The DesignEuropa Awards ceremony, organised by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, took place on 30th November in Milan.These awards celebrate excellence in design and design management among Registered Community Design (RCD) holders. The judges’ main selection criteria are:

  • aesthetic value and visual appeal of the submitted designs;
  • the submitted designs’ demonstrable impact in the market;
  • sound marketing and management of design and other intellectual property rights.

The two winners this year were the Flap sound-absorbing panel, in the Small and Emerging Companies category and the Thule Urban Glide jogging stroller in the Industry category.

Furthermore, Giorgetto Giugiaro, the designer primarily known for his work in the car industry, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Further information can be found here.