Inspiring Installation

Inspiring Installation

A winner at the 2011 Shitsurai Art International Competition, Crater Lake is an environmental installation that serves as a meeting place to visit with friends, contemplate the surroundings, or simply sit for a moment. The design was inspired by the social revitalization of the city of Kobe, Japan after the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake of 1995.

0 Designer: 24° Studio

The Time Guards

The Time Guards

Every year at the Festival of Lights, Berlin’s world-famous landmarks and monuments are dressed in spectacular light by international artists and lighting designers. Featured at this year’s event is this installation by designer Manfred Kielnhofer- the Time Guards play with the concept of space and sculpture and are an ominous and enchanting reminder of the power of mysticism

0 Designer: Manfred Kielnhofer

Artificial Constellations

Artificial Constellations

The Urban Stargazing project focuses on bringing back the stars in the city sky by recreating existing constellations and adding new ones, narrating old and contemporary myths about London. Twelve groups of stars have been installed at different locations in the city, and can only be observed by the naked eye at night time. Hit the jump for a map showing each constellation with their corresponding coordinates. To go on a stargazing walk, enter the latitude/longitude of any constellation on a web mapping application.

0 Designer: Oscar Lhermitte

Amazing Window Display

Amazing Window Display

Hong Kong based design group Special Projekt were commissioned to create one-of-a-kind window displays for the the Aqua restaurant in London. The goal was to drive awareness through the development of interactive brand installations. Large interactive screens are suspended inside a mirrored and lacquered box. The red one features meiji inspired motifs while the black display features castilian motifs. The final effect is three dimensional, timeless yet ephemeral.

0 Designer: SpecialProjekt for Aqua

An Eco Friendly Kiosk

An Eco Friendly Kiosk

The aptly named Ecokiosk uses a number of techniques to flash that ever important “green card” in today’s culture. Companies are looking for new ways to move their businesses towards more Earth friendly practices. The Ecokiosk aims to solve many of the lingering issues regarding mobile retail/service setups.

0 Designer: S Fahmi Yusoff from Bizarreka Design

Super Modular Modular Shelving

Super Modular Modular Shelving

How super is super modular? You’ll have to judge that for yourself. The amount of modular any item can be really depends on how modular the person using it allows it to be. Be super modular! This shelving system is modular to the max, it’s called IVY Modular Shelving Systems and it’s made to grow on your wall according to your lifestyle, changing at your will. IVY allows you to configure and reconfigure the assembled layout as you wish, each shelf moving with ease. Unique configurations can be done with as many or as few shelves as you wish.

0 Designer: Paris Lowitz

Trees of Frozen Material

Trees of Frozen Material

Although technically it’s basically as far before Christmas in the year as it’s ever going to be since it JUST happened a few days ago, we here at Yanko like to celebrate every day as a holiday – and what better way to do it than with a fun DIY design? The following creations are Christmas tree lanterns designed and executed by Hugon Kowalski, and you can make one yourself! Take a peek at the materials and methods and go for it!

0 Designer: Hugon Kowalski

To Award a Vandal

To Award a Vandal

Does it make sense to hold a graffiti awards show? Some say no way, the whole idea of vandalism is to do your thing and never get caught! The rest say sure, why not? Have some fun, eat some snacks. Who doesn’t love snacks? Thusly, there are the Artaq Awards in both Paris and Berlin. Below you’ll find lists of artists involved in this years’ shows as well as a bigger view of one the artists involved: Matox – with live laser graffiti!

0 Designers: Various

Watchers in Darkness

Watchers in Darkness

Behold shrouded figures standing watch over us all, each of them covered in light in all places both light and dark. These are a set of sculptures called “Light Guards,” designed and executed by designer / artist Manfred Kielnhofer. Each of them is a lamp sculpture, fabric draped over an invisible human-like shape. Each one of them is also polyester matched with energy sensitive lamps glowing at 32 W each.

0 Designer: Manfred Kielnhofer

Play Inside the Sun to Learn About Fusion

Play Inside the Sun to Learn About Fusion

SOL – an interactive spatial installation staging the origin of solar energy. In an immersive environment the principles of nuclear fusion can be experienced in a narrative and playful way. Entering a bright and glistening corpus, the visitor experiences the darkness inside the sun and watches the chaotic motion of protons. Thankfully, radiation not included. Interacting with the particles causes them to fuse and produce energy which manifests as light bursts inside “the core” as well as a rising light level on the outside.

0 Designer: TheProduct*

Hearing Spaces

Hearing Spaces

Presenting the ICC Kids Program 2010 “What Sounds Do We Hear?”, held at the NTT Intercommunication Center [ICC]. It’s a space that focuses on sounds that we’d otherwise only casually encounter in our everyday life. This exhibition asks the questions “What is it that our ears hear and what kind of information do we receive? How is “hearing” different from “seeing”?” This space is composed of 82 wavy shaped cloths hanged at 250mm clearance in a space of changing shape. Fabulous.

0 Designer: Nobuaki Doi (SOUP DESIGN)

Electro Ambient Wall Coverings

Electro Ambient Wall Coverings

Here’s something rather spectacular. A very simple concept when it comes down to it, a rather long explanation if you’d like to take the time to understand the intricacy. What you’ve got here is a project called Inconspicuous Matter, a project involving electro reactive wallpaper. What does that mean in a nutshell? Wallpaper that LIGHTS UP!

0 Designer: Celine Marcq

Sounds of Film Thins

Sounds of Film Thins

Behold a sound experience by designer Ji Young Shon. This is called Whispering Leaves, and it’s a multiple sound speaker system installation piece of artwork installed at the Royal College of Art. It is what Shon calls a new kind of sound system interface which utilizes film-thin speakers to create for you an environment of sound unlike any other. Each leaf has a different sound, varying slightly between the shapes, sizes, and bendings.

0 Designers: Ji Young Shon