Two Halves of Time

Two Halves of Time

Many watch innovations come from the digital neophyte camp. The possibilities are limitless but what about the analog peeps? The Ikku is a watch project aimed squarely at innovating how time is read using traditional movements. The face is divided into half spheres. The left half signifies hours while the right tells minutes. Each of the half spheres are demarcated into 12 points with its own needle. To read time, just look at the hours on the left, then minutes on the right. Beautiful design and it’s certainly different. Should be in stores soon.

0 Designer: LÖYTÖ ESINEIDEN

UNO 24 Watch, No Relation

UNO 24 Watch, No Relation

The UNO 24 wristwatch presents the entire day at a glance! The precise hour hand completes one full rotation every 24 hours. The dial is visually separated into day section and night sections. The position of the hand corresponds to the course taken by the sun – in the morning the hand appears above the horizon, at mid day it reaches its zenith and in the evening it sinks to the horizon. A delicate line at midnight marks the day change. Once the hand crosses this line, the date moves onto the next day.

0 Designer: Klaus Botta for Botta Design

What Big Hands You Have!

What Big Hands You Have!

Love it, love it, love it! The Zoomin Watch is such a brilliant concept, not only is the idea of magnifying nubs on the hands a superb idea, but also the design execution is sleek and sophisticated. Not for a single moment does it look like a watch intended for the Silver Generation…if anything it looks like cool wrist gear that will appeal to all generations. Designers, take a bow!

0 Designers: Gennady Martynov & Emre Cetinkoprulu

What a Face!

What a Face!

The Orbo is a series of watches with unusual dials. The series includes the Temp, the Date and the Stop, all of which have orbiting digital displays mounted ontop of the regular analogue dial. The secondary displays feature temperature or date depending upon the model. However the Stop is a Chronograph and features a cluster of secondary displays. Overall the effect is quite cute enough to warrant production.

0 Designer: Zach Weiss

Time with a Slant

Time with a Slant

Ever catch a stranger peering over your shoulder to catch a glimpse of the time? Happens to me often except I’m often the one doing the peering. Designer Maezm suggests that if we turn the face of a clock just 90 degrees, we’d be in a position to share time with others. So nice, so chivalrous. Wonder if any of you would use it as an excuse to strike up a conversation!

0 Designer: Maezm

Bird of Limb Enhancement

Bird of Limb Enhancement

Let’s take a dip for a moment into the world of fashion in a very general way. We don’t often cover fashionable items here on Yanko Design because more often than not industrial design ends up being about as far from the clothing and decoration world as it gets. On the other hand, every once in a while something spectacular comes along and we just can’t help ourselves.

0 Designer: Xanath Lammoglia

Many Layers of Foot

Many Layers of Foot

Take a look at or just think really hard about the shoes you’ve got on, if you’ve got any on. How many layers of material do you think they’re made of? Maybe 5? Take a look a project here by the name of DYNAMIC FOOTWEAR HX1, a pair of shoes with 7 layers of shoe. It must be a world record. There’s the medial layer, support web, lateral layer, inner bootie, sockliner, PHYLON midsole, HEX TECH outsole, and TPU heel counter for good measure. What could possibly be the reason behind such a complicated set of feet?

0 Designer: Christoph Döttelmayer

Solaris Watch

Solaris Watch

A concept watch for Tokyoflash, the Solaris features solar cells as an integral part of the design. It definitely has that almost “too hard to use” quality found on most Tokyoflash watches but theres something about this design I find extremely appealing. Perhaps because it looks like a device a sci-fi hero would use to jump through time.

0 Designer: Olivier Demangel

Analog Watch of Wonderful Halfness

Analog Watch of Wonderful Halfness

So you like to call yourself a wristwatch connoisseur, eh? You feel like you’ve seen it all, you hang out on Yanko Design all the time, you know every watch from concept to reality, everything from digital to ethereal, you’ve set your eyeballs on everything! Well wait a second, did you say you’ve dismissed analog watches? Let me change your mind real quick. This is KOKO MUO, a watch in either all silver or black and silver, a simplistic watch that’s got greatness going on in it with only half a face.

0 Designer: Löytö Esineiden

A HOT Watch

A HOT Watch

This watch concept is named simply and appropriately FIRE. The hour and minute hands are lit by LEDs that simulate torch powered cigarette lighters. It’s anything but traditional but doesn’t offer anything new functionally. Still, it’s a HOT watch. BTW this is a good year to quite smoking. Just saying.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Instant Bag to Desk

Instant Bag to Desk

The following is one of several designs entered into this year’s INDEX: Challenge, Design for Education – this design being amongst the finalists for the contest. This challenge is a yearly contest in which entrants are asked to propose solutions to improve education in developing countries’ schools. What designers François Verez & Ane Eguiguren prepose here is what they call a “Teddy Bag,” a school bag that doubles as a desk. It’s made entirely out of cardboard light enough to be easy for a little kid to carry, yet hearty enough to stay strong and carry that kid’s school supplies safely.

0 Designer: François Verez & Ane Eguiguren

Backpack of the Future

Backpack of the Future

In the future, our electronic devices will be more than just rectangular screens in our pockets. They will be bolder and more integrated into the fabric of our lives – literally. The Androcell backpack is an electronic communication device designed with a “Cradle to Cradle” approach.

0 Designer: Karan Singh Gandhi

LED Array for Telling Time

LED Array for Telling Time

Yesterday the design community basically flipped its collective lid for the other Jonathan Frey watch we posted, one with E-Ink for a display. I imagine the response for this one won’t be QUITE as wacky since LEDs are cool, but E-Ink? That’s wild. But hear me out – you like colors? This one has that. You like fabulously simple time telling, so simple there’s not even any numbers on the face of your watch? You’re in luck.

0 Designer: Jonathan Frey