World leader for the 4th time in succession.

News 10 | 2014

World leader for the 4th time in succession.

Also in 2014, Emamidesign is the Number One in the Red Dot ranking of the design agencies

Again in 2014, Emamidesign receives the top position in the international Red Dot ranking of design agencies for the best design concepts. Hence, for the fourth time in succession – and ever since the initiation of the rankings, by the way – we have led the field of outstanding competitors from all over the world.

World leader for the 4th time in succession.

News 10 | 2014

World leader for the 4th time in succession.

Also in 2014, Emamidesign is the Number One in the Red Dot ranking of the design agencies

Again in 2014, Emamidesign receives the top position in the international Red Dot ranking of design agencies for the best design concepts. Hence, for the fourth time in succession – and ever since the initiation of the rankings, by the way – we have led the field of outstanding competitors from all over the world.
The Red Dot Design Ranking for Design Concepts, in four ranking lists (separately covering Asia and Europe/USA) ranks the best four in the respective fields of enterprises, agencies and universities and is regarded as the most up-to-date index in regard to the quality and power of innovation of design organisations. For the ranking, the type and number of Red Dot awards within the last five years are taken into account, whereby the continuity of performance also assumes particular importance.

For this reason, our renewed success and the consolidation of our leading position in the ranking of the design agencies make us all the more proud. "It's not just a matter of attractive design", Mr Arman Emami emphasises. "In a changing world, the challenge lies in developing groundbreaking product concepts that offer sustainable solutions by way of design. “

Emamidesign readily accepts the challenge of the future: We seek to remain a long-lasting leader of innovation throughout the world and take a conscious and active part in the shaping of future progress.

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News 09 | 14 - Book 360° Industrial Design

News 09 | 2014

Intelligent design is the future

Arman Emami has published his guidebook “360° Industrial Design”

Groundbreaking innovations and successful products in industrial design are not just a stroke of luck, they are also a question of strategy. We believe that this strategy must form the basis of a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach. This is not merely to survive the challenges posed by a rapidly developing world, but to overcome them and also show new pathways for the future of product design.

News 09 | 14 - Book 360° Industrial Design

News 09 | 2014

Intelligent design is the future

Arman Emami has published his guidebook “360° Industrial Design”

Groundbreaking innovations and successful products in industrial design are not just a stroke of luck, they are also a question of strategy. We believe that this strategy must form the basis of a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach. This is not merely to survive the challenges posed by a rapidly developing world, but to overcome them and also show new pathways for the future of product design.

The fact that Emamidesign has been highly successful with this strategy cannot be denied and Arman Emami goes into detail about the principles of product design in the book “360° Industrial Design. The foundations of analytical product design” in a style which is both entertaining and easy to understand. He talks about the importance of form, function, look and feel and uses specific case studies to analyse the whole design process, from the development of ideas and the approach, right through to manufacturing and marketing.
At the same time, Emami demands a rethink in terms of the process of design. What should we be focusing on in view of the short supply of resources, urgent environmental issues and tough global competition? Is it always a matter of creating something new, or can efficient links be made between innovative and tried and tested products in order to provide a sustainable contribution to improve our product world? Such considerations are portrayed and clearly presented in the book to show how multi-disciplinary approaches such as bioaesthetics and efficient use of materials and production methods can give rise to new qualities, perspectives and uses.

“360° Industrial Design” has become an exciting, practical guidebook which is equally aimed at those studying design and young designers, as well as product and marketing managers, creative lateral thinkers and anyone who is interested in intelligent design. The wonderfully illustrated 168-page book went on sale in June, 2014 as part of the “foundation/guidebook” series by niggli, the Swiss architecture and design publisher.

http://www.niggli.ch/de/360-industrial-design.html
 

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News 08 | 14 - Product design with a guarantee of success

News 08 | 2014

Product design with a guarantee of success

In 2014 Emamidesign continues to collect distinctions and awards

Our work has paid off this year too. We were able to score points in the international design world and have won a number of prestigious awards – especially the red dot award for product design. In 2014, the panel of 40 experts judged a record 4,815 entries! In the end, Emamidesign had the same outcome as during the previous year – a double victory!

