Future of ID

Future of ID

Pratt students are making their mark at the “Design for a Dollar” exhibition, International Contemporary Furniture Fair. However I’m here to showcase how enterprising their ID students can be. Three projects: Grind by Dana de Vega, Loop End Table by Carla Franciose and Array Series by Jason Pfaeffle; reflect how simple thinking and industrious application can prove to be winning designs. Take a look at them after the jump.

0 Designers: Dana de Vega, Carla Franciose and Jason Pfaeffle

Salad Served Fresh And Cold

Salad Served Fresh And Cold

The “Outdoor Party Platter” is quite modest in terms of design and presentation, but that doesn’t come in its way of it being a winner concept. It’s a dish-in-dish design, with the bottom insulated part made from cork and the upper platter part made from bamboo. Place sufficient ice in the bottom half and serve cold cuts or salads from the top platter. The thoughtful (optional) inserts allow you to serve more than one food item at a time, without them running into each other. A handy-dandy for those who like to plan picnics and outdoor parties.

0 Designer: Vicki Runnegar

Design is Best with Stomping

Design is Best with Stomping

I said that and I’ll say it again. Stomping. Design is best with stomping. If you have to stomp to make the device work, then it’s good. Unless it’s a television. This is what you throw the tiny broken tv into. Then you stomp it. With the ironically titled “Armstrong Bin” compression dustbin, you can compact your trash and get a total thumbs up from the earth that the garbage is inevitably going to fill up!

0 Designers: Hyunsoo Kim, Young min Yoon, Seunghee Son, Sukwon Park & Sungwoo Park

Kitchen On A Table And The Wall

Kitchen On A Table And The Wall

Constrains like limited space and behavioral changes like cooking while entertaining have dictated the transition from monstrous-sized kitchens to neat compact kitchenettes and open modular concepts. Adopting these changes, Electrolux brings to us to two unique concepts. The Rendez-vous interactive table is a cook-top that allows you to do jiffy cooking and entertain at the same time. The Volare, akin to the Lounge Bar, is a wall mounted appliance that’s nothing short of an artistic kitchen! Check out the details after the jump.

0 Designer: Electrolux Global Design

High-Five, Smokey The Silencer

High-Five, Smokey The Silencer

I don’t know how they manage to do it, but many people are like dorks in the kitchen! They get two left-feet and splatter the whole place with mess! To top it off, invariable the smoke alarm goes off, thanks to clumsy ventilation and cooking! This situation is both funny and radical, coz you can’t have the smoke alarm go off for nothing! Rectify the situation with an anti-smoke alarm; welcome Smokey the Remote Smoke Alarm Silencer! No more hurrying to remove batteries of the alarm.

0 Designer: Beth Fuller

10 Unique Designer Breakfasts

10 Unique Designer Breakfasts

So I hear you all, all of us, love to eat breakfast. Or wish. Wish we could eat breakfast every day. Check it out. Here’s ten amazing industrial design concepts based on that old timey morning ritual. Most of them are basically made for people who’ve got time to eat breakfast, but yes, there are fantabulous designs for those of you who’ve got no time at all! Designers!

0 Designer: 10 Wild Designers

Addictive Measure

Addictive Measure

I’m an instant coffee freak for the simple reason that I don’t have the patience to actually roast and brew my cup. But given a moment of insanity, I’d like to be doing the shindig on this fancy Coffee Maker by Tom Metcalfe. The guy makes it almost a ceremonial process of roasting, grinding and brewing of fresh green beans!

0 Designer: Tom Metcalfe

Creative Tea Drinking

Creative Tea Drinking

Tea drinking and brewing is an art form often patronized on YD. Adding to our growing list is this delightful Turtle Tea Kettle. The kettle doesn’t discriminate against loose-leaf, teabags and compressed-tea, tea drinkers’ coz its comfy enough brewing any of these sorts. The added advantage of a separate glass container for the loose tealeaves makes sure you don’t get any debris while sipping your drink. If the creative-cook gets the better of you; heck you can even use the kettle to brew up some exotic hot beverage and treat yourself!

0 Designer: Andrew Zheng

Air-dry Dishes

Air-dry Dishes

We recently discussed how Ultra Violet can be a great way of sterilizing kitchen cutting boards and now it’s time to discuss its benefits in a dishwasher. UV plays a key role in the Electrolux Wind Washer Dishwasher, which comprises of a three-step procedure. In step one, it uses a stream of high-pressure air to blow away all the leftover food crumbs on the dishes, to a waste holding bay. In step two, it steams them to degrease them. In the final stage, it uses UV to sterilize them.

0 Designer: Hwang Jin wook

Fan Blades Made of Chicken Wings

Fan Blades Made of Chicken Wings

No joke! This fan can make your chicken wing fan fantasy a reality! With the “JOININ’ Fan” you can clip in whatever you like! Though you may have been inundated with false lab-made smells if you work amongst other people, your nose always knows. Let your nose have a rose. Clip in some pedals and let ‘er fly! Wafting the loveliness of whatever blades you choose to insert, the Joinin’ Fan is exactly the kind of cute invention that all free-spirited kawaii-seekers aught to peek at.

0 Designers: Qian Jiang and Yiying Wu

Spicy Hot Book

Spicy Hot Book

Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Bourdain; all my favorite men will agree with me when I say that it’s the spices that you add to the cooking that make or break the dish. Like most Asians, my kitchen too is stocked up with a variety of spices and I really miss my collection when I’m on vacation, cooking in my holiday-home kitchenette. Anyways, my point is that packing the spices is always a bother, which is why I leave most of them at home, but looks like with the MUJI taste-leaf book I won’t have to compromise on flavors anymore.

0 Designer: Nick Bampton

Cutting Board Woes

Cutting Board Woes

A surefire way of sanitizing your kitchen cutting board is to add chlorine to the rinsing water every once in a while; sadly who’s got the time for it! We basically soap it thoroughly and rinse it off hoping that the bacteria are washed away and are not having a picnic out there! About 76 million cases of food-borne illness, most of which are caused by bacteria inhabiting uncooked food or contaminated cooking surfaces, are reported every year. Hopefully the UV enabled Alkeo will not let us become another statistic.

0 Designer: Joe Brussel

Stereovision for Real 3D Funiture!

Stereovision for Real 3D Funiture!

Wait a second… isn’t that already 3D? Behold the devastating addition of 4 legs to an already-4-legged-table. Brutality! Redundancy! So many extra legs! And what’s the deal with this red and blue here? It’s a “Stereovision Table,” and it’s made for those with a sense of irony in technology. But is it the same sort of deal as using a rotary phone? Or is it just silly?

0 Designer: John Nouanesing