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Digital Wellbeing in the workplace: Start up JUCE launches the Arena.

In an attempt to tackle the 'Digital Paradox', a dilemma between productivity and distraction that comes from our smartphone, start-up JUCE aims to mute the clutter and noise. With the help of Dutch Design agency VanBerlo their plans were translated to a business case combining the societal purpose of JUCE with advanced tech and design, resulting in the Arena. This smart docking station is used in meeting rooms to improve productivity and focus in the age of mobile where distraction is just around the corner. Here’s what you should know about JUCE’s first product:


VanBerlo triumphs at the iF Design Award 2019

Eindhoven, 12 February 2019 - This year, 67 design experts from all over the world reviewed 6,375 entries from more than 50 countries in 7 disciplines (product, communication and packaging design, service design/UX, architecture and interior design as well as professional concept). Design agency VanBerlo won awards for the LCR.iQ (Liquid Controls), Level 2 Charging Station (EVBox), Arena (JUCE).


Vier Red Dot Awards voor designbureau VanBerlo

Deze week zijn de winnaars bekendgemaakt van de Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Met ontwerpen voor ATAG, Bosch en Vicon sleepte designbureau VanBerlo vier van deze prestigieuze onderscheidingen in de wacht. De prijzen worden officieel uitgereikt tijdens het Red Dot Gala in het Aalto-Theater op 9 juli in het Aalto muziektheater in Essen, Duitsland.


Four Red Dot Awards for design agency VanBerlo

This week the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 were announced. With designs for ATAG, Bosch and Vicon, design agency VanBerlo will bring home four of these prestigious awards. The prizes will be given out during the official Red Dot Gala at the Aalto Music Theatre on 9 July in Essen, Germany.


VanBerlo most innovative company in the Netherlands

​VanBerlo Design has been crowned the most innovative company in the Netherlands. The award ceremony, organised by the AVROTROS and performed on October 31 in Scheveningen, also announced the most innovative region and the most innovative solution to a social problem.


VanBerlo meest innovatieve bedrijf van Nederland

​VanBerlo is gekroond tot meest innovatieve bedrijf van Nederland. De prijs is georganiseerd door de AVROTROS en wordt uitgereikt aan het meest innovatieve bedrijf, de meest innovatieve regio en voor de meest innovatieve oplossing voor een maatschappelijk probleem.


Voor het eerst op het World Design Event: de Embassy of Health

Tijdens het allereerste World Design Event, van 21 tot 29 oktober tijdens de Dutch Design Week, transformeert het Innovation Powerhouse in Eindhoven tot de Embassy of Health en zal het voor het eerst toegankelijk zijn voor publiek. Naast de nieuwe studio van ontwerpbureau VanBerlo vind je hier design in het teken van de gezondheidszorg van de toekomst, op de expo ‘Chronic Health - Designing a Healthy Future’. Het bijbehorende vooruitstrevende programma biedt (inter)nationale sprekers, workshops en meetings.


Premiering at the World Design Event: The Embassy of Health

Premiering at the first World Design Event from 21 through 29 October 2017, during the Dutch Design Week, the Innovation Powerhouse (Eindhoven, Netherlands) will be open for the public for the first time, and transformed into the Embassy of Health. Here, next to the new studio of design agency VanBerlo, design for future healthcare will be on display at the exhibition ‘Chronic Health - Designing a Healthy Future’ and in a cutting-edge programme with (inter)national speakers, workshops and meetings.


VanBerlo at full force in the Innovation Powerhouse

The transformation of the energy plant at Strijp-T (TR building) into the Innovation Powerhouse is almost complete. The head office of design agency VanBerlo will operate from this iconic building from 1 Augustus. CEO Thomas Paulen: ‘The move to this new location is a milestone.’


VanBerlo brings home 3 iF DESIGN AWARDS

The iF DESIGN AWARD jury assessed no less than 5,575 contributions this year from 59 countries. With Huawei FAT, SITA Drop&Fly and Gran System’s smart meter, VanBerlo won 3 awards in the Product Design category.