News 08 | 14 - Product design with a guarantee of success

News 08 | 2014

Product design with a guarantee of success

In 2014 Emamidesign continues to collect distinctions and awards

Our work has paid off this year too. We were able to score points in the international design world and have won a number of prestigious awards – especially the red dot award for product design. In 2014, the panel of 40 experts judged a record 4,815 entries! In the end, Emamidesign had the same outcome as during the previous year – a double victory!

We are proud that two items of our work have been awarded the red dot for outstanding product design once again. Our “supraGuide MULTI” is an extremely durable and user-friendly multimedia guide with an integrated touch display, and the “supraGuide ECO”, a handy, energy-efficient audio guide with hardware and software architecture which is particularly suitable for use in museums and at tourist attractions where there are large numbers of visitors.

The masterful combination of aesthetics, robustness, outstanding quality and value for money (which also meets the needs of the smaller museums with their limited budgets) has also brought the “supraGuide ECO” a “special mention” at the 2014 German Design Award. This is an honour which was also given to “Zipper”, our flying camera device. This device combines propellers and the principle of a gas balloon and is ideal for indoor use in research, film production and security monitoring. Twice times twice – and the design awards year is not over yet! The repeated proof that we continue to be one of the best in terms of our skill and our ideas about good, sustainable design makes us even happier than the trophies in our gallery. And so ‘product design with a guarantee of success’ is still our motivation for the future and for our partners such as tonwelt GmbH who is making both our prizewinning “supraGuides” available for use world-wide.
 

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Doppelsieg red dot Design Award

News 04 | 2013

Double victory at the red dot award: product design 2013

Emamidesign is ranked among the best in the year with two products

Two wins in one stroke! A total of 4,662 products from 54 countries competed at this year’s red dot award for product design. The top-class panel made up of international design experts, professors and specialist journalists were judging according to criteria such as functionality, innovativeness or ecological sustainability. 

Doppelsieg red dot Design Award

News 04 | 2013

Double victory at the red dot award: product design 2013

Emamidesign is ranked among the best in the year with two products

Two wins in one stroke! A total of 4,662 products from 54 countries competed at this year’s red dot award for product design. The top-class panel made up of international design experts, professors and specialist journalists were judging according to criteria such as functionality, innovativeness or ecological sustainability. Emamidesign won the prestigious award twice – with “file/it”, a file/ with an integrated USB memory stick which connects business correspondence and documentation with digital data for archiving, correspondence or ongoing documentation, and then also with “MILLI”, the kitchen aid, a highly effective pestle and mortar which prevents the nuisance of material residue from sticking to the bowl.

Innovations which have been well thought-through, groundbreaking trends and intelligent design – that is why we won two sets of dots and that is also what the red dot label is known and respected for all over the world – design offering functional, aesthetic and economic added value. “MILLI” and “file/it” fulfil this need and are deservedly amongst the award-winning products of the year for the red dot award: product design 2013. The presentation of the award – a highlight in the 2013 design calendar – will take place in Essen on 1 July.

Dot, dot......comma, stroke? We know what comes after two dots: we would like to hold on to our pole position for the best design concepts in the international red dot rankings for design companies this year too. The fact that we were able to win the renowned “red dot” twice in 2013 not only represents another wonderful acknowledgement for us, but is also a seal of approval for the quality of our design and a guarantee for success when we market our products. It’s also important for our customers and partners.
 

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German Design Award 2013

News 03 | 2013

Emamidesign is ranked first at the 2013 German Design Award

The small “USB Clip” is big again

1,500 products were nominated in nine categories and our “USB Clip” managed to be one of the top 9 in the Working Spaces category. This means it is one of 90 excellent winners of this year’s German Design Award, which is regarded as one of the top prizes for product design. 

