The Democratic Couch

The Democratic Couch

Fossa is a sofa, lounger, and corner sectional. It’s whatever you want it to be because almost all of the cushions can be rearranged, inserted, or removed. Freely create new forms for relaxing, reading, napping, or other nefarious activities. Are we now democratizing furniture?

0 Designer: Aurélien Barbry for COR

Ultra Sonic Wine

Ultra Sonic Wine

No point in consuming wine that hasn’t aged sufficiently or buying plenty if you don’t have proper cellars to store them. A mid-way option is the WAVE Ultra Sonic Wine Ager And Refrigerator concept. An appliance that features two-layered shelves with the inner walls emitting ultrasonic waves, to act on the molecules of the wine, to age them! A custom touchscreen helps you navigate through the settings, helping you determine the speed of aging at the touch of a button. Definite a prized gift for the connoisseur who has serious space issues at home!

0 Designer: Mika Yamamoto

Sync Into Your Seat

Sync Into Your Seat

The Sync is a seating system consisting of a number of cubes that move up and down with a persons body weight by the aid of gas springs, to create arm rests and a back rest from the surrounding cubes. Brills! Of course that means anyone attempting to sit next to me will get my pissy face because they’re essentially sitting on my armrests. I like the idea, hate the covers. Fortunately there are other upholstery options.

0 Designer: Elliot Barratt for ElliotJames

Multifunctional and Dynamic Curv

Multifunctional and Dynamic Curv

The Curv is the space saving, environmentally friendly solution for the 21st century home. The changes in housing market, particularly the reduction in the size of living accommodation, has seen a growing need for adaptable, space saving, multi-functional furniture. Inspired from the space-age furniture styling of the 1960’s, the Curv is a modern adaptation that fulfils the needs of today’s society.

0 Designer: Tiffany Roddis

Heat Me

Heat Me

The ORA is an interesting radiator heat concept meant to be portable enough to move around, but for the ultimate in portability, a removable sleeve can provide ample heat around your neck when needed. The radiator itself has a simple clock-timer feature and the whole package looks quite fetching no?

0 Designer: Mathieu Azema

Simple Smile Can Set Things Right

Simple Smile Can Set Things Right

“Simply use the emotional expression to remind and educate users to turn off the light.”

This one line says it all….moreover the cute switches create the desired impact of reminding us to conserve. I guess this is another angle to Product Design: to be instinctive without being preachy!

0 Designers: Zhou Yide, Euphe Mo, Hang Zhou & Christine Liu

Spidy Chair & Paint Can Lights; Awesome Combo!

Spidy Chair & Paint Can Lights; Awesome Combo!

With a very creative name like Twenty5ive, you can expect nothing but some awesome madness by designer duo Melvin Ong & Yuri Kim. While Melvin sticks to insect-inspiration, Yuri explores durability and kitsch with lights. Have a look….

0 Designers: Melvin Ong & Yuri Kim for Twenty5ive

Mince No Lights

Mince No Lights

Mince words, mince meat, mince some attitude; but will you mince lights? A very artistic interpretation of some wasted wires n plugs, a mince machine and a bulb! Light Mincer Lamp! Made entirely of recycled and disposed materials, the lamp is ready to adorn your table, just send out a holler to Reima.

0 Designer: Reima Honkasalo

Ashes To Ashes; Odor To Perfume

Ashes To Ashes; Odor To Perfume

Light one and it can be the cause of your death, and I’ll light the other in your memory. Confused? Don’t be. What we have here is the Ashtray Incense Burner, a ceramic bowl that is an ashtray on the right-side, flip it and it becomes an incense stick holder. One spreads odor, the other fragrance. One is the smell of death, the other of life! Can’t do more poetic justice than this, dedicated to the smoker!

0 Designer: Mist-o

Line Up The Tangles

Line Up The Tangles

The problem addressed in the Line Block Cable is so true to home, it’s the one most of us face when we hook up too many gadgets in one area. Not that we can help it, it’s ideal to have the TV, CD player and the music housed together. As a result, their cables leading up to the socket can get messy and unsightly. Line Block cables are constructed in such a way that they can tag 2 or more wires in a piggy-back fashion. Essentially this means that if the gadgets have this unique structured cable, they line up one-atop-the-other and split out only near the socket, to give a neat finish.

0 Designers: Various

Pour Me Some Light

Pour Me Some Light

Human actions play such a significant role in design; it’s either evident in the form or in the function. In the Pouring Light, the action is evident in the form and is delightfully executed as well! With the motive of giving off “an emotional flow of light”, the lights linger on with a mesmerizing effect thanks to the use of phosphorescence in the “water” part. Yeongwoo suggests the use of LED lights to conserve energy, and my suggestion to him: get this in the market ASAP!

0 Designer: Yeongwoo Kim

Quick Dry For Clothes With Aroma And Breeze!

Quick Dry For Clothes With Aroma And Breeze!

Breeze Racks is a collapsible system of a blower, aroma dispenser, hollow bars and hollow-with-many-holes hangers; intended to dry your laundry faster, on wet rainy days. It works like this; you set up the frame and fit each hollow hanger into the hole cutout on the horizontal bar. The end of the frames fit into the blower which blows out warm air and fragrances. Once the setup is complete you simply hang your freshly washed clothes on the hanger and let the system do its work.

0 Designer: Qin Shuai

Chilling Outside The Window

Chilling Outside The Window

It’s interesting to so how cultural practices can trigger off inspiration to design a product that can be an extension of the same. For instance in India we usually keep pickles on our window sill, to marinate and cook them in the natural heat. Whereas in China, because of their cold conditions, food is kept outside the window to preserve it, plus it frees up the kitchen space. This Chinese practice inspired Frenchman Nicolas Hubert to design the External Refrigerator. A fridge that hangs on the external wall of your home.

0 Designer: Nicolas Hubert