The International Design Awards, in collaboration with the European Product Design Awards, recently issued a call for entries to the Covid-19 Design Innovation Grant, as a way to find and support those who were working to provide innovative solutions to tackle some of the most pressing problems and needs during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The response was overwhelming, with hundreds of creative designs submitted from all over the world.
Our thanks appreciation go out to all of those who used their time and skill and passion to help meet the needs of their community and the world during this truly challenging time.
Below are the Top 10 picks in the category of Architecture and Interior Design, which challenged designers to present a simple, practical, innovative solution for an in-home isolation pod that would allow those with COVID-19 symptoms and others to safely co-habit without transmitting the virus.
The Winner of the $5,000 Grant is Sarah Goldblatt – Safe Shed. Congratulations!
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Below are the Top 10 picks in the category of Product Design, which invite product designers to design ventilators or other life-saving equipment that can be affordably produced and distributed.
The Winner of the $5,000 Grant is David Bassetti – Positive Air Pressure Respirator. Congratulations!
Top 10 Product Design Entries:
Below are the Top 10 picks in the category of Graphic Design, which invited graphic designers and illustrators to submit their designs for a resource to help the public protect themselves, prevent spreading the virus to others, or deal with the psychological effects of isolation.
The Winner of the $2,000 Grant is Nakevia Miller – COVID-19 Austin Area Response project. Congratulations!
Top 10 Graphic Design Entries:
Below are the Top 10 picks in the category of Fashion Design, which invited fashion designers to create fashionable and reusable masks or protective gear to help stop the spread of the virus.
The Winner of the $2,000 Grant is Danielle Elsener – DECODE. Congratulations!
Top 10 Fashion Design Design Entries: