Archive for the ‘Innovation’ Category

Why The Apple Watch Could Succeed (Even If It Fails)

March 9th, 2015

In a new article on Fast Company‘s Co.Design site, LUNAR’s John Edson considers how the Apple Watch could balance tradeoffs between functional novelty and personal expression – tensions that have plagued watch innovation for years. (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…)

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…)

IDSA 2013: Breaking the Rules

September 6th, 2013

It took us about a week to decompress after all the great events that happened at the 2013 IDSA International Conference in Chicago – the main stage keynote John Edson and Mark Dziersk led on Creating Courage and the LUNAR hosted cocktail party at Futon’s On the River highlights among many other fantastic memories.

During their talk, Mark and John tackled the theme of the conference, breaking the rules, by looking at the structures, behaviors and assumptions designers themselves have embraced over the last decade. They challenged the audience to rethink the norms designers have been preaching to the business world – to reconsider what they know about collaboration, to eschew “strategic thinking” and to relax about showing the rest of the world how important design is. In the place of these generally excepted rules, John and Mark proposed the audience find courage where designers have always found it: in embracing their passion for creating.

For those of you who missed the conference or LUNAR’s session on Creating Courage, we’ll be sharing the video recording in a few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled here, on Twitter or Facebook for the live action version of this talk.

A big thank you to IDSA for another stellar event! We’re already looking forward to next year.

Beyond the artifact

April 11th, 2013

From “Project Runway” to the “Apprentice,” the act of designing is emerging into the mainstream once again. (more…)

Embracing the past at ICFF

June 11th, 2012

The industrial era may be due for a comeback if the International Contemporary Furniture Fair is any indication. (more…)

Exercise expressed as sculpture

April 13th, 2012

If you’re seeking inspiration in advance of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (the Milan Furniture Fair), (more…)

A better way to exercise at home

February 6th, 2012

How’s your exercise-more-at-home New Year’s resolution coming along? (more…)

After Steve Jobs: What we can learn from the Nest thermostat

October 28th, 2011

The central question about Apple these days is what it will become without Steve Jobs’s passionate conviction and daily direction in the design of the company’s products and services. (more…)

Catalyst Award for iconic Oral-B toothbrush goes to LUNAR

September 30th, 2011

LUNAR was honored with IDSA’s 2011 Catalyst Award this year at the design industry’s annual conference in New Orleans earlier this month for our work on the Oral-B Crossaction toothbrush. Arguably the most ergonomically designed toothbrush ever, the product has been a business success story for more than 10 years. (more…)