Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic, functional, economic and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustment, and re-design.

Grcic
Munich based designer Konstantin Grcic is the A&W designer of the year 07.

Grcic's products have received prestigious design awards. In October 2000 Konstantin Grcic was nominated "Guest of Honour" at the Interieur Biennial ( INTERIEUR 06 is the 20th edition of the Interieur Biennale. ... It has been a tradition at the Interieur Biennale ) in Kortrijk/Belgium presenting an extensive show of his work.

The Mayday-lamp produced by Flos was selected for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art( The Museum of Modern Art's Web site provides information on current and upcoming art ) in New York and won the Compasso D'Oro ( Il premio Compasso d'Oro viene assegnato sulla base di una preselezione effettuata ) in 2001.