2013 Electrolux Design Lab Winner Announced!!

2013 Electrolux Design Lab Winner Announced!!

That’s all folks! The 2013 Electrolux Design Lab has officially wrapped! Over 1700 designers put their concepts to the test, and only 8 of the most talented prevailed to go on to the grand final in Stockholm, Sweden. But only ONE would emerge to snag the title, some cash, and a year’s worth of bragging rights! And… the moment you’ve all been waiting for….

2013 Electrolux Design Lab LIVE on YD!!

2013 Electrolux Design Lab LIVE on YD!!

On October 16th, 8 finalists out of more than 1700 submissions will go head to head, vying for the top spot in the 2013 Electrolux Design Lab competition. YD will be reporting live from the event in Stockholm, Sweden to give you instant access to all the drama, blood, sweat, tears, fist fights and hair pulling. Ok… so maybe no fist fights or hair pulling, but something’s bound to go down! Tune in to our Facebook, Twitter and YD. 

0 Finalist Live: 16th October on Facebook, Twitter & YD

A' Design Awards & Competition 2013 - Last Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards & Competition 2013 – Last Call for Entries

Hope you are settled into the week and enjoying Valentine’s Day! Here’s just another friendly reminder that the 2013 A’ Design Awards & Competition will be closing their submissions on February 28, 2013. Make most of this upcoming weekend and submit your projects to any of these categories: Product Design, Transportation Design, Lighting, Digital Devices, Packaging Design Category; the complete list of categories is here.

0 Registration Deadline: February 28, 2013

Yanko Design Heads To Milan For The Electrolux Design Lab Finals

Yanko Design Heads To Milan For The Electrolux Design Lab Finals

Ciao a tutti! Yanko Design is the official media partner for the Electrolux Design Lab and we are heading to the beautiful city of Milan for the finals. We will be bringing you extensive coverage, which you can follow on Facebook and Twitter and right here. Ten finalists will be battling out, but guess what; you do have a say in it! There is a People’s Choice Award that allows you to vote for your favorite design.

0 Live in Milan: 4:00 pm CET; 7:00 am PST

Captivating Cube

Captivating Cube

In designing the Urban Green Council’s EBIE Awards, designer Mark Pernice aimed for something beautifully simplistic, familiar but progressive, of the earth but ethereal, and organic in material but not in aesthetic. The result is this captivating cube. Though each award has the exact same shape and construction, they appear different depending on the viewer’s perception. The bioresin material was chosen for its affordability, soft smoky aesthetic and color variance which will change each year.

0 Designer: Mark Pernice

YD Live at the 2012 red dot awards!

YD Live at the 2012 red dot awards!

That’s right ya’ll! We’ve been practicing our red carpet walk & we’re ready to head back to Deutschland for the 2012 red dot product design awards!

We’ll be d̶r̶u̶n̶k celebrating alongside this year’s laureates, the best of the best & the design team of the year to honor the greatest designs of 2012! Of course, we wish we could bring you, but we’re fairly certain the hotel might have a problem with us all trying to squeeze into one room. Sigh… but don’t worry! We’re bringing red dot to you!

0 red dot gala live - July 2, 2012 - 8:30 pm CET

Modern Trophy in Ancient Form

Modern Trophy in Ancient Form

These modern trophies, designed by Nick Ross and Fraser Reid for the Arts and Business Scotland awards, are reminiscent of vessels given out during the Olympic games in ancient Greece. Ancient trophies were meant to hold sacred oils, but over time the form has shifted from a container to what is merely a symbol of its past function. Even this modern trophy’s tripodal support gives a nod to similar ancient Roman stands, and places an equal sense of importance on the plaster vessel.

0 Designers: Nick Ross & Fraser Reid

Spot Cleaner Claims 1st Place at 2011 Electrolux Design Lab!

Spot Cleaner Claims 1st Place at 2011 Electrolux Design Lab!

Once again, Electrolux pulled out all the stops at this year’s Design Lab finals!! Eight incredibly talented designers gathered with industry leaders and the who’s who of London – presented their designs to a panel of four tough-as-nails judges who’s critiques even made US blush!  A whopping 1300 submissions were received this year, but only 3 walked away with the coveted Electrolux Design Lab Star award.

0 Event: Electrolux Design Lab 2011

Sex on Wheels, Vandenbrink GTO

Sex on Wheels, Vandenbrink GTO

The Vandenbrink GTO has been awarded the GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2008. The award is given by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and is the oldest and most prestigious awards program worldwide, elevating the best and finest new design and design innovation for products. This vehicle is excruciatingly beautiful, even for someone who prefers minimalism, I find beauty this car, evoking American muscle and Italian styling. Oh and BTW, it’s got 750 hp! Congrats to Vandenbrink!

0 Designer: Vandenbrink

An Encore For The Opus Design Winners

An Encore For The Opus Design Winners

The winners of the Opus Design Award were announced recently and the entries might help solve a lot of our little nagging problems with eyewear.  The gold prize went to Nick Jinkinson who designed around transition lenses that more completely transitioned in the sun.  Runners up include foldout frames, built in lens cleaner, and what can only appear to be the Opti-Grab from the 1979 comedy The Jerk.  Let’s hope none of them cause wearers to become permanently and irreversibly cross-eyed.

0 Opus Design Award

Wallpaper Design Awards 2008: the winners

Wallpaper Design Awards 2008: the winners

Unless you’ve been holed-up in bed for the last ten days, you won’t fail to have noticed the countdown to the annual Wallpaper* Design Awards. Last night the event itself took place and winners were revealed. Here are the winners.