Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

The award-winning Alta TV: It’s all about longevity

March 5th, 2015

Earlier this week the iF International Forum Design GmbH announced that LUNAR has won the iF Gold Product Design Award for the Alta TV from BOE. Our Munich and Hong Kong studios closely collaborated on this notable project.

The prestigious iF award is given annually. More than 50 international design experts evaluated 3,500 entries in 17 award categories. Entries came in from 48 countries, showcasing the continued international reach of the iF design awards. We’re thrilled to receive this recognition.

The 4K Alta TV is all about longevity. The magic thinness transforms a technical product into a premium life-style object that becomes part of your home, like classic furniture or lighting. We’ve reduced the product to its essence, while expressing an iconic, charismatic and timeless design.

At the same time, we wanted to pursue a simple experience that spanned a range of touch points – TV, remote, media box, UI, packaging, quick start guide and service. In our drive for simplicity and attention to detail we of course had to address the annoying messy cable situation that most TVs force upon you. Our solution: one cable – executed in a beautiful red textile cover.

Ultimately, we were expressing a vision of “intelligent minimalism” for a completely new consumer brand at the intersection of lifestyle, technology and beauty.

Congratulations to the great teams at BOE and LUNAR for this great honor. Learn more about the Alta TV from BOE here.

LUNAR Kicks Off its 31st Year with Four Awards

January 21st, 2015

We’re thrilled to announce four new design awards that recognize LUNAR’s outstanding work and charismatic impact. (more…)

SPARKs of Gold and Silver for LUNAR

November 6th, 2014

The SPARK design community has announced its 2014 Product Design Awards and we’ve won two: a Gold award for the Belle-V ice cream scoop and a Silver award for the ecobee3 wi-fi thermostat! (more…)

LUNAR accepts the 2014 National Design Award for Product Design

October 10th, 2014

Design is dreaming like a child and working like mad to make a better future

Last night, LUNAR accepted the prestigious 2014 National Design Award for Product Design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. (more…)

LUNAR joins First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Design Awards Luncheon

October 2nd, 2014

LUNAR co-founders Jeff Smith and Gerard Furbershaw, as well as President John Edson joined First Lady Michelle Obama and other honorees at the White House September 30 for the 2014 Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Luncheon at the White House. (more…)

TERA proudly accepts a Red Dot, and LUNAR is named a top studio

September 30th, 2014

The world-renowned Red Dot design competition announced last Friday that LUNAR has won a Design Concept 2014 award for TERA, the latest in our family of reimagined home exercise products designed by our Europe team. (more…)


July 1st, 2014


LUNAR has won Silver and Bronze awards from IDSA for the Belle-V ice cream scoop and Mobilegear’s e-commerce website! (more…)

Next Step Award recipients “destined to improve the world”

June 11th, 2014

Two outstanding Stanford Biodesign teams have won the LUNAR-sponsored 2014 Robert Howard Next Step award for innovation in medical technology, presented in honor of long-time LUNAR leader, Robert Howard. LUNAR’s John Edson and Stanford Biodesign program leads presented the awards last evening, June 10. (more…)

We’re honored

May 1st, 2014

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum announced today LUNAR has won the prestigious National Design Award for Product Design. (more…)

LUNAR wins three iF Product Design Awards

February 28th, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce LUNAR has picked up three 2014 iF product design awards for NOVA, VELA and SF Prep! We accepted our iF gold award for NOVA just a few hours ago at the awards ceremony at BMW Welt Auditorium in Munich. (more…)

New year brings two wins

January 2nd, 2014

We can’t think of a better way to start off the new year than by picking up two Good Design award wins for Ventus Theravent and Myoscience iovera˚. (more…)

LUNAR creativity SPARKS three awards

November 18th, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce LUNAR has picked up three 2013 SPARK awards for iovera°, Mobilegear and Piamo!

  • The pen-like iovera° from myoscience uses a patented Focused Cold Therapy to effectively treat pain with a minimally invasive procedure. Our work for iovera° earned a Product Pro award.
  • Mobilegear is an e-commerce website we designed that provides customers with the best mobile solutions for an increasingly mobile workforce and lifestyle. Mobilegear picked up a Silver Communication award.
  • Piamo creates a fresh cup of delicious espresso in 30 seconds in your microwave. Our work for Piamo received a Gold Concept Pro award.

The SPARK Awards are a global competition with entries from more than 27 countries. The awards seek out the best designs from all levels of society, from amateurs to the most experienced and are awarded by a community of designers and creative people bound together by the idea that design can make significant, positive changes in the world and help make it better.

See the full list of winning entries here and read the full press release here.

Design to disrupt

October 24th, 2013

Our LUNAR Europe team will be sharing the secrets behind “Disrupting product categories with design” at the push.conference 2013 in Munich Oct. 26.

LUNAR Europe co-founder Roman Gebhard and user experience designer Hanne Trafnik will discuss the holistic design approach to product development that led to two stellar design concepts: VELA, a cycle trainer Forbes‘ calls “the bike that looks like art” and NOVA, a fresh take on a climbing wall that introduces meaningful interactions between athlete, sensors and a smartphone app.

Both projects won several 2013 design awards and NOVA was just recognized with a German Design Award for 2014!


The annual push.conference unites creative coding and user experience design by offering a platform for designers, developers and UX professionals. Learn more here and watch our blog for photos and insights from Roman and Hanne.

Three IDSA wins: Vela, Nova and SF Prep

July 3rd, 2013

LUNAR has won a Gold and two Bronze awards from IDSA for VELA, SF Prep and NOVA!

The Industrial Designers Society of America honored LUNAR this month with a Gold award for VELA, a cycle trainer designed by the team at LUNAR Europe in Munich that challenges the design expression of exercise equipment.

From a functional object, it transforms from workout tool to sculpture, showing off the user’s passion for their lifestyle through outstanding aesthetics. And clever integration of beautiful projections around the bike create an immersive training experience. VELA shifts the paradigm of training at home, making it a celebrated activity.

IDSA also recognized our work on SF Prep and NOVA with Bronze awards.

LUNAR partnered with the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management to understand why so few residents are prepared in any way for an earthquake, and what could be done to empower and motivate them to take action.

The outcome is a simple-to-use, affordable website that uses local San Francisco companies to deliver earthquake preparedness right to residents’ doorsteps through a web-based subscription service. By delivering earthquake preparedness products and learning’s over time, SF Prep gradually engages residents in the process and motivates them to ever-increasing levels of preparedness.

Like VELA, NOVA transforms perceptions of home exercise into a compelling experience. The climbing wall consists of panels with strategic patterns of cut-outs that create visually integrated climbing holds. Light patterns highlight climbing routes as they shine from behind the specific holds for programmed climb. Users control their route selection and receive personalized training through the NOVA Smartphone application.

We’re thrilled to be recognized by our peers in the design world. Congrats to the talented members of the LUNAR team who contributed to these projects!

Announcing the 2013 Robert Howard Next Step Award

May 6th, 2013

Today, we’re launching the second annual Robert Howard Next Step Award in celebration of the passion and dedication of our dear colleague. (more…)