Product Development

Call for Entries: ARCHITECT's 10th Annual R+D Awards
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Call for Entries: ARCHITECT's 10th Annual R+D Awards

Deadline EXTENDED! Put your innovative ideas, products, and design strategies... More

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Call for Entries: ARCHITECT's Ninth Annual R+D Awards Call for Entries: ARCHITECT's Ninth Annual R+D Awards

Enter your innovative, ingenious, and compelling design strategies, digital tools, and building products in our R+D Awards program. New this year: an online submission process (finally)! Winners are published in the July issue of ARCHITECT. More

Google Buys Home-Automation Start-Up Nest for $3.2B in Cash
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Google Buys Home-Automation Start-Up Nest for $3.2B in Cash

The maker of smart home-automation devices joins the Google family. More

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Iconic Toy Gets Icelandic Makeover Iconic Toy Gets Icelandic Makeover

Icelandic industrial designer Hlynur Atlason has reinvented the rubber duck for New York-based home decor design company Kontextür. More

Architect-Designed iPad Docking Station
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Architect-Designed iPad Docking Station

Architects Michael Marshall and Paola Moya, along with telecommunications expert... More

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billes takes student designs to finished products

New Orleans isn't generally known as a hotbed of industrial design, so when Gerald Billes, AIA, and his partners, media expert Jeanne Souders, and interior designer Lisa Herron, IIDA, launched Billes Products (an offshoot of Billes Architecture), they figured the best way to attract fresh talent and new product design concepts was to hold a student design competition. More

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the business of making art the business of making art

Bruce Tomb had no clear plans in 1984 when he hand-cast a basin for a gallery exhibition in Santa Clara, Calif. As an art piece, Sacred Basin was successful, but “it wasn't done with the intent to become a product,” the San Francisco-based designer says. More

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contemporary design, innovation dominate new products at fireplace show

Contemporary design and new technology took over new fireplace introductions at HPBExpo 2009—the industry's equivalent of fashion week, when manufacturers unveil the latest designs. More

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the 2008 good design awards

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design recently announced the winners of the 2008 Good Design Awards. A record number of Good Design Awards—500—were given for the latest design innovations in such categories as electronics, medical equipment, transportation, furniture, textiles, industrial machinery, public environment, hardware, tools, accessories, kitchen/appliances, floor coverings, tabletop, household products, personal, office products, children's products, sports and recreation, lighting, and graphics. More

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production values production values

what it takes to bring alternative housing models to market. More

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