Design and designers

Design and designer websites, a comprehensive list; design blogs, magazines



Australian design *

Australian International Design Awards
Australia’s most prestigious and diverse design assessment program, rewarding product design and innovation excellence since 1958.

Good Design Australia Awards

Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)

Design Institute of Australia
Promotes the value of design and designers to industry, business, government and the community.

Australian Interior Design Awards

Hills Young Australian Design Awards

Melbourne Design Awards

Sydney Design Festival

Awards for design *

A’ Design Award
A’ Design Award and Competition is looking for the best designs, design ideas, prototypes and finished products by talented designers, artists and architects to award them with the A’ Design Award.

AIGA. The Professional Association for Design

Animago Award and Conference, Munich.

Best Awards (NZ)

HOW magazine design competitions.

International Design Awards. IDA
Designer of the Year. architects and designers of interiors, products, graphics and fashion are invited to submit their work for the awards consideration.

American Design Awards

British Insurance Design of the Year Award

D&AD Student Awards

Design Master Scholarships, Italy
Design Master Scholarships Scuola Politecnica di Design Scuola Politecnica di Design – SPD, the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy, invites students or young professionals to compete for “Design Master Scholarships”. SPD offers five international scholarships for its master’s course.


Barcelona design *

Barcelona Centre of Design

Bauhaus *

The Bauhaus Movement, a Guide to Artists and Major Works

Bauhaus movement, Wikipedia entry.

Bauhaus Dessau
The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation is a centre of research, teaching and experimental design and is dedicated to conserving, researching into and passing on the Bauhaus heritage.

The Bauhaus Archive and Museum, Berlin

The Bauhaus collection at the Guggenheim.

Walter Gropius
Great Buildings

Blogs on design

See: Blogs and Design Journals

British design *

The British Council British Design Innovation
A not for profit yet commercially focused organisation. It brings together the ‘thinkers and linkers’ in the innovation space including strategic designers, brand and business owners, academics and dealmakers.

The British Design Initiative
Handbooks, design directories, news, awards.

The Design Council

British European Design Group
Promoting British designers internationally: exports, trade fairs and more.

The Design Museum London Design-Nation
Promoting British design internationally.

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London.
Textiles, furniture, lighting.

London Design Festival

Design Museum, London
Design exhibitions and events.


Cars, car design *

Car Design News. Cars, events, forums.

Car Design Online
Dedicated to automotive design information.

Car design Wikipedia entry.

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, UK.
The best and worst car designs. Car (motoring) history archives, car design reference library.

Aston Martin





The Jeep



Mercedes Benz



Rolls Royce



Volkswagon history


Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London

Communication Arts magazine
Graphic design and advertising competition; new and innovative work in advertising and design updated weekly.

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, US.

Core 77  Industrial Design Network. Design articles.


Design directories, portals and archives

Design Museum, London
Design exhibitions and events.

Directories, indexes

Domus. Editorale Domus
The famous Italian design magazine. Un’azienda da sempre all’avanguardia. Architettura, Design, Arte, Comunicazione.

Dansk Møbelkunst gallery
20th-century Scandinavian design.

Dutch design *,
the Dutch design portal website offering news and links to websites about Dutch design in The Netherlands and abroad.

Ergonomics *

The Cornell University Ergonomics Web Site

Ergonomics Society Homepage, U. K.

News, web resources, education.

One of the largest meta-sites for locating ergonomics and human factors information on the Internet: Human Factors, User Interface Design, Usability. Exhibit, display vendors.



Fashion; a guide to fashion and fashion designer websites.

Festivals of design *

Design Festa
Design Festa is a freestyle International Art Event open to all artists, both professional and non-professional from all over the world to exhibit their creative talent.

London Design Festival
The London Design Festival was established in 2003 as an annual international event to celebrate and promote London and the UK’s creativity.

Stockholm Design Week 

Finnish design *

Design Forum, Finland

Finnish Design

The Finnish Design Shop

French design *

Fondation Cartier contemporary art and design museum, France

French clothing design. Agnès b

French designers, a list of entries in Wikipedia.

French jewellery designers.

The Paris design fair and exhibition area.

Design a Paris
The Paris design portal and directory.

French Design Index

French Design, Ornamentation and Inspiration, a gallery of images. PInterest

Furniture design

Furniture; a guide to furniture design and history websites. 


German design *

The Design Award is the official recognition of excellence in design offered by the Federal Republic of Germany. It is the central thrust in the campaign of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs to promote good design.

German Design Council
Focusing on questions related to the future of design and on the significance of design for economic, cultural and social development.

Design made in Germany
Galerie Verzeichnis Magazin Blog Jobs

Young German
Young German is a comprehensive source for information about young German designers.

German designers, a list from Wikipedia.

Giger, H.R.

Graphic Design, Graphic Art

Graphic design/design schools *

Online Graphic Design Degree
A collection of resources and articles on or related to the field of graphic design. Their website is home to a great many resources that may be of use or interest to the graphic designer, from discussion of design tools like Illustrator, InDesign and QuarkXPress to the basics of color theory.

Graphic Design Degrees, Interior Design Courses, Study Online (UK)
The Interactive Design Institute in partnership with Univ. of Hertfordshire offer online courses in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Illustration and Photography.

International Graphic Design Schools and Colleges
The Graphic Design School & College Directory.

Florence Design Academy in Italy.

Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.

Istito Marangoni Fashion and Design School

Scuola di Design

Graves, Michael

Graves, Michael. Michael Graves

Michael Graves design objects.

Michael Graves. Major buildings.


Groninger Museum, Netherlands


HTML, JAVA Goodies.
Free images, HTML, JAVA, tutorials for web site developers.


The International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda) is the world body for professional graphic design and visual communication.

Industrial design *

Core 77  Industrial Design Network. Design articles.

Inhabitat is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

Interior design *

Interior Design, a guide to websites.

The design and architecture magazine.

Italian design *, Milano Italy.
Italian furniture design.

Istito Marangoni Fashion and Design School

Milan Furniture Fair, Wikipedia entry.

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so.

Scuola di Design

Scuola Politecnica di Design. Milan
A design school founded in 1954. Courses in Visual, Web, Industrial, Interior and Car Design.

Italian Idea design magazine.

Dolce Vita
An Italian design information centre.


Japanese design *

Design in Japan, a blog.

Spoon and Tamago
Japanese art, design and culture.

Gurafiku Graphic Design
A collection of visual research surveying the history of graphic design in Japan.

Journals. Design journals and magazines, a directory of websites. 



London Design Festival
The London Design Festival is a nine-day celebration of design., Milano Italy. Italian furniture design.