Helios in-flight flatware exhibited

The collection of in-flight tableware we designed for Helios was exhibited in Hamburg, Germany at the International Travel Catering Trade Show. Helios will produce this line for the business and first class of a major airline. 
 

Gispen Today in EYE Film Institute Amsterdam

The Dutch release exhibition of Gispen Today collection designed by Thijs Smeets will be held from 27 April till 7 May in the amazing building of the EYE Film Institute Amsterdam that was recently opened. You are welcome to view the exhibition and enjoy your complimentary cinema ticket.

Toon van Tuijl Design Award

The Raaga collection Studio Smeets designed for Hampi products is the winner of the Toon van Tuijl Design Award 2010.

Jurgen Bey announced this at the Dutch Design Award show. The Toon van Tuijl Award chooses the best Dutch design produced in a development country and meant for the western market.

The other finalists were Piet Hein Eek and Anne-Claire Petit, see the award show video of the nominated projects.

The effectiveness of design

20% more profit with good design! We already knew this but scientific research from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam confirmed that investing in good design really pays off:

'De financiële prestatie van een nieuw product levert een winst op van bijna 20% als er bij de ontwikkelingsfase veel aandacht wordt besteed aan design. Dit blijkt uit het wetenschappelijk onderzoek ‘Effectiviteit van Design’, geïnitieerd door de Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers (BNO) en gefinancierd door Stichting Pictoright en het ministerie van Economische Zaken. Het onderzoek werd uitgevoerd door Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University en de TU Delft. Vierhonderd managers van Nederlandse bedrijven uit de goederenproducerende en de dienstverlenende sectoren namen deel aan het onderzoek.'

LiliLite exhibited at the WIRED gallery in New York

From 26 November till 27 December 2009 LiliLite will be exhibited in a pop-up gallery in New York City. LiliLite is part of the collection of the coolest products launched last year WIRED Magazine selected for this exhibition. 

LiliLite was also featured in the December 2009 issue of WIRED Magazine and the annual gift guide.