Metaform Product Development has earned numerous international design and industry awards including the prestigious BusinessWeek + IDSA IDEA Industrial Design Excellence Award, CES Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Design and Engineering Award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, and the ID Mag​azine Annual Design Review Selection, just to name a few. Metaform's designs have also been published and exhibited internationally. Our greatest honor, however, comes from seeing people use, enjoy, and benefit from the products we create.


2017 IDA International Design Award, GOLD 1st Prize | LUMINNO GlowaSwitch


2014 United States Utility Patent US8770424 | Luminescent Wall Plate


2011 IBM SmartCamp Austin People's Vote Award | Waldo Health


2009 European Patent EP1942345 | Self-purging, air-stabilizing breath analysis

2008 Inc. Magazine Seven New Technology Marvels | BACtrack B70


2007 United States Patent USD539683 | Breathalyzer

2007 CES Innovations Design + Engineering Award, Eco-Design | Sun Ray 270

2006 Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award | Sun Ray 270


2003 United States Patent USD476549 | Switch Trim Plate

2003 Wi-Fi Planet Best of Show Award | Firetide HotPoint Mesh Router

2003 DEMOmobile DEMOgod Award | FIretide HotPoint Mesh Router

2000 Action Toy Review Toy of the Year| Star Wars Episode I ActionFleet

1999 Industrial Designer Society of America Bay Area's Best | VCR Co-Pilot

1999 BusinessWeek IDEA, Bronze, Consumer Products | VCR Co-Pilot

1999 Toy Fair Golden Toy Award | Star Wars Episode I ActionFleet

1996 Action Toy Review Toy of the Year | Star Wars Classic ActionFleet

1995 Toy Fair Golden Toy Award | Star Wars Classic ActionFleet

1993 Modern Plastics Annual Design Awards, Grand Prize | Polaroid MicroCam

1992 USOC SETC Sports Equipment Design Award | Gymtek Vaulting System

1991 ID International Designer's Choice Mark | Electronic Abacus

1991 ID Magazine Annual Design Review, Selection, Concepts | Electronic Abacus



2007 - 2008 Prototype to Product
San Francisco International Airport Museums

San Francisco, California, USA

2007 International CES Innovations Showcase
Consumer Electronics Show, Sands Expo Center

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

2007 Points of View: Experiences in the Industrial Design Profession
Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose State University School of Art & Design San Jose, California, USA

2000 New Century Product Design Exhibition
Industrial Design Associations of China + Guangdong Province

Guangzhou, China

1999 Vision + Reality
ID projects honored nationally and internationally in the '90s
Curated by Aaron Betsky, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco, California, USA

1999 IDSA Bay Area's Best
Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens

San Francisco, California USA

1991 West Coast Industrial Design Exhibition
SFO International Airport

San Francisco, California USA

Speaking Engagements + Teaching

Metaform's David Shaw has taught Industrial Design in the California State University system and has guest lectured at universities both in the United States and Asia including San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, and Chang Gung University in Taiwan among others.


David has also given presentations at numerous public and corporate events expounding the profund role of industrial design and the benefits considerate design brings to both business and society.


David has also served as an invited featured lecturer for the IDSA Industrial Designers Society of America Professional Lecture Series.


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