The European Product Design Award, a cutting-edge global event dedicated to elevating and promoting the art of Product Design, has just announced the winners of its 2020 Design Competition in both Professional and Student divisions.
The 2020 ePDA Design Competition received outstanding and inspiring entries from all around the world, representing the most revolutionary and innovative product designs in categories from Home Interior Products and Illumination to Packaging Design and Sustainable Living. All competing for the top prizes in the prestigious global award leading the way in discovering and celebrating fresh new product designers from around the world.
“ePDA not only recognizes great product designs, but the great designers, visionaries, artists, and creators who bring these designs to life. We know that every one of the entries to this year’s award represents countless hours of passionate labour and tireless effort, and the results are truly inspirational. I am both proud and excited as we shine the spotlight on these amazing products that will help to shape our future!” – Hossein Farmani, Founder and President of ePDA and its parent company, Farmani Group.
Product Design of the Year
- Design Team: Mike Holland, James White, Pietro Gottardi
Foster + Partners has partnered with LG, using their cutting-edge roll-able OLED screen technology, to redeem the idea of the television and the living spaces it occupies. The new technology allows flexible spatial planning while preserving the purity of living spaces, dematerialising the television screen, which can be automatically rolled in and out of a discreet minimalist rectangular enclosure when needed.
The flexible screen allows freedom from walls and offers a sense of liberation to design interior spaces. It features a sculptural minimalist rectangular volume crafted from aluminium, which contains the rolling mechanism and integrated speaker, fronted by matching tonal fabric. The 0.2-millimetre-thick screen rises from the top of this box, supported by a sprung steel backing.
Emerging Product Design of the Year
In the next 10 to 15 years, rising sea levels could bring irreplaceable changes to our environment. Ocean Community is a future mobility vision to deal with rising sea levels.
By creating mobile domestic naval units, we transform a disaster zone into a habitable space, using the ocean as a living space. The creation of these new structures will serve as a fully functional living space and be connected with existing infrastructure on land. New ocean communities reside in the ocean, becoming a natural extension of coastal cities
Each category winner, as well as Honorable Mentions in each category, have also been announced and can be found on the winner’s page of the ePDA website. All ePDA winners are awarded the ePDA winning seal and certificate.
As a result of COVID-19, the award ceremony will be postponed to 2021. Participants will be informed of the new date and location in a timely manner.