About

About ION


Great products do not happen by chance. They are deliberate acts of design by which the value of a product is directly proportional to its effect. ION Design operates at this nexus of purpose and meaning, where art and invention merge in products that transcend being merely useful objects to products that deliver rewarding experiences. We believe that transformative products result from a well-conceived design process. Where talent and know-how meets a great idea. Where passion meets experience meets market success.

For more than 20 years, ION has been developing a range of innovative consumer products, medical devices, and diagnostic instruments that give our clients – from tech start-ups to international corporations – a competitive edge. Along the way, we’ve earned over a hundred U.S. and international patents, dozens of the industry’s most prestigious design awards, and the appreciation of some of the world’s leading healthcare and consumer product companies.

Leadership

ION Design is a team of talented professionals with the right mix of skills and experience needed to uncover valuable opportunities for our clients and help them develop compelling product solutions for commercialization. Our leadership includes:

Awards

2017 CORE 77 DESIGN AWARDS
Award for Transportation
Foray, Spring Mobility Device

2017 CORE 77 DESIGN AWARDS
Award for Commercial Equipment
Smart Vision Labs, SVOne Autorefractor

2017 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
Smart Vision Labs, SVOne Autorefractor

2014 AMBIENTE WORLDWIDE
Winner, Solutions Competition
OXO Good Grips, Stainless Steel Foldaway Valet

2011 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award in Home Living category
OXO Softworks, Smooth Edge Can Opener

2009 I.D. MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW
Award for Consumer Products
OXO Good Grips, Wall Mounted Organizer

2008 GOOD DESIGN AWARD for Household Products
OXO Good Grips, Stainless Bag Holder

2007 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Innovations Award for Wireless Peripherals
Altec Lansing, Octive Audio System

2005 APPLIANCE DESIGN MAGAZINE
Award for Medical Appliances
Laboratory Equipment
BioVeris, M1M Analyzer

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Innovations Award for Audio
Altec Lansing, MX5020 Powered Audio System

2004 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Innovations Award for Audio
Altec Lansing, In Motion

2003 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award for Medical and Scientific Equipment
ACIST Medical Systems, Empower CT Injector

2001 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
Immersion Medical, AccuTouch Endoscopy Simulator

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
Johnson & Johnson, Wild Flossers

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award for Computer Equipment
Altec Lansing, ATP5 Desktop Speaker

I.D. MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW
Award for Equipment
Acoustic Guide, Wand 2000

1999 I.D. MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW
Award for Equipment
Tomey, AutoTopographer Corneal Evaluation Unit

1998 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD (IDEA)
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
N-Vision, Virtual Binoculars

MEDICAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
American Standard, LARA Breath Analyzer

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Innovations Award for Audio
Altec Lansing, Surround Cube ADA 305

1997 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
American Standard, LARA Breath Analyzer

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
N-Vision, DataVisor 80

I.D. MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW
Award for Equipment
American Standard, LARA Breath Analyzer

1995 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
Brainchild, Interactive Educational Device

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award for Medical & Scientific Equioment
Tomey, TMS 2 Corneal Evaluation Unit

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS (IDEA)
Award for Medical & Scientific Equipment
Control Instruments, ViewPort Environment Gas Analyzer

I.D. MAGAZINE ANNUAL DESIGN REVIEW
Award for Consumer Products
Brainchild, Interactive Educational Device

Clients we’ve worked with

  • Abbott Point Of Care
  • Acist Medical
  • Air Techniques
  • Aircast
  • Altec Lansing
  • Anheuser Busch
  • Ansell
  • AT&T
  • American Standard
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Bracco Diagnostics
  • Castrol
  • Cepacol
  • Cogentix Medical
  • Control Instruments
  • Cooper Surgical
  • Covidien
  • Cuisineart/ Conair
  • Dictaphone
  • Edgewell Personal Care
  • Ethicon
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • French’s
  • GE Healthcare
  • General Dynamics
  • Great Basin Scientific
  • Halyard Health
  • Hamilton Beach
  • Immersion Medical
  • Jarden/Nuk
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lysol
  • MoMA
  • Mucinex
  • NVIS
  • Onkyo Corporation
  • OXO
  • Petmate
  • Playtex Products
  • Ranir
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Respironics
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Saab Avionics
  • Siemens Medical
  • Staples
  • TA Instruments
  • Teledyne/Lecroy
  • Tomey Technologies
  • Wells Fargo
  • Zero Water
  • Zimmer Biomet