From Dust to No-Dust

From Dust to No-Dust

Chalkeeper is a very innovative way to contain chalk dust (which causes allergic reaction in many children) and reuse it. It is basically a duster that erases chalk from the blackboard and absorbs it into the system. When enough dust is collected, it molds it back to a piece of chalk….kinda like a never ending chalk! Clever!

0 Designers: Yonggu Do and Eunha Seo

For The Love of Plants and Cleaning

For The Love of Plants and Cleaning

I love the simple TwoFaced Window, a window that allows you to conveniently clean both the sides of the pane and nurture plants according to the elements. The window pivots and does a full 360-degree rotation. Well the cleaning aspect is one part of the design, however the thoughtful incorporation of a flowerbed and its maintenance, scores it many brownie points!

0 Designers: Junkyung Kim & Yonggu Do

Water Ding!

Water Ding!

The CookDial is a pot with a timer dial at the end of its handle. You can leave a pot of water to boil, set the timer and multitask with other kitchen work, instead of keeping a watchful eye. A distinctive ‘Ding!’ goes off when time’s up, and I think it can be a useful when I make my tea!

0 Designers: Seungin Lee, Junsang Kim, Yonggu Do & Kyungmin Min

Flap-o Lights

Flap-o Lights

The incredibly beautiful Icarus OLED Lights look ready to illuminate any dark spots in your life. Captivating and innovative, the lights seem to have a mind of their own. Seven wings on each side of the spine open and illuminate in a rhythmic dance and can be configured as per whim. It’s sure to make any factory floor come alive with design!

0 Designers: Sewon Oh, Yonggu Do & Minseon Kim

Best of Yanko Design 2011

Best of Yanko Design 2011

Steve Jobs hired designer Hartmut Esslinger as the modern-day Snow White for his projects code-named after the seven dwarfs. The vision was to infuse Apple products with “born-in-America gene” and DNA inspired by “Hollywood and music, a bit of rebellion and natural sex appeal.” Hartmut’s mantra was simple, “Form follows emotion,” a twist on the maxim that form follows function. Yanko Design respects both these aphorisms but believes that we should not limit creativity within the realms of form, function and emotions; thus we follow Form Beyond Function.

0 Designers: Various

Why Two?

Why Two?

Do we really need the tablet and the smartphone to be two different entities? If you ask these trio designers their answer is no! The Part is the coexistence of a smartphone and a tablet as one whole device. You can remove the phone for individual use, however together they tango even better!

0 Designers: Eunha Seo, Junse Kim & Yonggu Do

Flick a Light

Flick a Light

The delightful Toggle is a lamp that is switched on and off by simply toggling it left or right! Its no-fuss and minimal design is very retro and chic. Something that suits all places and people. Adding it to my wishlist!

0 Designer: Yonggu Do

The Sunshine on my Wall is Informative!

The Sunshine on my Wall is Informative!

The usual task of a wall clock is to indicate time and at the least, look pretty. What if we were to add laser beams, touchpad UI, WiFi, bluetooth and computer syncing? Now wouldn’t that be a rocking concept! The proposed Sundial is all of the aforementioned;  a cool device on the wall that will beam you the weather, your appointments for the day, stock markets and whatever else  you please!

0 Designers: Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim & Sewon Oh

One Liter Limited

One Liter Limited

1ℓimit faucet looks more like an elegant test tube inverted on top of a tap. The glass tube holds exactly one liter of water, sufficient for a quick handwash. The theory being that we waste almost six liters of water and use only one, while washing hands. Once the stored one-liter is used up, you have to turn-off the tap till the next one liter fills up the tube. A cumbersome rationing process that will hopefully drive home the point of conservation!

0 Designers: Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim & Sewon Oh

By the Heat of the Desert

By the Heat of the Desert

Hot Liner is a flexible panel that is rigid enough to form a stovetop. It’s intended for the deserts of Africa where sunlight is aplenty. A couple of belts together can increase the intensity of heat for cooking and accommodate huge pots and pans.

0 Designers: Yonggu Do & Eunha Seo

The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

Touch technology is more or less the best way to use a device, simply because it’s the most natural and intuitive human behavior. Banking on this theory, the designers of Ecopad have come up with a concept Tablet PC that uses no external power source to charge it. Right below the display is the nano piezoelectricity film that harnesses every touch or press on the screen, as an energy source.

0 Designers: Jun-se Kim, Yonggu Do & Eunha Seo

Trash Eater!

Trash Eater!

The Cuum is when a vacuum cleaner and the dustbin made love. It’s a good combination of the two, where the top functions like a regular trash bin, and the base like a vacuum. So just sweep the dirt towards the bin and watch it devour it all up! No more bending, no more pails; love it!

0 Designers: Jun-se Kim, Yonggu Do & Eunha Seo

The Art of Solar Printing

The Art of Solar Printing

It’s here in concept and I simply love it! The Tanning Printer is a solar powered printer that doesn’t use cartridges. Instead it uses the process of sun-tanning the paper! You got that right sir…sun tan! It seems outlandish right now, but trust me the idea is worth exploring… the design is here, it looks neat and sleek; now let the engineers figure it out!

0 Designers: Hosung Jung, Junsang Kim, Seungin Lee & Yonggu Do

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