Tea for Two

Tea for Two

The Yin & Yang is a teapot designed for two people. So if one person prefers green and the other prefers red – you can prepare both of them inside this teapot . The spouts even double as the handle. Cool idea and looks quite beautiful too. Great opportunity here to show very contrasting teas.

0 Designer: Ewa Sendecka

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part V

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part V

Today marks the end of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase. The results will be out soon and all our best wishes to the 300 students who have made the cut. The final lap has some conversational pieces, like the broom that snaps up tall or the innovative currency coin redesign. Let us know project caught your fancy! Incase you need to refresh your memory, have a look at Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4, before you decide.

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Magical Seasoning

Magical Seasoning

The Magical Sapor combines my interests in cooking and dressing up as a fairy godmother into a set of seasoning wands. It’s easy to understand and the minimalist approach keeps the whimsicality in check. Love the idea. Needs a matching gown apron.

0 Designer: Arthur Xin (Se Xin)

21:9 Smartphone

21:9 Smartphone

The E2 is a 21:9 device with a different approach to the slate phone. It’s symmetrical across the horizontal axis instead of vertical like traditional phones. The result is an ergonomic phone with a large screen, a relatively small size, no vertical orientation bias and no compromises in hardware.

0 Designer: Jason Wang

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part IV

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part IV

Today’s lineup of 2011 iF concept design Showcase is interestingly different. Why? Because it contains many projects dedicated to Communication and Multimedia Design. This includes a broad spectrum of books, magazines and posters. One particular poster that tugs my heartstrings is the one dedicated to Domestic Violence. It communicates the irony of fate with such raw emotions and is overwhelming. Anyway, besides the C & M segment, the usual jamboree of product design is included to lighten up the mood. Enjoy!

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A Coconut Home for the iPad

A Coconut Home for the iPad

The coconut tree perhaps is the most giving tree in all of nature. What I mean is that every part of the tree is used in some industry or another. So it makes complete logical sense for young designers with an eco initiative to come up with an iPad cover made from materials sourced from the coconut tree! This is the story of Econut, a cover that blends back into nature after serving its purpose to the iPad.

0 Designers: Cho Youg-jo & Jeoung Jun-tae

Reused to be Relit

Reused to be Relit

The most effective way to dispose waste is not to recycle but reuse it. The MOLLIGHT uses components from the most unlikely of places. The spring is from an old armchair and the transformer is just a cable from an old lamp. Thomas Edison said it best, “to invent, you need a vivid imagination and a pile of junk.”

0 Designer: Alessandro Marelli

A HOT Watch

A HOT Watch

This watch concept is named simply and appropriately FIRE. The hour and minute hands are lit by LEDs that simulate torch powered cigarette lighters. It’s anything but traditional but doesn’t offer anything new functionally. Still, it’s a HOT watch. BTW this is a good year to quite smoking. Just saying.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Future Photography Contained in a Really Small Lens

Future Photography Contained in a Really Small Lens

The Funamizu is back with another concept. Inspired by the WVIL concept camera shown at this year’s CES, Mac Funamizu envisaged a similar device in a slimmer package. The idea revolves around a lens system that is totally self contained with everything needed to take SLR quality photos. It wirelessly transmits the images to a hub device – in this case, a transparent screen.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Icy Lotus

Icy Lotus

Love me a fun ice cube y’all and the Ice Lotus ice cube tray is the sleekest looking of them all. Made of black rubber and stainless steel, it looks like a lotus pod. Smash the rubbery part with your hand and the “ice seeds” eject into the steel bottom.

0 Designer: Arthur Xin (Se Xin)

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part III

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part III

Welcome to Day 3 of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase. The journey so far has seen us display many new concepts and some refined designs. Putting David Craib’s word to perspective: Design should never say, “Look at me.” It should always say, “Look at this.” Let’s jump in and refresh ourselves with projects that say “look at this!”. For those who missed it, catch Day 1 and Day 2 here.

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The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part II

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part II

Judging from yesterday’s comments on Part 1 of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase, I must clarify that we are spreading the 300 Shortlisted Entries over the five working days of this week. So today is Day 2 of of the festivities and I am happy to showcase some déjà vu projects in the lineup! This simply means that some of the projects in today’s 60 have been featured on Yanko Design before! How awesome! So without further delay, lets look at the second batch of nominees…

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Poppin' Bottles

Poppin’ Bottles

Küb is a bottle opener. Küb loves to entertain guests, but it also hates the mess they leave behind. It has an interior compartment with a slide-out lid that lets you store bottle caps until they can be discarded properly. Küb also has a deep-seeded need to fit in, which is why it is made of high-quality hardwoods and stainless steel so you can leave it out in your kitchen as an attractive accessory. By far the sexiest bottle opener.

0 Designer: Adam Moller