Toasted Wrap

Toasted Wrap

It’s the future, say around the year 2015, and in this new-age we no longer believe in standard forms. Like a toaster need not be a rectangular box, it may as well be a Halo! A Super-flexible Toaster which is a sheet of heating element; blanketing the bread and making crisp toasts! Not fussy about space, you can fold it into half or roll it into wrap and stow it till next breakfast. Easy baby!

0 Designers: Burcu Bag, Amalia Monica & Vinay Raj Somashekar

Convex Soap Into Concave Soap Makes Everlasting Soap!

Convex Soap Into Concave Soap Makes Everlasting Soap!

Too much use of the word soap, but that’s exactly how this concept works. The Frugal Soap has one aim, to use every bit of the soap at hand. So instead of coming up with solutions like the Re-Bubble Dispenser or the Soap Bank, where you need to device more objects to make one plan work, Ji Woong Kim has simply re-designed the soap-cake! A convex bottom and concave top is his solution. So when you’re down to your last bit of soap, just smudge it into the concave part of a new soap, and the two become one whole new soap!

0 Designer: Ji Woong Kim

Bottle So Beautiful And Full Of Light!

Bottle So Beautiful And Full Of Light!

Bottle Light: the concept is simple, instead of trashing an empty PET Bottle, squish it properly and screw it onto the modular aluminum LED enclosure! Normally we just end up discarding the bottle, but using it in this manner; we can get vivid shapes and refracted colors for lights. I know this idea will click in theme restaurants that are eco-centric. Not much costs involved since you need to invest only in a couple of those LED lights and holders.

0 Designers: Various

Double Dish

Double Dish

Serve snacks in a small dish and hide waste in the collection dish underneath. It’s perfect for olives, shelled nuts, and endamame beans. It can also be used as two separate dishes. Ooh – dishwasher safe and available in three color combinations: white and green, full green, full white.

0 Designer: Joseph Joseph

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

Recycled For Seating

Recycled For Seating

There are plenty of seating options out there, but currently the most unique one has to be this Rubber Stool. It’s crafted from recycled rubber and comes in flat knock-down state. To assemble, you simply need to twist and turn the sinewy legs, and lock them into place. Soon you have a comfy seat to park your tushy on!

0 Designer: Satoshi Itasaka

The Nail Within!

The Nail Within!

I see carpenters fumble for the nails in their span or gripping a mouthful quite hazardously. The Nail Hammer is an easy solution, where the handle holds a silicon case full of nails and is easily accessible. I guess this means one less nail swallowed, one finger less hurt and a nail hammered right on its head!

0 Designers: Jinsoo Cho & Ahjin Choi

Push-Pull; Tug Of War Is Over!

Push-Pull; Tug Of War Is Over!

Sticker industry may get a setback because their “Push” and “Pull” stickers may soon get redundant. The In & Out Door solves the problem of indicating push or pull on doors by making the door handle intuitive. On the “push” side, there is a flat panel and on the “pull” side there is a handle. Instinctively you know which side of the door opens which ways, and you get crowned as a super genius!

0 Designer: Jeon Hwan Soo

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

Beauty From Within

Beauty From Within

You don’t need x-ray vision goggles to appreciate inner beauty and you don’t need a superficial skin to beautify the X-RAY Phone. For his collaboration with KDDI iida, Tokujin Yoshioka settles for the inner beauty theme while designing the phone. Tech chips and electronic parts are aesthetically arranged internally and a cleverly positioned display, under the transparent skin, brings out the true meaning of “designing from inside.”

0 Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka

Split-Face Sink, Very Nice!

Split-Face Sink, Very Nice!

It’s so natural for us to put all the dirty dishes into the sink and come back later to tackle them. Wouldn’t it be great if our sink got intelligent enough and cleaned up the mess automatically? Ah, the pleasures of the concept world peppered with practical solutions! Here’s the Pure Washer – Eco Automatic Sink that does just this. It’s a sink that is divided into two rotatable parts, where in one part you put in the dishes, and it rotates away under the counter to wash them. The other part is a mirror image to the first and is ready to take in your next cycle.

0 Designer: AHHA Project

Exit Made Easy

Exit Made Easy

REDesign Exit Door simply repositions the door handle to make it an intuitive and effective design during emergency evacuations. Most of than not, the assumption is that we are going to run through doors. But in user-situation, it could be a physically-challenged person, a child or even a person crawling up to the door, who may find the horizontal door bar difficult to reach. Thus this vertical, elongated handle serves as a fitting re-design.

0 Designer: Chen Guan-Yuan

What Size Do You Cut?

What Size Do You Cut?

A handy tool, the scissors is designed here as retractable, featuring a pair of blades that extend and contract to cut almost any size. The blades retract into the ergonomically designed handles and size control is via a centrally located button. At first I was quite skeptical about the big handle size, but then it struck me that a fitting grip is quite essential when cutting in the fully extended mode. The pressure balance needs to be maintained. So the form makes sense in the whole user-context, although it may seem a bit off, when the blades are at minimum size. Awesome Scalable Scissors!

0 Designer: Jie Weng