The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) is an international award program that promotes business and public understanding of how excellent industrial design can improve the economy and the quality of life of many people. In the design community, it is known as “The Oscars of Design” with its winners representing a who’s who of design greatness. The award is sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and has been running for the past thirteen years.
This year, another batch of exceptional designs have been recognized by IDEA’s jury for being the epitome of quality industrial design that are visually appealing, innovative and at the same time provides value to the economy. Here are some of the winners of this year’s awards (Gold awards to be specific).
“Great design begins and ends with a deep understanding of people’s innermost needs and desires with a responsibility to society. When designers are successful at this, it creates tremendous economic value and makes life and the world a better place.”
CEO, Smart Design
IDEA 2011 Jury Chair
And there you have it. This year’s winners of the International Design Excellence Awards have already been announced, if you’re an industrial designer, there’s another competition next year. And if you want to submit an entry you can visit their website using this link.
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