Integrated Design MFA Alumnus and Student Rank “Best of the Best” at IDEA and Red Dot Awards

Red DotPeng Zahn, Cargob Urban Eco-Bicycle
Peng Zhan, a 2014 alumnus of CCS’ Master of Fine Arts program in Integrated Design has been awarded a 2017 Red Dot: Best of the Best Award in Design Concept for “Cargob Urban Eco-Bicycle.” Zhan, currently an industrial designer at Haworth, developed the environmentally friendly and space-saving delivery solution for his graduate thesis.

Begun in 2005 and held each year in Singapore, the Red Dot Award in Design Concept is the largest and most prestigious international award for design concepts at a professional level. This year, the competition received a record-setting 4,724 entries from companies, design studios, research institutions and designers in 58 countries.

Zhan’s winning concept was one of 240 total awards with only 63 designated as Best of the Best.

Blink 2Belfug Sener, Blink
Belfug Sener, an Integrated Design MFA candidate, received a Gold 2017 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in Student Design for “Blink,” a smart device that allows users to measure vital signs and perform basic medical tests at home.

Administered by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the IDEA award is one of the world’s most rigorous competitions honoring exceptional product designs. Entries this year were submitted by hundreds of designers from 54 countries on six continents.

According to IDSA Board of Directors Chair Emeritus John Barratt, “We had representation from all over the world. The level of competition is extreme. It’s an incredible achievement to win.”