International Design Excellence Awards

The annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), produced by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and sponsored by Fast Company, honor outstanding industrial design projects worldwide. A jury of business and design executives select winners from categories ranging from commercial and industrial products to interactive product experiences and service design. Gold, silver, and bronze awards are granted.

2014 Gold Winners

Automotive & Transportation

BMW i3
BMW Group

 Children’s Products

Accordion Playhouse
CRETOY Company

 Nuna LEAF™curv
Nuna International BV

 Commercial & Industrial Products

LBR iiwa
Selic Industrial Design; KUKA AG

 Communication Tools

Square Stand
IDSA; Square and Ammunition

 Computer Equipment

Nokia 2520
Nokia Design Calabasas

 Design Strategy

Tesla Motors

 Digital Design

BOOK by FiftyThree
FiftyThree Inc., Moleskine and Milkbooks


The Ultimate Ears Boom Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
IDSA; IDSA of NONOBJECT for Ultimate Ears/Logitech


Sustainability Treehouse Exhibit Program
Volume Inc. with Studio Terpeluk for Trinity Works and The Boy Scouts of America

 Home Furnishings

Air Washer
LG Electronics

Medical & Scientific Products

Identica Blue
Korea University

 Office & Productivity

Industrial Facility for Herman Miller

Mike & Maaike

 Outdoor Products

Whispbar WB400 Kayak Carrier
Yakima Products 

Packaging & Graphics

Pencil by FiftyThree Packaging
FiftyThree, Inc.

 Personal Accessories

Forefront Bicycle Helmet
Smith Optics; Koroyd

 ROLF Marlin 06
ROLF Spectacles

 Service Design

Pillpack; IDEO

 Social Impact Design

Making of Making Powered by NIKE MSI (Materials Sustainability Index)

 Zoom Jet Cookstove

Sports, Leisure & Recreation

Brooks C17 Cambium Saddle: The First of a New Generation of Saddles
IDEO; Brooks England (Selle Royal Group)

Source: Industrial Designers Society of America