Design agency VanBerlo takes flight

The 21st of April marked a new era for VanBerlo, as we celebrated our official opening for our new second office in Ypenburg, The Hague. A building that’s rich in history will now become a building where innovation takes flight!


Design agency VanBerlo wins four Red Dots and a Best of the Best Award

Design agency VanBerlo has brought home four international Red Dot Awards, and won a prestigious Best of the Best Award. This information was made public by a 41-member jury on Wednesday, 30 March. All prizes will be awarded Monday, 4 July at the Aalto Theatre in Essen, Germany. As of that date, all winning designs will be on display for the next four weeks at a special exhibition in the red dot design museum in Essen.


Two famed iF gold awards for VanBerlo

Two designs from design agency VanBerlo were crowned with an iF gold award, an award signifying the best out of all the entries, during the annual iF AWARDS ceremony in Munich. In total 75 iF gold awards were presented, which the jury chose out of 5,295 entries from 53 countries. The design agency took home the coveted awards for their work on the RESQTEC P4 and Air Wick Life Scents.


Wings for Aid wins iF PUBLIC VALUE AWARD

The project Wings for Aid, an unmanned aircraft that can fly independently to crisis and disaster areas and inaccessible locations, has been awarded an iF PUBLIC VALUE AWARD in the category ‘Vehicles and Mobility of the Future’.


VanBerlo CEO Thomas Paulen in jury iF DESIGN AWARD 2016

The jury for the iF DESIGN AWARD 2016 has been announced! This year, Thomas Paulen is part of a 60 strong jury under the direction of Prof. Fritz Frenkler. The international experts will meet each other in January in Hamburg to assess the submitted designs. The best entries received an iF gold award on 26 February during the distribution in BMW World, Munich.


GIO Award for VanBerlo’s Promesso

The design for Douwe Egbert’s Promesso, developed by design agency VanBerlo, has been awarded a Recognition for Good Industrial Design Award 2015 (GIO Award). An independent jury confirmed the win after reviewing 61 entries. All prizes will be handed out officially during Dutch Design Week, on Monday 19 October (17:00-21:45) in Eindhoven’s Klokgebouw. The winners of the Special Awards for Excellence will also be announced during this event.


VanBerlo brings new energy to the family car of the future

Design agency VanBerlo was called on by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) students to develop the car seats for a new solar-powered family car, the Stella Lux, which will make its debut on July 2. This fall Solar Team Eindhoven and Stella Lux will participate in the World Solar Challenge 2015, to defend their world title.


Oculus Rift proves its worth as a research tool

Can you test what kind of security you’ll get out of a dynamic design that has yet to be built? Yes, you can! The new Willem II Passage in Tilburg is still under construction, but anyone who’s interested can already take a cycling tour of the passage by way of virtual simulation and an Oculus Rift headset.


CEO Thomas Paulen joins jury HEMA Design Challenge 2015

​The 28th annual HEMA Design Challenge jury has been made public! This year's jury members include Piet Boon, Nikolaï Carels and design agency VanBerlo's own Thomas Paulen. On 23 April these three professionals will be judging the designs submitted by scores of engineering and design students.


Design agency VanBerlo scores 3 Red Dot Awards

This week design agency VanBerlo was declared one of the winners of the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. VanBerlo will be honoured with three awards for their designs for ATAG and Nordeon at the official Red Dot Gala on 29 June at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany.


The mighty Innovation PowerHouse: Driving innovation forward

Design agency VanBerlo is starting to burst at the seams in its current Eindhoven Beemdstraat location, so they are moving house. Expected to take place in 2017, this move will see VanBerlo setting up their new headquarters in the TR building in Strijp T. This former power plant near Eindhoven Beukenlaan station will undergo a massive renovation in the coming years, and, with the new name of 'Innovation PowerHouse', is sure to become a new breeding ground for Eindhoven’s innovative industry.