Top 20 Best Of Best red dot award: product design 2013

Top 20 Best Of Best red dot award: product design 2013

For those who attended it, the red dot awards ceremony and gala was a night to remember. Dr. Peter Zec presided over the ceremonies and the attendees had the pleasure of rubbing shoulders with fashion icon Jimmy Choo. Into its second glorious decade, the Red Dot Gala took place on July 1st. in the opera house at Essen, Germany. From an up-cycled soda can watch to flipping alarms, this year’s selection for the Best Of Best red dot award: product design is truly innovative. Come have a look…

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Best Of A' Design Awards & Competition 2013

Best Of A’ Design Awards & Competition 2013

As a strong advocate of participating in competitions, I am really humbled by the enthusiasm and results of this year’s A’ Design Awards & Competition. I believe that competitions not only act as a measure for your own caliber but also validate your potential against others on an international scale. More than that, platforms like the A’ Design Awards & Competition, offer publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture. So congratulations winners!

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15 Amazing Best of Best red dot award: design concept winner 2012

15 Amazing Best of Best red dot award: design concept winner 2012

It was a glittering night that had all the elements of a perfect evening. The trophies shone bright, the smiles were flashy and young designers sashayed the red carpet with the finesse of a celebrity. October 19th saw the unveiling of the winners of the coveted red dot award: design concept in Singapore. It was an honor to be a part of the celebrations and festivities and be in the company of such creative people. Here is a look at fifteen concepts from the Best of Best list, that took our fancy; including the top-award – the red dot luminary!

Five Reasons To Flash A Smile

Five Reasons To Flash A Smile

A camera is best described as a device that records images that can be stored directly and transmitted to another location, or both. We have seen it evolve through the years in both technology and in design. This brings to mind the question, what is the future of a camera in say about five to ten years from now. Will it be minimal or elaborate? One thing is for sure, the cameras of the future will be high on technology but their designing may get radically unconventional.

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Most Buzzed Designs of September 2012

Most Buzzed Designs of September 2012

I completely resonate with Edward Tufte’s philosophy that ‘good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.’ A lot of times what we can’t express in words, because we lack linguistic skills or have communication barriers. At times like this, a simple illustration of our intent is sufficient to express our thoughts, as long as we are crystal clear about them. Here is a look at ten outstanding designs from September that were apparent with their ‘clear thinking made visual’ intent.

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Most Buzzed Designs of August 2012

Most Buzzed Designs of August 2012

I never fully understood the implications of Dieter Ram’s ‘Good Design Is Thorough Down to the Last Detail’ maxim, till I experienced it myself. It was a well designed chair, that looked innovative and inviting; but believe me I could not park my butt on it for more than five minutes. And to add to my woes, I had to suffer through an entire three course dinner sitting on it, pretending it was comfy and cushy!

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Changing The Chinese Skyline

Changing The Chinese Skyline

Over the past few years Zaha Hadid and her band of architects have been making news in China. With their Guangzhou Opera House bagging many accolades and awards this year, we thought about recapturing for you in one page, how she is managing to change China’s skyline. There could be many political inferences we can draw from the sudden spate of modernizations in China. But for the sake of our interest in design, we stick only to admiring the beauty and integrity of these 5 magnificent projects.

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Most Buzzed Designs of June 2012

Most Buzzed Designs of June 2012

After experiencing the red dot product design gala and meeting such high profile designers, I’ve come to the conclusion that designing is all about how you chart your course encompassing form, function and reality. So hat’s off to all you designers, please take a bow!

The month of June saw some of the most predictable and functional designs gaining popularity. Here is a recap of what you people found outstanding, its all buzzing right now!

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Most Buzzed Designs of May 2012

Most Buzzed Designs of May 2012

Someone rightly said that the life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness! May has been an interesting month with hundreds of ‘good designs’ fighting the ugliness of the world. While all of them are winners, select few really outshone the rest. Here is a recap of the most appreciated concepts and designs that created a buzz on YD. Take a look…..

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Five Reasons to Embrace Old Age with a Tech Smile

Five Reasons to Embrace Old Age with a Tech Smile

Sagging skin, weak eyesight and aging bones are not my primary concerns for old-age. I am more curious to know if technology advancements will match my expectations. However the reality is that, as we age from this present moment, we will always be in sync with technology and its latest developments. But will the stuff that we take for granted, like a walking stick, broom or pen, keep up with our future demands? Here is a lineup of five designs that hope to make our old-age as comfortable as possible. Let me know what you think of them…

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50 Shortlisted iF Design Talents 2012 Entries

50 Shortlisted iF Design Talents 2012 Entries

Exciting times lie ahead of us! Yanko Design being the official media partner for iF Design Talents 2012 (aka iF Concept Design) has exclusive access to the 368 Shortlisted Entries! Here is a recount of fifty projects that caught our attention and would like you take a sneak peak at. The winners will be soon announced, so stay tuned for that. Till then; best of luck to all the participants.

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Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Design Competition Results!

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Design Competition Results!

Celebrating a decade of innovation, student spirit and adaptability, The Electrolux Design Lab Competition has grown from seeding creativity to empowering young designers. The Logo Competition hosted with Yanko Design received an overwhelming response, and we thank you all for your participation. The winning entry was picked from a shortlist of six finalists, and as a special treat, the first runner up wins a prize too! The winning entry will be used as the official Electrolux Design Lab Logo for the 2012 competition and on all Design Lab communications.

15 Amazing Best of Best: 2012 red dot product design

15 Amazing Best of Best: 2012 red dot product design

To quote Professor Dr. Peter Zec “Companies have realized that investing in design offers a considerable added value. In the end, the design of a product is the most important incentive for the purchase decision of a consumer.” We totally agree! The winners of the 2012 red dot product design were recently announced and like last year, the official Gala will be in July. Here is a quick look at the 15 products that won the coveted Best of Best 2012 red dot product design. Cheers to Good Design!

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