Perplexing Puzzle Chair

Perplexing Puzzle Chair

Part of a larger collection of flat-pack furniture, the Lese Chair’s defining character is found in its clever construction. Composed of CNC milled beech plywood and polycarbonate, the only screws you’ll find are in the seat back and leg extensions. The rest of the structure is held together using 3D puzzle principles. So puzzling that you’ll be glad you have a place to sit and think about it!

0 Designer: Konstantin Achkov

Time, quite simply.

Time, quite simply.

When it comes to timekeeping, you might say wristwatches are in a battle with our digital devices. The Time Reminder watch is just that- a reminder that watches are not only our original personal time tellers, but an artistic personal statement for the individual. Its ultra-minimal aesthetic feature two solid turning disks with embossed hands and a snag-proof concave face. The strap is made of soft touch rubber and features a simple clasp fastening system. So sleek you need to use the embossed dot on the underside to tell which way to wear it!

0 Designer: Antoine des Horts

Bumper News

Bumper News

Its not enough that the iPhone is packed with so many features and apps, we now need to digitalize the bumper too. The reason why we need this bumper is to keep our notifications on our fingertips and have to check our phones every minute or so. The side bar keeps a track of the basics like time and date, battery level, message notifications and even temperature. Innvative, but will it see the light of day?

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

Some Foot Rest!

Some Foot Rest!

Ahoy mini hammock, love this little contraption that gives you stress relief and a little bit of R&R. Called the Füüt, we totally picture ourselves getting a couple of these for our YD office. You hear me boss?

0 Designer: Three Dot

Get in the loop, hooks are out!

Get in the loop, hooks are out!

Loop is a minimal & playful expression of a modern wall hook that wins on many levels! The loop VS hook design is highly functional for hanging your fav things. The simplistic construction consists of just one thin sheet of metal or polypropylene, a square wooden body, & two screws, making it flat-pack ready & easy to ship. Assembled like a 3D puzzle, it gets the user in the creation process before being mounted on the wall. In a variety of unique colors, including gold, turquoise, copper, & more, it’s a functional, easy way to spruce up your entryway!

0 Designer: LaSelva Design Studio

Naked Table Lamp

Naked Table Lamp

The beauty of this table lamp lies in the exposure of its essential components. The stripped-down design is composed of a soldering board serving as a base, woven copper wiring that gives it malleability to stay upright, and E-10 light holders in a beautiful formation of eight. Artistically industrial, it almost looks accidental but is much too cool to be anything but intentional!

0 Designer: Shahar Katsav

Lamp Shades for Every Season

Lamp Shades for Every Season

Though their climates may differ, most areas of the world experience some form of seasonal change. The Peaked Hat Lighting Shade is inspired by the way our clothing/fashion changes between these seasons and offers a similar idea for interior spaces. Ranging from flowery prints for spring to warm felt material for winter, the light shades use a simple zipper and are easily interchangeable depending on the time of year!

0 Designer: Moili

Living in the U Bubble

Living in the U Bubble

The U-Bubble is a refrigerator that can be suspended in air and is inspired by the soap bubbles that we love so much. It’s basically this plastic construction that is temperature controlled and works with your smart devices. Like most advanced apps, it relays critical food info like quality and freshness state. With the social aspect you can compare food habits and trade recipes with friends.

0 Designer: 成荫 张

The Social Gas Mask

The Social Gas Mask

The nature of a gas mask has a negative connotation as it is, but in this example it’s used as a tool with psychological coping during emergency situations. It’s called the Social Gas Mask, and its large eyepieces, cheeky filters and small mouth opening work together to offer an empowering image and positive experience. It facilitates better communication between individuals spending time together in a stressful situation. It’s as friendly as a gas mask could be!

0 Designer: Zlil Lazarovich

High Fashion Faucet

High Fashion Faucet

The Oblio faucet is entirely different than any you’ve seen, yet just as intuitive to use! Its fluid form mimics that of liquid, reducing visual weight with its compact dimensions. Though complex in appearance, its striking aesthetic is balanced by straightforward functionality. Ideal for dual sinks, the system consists of not one, but two hoses for distinct uses: aPVC section for precision rinsing and a rigid steel section for a stable flow. At the center is a single multidirectional block that controls both pressure & temp of both sides independently.

0 Designer: Davide Lombardi

Pencil Bullet

Pencil Bullet

Redefining the pen-pencil and the way we load it with the pencil points, we have here the Bullet Mechanical Pencil. It is the scaled down version of loading bullets in a rifle and can take in many leads at a time. Super fun!

0 Designer: Sung Eun Kim

The Virtual Valet

The Virtual Valet

With its new home at the Düsseldorf airport in Germany, RAY is the world’s first operational parking robot! When you drive up, it scans your vehicle and adapts to its size before lifting and carrying it away to an ideal parking space. With connectivity to the flight database and a user-controled mobile app, it can have your car ready as soon as you land or whenever you’re ready. More flexible and agile than self-parking, it’s super-efficient and can create almost 60% more parking. Next time you’re at Düsseldorf, check it out yourself at parking structure P3!

0 Designer: Serva and Lumod

Top 20 Red Dot Awards: Product Design – Best of Best Winners for 2014

Top 20 Red Dot Awards: Product Design – Best of Best Winners for 2014

We love compiling lists because they bring upon elements of reflection and contemplation. For example, to create this list of Top 20 Best of Best Winners for 2014 from the Red Dot Awards: Product Design list, we had to factor in the YD audience, our experience with Good Design and resonance of what YD stands for. In short, it has to be the perfect marriage between YD’s pick and audience expectations. To see if we are on the same page…browse through the list below and let us know.

0 Designers: Various