German Design Award 2013

News 03 | 2013

Emamidesign is ranked first at the 2013 German Design Award

The small “USB Clip” is big again

1,500 products were nominated in nine categories and our “USB Clip” managed to be one of the top 9 in the Working Spaces category. This means it is one of 90 excellent winners of this year’s German Design Award, which is regarded as one of the top prizes for product design. On 15 February, Arman Emami received the award from the German Design Council (which also celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2013) for our smart “21 century paperclip”.

We are delighted and would like to congratulate all the other prize winners. And we are proud because our little memory stick is winning everything, the Focus Open, the GOOD Design Award USA, the GOOD Design Award Japan and the double victory at the red dot design award – best of the best in terms of design concept, and now as a product in the 2013 German Design Award!

We see the new award as a valuable acknowledgement of the reliability of our design expertise and as a motivation for more success stories to be made in Berlin.

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red dot Ranking No. 1

News 10 | 2012

We are the world champion in the red dot ranking!

After the 2011 ranking, Emamidesign from Berlin has reached the top position in the international red dot ranking of design agencies for best design concepts for the second time in a row and outdistanced its top-class competitors from various countries in doing so. 

red dot Ranking No. 1

News 10 | 2012

We are the world champion in the red dot ranking!

After the 2011 ranking, Emamidesign from Berlin has reached the top position in the international red dot ranking of design agencies for best design concepts for the second time in a row and outdistanced its top-class competitors from various countries in doing so. The ranking takes into account the number and type of red dot awards given in the last five years. The jury pays particular attention to the innovativeness of the concepts, and the continuity of the service. We are proud of the (albeit unofficial) title, as it is objective proof of our sustained competence. Going forward, we aim to continue to prove our “outstanding sense of design and innovation” as one of the world’s leading innovators.

Emamidesign: made in Berlin, with vision, strategy, passion – and lasting success. Maybe this is the place in which to discreetly point out that 98% of our work till now has received awards at both the national and international level.

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4fach Nominierung German Design Award 2013

News 06 | 2012

4 nominations for the 2013
German Design Award

It takes development and perspective to continue a success story. As the protagonist in such a success story, Emamidesign of course remains on the ball, so it comes as no surprise that four of our products and concepts have been nominated for the 2013 German Design Award.

4fach Nominierung German Design Award 2013

News 06 | 2012

4 nominations for the 2013
German Design Award

It takes development and perspective to continue a success story. As the protagonist in such a success story, Emamidesign of course remains on the ball, so it comes as no surprise that four of our products and concepts have been nominated for the 2013 German Design Award:

  • the “USB-Clip”, the smart paper clip for the 21st century,
  • the “Loopo”, the wearable, virtually unloseable USB stick,
  • the “Timeout Glove”, our informative skiing glove, and
  • the square, stainless steel “SQ hard drive”.

The German Design Award is an international premium prize awarded by the German Design Council. Just to be nominated is an honour. We have our fingers crossed for ourselves as well as other nominees – after all, we are excited to find out how our design success story will develop.

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iF gold award 2011 und 2012

News 05 | 2012

iF ranking: Emamidesign overtakes global corporations such as Motorola and Mercedes Benz

Let us start off modestly: in the creative ranking of the International Design Forum, we are in 46th position. This ranking also features agencies, architects, in-house designers for major companies, and design agencies.

iF gold award 2011 und 2012

News 05 | 2012

iF ranking: Emamidesign overtakes global corporations such as Motorola and Mercedes Benz

Let us start off modestly: in the creative ranking of the International Design Forum, we are in 46th position. This ranking also features agencies, architects, in-house designers for major companies, and design agencies. If we consider only the design agencies, we are in 6th place. Another important perspective arises if one looks at the positions of major global corporations. Mercedes Benz (in 67th place), for example, or BMW Group Designworks USA (76th place). These, as well as IBM, Motorola, and many others have been overtaken at top speed in the fast lane by Emamidesign. And not because we are speed freaks!

