The Healthy Handle

The Healthy Handle

At first glance, Impulse might appear to be just like any other umbrella, but take a look at its handle and you’ll spy something a little bit different. It’s enhanced ergonomic shape not only makes it feel natural and comfortable to carry for extended durations, but it also does double duty as a way to practice strength training! The expandable handle provides resistance so you can squeeze and repeat while you walk, giving your fingers, hands and forearms a workout while you walk in the rain!

0 Designer: Mikhail Belyaev

Evolution of the Vacuum

Evolution of the Vacuum

Whether you’re all about the ease of a vacuum or like things the old school broom-in-hand way, tidying up where the wall meets the floor can be tricky either way. The ingenious Vacuum Band stretches out, attaches to any wall and even flexes to the walls unique curves and corners to pick up stubborn lint, dirt, hair and other small debris. Set it and forget it to effortlessly clean those hard to reach places, or use it like a dustpan and move debris towards it when you’re sweeping.

0 Designer: Arpheo Works

Capsules of Light

Capsules of Light

The Ignite light is a fresh take on the emergency torch that strays from the bulky body, opting for a sleeker yet equally effective form. The modular design is intended for a multitude of purposes, including power outages, roadside breakdowns, or recreational camping. Simple separate the two halves of the capsule to automatically activate the LEDs. One half provides a directional beam for spotlighting and the other a diffused glow for reading or illuminating a dark workspace.

0 Designer: Saumya Arora

Phones of Future Past

Phones of Future Past

Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold. In the past 20 years we’ve had to say goodbye to so much. Which makes seeing them again an absolutely exhilarating feeling. The Commodore conceptual smartphone is an ode to a tech-lover’s oldest friend. Built to serve the future, but actually a window into a golden past, the phone is sure to give you “dem feels”.

0 Designer: Giving Shape

A Shopaholic's Christmas

A Shopaholic’s Christmas

If you’ve lived in a hostel, you’ve definitely tried to hang more than one item of clothing on a single wardrobe hook. My record is three shirts, one hook. You tend to find ways to maximize usage, don’t you? The Orga Cart appeals to that nature. Designed to help you carry everything (believe me, I’m not exaggerating), the cart has mods for every possible scenario, making it easier to shop till you drop.

0 Designer: Milutin Rajic

Clasp and Cook

Clasp and Cook

In light of everything being portable, it’s only fair that cooking stoves go that way too. The Clasp Range is a portable stove that is lightweight, easy to charge and totally ready for the go. Think camping, picnics and BBQ Parties and more, designed to fit both indoors and outdoors, I love the handgrip and collapsible elements to the design.

0 Designers: Kinam Hwang, Mina Kim, Jisoo Koh & Suim Chois

Avian-inspired Architecture

Avian-inspired Architecture

At the entrance of the landmark city of Mashhad, Iran, this “living architecture” is inspired by the birds inhabiting the city’s Imam Reza shrine, where tourists flock to take in the architecture & avian dwellers. Driving visitors are greeted by a 28 meter high pillar with moving wings powered when incoming vehicles drive over a subtle bump connected to system of cables & gears. Nestled amidst the ancient backdrop, this modern marvel stands out as both a tribute to one of the city’s historic attractions & a symbol of its importance in the world of tomorrow.

0 Designers: Naser Nasiri & Taher Nasiri

Siri needs her beauty sleep

Siri needs her beauty sleep

I guess the most natural way to charge your phone would be to prescribe it some bedrest. The phone is becoming increasingly human (like in the movie Her, for example) and visually, we could do better than plugging a cord into our phone to invigorate it. The designers at Aerios created the classiest bed/lounging chair for your smartphone. Modeled in beautiful Australian timber, the wireless charger is truly spectacular looking. Either lay your mobile down on it, or adjust the kickstand and prop your device up on its throne of sorts.

0 Designer: Aerios

The Eternally Future-proof Smartphone!

The Eternally Future-proof Smartphone!

This concept, by 91 Mobiles, aims to be the end-of-the-line for smartphones… and it really does leave little to be desired. Modular/replaceable hardware for easy and endless upgrading, lifelike holographic video projection, a Lytro full field-depth camera, a vibration transducer speaker system, and super-capacitors with 10x the life of regular batteries. Not to forget, that transparent polymer OLED display with 4k resolution! It all seems to be there… maybe it’s the last jump before body implanted tech!

0 Designer: 91 Mobiles

Designed to Chair-ish

Designed to Chair-ish

Petra Salarić’s Z Chair is proof there’s space for art in everything we do, no matter how simple. Named for the characteristic Z shape of its sides, the unique form provokes pondering its construction despite being composed of a minimum of overall material. With a simple contrast of color and shape, users won’t just see a chair as a chair, but a thoughtful combination of purposeful pieces.

0 Designer: Petra Salarić

Envisioning the Eco-Jet

Envisioning the Eco-Jet

Designed for the not-so-distant future, the AWWA·QG “Progress Eagle” 800 passenger aircraft features innovations in form and tech that make it both bigger and greener than an Airbus A380. Most noticeably, the reshaped fuselage is more giant fighter jet than airliner, giving it enhanced aerodynamics as well as visibility for both pilots and passengers. Despite its size, it aims for zero-contaminant emissions by harnessing approaching quantum mechanic technologies, superconductive fuel-cell engines and a CO2 in-air cleaning system.

0 Designer: Oscar Viñals

Crystal Math

Crystal Math

No. That isn’t a Pokémon. It’s a chair; and a pretty fine one, that too. Inspired by quartz, and built using an intricate mathematical algorithm derived from the mineral’s complex crystalline structure, the armchair comprises of a wooden frame and geometric cushions that you can arrange to make sure the chair feels comfortable. Each geometric cushion is unique and inimitable, making every single Quartz chair one-of-a-kind, much like its mineral counterpart!

0 Designer : Ctrlzak and Davide Barzaghi

Nominate your best designs to A' Design Awards 2015

Nominate your best designs to A’ Design Awards 2015

Here’s some news that you could use: The International A’ Design Awards are calling for entries of best works worldwide and they want you to also be involved with it. You can nominate your best designs to A’ Design Awards 2015 and a preview of winners for the next edition 2014-2015 period can be spied here.

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