Octàgon Design, recognised at the Design Management Europe Award 2014

Octàgon Design was recognised during the ceremony of the Design Management Awards Award 2014 celebrated on the 20th of November in St. Etienne (France). The award ceremony took place at the Cité du Design Centre in St.Etienne.

Octàgon Design got an Honourable Mention as ‘Best management of design in a micro-size company’.

The DME Award competition is the first of its kind to award the management contribution of successful design, and provides a review of the current state of the art of design management for managers, designers and researchers to learn from. The DME Awards have already been referred to as the 'Oscars for design management', being recognition of excellent quality and successful design management.

Entering the DME requires the submission of a poster that summarises each organisations approach to managing design that is then assessed by independent experts. This year’s judges were Carole Bilson, President of the Design Management Institute (USA); Les Wynn, Head of the European Experience Design Team at HCL (UK) and Roel Stavorinus, an experienced design management consultant who’s clients have included several previous DME Award and a Red Dot winners (Netherland).

Octàgon Design join a prestigious group of Spanish winners and Honourable Mentions recognised at international level during the last years, such as Marset, Cricursa, Camper, Gandia Blasco, Roca, Chocolat Factory, Metalarte, Escuela de Arte Superior de Diseño de Logroño, Figueras International Seating, Estiluz, Lékué, nanimarquina and Teixidors among others.  

BCD Barcelona Design Centre is the Spanish partner of the Design Management Europe Award, which aims to recognise European businesses and organisations who successfully integrate design in their management, processes and strategy.