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iF Design Award

News 02 | 2012

Two years in a row: after winning in 2011, Emamidesign once more takes the iF gold award in 2012

From a total of 2,923 entries in 16 categories, a total of 863 submissions were able to impress the jury of the International Design Forum and win the iF label for outstanding design. Only 60 made it into the experts’ top selection for the famous industrial design gold award. 

iF Design Award

News 02 | 2012

Two years in a row: after winning in 2011, Emamidesign once more takes the iF gold award in 2012

From a total of 2,923 entries in 16 categories, a total of 863 submissions were able to impress the jury of the International Design Forum and win the iF label for outstanding design. Only 60 made it into the experts’ top selection for the famous industrial design gold award. Following our success in 2011 with the USB Clip, we have again been able to come out on top, and are delighted with our success. We present to you: “SQ Mobile Drive” – the word’s thinnest hard drive, with a scratch-proof stainless steel surface, protected by a plastic core: 500 GB, 2.5 inches, low noise, low energy consumption, USB 3.0.

The iF gold award for the “SQ” is the 35th design prize we have won in our short company history. We wouldn’t say no to an iF gold hat trick, and are doing our best to pull it off – as ever.

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iF gold award für „USB-Clip“

News 03 | 2011

iF gold award – “USB-Clip” picks up additional trophies

Right on time for the opening of this year’s CeBIT, Emamidesign once gain received an award for outstanding product design. Out of 2,756 submissions, our “USB Clip” made it into the top 50, receiving the iF gold award 2011 from the International Design Forum. 

iF gold award für „USB-Clip“

News 03 | 2011

iF gold award – “USB-Clip” picks up additional trophies

Right on time for the opening of this year’s CeBIT, Emamidesign once gain received an award for outstanding product design. Out of 2,756 submissions, our “USB Clip” made it into the top 50, receiving the iF gold award 2011 from the International Design Forum. In a statement on its decision, the jury says that the clip “makes intelligent use of the virtual invisibility of this medium. The product’s understated design greatly extends its range of application; it is a beautiful, highly contemporary ‘must-have‘ product.’“

We feel the same way, but without making ourselves invisible. We are thrilled to have received this wonderful award!

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red dot: best of the best: USB-Clip

News 07 | 2010

“USB-Clip” breaks records in Berlin. Two red dots: best of the best

It started over breakfast one weekend: Arman Emami wanted to send a female friend a longer video for her birthday and hit upon the idea of attaching the USB stick to her birthday card.

red dot: best of the best: USB-Clip

News 07 | 2010

“USB-Clip” breaks records in Berlin. Two red dots: best of the best

It started over breakfast one weekend: Arman Emami wanted to send a female friend a longer video for her birthday and hit upon the idea of attaching the USB stick to her birthday card. The stick became a clip which in 2009 was given the red dot award: design concept with the red dot: best of the best, and (which) went into production soon afterwards. For this year’s red dot award: product design, the “USB-Clip” once more impressed the international jury of experts, and has now yet again received the highest award, the red dot: best of the best. – this is an absolute first in the history of the “red dot” award, which has been in existence since 1955!

For us, it is a great success. To be among the best twice in a row for the concept and implementation of the same product “is like Easter and Christmas rolled into one” (Arman Emami).

Ken Koo, President red dot Asia

“Since the inception of the red dot award: design concept, there have been many success stories – but this is the first time that a concept has won a red dot: best of the best award and gone on to receive the red dot: best of the best for product design.”

Nils Toft, member of the jury – red dot award: industrial design 2010

“The added value stems from the honest use of a design which doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is, and thus with intelligent simplicity creates a new function through its form as a clip, which allows users to just add a whole lot of digital information to a business card, a letter, or whatever else they want to use.”

Danny Venlet, member of the jury – red dot award: design concept

“I am sure that this product will become a bestseller.”

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