Mobile Chef of the Future

Mobile Chef of the Future

NUKE is an innovative cooking system that gives users complete control of the process all from the convenience of their smartphone. Just pick a recipe from an app-accessible database and follow step-by-step directions while your cookware automatically adjusts temperature and time settings based on your selection… OR whip up your own specialty and keep an eye on it with your phone while you’re multitasking! Hit the jump to see how it works —>

0 Designer: Talia Brigneti

Fire By Design

Fire By Design

Our typical fire extinguishers are bare minimum in design. They serve only one purpose: fire dousing. There is a little more that can be added, particularly in the form of protection. The Shield Extinguisher attempts to do this by bridging the gap between fire fighting and protecting one from flames, smoke and possible blasts. Take a look how…

0 Designers: June Young Kim & Ji Min Lee

Computer That Is A Table

Computer That Is A Table

It has a surface that is akin to a touchscreen and the working of a computer, essentially the Flexus Transformable Table gives us a peek at what to expect from workstations of tomorrow. The ergonomic design transforms it from a stand-by station to a full fledge presentation board. The various stages of its adaptability give us a chance to use just one object in a host of scenarios.

0 Designer: Gu A Reum

HUD for Performance Sailors

HUD for Performance Sailors

When it comes to sailboat racing, the difference between winning & losing is the ability to adapt a carefully orchestrated plan to the ever-changing natural & competitive environment, faster than the competition. The key is having the right info at the right time. The Afterguard system provides this info by combining fighter style HUD with boat instrumentation data to give the best situational intelligence & performance metrics at a glance, on a small display mounted on sunglasses made for the harshest of environments.

0 Designer: Afterguard

A Cane That Helps Itself Stay Up Too

A Cane That Helps Itself Stay Up Too

One major concern for cane users is where exactly they’ll be able to rest their can when not using it. Whether they’re sitting, laying down, in the kitchen or outside, it’s important that it always be handy. Thanks to its manual opening tripod attachment, the Tricane ensures that the walking aid is always within reach and won’t fall to the ground. In anodized aluminum, it’s just as lightweight, compact and good-looking as a classic cane.

0 Designer: Ryan Kirkpatrick

Phablet – Tablet = Phone

Phablet – Tablet = Phone

It looks so funny when people try and talk on the Galaxy Tab (like a phone) and on the flipside we rue that the iPad can’t make calls. I love the middle path taken by the s.Max, which is a tablet with a detachable mobile phone. The clever design allows both devices to be used independently or in conjunction with each other. I love the ease with which you can get a closer look at the stage, when in a concert. Brills!

0 Designer: Su Wen Yuan

Fate is in your hands!

Fate is in your hands!

Energy efficiency is synonymous with eco-friendliness, living green, and saving the planet. Nuture is a living energy monitor that embodies this idea with a literal sense of life or death! The amount of water that the plant gets fed is entirely dependent on the cumulative energy use of the user- less when your energy use is too high, and just the right amount when it’s low. It’s a living representation of energy consumption and a symbolic reference to the consequences of overuse. Keep your plant alive and you’ll help keep the world alive!

0 Designer: Angelo D'Onofrio

Floating Fantasy Furniture

Floating Fantasy Furniture

Pop-art meets fantasy furniture design in this lighthearted seating installation appropriately named the Balloon Chair. Mounted on any wall, 10 bright balloons and one tufted leather seat give the illusion that you’re floating away in thin air. It’s the perfect place to daydream, find inspiration, or just let your imagination run wild!

0 Designer: h220340

Playful Pixel Furniture

Playful Pixel Furniture

The Tarta series of outdoor furniture is a clever combination of industrial design, art and technology that offers a contemporary look at transforming the virtual world into the real world! Inspiration for the chair and table was found in geometry consisting of multiple modules that remind of the diamond-shaped pixels of modern displays. These hexagons are matched to each and bent to become three dimensional, creating a texture by variable thickness that moves in space to create an enveloping seat and table top.

0 Designer: Roberto Paoli

Hewlett-Packard Once Again!

Hewlett-Packard Once Again!

It is so refreshing to find designers indulge in fantasy games that go beyond Apple and Microsoft. Not that we can do without another iPhone 6 (or was it 7) concept, it’s just the question of visualizing other another brand from the intellectual realm. Apparently Raymond RJ Wong, Lead Industrial Designer at Hewlett-Packard, asked a bunch of designers to come up with what they think about social communication, and this is what we got.

0 Designers: Romain Guillame & Léo Marzolf

Ah, Hourglass Once Again

Ah, Hourglass Once Again

There seems to be an extreme fascination for hourglass timers, especially of the digital kind. The Dynamic Counterdown Timer is one of them; it’s meant to be used at outdoor sports arenas, representing game-time countdown in a more dynamic way. You have to agree, that the idea although not very original, has a very rustic appeal to it. What do you think?

0 Designer: Wang Shuai

A Pen with Perception

A Pen with Perception

This clever gadget’s function is almost unrecognizable… and that’s precisely its appeal. It’s a pen, but you won’t find any push-buttons or even hear a click! It features a touch sensitive surface that automatically triggers the nib to extend when you’re holding it. Set it down and it will retract to keep the nib fresh and out of harms way. Sleek and chic, it’s the finishing touch to any ultramodern office!

0 Designer: Wenhaowang

The HP Connection

The HP Connection

In a brief by Raymond RJ Wong, Lead Industrial Designer at Hewlett-Packard, design students were asked to come out with creative solutions that improve real time communication in a social environment. Here is a look at one of the outcomes where 3 communication tools of tomorrow, 3 HP VISIONS were created.

0 Designers: Romain Guillame & Léo Marzolf