BraunPrize International Design Award 2009 Coverage

BraunPrize International Design Award 2009 Coverage

YD brings to you exclusive pictures from one of the most coveted ID Competition for 2009: The BraunPrize. This year’s EUR 12,000 prize money has been claimed by Johanna Schoemaker for the brilliant Clam I OLED Lamp, and she even gets the opportunity to intern for six-months at The Braun design department. Other Top 3 from the 22 finalists include Karsten Willmann for Skylino, Stephan Zimmermann for Anemone and Tobias Stuntebeck for White Cane.

0 Image Credits: Florian Wille & Erol Kursani

It's'a Real Nice Electrolux Roundup!

It’s'a Real Nice Electrolux Roundup!

My goodness! Welcome to the future! Electrolux Design Lab 2009! Each of these designs is made to work in the world for the next 90 years. *OH my mistake, one is made to work outside the world. The brief stated that each item be able to prepare and store food, wash clothes, and/or do dishes over the next nine decades. Behold this limited list of robotics and flying things!

0 Designer: Various Electrotastic Designers

Tokyo Fiber 2009 SENSEWARE PART 4

Tokyo Fiber 2009 SENSEWARE PART 4

Part 4 of this fantastic exhibition. Panasonic Design Company, Ross Lovegrove, Shigeru Ban, and Yasuhiro Suzuki

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

0 Exhibition: Tokyo Fiber

Swarna IDC Degree Show 2009

Swarna IDC Degree Show 2009

Besides hosting the usual buffet of seminars and workshops for their Swarna 2009 Degree Show, folks at Industrial Design Centre IIT Mumbai had a spectacular exhibition for their graduating class. Although I got to sift through the Industrial Design, Animation Design, Visual Communication and Interaction Design faculties, I naturally gravitated towards the ID section. Follow me to see the some of the innovative gems I discovered at the show.

0 Exhibition: Industrial Design Centre IIT Mumbai

Tokyo Fiber 2009 SENSEWARE PART 3

Tokyo Fiber 2009 SENSEWARE PART 3

Part 3 of this fantastic exhibition. Makoto Azuma, Mint Designs, Nendo, Nissan Motor CO. LTD.

Part 1, Part 2

0 Exhibition: Tokyo Fiber

Tokyo Fiber 2009 SENSEWARE PART 2

Tokyo Fiber 2009 SENSEWARE PART 2

Part 2 of our coverage. Jun Aoki, Kashiwa Sato, Kengo Kuma, Kosuke Tsumura.

Part 1, Part 3

0 Exhibition: Tokyo Fiber

Tokyo Fiber 2009 SENSEWARE PART 1

Tokyo Fiber 2009 SENSEWARE PART 1

Tokyo Fiber SENSEWARE was started as a project to show the merits of Japan’s fibers. SENSEWARE refers to materials or mediums that arouse a creative desire in people. This is part 1 of our coverage on the ’09 SENSEWARE exhibition in Milano. In 2007 we saw televisions made of fabric small and squishy enough to coddle in your hand. This year the projects continue to amaze.

0 Exhibition: Tokyo Fiber

This Car Got One Fat Lip

This Car Got One Fat Lip

Oh you’ve made a car have you? Pshaw! Anyone can do – you designed it in 30 days? It must be terrible! Oh, for your 30th Anniversary, you say? Much better! Oh I can see it? Can’t wait to see – oh. Oh my. That is sleek looking! And no doors? Oh and it’s bluish-purply – Prince approved! *Flash Forward 9 Months*

Two Doors!? White?! Hulk-smashed?! Oh my goodness!

0 Designer: I.DE.A Institute

Stockholm Furniture 2009, Full Coverage

Stockholm Furniture 2009, Full Coverage

Can’t get to Stockholm, Sweden to attend the Stockholm 2009 Furnishing Fair? We’ve got you covered. Just bookmark this page for the latest. Hit the jump to see what we’ve seen so far.

Updated: Friday February 6, 2009

imm Cologne 2009, Full Coverage

imm Cologne 2009, Full Coverage

Can’t get to Cologne, Germany to attend the imm Cologne 2009 Furnishing Fair? We’ve got you covered. Just bookmark this page for the latest. Hit the jump to see what we’ve seen so far.

Updated: Friday January 23, 2009

Honda Reveals Hydrogen-Powered Hot Speedster

Honda Reveals Hydrogen-Powered Hot Speedster

Yesterday Honda revealed their modern shot at a hydrogen-powered vehicle. Progress on at least the green front, but look at that jet on the back! The Honda FC Sport is straight out a certain “Speed” cartoon-to-movie. V-Flow fuel cell stack and electric drivetrain from the FCX Clarity. Three seater, similar to the McLaren F1 supercar, the driver sits front and center while the two passengers sit on either side of him or her. I’ll be borrowing this tomorrow for it’s supreme race on die Autobahn.

0 Designer: Honda Motors

Zaha Hadid's Swirly Furniture (Again)

Zaha Hadid’s Swirly Furniture (Again)

Another week, another exhibition featuring Zaha Hadid’s swirly, blobby, and cool lacquered-fiberglass furniture . But this latest round, a show sponsored by Rove TV has some gems worth seeing.

This New York show, seen in a few rooms at Sonnabend and in the magnificent recently-vacated garage at 169 10th Avenue, are an excellent catalogue of Where Zaha Hadid Is Going and Where She Has Been.

0 Exhibition: Sonnabend Nov. 1 - Dec. 13

100% Design Tokyo 2008, Huge Photo Gallery!

100% Design Tokyo 2008, Huge Photo Gallery!

While most of you are busy recovering from sugar highs (did you get good candy?) we were busy at 100% Design Tokyo. This year drew an even larger crowd, both exhibitors and installations had some amazing eye candy. Some ideas were oldies but goodies, some were improvements on things we’ve seen before, and some were just plain out of this world. Hit the jump for the huge gallery of pictures!

0 Exhibition: 100% Design Tokyo 2008