Straight From Chopping Board To The Fire

Straight From Chopping Board To The Fire

The Curling Pan is one heck of an innovation! Just imagine popping the cutting board onto the fire and get cooking right away! This means that the board is the pan. Crafted from shape-memory alloy, it transforms from a flat cutting board to a frying pan when it comes in contact with heat. The edges start to curl up after a certain temperature. This is because of the nature of the material with which it is made from: shape-memory alloy with a two-way memory effect.

0 Designers: Lee Jee Won & Lee Juan

Double The Warmth

Double The Warmth

Inspired by the Asian idea that the earth was square and heaven was round, the Double Warm Multi-functional and Energy-efficient Coal Stove was conceptualized. It is designed to have a water-storage volume surrounding the furnace so that you can boil water while you use the stove for cooking. This hot water can be used for bathing etc. Nice idea, especially since it is aimed for the energy-starved counties where resources are expensive and scarce.

0 Designers: Various

Mad Scientist Coffee Maker

Mad Scientist Coffee Maker

Forget the drip! The Café Balão coffee maker is not only cooler looking than plain ol’ mechanical coffee makers, it also makes an entire pot 3 times as fast! In cork and glass, it’s peculiar  science-lab aesthetic is sure to be a conversation starter.

0 Designer: Davide Mateus

A Twist on the Toaster

A Twist on the Toaster

If there is one name in the audio/video industry which personifies innovation, it’s Bang & Olufsen. But what if the brand delivered not just high-end entertainment products, but everyday appliance as well? Berk Kaplan explores what that might look and function like with this modern twist on the toaster. Premium materials, compact size, and full automation bring the design language of the luxury brand to an alternative vision of the modern appliance. Catch the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Berk Kaplan

The Qua Effect

The Qua Effect

Qua is a nightlight for children that exude a soothing effect thanks to its textured glass and looks. It even doubles up as a natural humidifier because of the water that you need to load in for the effect. The surreal effect of the rippled glass and water mimics the feeling of being comfortable in the womb, thus encouraging a peaceful night’s sleep. Sweet!

0 Designer: Somi Choi

Future Of Washing

Future Of Washing

A trip down the aisle of washing machines in an appliance store tells you that not much innovation has come about in the design language of these machines. Innova hopes to rectify this with its futuristic design language and innovative techniques. This washer-dryer concept uses only steam for cleaning, and consumes much less water compared to the current crop. Thanks to its ergonomic design, the drum of the machine is perched at an angle and gives a better view inside.

0 Designer: Rinaldo Filinesi

The Men’s Only Toothbrush

The Men’s Only Toothbrush

The goal for designing the Braun Concept Electric Toothbrush was to clearly define and create a toothbrush that is targeted at men. Unisex designs in toothbrushes often tend to appeal to only one gender, so the task at hand was to see if a design could be created that identifies only with one gender. A look at this concept and it is clear that it’s a sexy men’s-only electric toothbrush! Mission accomplished!

0 Designer: Aleksandar Andreevski

For The Love Of Tea

For The Love Of Tea

Man and his perfect cuppa tea are often inseparable. The innate art of brewing tea and with a specific blend is almost like a traditional ritual in some cultures. Keeping with this essence we have here the O’cha, a mini tea-infuser that gives you an opportunity to make their tea on the go. According to Somi, the driving factor for the design and the size was to make the infuser fit comfortably into a standard bottle. Thus making it easily adaptable and portable.

0 Designer: Somi Choi

Fiery Feast

Fiery Feast

The Volcano is a barbecue grill that is modeled on the unpredictable volcanic eruptions seen in mountains. The idea stemmed from the love of watching dancing flames on barbecues as they slowly cooked and grilled assorted food items and transformed them to yummy delicacies. Although a cumbersome process, people still go through the pains of setting up the grill and indulging in elaborate fares, hopefully the Volcano will make life easier for them all.

0 Designers: Seoryeong Sharon Lee & Jinseon Yoo

Hands-Free Hairdryer

Hands-Free Hairdryer

The modern woman’s life is a tough one- raising kids, working, taking care of the house… all while staying attractive and beautiful, of course! The Yuca hairdryer is here to help make that part a little easier. The design is ergonomically adapted to be held in the variety of positions required for getting your hairdo just right. Better yet, it can rest flat on any surface, leaving your hands free to comb, brush your teeth, or even use your cellphone. The result is mind-blowing freedom!

0 Designer: Fanni Csernátony

Hairy Situation

Hairy Situation

Hairfall is a common problem across all generations and gender. It is kinda highlighted when we brush our hair or use a hair dryer. Unruly strands breakaway and gather in an embarrisong pile on the floor, and many a times we don’t find the time to clean the mess. With the Vacuum Dryer one can easily remedy the situation. One end of the nozzle works as a hair dryer and the other as a handy vacuum cleaner. Awesome!

0 Designer: Jeong Shin Yoon

Intelligent Washing

Intelligent Washing

Smart Chime is an intelligent washing machine that RF scans the clothing tags to see if the wash cycle is safe for them. Essentially it makes sure you don’t end up washing delicates with cottons or color bleeding fabrics with the pastels or whites. It’s intelligent enough to intuitively indicate how much more time is left before the cycle is up. Nice concept and with certain refinements I am sure it will take clothes washing to the next level.

0 Designer: Jiae Ohjiae

Personalized Plate Cooking

Personalized Plate Cooking

The Plate Cooker is intended for busy working folks who can’t spend much time on cooking. It reflects a unique Korean culinary culture: preference for soup and rice as a breakfast, and cooking and freezing the food over weekends. This food is then heated and consumed over the upcoming week.

0 Designer: Ranhee Chung