2013 A' Design Award Winners – A Quick Glimpse

2013 A’ Design Award Winners – A Quick Glimpse

I am a big fan of designers that are proactive in putting themselves out there in the spotlight. It takes a good dose of courage to put your work in front of an esteemed jury comprising of more than 40 members! I am talking about the A’ Design Award, a platform that not only recognizes commendable works but also works with the designers to get them their deserved fame!

0 Designers: Various

Expected iPhone 6

Expected iPhone 6

Is designer Heo Leo onto something? Not sure, but his analysis of recent redesigns by Apple has some weight to it. No wonder his iPhone 6 concept looks predictably surreal. Good job Leo!

0 Designer: Heo Leo

Sculpture of Sound

Sculpture of Sound

iN.cline is a sculptural audio object that’s as functional as it is funky. The playful form allows the user to rotate the single directional speaker a full 360°. Better yet, the Bluetooth speaker can be undocked from the tilted stand and easily taken on the go with its nifty handle!

0 Designer: Dongsung Jung

Crazy About Concrete

Crazy About Concrete

The Concrete Reader desk lamp creates the perfect spotlight for reading. At about 300x500mm, it’s not too big or too small… just right for illuminating the pages and not the rest of the room. The concrete material that forms the globe has a fun, planetary aesthetic with tactile peculiarity that’s just begging to be touched!

0 Designer: Alexander Krivoshlykov

Print-n-Board

Print-n-Board

Introducing…… the world’s first 3D printed twin-tip skateboard! This early example of future recreational production was formed in 3 sections joined with connector pins for additional strength and durability. It’s not quite ready to shred the stairs, but it’s a great beginners board with lots of possibilities for cool, custom 3D graphics and shapes. Check out the video to see the entire production process!

0 Designer: Sam Abbott

The Great Wall Of Cooking

The Great Wall Of Cooking

2D Smart Kitchen is a wall mounted kitchen concept that hosts interactive modules and appliances. This full set of kitchen appliances automatically prepares your meals and gives you ample space and time, whist cooking you the perfect meal. The entire wall is an interactive touch screen and showcases recipes and the ingredients.

0 Designer: Ermi van Oers

 Data Pouch For The Future

Data Pouch For The Future

Simply love the this Data Pouch – 2018 Future External HDD. It allows you to secure your important data with lock system and check the capacity of the HDD with a display system. Sharing data is also very easy and see its contents without interfacing with a computer.

0 Designer: Kim Seongjin

Traditional Fireplace with a Twist

Traditional Fireplace with a Twist

Purion is an ion air purifier designed as an integration into a traditional Agungi – or Korean fireplace made of natural stone and soil. While heating, the main device purifies and sterilizes air in the room while portable stick ionizers are charged wirelessly in the Agungi’s opening. Each can then be carried to other spaces in the home where they emit negative ions.

0 Designer: Wongyung Lee

Grab. Sip. Repeat.

Grab. Sip. Repeat.

Instead of taking a cup off the shelf, filling it with water, and placing it in the sink to be washed… why not let the shelf itself to all the work?! The S2 mounts directly to the wall to act as a shelf, purifier, dispenser… and…. wait for it…. dish washer! Once used, a cup can be replaced on the unit to be mist-washed, UV sterilized, and  hot-air dried.

0 Designer: Jung Hyun Min

The Fountain of Life

The Fountain of Life

A great example of human-centered design, the Fountain of Life birth pool combines hi-tech hygienics with thoughtful ergonomics to calm and comfort soon-to-be new parents. A friendly and easy to use interface helps monitor water quality and temperature as well as controls the built-in water cycling filtration system that disinfects water before flushing out. The hexagonal shape was adapted for the birthing posture and tactile handles and foot pedals add grip so users can hold on and let er’ rip!

0 Designer: Yu Liu

Security Light For Women

Security Light For Women

As a resident of Mumbai, I always took pride in the fact that this city was pretty safe for women. Recent events has shocked us all, and also created the need for more props that help protect women effectively and timely. The Safe Light is one such device that integrates, a torch light with a hot key for help with the local police and GPS chip to help locate the distressed woman.

0 Designer: Gi Uk Choi

Shaky Wash

Shaky Wash

The Shaking Wash is a personal laundry washer for travelers. It is aimed at washing smaller articles like underwear and socks and uses a shaking motion to clean the clothes. The light compact design makes it portable and it works on both batteries and electric power. Ideal for the lazy folks!

0 Designer: Jung Seub Lee

Bucket O' Sound

Bucket O’ Sound

The age of the shoulder boombox is long gone, but premium sound quality on-the-go is here to stay! The Media Bucket combines the novelty of the boombox with sophisticated audio and a stylish modern form. Lightweight, durable and super-portable, users can play take their favorite CDs or MP3s to the beach, park, or even on roller blades with this easy rechargeable unit.

0 Designer: Sang Hyun Jeong