Top Designs from Fast Company’s Innovation of Design Awards

by | Oct 16, 2018 | Company News, Design, Educational, Industrial Design, Invention News

Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards takes place each year honoring the designers and their invention development company solving the problems of today and tomorrow. The awards feature a variety of companies, start-ups, and young talent and are one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry.


Our invention development company is proud of the innovations these firms have created.

Fast Company’s Innovation by Design logo


With 15 categories and judges that feature renowned designers, business leaders and more, the entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation like functionality and originality. For the 2018 awards, there were 2,800+ submissions including the invention development company of the year which had an obvious winner, innovator, Google.


The Design Award Winners

Our invention development company has been taking a look at some of the winners from this year and all their inspiring, innovative designs and inventions such as Ministry of Supply’s voice-enabled, intelligent heated jacket, LIA Diagnostics flushable and biodegradable pregnancy test, and Microsoft’s Seeing AI talking camera app for the visually impaired. Alongside obvious design winners like Google’s Home Mini who won in the product design category.


As an invention development company, we look for inspiration in all industries.

The Nike React running shoe.


Other nominees in the product design category include:

  • GE Lighting’s C by GE Sol, an all-in-one smart lamp
  • Herman Miller’s Cosm, a sophisticated and ergonomic office chair
  • Ikea’s smart lighting
  • Nike’s React sneaker

… and more, see a full list of all product design nominees here.


Innovation from an Invention Development Company Perspective

As an invention design company, it’s really exciting to see the different products and companies that are topping the charts for the most innovative products and inventions. These companies and products can be used as a source of great inspiration for future product design and innovation and we can’t wait to see what makes the list in 2019.

What were some of the most exciting inventions and innovations you saw hit the marketplace this year? Share them with us!


Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.



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