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The online design directory database. A selection of products designed by some of the design consultancies from our european design directory..


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Winners of the DME Award 2012 announced

16 novembre 2012 — The DME Award rewards design management initiatives on businesses, public services and NGO’s. APCI is currently presiding the DME  and together with the international jury have chosen this year’s winners in Parades, Portugal. Category ‘Best management of design in a large [...]

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11th Designnovation European conference

19 février 2014 — 11th Designnovation European conference Paris, 18 march 2014 (Maison de la RATP – Paris 12) Although many studies show that design contributes to the competitiveness of businesses, it’s use remains still limited. We want to investigate the means by which design could [...]

European Programs

« Success by Game Design: Transmedia Challenges and Potentials »

17 septembre 2013 — Game Design as a new approach of communication – this is the main topic of the conference "Success by Game Design: Transmedia Challenges and Potentials". The conference will take place at Café Moskau in Germany’s vibrating capital Berlin on 17 October 2013.


The ICSID Board in France for the World Industrial Design Day

4 juillet 2013 — The French ICSID members have welcomed the ICSID board on the occasion of the World Industrial Day in June 2013. A program of visits and festivities for the World Industrial Design Day has been put together to complement this board [...]


Review of APCI’s 2013 international activities

5 mars 2014 — In 2013, APCI continued to strive for a strong international presence with two main objectives in mind : - reinforcing the visibility of French design in major events and within key networks and - implementing a global strategic approach via companies towards [...]


Newsletter REDI #4 – February 2014 – Designing new services to boost design driven-innovation

21 février 2014 — Although many studies show that design contributes to the competitiveness of businesses, its use remains still limited. Within the Redi project, we want to investigate the means by which design could be streamlined in business support existing initiatives and activities. Following [...]


Panorama Design – European Design Guide 2011-2012

8 septembre 2011 — Design is booming and designer’s intervention is nowadays deployed in all sectors, with strong growth in services and administration. In order to throw light on this discipline in turmoil, the APCI – French Agency for Promotion of Design – offers [...]


The Stars of the Observeur du Design 13 have been announced

16 novembre 2012 — Considered as the French National French award, the Observeur du design is a showcase for innovation and design. Organised by the APCI since 1999, it brings together and rewards each year the best designs (products, spaces and services) from all [...]

The Observeur du design

The Observeur du design database. A snapshot of some of the 1850 creations selected by the Observeur du design since 1999.

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Design Innovation Prospective Club

The « design et prospective » club brings together public and private companies who consider that design is or must become a strategic stake for their innovation policies.

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Sharing Energy in the City, 2030 EDF Challenge : a research and creative challenge

In this context EDF launches the Sharing Energy in the City 2030 Challenge whose partners are Dassault Systèmes and APCI.

The international challenge aims at thinking through prospective scenarios the everyday life in 2030 to contribute to the development of a harmonious sustainable society by rethinking the production, harvesting, distribution, use, exchange and consumption of energy.

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Discover the latest exhibition of the Observeur du design at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie science park in Paris.

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