D3 Contest Top 28 at imm Cologne

D3 Contest Top 28 at imm Cologne

The international young talents competition D3 Contest has developed into an established feature for both trade visitors and exhibitors at imm cologne. D3 Contest offers young designers a forum in which to present to an international public their ideas for furniture, lighting and furnishings of the future. This year, 862 products from 45 countries were sub- mitted to the competition. Check out the top 28 pieces in the gallery.

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CES 2011 Part 3

CES 2011 Part 3

Just three days into CES, the buffet foods, complimentary candies, sleepless nights, coffee and energy drinks are taking their toll on everyone, everyone but me because I came prepared. I’m dressed to the nines, rocking my freshly knitted tabi boots, constantly sucking on my Water Bobble, here to bring you part 3 of our coverage.

0 Exhibition: CES 2011 Part 3

CES 2011 Part 2

CES 2011 Part 2

This year’s CES sees incremental improvements, nothing revolutionary. However Ford has the distinction of being the first automotive company to reveal a new car outside a major automotive press event. Hit the jump!

0 Exhibition: CES 2011 Part 2

CES 2011 Part 1

CES 2011 Part 1

I’m as giddy as a school girl at CES because I’m literally going to be living in the future for the next few days. The annual Consumer Electronics Show has so many products to offer that I’ll just play curator. Hit the jump!

0 Exhibition: CES 2011 Part 1

Yanko Design @ FEED And Valencia Design Week

Yanko Design @ FEED And Valencia Design Week

It’s an honor for Yanko Design to be considered as one of the most influential modern design sites, and be invited to the most happening events across the globe; FEED (First International Design Media and Bloggers Meeting) at the Valencia Design Week being one of them. While we partied hard with the hosts, designers and contemporaries, we also indulged in some serious design discussions and got insights to various streams of arts, designing and ceramics. Leaving aside the drama (we got pick pocketed) and the jet-lag (18-hour flight), overall we had a wonderful experience. Here is a compilation of all the fun stuff that our trigger-happy camera managed to capture.

Slow and Steady Wins EDL 2010, The Snail!

Slow and Steady Wins EDL 2010, The Snail!

Eight amazing designers from around the would took turns presenting their ideas to a panel of four very tough judges. We were taken aback by the amazing mockups Electrolux provided. This was a dream come true for many as it is often rare to see a physical model of your design. We felt nervous at the pit of our stomachs for them. The judges scrutinized every nuance of each concept. They praised what needed to be praised, but made sure each designer knew where the flaws were – perhaps a good lesson.

0 EDL 2010 flickr gallery

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists Get Mocked!

Electrolux Design Lab Finalists Get Mocked!

Socked! Well don’t be, because this time the mocking is for a good reason. As a part of their competition procedure, Electrolux Design Lab finalists’ designs get fabricated as mock-ups and are displayed at the Electrolux Design Lab booth at the 100% Design London fair. Here is a look at how glossy and sleek these futuristic products can look in our homes. As sketches and renders, it’s difficult to judge how any product will adapt to its environment. Life-size replicas give us a peek at how they will look at home.

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Yanko Design To Report Electrolux Design Lab Results @ 100% Design London, LIVE!

Yanko Design To Report Electrolux Design Lab Results @ 100% Design London, LIVE!

Yanko Design is out on the field and will be reporting the Electrolux Design Lab 2010 results from Earl’s Court, London! Expect a lot of live updates, interviews, videos and pictures on our Twitter, Vimeo and Facebook Channels. Bookmark them and stay tuned from the 23rd – 26th. The Design Lab will also be streaming a live feed of the events here, so stay tuned for more!

0 YD @ 100% Design London for Electrolux Design Lab 2010

Are You 100% Korean This September – Part II

Are You 100% Korean This September – Part II

As promised, here is the second installment on the Korean Activities this September at 100% Design London. Just a reminder that their stand is located at L70 and you can visit them anytime between 23rd and 26th September 2010. What really fascinates me is the diverse collection they are showcasing, In Part I we saw amusing jewelry, ceramics, glass, lights and children’s furniture. In this episode I bring to you clocks, bathroom fixtures, pillows and lots more cool stuff. So enjoy!

0 Korea Design Pavilion: L70 @ 100% Design London: 23 - 26 Sept, 2010

Are You 100% Korean This September?

Are You 100% Korean This September?

Delve into the archives of Yanko Design and you’ll notice that 6 out of 10 designs are by Korean Designers! It’s never been a calculated attempt on our part, but the truth is that their ideas and concepts are so innovative and in-sync with “good design”, that it is hard to ignore. Many of you write in to ask how we find out about these designers; I can’t give out our trade secret, but I can direct you to a place where you can meet them in person and maybe share your passion for design. The Korea Pavilion will be set up at the 100% Design London, this September.

0 Korea Design Pavilion: L70 @ 100% Design London: 23 - 26 Sept, 2010

100% Design Tokyo 2009 – Part I

100% Design Tokyo 2009 – Part I

The 100% Design Exhibitions are a great time to mingle with the cream of the Design Industry and I really had a great time covering the Tokyo Edition. The theme this year was “Love Green” and the Exhibitors did a great job interpreting and weaving in the sentiments into their designs. The theme was well reflected in products made using alternative energy sources and natural materials. In short everything looked green too, I mean the color green!

0 100% Design Tokyo

Another Glass of Bombay 2009

Another Glass of Bombay 2009

Oh you’re empty? Perhaps you’d like another sip. A few weeks ago we published the finalists for the 2009 Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition. After you look at that again, come back and take a peek at these followup videos of the big time event at the London Design Festival!

0 Designer: Bombay Sapphire

Tom Dixon And His Pooch At The Bombay Sapphire Dusk Bar

Tom Dixon And His Pooch At The Bombay Sapphire Dusk Bar

Fresh after showcasing the Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition, here’s a peek at what they are up to at the 100% Design festival. A series of interviews have been commissioned (in cooperation with Dezeen) and here’s a look at what Tom Dixon (with his cute lil dog) has to say about his projects at the Bombay Sapphire Dusk Bar. Stay tuned for the upcoming Jaime Hayón interview featuring his chess set in Trafalgar Square, Yves Behar interview and round-up of other London Design Festival highlights.