Design, Digital & Motion Design and Service & Experience Design. Submit your entry by 15 May 2022 (HKT) to enjoy a 50% off the entry fee!

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WDO Member: Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC)
Category: Call for proposals

12TH BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DESIGN SAINT-ÉTIENNE

April 6 - July 31
Saint-Etienne, France
The theme of the 12th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne is "Bifurcations". In March 2020, France branched off in record time. The course of our lives has changed, radically. The lockdown experience, lived simultaneously all over the world, is overwhelming. As a result of this event, thinking about the bifurcations becomes an issue that mobilizes the entire profession of designers and its allies to open a cultural debate that cannot be ignored at the heart of our techno-industrial society.

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Category: Bienale

DESIGN INTELLIGENCE AWARD 2022

April 9 - July 8
Design Intelligence Award (DIA) is an international academic award in industrial design established in China in 2015. It is a platform for evaluation, promotion and communication of design, an accelerator bringing innovation to the industry and the future. The theme of the 2022 DIA is "Design Collaboration", which means breaking down barriers and building new and harmonious cross-domain and cross-species relationships between human and technology, between human and other creatures, between human and education, between human and medical care, etc.

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WDO Member: Design Intelligence Award (DIA)
Category: Awards, Call for proposals

TAIPEI DESIGN AWARD 2022

April 15 - July 15
Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Design Award 2022 is calling for entries starting today until July 15th with the total prize money of NT$ 3.8 million including NT 600 thousand for the grand prize – Taipei City Mayor Award. *Entries Category: 1.Industrial Design 2.Visual Communication Design 3.Public Space Design *Free registration fee! Sincerely invite all designers to participate. Take Taipei as an international stage to shine to the world.

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WDO Member: China Productivity Center
Category: Awards, Call for proposals

THE FIFTH CHINESE DESIGN AWARD

April 16 - August 18
Hangzhou, China + Google Map
On April 16, 2022, the fifth Chinese Design Award (referred to as "CDA") was officially launched to collect design works related to the three categories of "intelligent manufacturing", "cultural creativity" and "Rural Revitalization". This competition has set up product groups and concept groups. Design institutions at home and abroad, teachers and students of colleges and universities, commercial organizations and individual original designs can sign up for the competition.

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WDO Member: China Industrial Design Intellectual Property Transaction Platform
Category: Awards, Competition

FRESH IN, SMART AIR AT HOME” SMART HOME ROBOT DESIGN COMPETITION

May 1 - September 30
Shunde, China
Fresh IN-Smart Home Robot” is an important concept of TCL air conditioning for intelligent indoor air management targeted at its customers. This year, TCL’s Smart Home Robot Design Competition (hosted by TCL Air Conditioning Division of TCL Industrial Holdings Co., Ltd.) features "Fresh IN, Smart Air at Home" and recruits creative solutions with innovative thinking in new technologies, materials, experiences and looks from all over the world to meet the needs of new life scenarios. The entries are required to be ultimately creative that have not been industrialized before the competition, in the form of drawings, videos, hand models (returned after the competition) etc. Apart from an incubation platform which will introduce resources from the industrial chain and supply chain provided by TCL Group, R&D advisors and industry leaders will also be invited to provide project guidance for participants, e.g. how to better commercialize projects, thus injecting vitality into the business of air management. Abundant prizes totalled up to 130,000 RMB. We welcome global participants to join the competition. Please note that entries submission deadline is Sep 30th.

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WDO Member: Industrial Design Society of Shunde (IDSS)
Category: Call for proposals, Competition

OUR TIME ON EARTH

May 5 - August 29
London, United Kingdom
Our Time on Earth looks to transform the conversation on climate emergency. Harnessing the power of global creativity, it presents radical visions and possibilities for the future of all species.

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Category: Exhibition

HUAFON-2022 MATERIAL APPLICATION INNOVATION DESIGN AWARD

May 13 - July 25
Hosted jointly by Huafon Group and the international competition platform, Young Bird Plan, the competition includes three categories: Footwear, Apparel and Comprehensive. With the theme of “New Materials New Life”, the design can be created in combination with Huafon Group’s materials and presents Huafon’s culture, value and the characteristics of products. The talented designers are encouraged to combine the deep understanding of material and process with the design and to submit unique and original design works. This competition aims at calling for the participation of talented designers and passionate amateurs domestically and worldwide. With the goal of collecting innovative ideas of young designers as well as forward thinking and diversified design works of products application, the competition aims at encouraging the research and development and extending a wider field for innovative materials application through the design. It also showcases Huafon Group’s brand concept, DNA and the characteristics of products.

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Category: Awards

SIT FURNITURE DESIGN AWARD 2022

May 23, 2022 - February 28, 2023
Zurich, Switzerland
The 2022 SIT Furniture Design Award is now accepting entries into its two major categories, Furniture Design and Interior Design. It welcomes submissions from professional, emerging designers and students until the 28th of February 2023, the program promises to attract entries from some of the most forward creative furniture firms, manufacturers, distributors and independent designers from all around the world!

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WDO Member: 3C Awards
Category: Awards

27TH BIENNIAL OF DESIGN: BIO27 SUPER VERNACULARS

May 26 - September 29
Ljubljana, Slovenia
The 27th edition of BIO Ljubljana (BIO27), the oldest and one of the leading design biennials in the world, under the curatorship of Jane Withers, brings together forward-thinking and environmentally conscious designers, architects, and researchers from around the globe. Super Vernaculars reveals how designers and architects are taking note of vernacular traditions and value systems largely ignored in the modern era to create imaginative responses to contemporary sustainability challenges.

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Category: Biennial

WORLD INDUSTRIAL DESIGN DAY 2022

June 28 - June 29
Over the course of 24 hours from 28-29 June, we are looking to capture diverse leadership topics and experiences from around the world that showcase not only those at the top providing direction, but all leaders using design to shape other sectors. From education and mentorship to sustainability and policy, we're looking for individuals with subject matter experience related to leadership in design to lead 30-minute sessions.

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Category: Conference, WDO event, World Industrial Design Day

DESIGN IN THE AGE OF TRANSITIONS

June 29
Paris, France
COVID, climate change, wars, gender struggles and new technology acceleration: recent events question the societal choices we have made in the past years. As we realize that change is the only constant in our personal and professional lives, we recognize that business as usual cannot be the answer. To change direction, we need a different perspective, a different type of leadership. In the Age of Transitions, comes Design Leadership. Design is an alternative route to regenerate business, technology, and ultimately our lives. We need to design for impact, to transform our behaviors, usher in new ways of working and collaborating… Designers by nature thrive in times of transitions, focused as they are on improving existing situations and envisioning a better world, as well as their ability to remain creative despite the turmoil. Meet experienced design leaders making a difference in industry and academia, as well as the game-changers from the World Design Organization and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

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WDO Member: Dassault Systèmes
Category: Conference, World Industrial Design Day

SUSTAINABLE: DIGITAL · DIVERSE · SECURE

July 7 - July 10
Beijing, China
The theme of IXDC2022 is "Sustainable", and the key dimensions of "Digital", "Diverse" and "Secure" will be used to explore the sustainable development of interconnectedness and coexistence of goodwill.

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WDO Member: International Experience Design Conference (IxDC)
Category: Conference
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