TEAMS Design updated Electro-Voice’s visual brand language (VBL) with the ZLX line, marking the beginning of a new VBL for future EV products. The goal of the design team was to create a visually stimulating and modern look to back up the brands reputation for pro-quality sound. This was accomplished through a durable enclosure resembling brick layered strength. A new solid metal badge replaced the previous logo, which conveys the products high quality. The ZLX’s angular silhouette emphasizes its strength and durability.
Ball Corp., the American company known for their ubiquitous glass canning jars has launched their first appliance: the Ball® FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker. It is the first appliance available for retail in the United States dedicated to solely preparing fruit preserves.
The Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives debuted at the Chicago Housewares Show in March and are on sale as of Aug. 1, maintaining the brand’s vision of offering superior cutting and quality design at competitive prices. With its combination of ergonomics, usability and a new innovative design, the DesignPro breaks the typical product offering in the price category, easily performing against higher-priced brands.
On June 15, IDSA and AIGA joined forces to wrap up the third annual Chicago Design Week with some head-to-head competition at TEAMS Design Chicago . Sixteen challengers threw their hats into the ring, but only one emerged as the next Iron Sketch champion. A crowd of 50 watched as contestants faced off in sketching challenges that paired a random adjective and noun. After each round, the audience picked the sketch that they found the funniest, most creative or just the most entertaining, and the winner advanced to the next round.
Created by Bob Marley’s children, the House of Marley Trenchtown Rock Headphones were created with the lofty goal of creating eco-friendly products that promote the reggae legend’s ideals of equality, unity, authenticity, charity and sustainability. They feature active noise cancellation and are durably constructed of sustainably sourced materials.
Credits: TEAMS Design, Joseph Lee and Jongho Nho Corporate Sponsor: HoMedics Contact: Amanda Kay: email@example.com
The STILL cubeXX is an intelligent, small multifunctional cube floating serenely under the control of an intelligent network. To adapt to each day’s varied tasks and operators, the cubeXX transforms from an easily stored compact cube into a fully functioning forklift that runs via automatic programming or with a driver. Various configurations allow this one vehicle to perform the tasks of many without the need to store and pay for multiple vehicles.
The Dremel Saw-Max is a hand-held power tool with the cutting capability of a circular saw in a compact hand-held package. It is intended for use by professionals, DIYers, hobbyists or anyone who has to make precise cuts along with the capability of sanding, grinding and trimming on a variety of common household materials.
Credits: TEAMS Design and Design team at TEAMS Design Corporate Sponsor: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Contact: Paul Hatch: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) jury selected the Safepole IV Pole as a Gold winner in the General Hospital Devices and Therapeutic Products category.
The winning design originated from the firsthand experience of Safepole founder Cari Ugent. When Ugent was hospitalized for intensive cancer treatment, she became frustrated while dragging around an IV pole that hindered her from performing basic tasks. She came to TEAMS Design to improve upon the flawed device. Together, they pushed the limits of standard IV poles.
Panelists: Tania Aldous of World Kitchen, Doris Wells-Papanek of Tailored Learning Tools, Ann-Marie Conrado of Notre Dame, Pamela Nyberg of Thrive, and Marianne Grisdale of TEAMS Design / Section Chair of Housewares