Beyond glasses by IgenDesign has won Silver A’Design Award

BeyondGlassesbyIgenDesign2.jpgWe are proud to announce that IgenDesign’s Beyond glasses project has been awarded with Silver Award in Social Design category at the prestigious A’Design Award, one of the biggest and most important international design awards in the world. Beyond glasses were chosen for winning silver award out of 35.559 submitted projects from 180 countries.

Beyond is a glasses collection for blind people. We started this project with the kind help of the National Institute for the Blind in Hungary to torn down the walls between the Blind and the Sighted.


We believe that social integration of the blind can’t focus solely on functional accessibility but needs emotional inclusiveness as well. Many of the sighted still feel embarrassed or sorry when they see a blind person. But the Blind thank them, don’t need that sorry. Sorry only creates distance. These walls must be torn down. Social integration isn’t necessary so that sighted people can have a relieved conscience but because we simply need each other – that’s why we live together in a society. The Beyond glasses act as a symbol: Seeing beyond prejudice and sorry. Seeing beyond the dark glasses. Beyond all these you will meet someone… – Learn more about Beyond glasses.


New success of the Gris water saving system on the Hungarian Design Week!

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Gris water saving system has recently won the Special Price Awarded by the State Secretariat for Higher Education of the Ministry of Human Capacities within the framework of the Hungarian Design Award. The Gris system has also won the iF design award and the A’design award this year. Continue reading

‘Fogo’ designed by Alberto Vasquez has been published in SendPoints inspiring book called Creative Product Design

Fogo by Alberto Vasquez is published in Creative Product Design

The Removable Handles called Fogo designed by Alberto Vasquez has been part of SendPoints collection in Creative Product Design. Check the review of SendPoints:

The advancement in technology and the use of new materials, the increase of public environmental protection awareness, as well as people’s seeking for better, easier and multifunctional living, bring fresh challenges to product design. Creative Product Design presents and analyses creative products in everyday life from various parts of the world. The book features five parts: lamps, tables & chairs, shelves & cabinets, kitchenware & containers and tools. Continue reading

Gris water-saving-system designed by Alberto Vasquez has won one of the largest international design award!

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One of the largest international design awards for young design talent is being held for the seventh time: the iF concept design award. This year In the iF concept design award 2014 altogether 11,847 valid entries have been contributed!

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We are proud to announce Gris water-saving-system, designed by Alberto Vasquez, founder of IgenDesign, has been awarded with the iF concept design award 2014! 

“When I first got notified about the result, I was incredibly excited because this proves that the issue of decreasing potable water resources is getting so much attention by the world and is taken very seriously by organizations like iF. Thank you so much for this great award to the people who needs the water the most!” Said Alberto when he was notified by iF about winning the award.

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What does it depend on wether a revolutionary innovative product can spread around or not?

We’ve experienced thousand times when companies announced a new innovative and genial product and than due to some mystical wonders it doesn’t spread around, doesn’t integrate into the blood circulation of the society or the project even turns into a financial catastrophe.

It also happens plenty of times that an entrepreneur has a genial product idea and put everything on that one card. It unquestionably seems that people has a huge need on that product and the prospects themselves are aware of their need and that the product can fulfill it, they are even ok with the pricing too, but the product still doesn’t get popular, does not get spread around. What does it depend on wether a revolutionary innovative product can spread or not?

As I mentioned in an earlier article, innovation is inevitable in today’s competitions: Nowadays it is the only thing that can keep a business in the ring. Today innovation is not just some social responsibility of a corporation or some charity for humanity but it is an indispensable business strategy of surviving and growing. However what if your innovation just doesn’t spread? If it won’t be popular, it won’t be sellable as well…

Current grey water solutions - why they haven’t spread around the world?

Companies has designed and manufactured greywater-systems since the late 40’s. So if these systems has a 70 year past just like the telephone system and there would be a serious need for them why they haven’t spread around the world?

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Making the first aluminium prototype of the ‘Flow’ lamp


Double-o-Technologies works insanely hard on making ‘Flow’ happen. They really want to bring this product to the people!

What is Flow: How do you create effective lighting when there’s no way to get to the grid? Learn more about the Flow lamp designed by Alberto Vasquez, founder of IgenDesign!


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