While we imagine of the world’s mega-yachts out in the open ocean, they are largely dependent on the land to refuel and resupply. The UNA autonomous yacht explores how one might be self-sufficient to the extent that it could remain at sea for extended periods of time if not a lifetime. Using photoelectrochemical hydrogen procution, the boat can produce its own fuel and maintain power indefinitely. As for food and water… well… you’d better like seafood!
Designer: Graham Kukla
If you’ve ever looked closely at a sewing machine, then you know they are generally quite daunting with all their knobs, buttons, gizmos and other gadgets. Susanne Eichel’s latest creation, however, might just be the Apple iPad of sewing machines. With its aluminum unibody, minmal aesthetic, straightforward controls, and overall user-friendliness, it makes sewing seem within reach to anyone. So simple that the knobs’ labels are even in German and you’ll still know what they do!
Designer: Susanne Eichel
Amidst many iWatch and iPhone 5S / iPhone 6 rumors, we have here the iCamera Concept. A total figment of creative imagination that sparks a debate amongst Apple Fanboys and girls! Straightforward and intuitive, I like what I see and think of it as a well inspired idea. What do you think?
Designer: Tomas Moyano
Restore Well takes you back to the good old days of soaking your beverage bottles in cold streams of water to chill them. I remember doing that on one too many picnics and it was real fun! In any case this modern version takes technology, lifestyle and amenities into account; hence it chills your drinks using an iced cold-water bath and refreshes you instantly.
Designer: Song Kyuho
The BIBO watch (name derived from the Indian name Biboswan meaning Sun God) is a response to the modern work week, which renders wall-mounted home clocks useless when no one is there from 9-5. The entire face unit is removable and can be left on the wrist band, or placed in a tabletop dock where it projects the time onto a wall using a built-in mini-projector! However different, both the strap and dock are stylistically connected by sharing the same striking Madhubani geometric art pattern.
Designer: Sankalp Sinha
FIT is an adjustable, custom-made prosthetic leg for transtibial amputee children in developing countries. FIT “grows” along with the child, adjusting to height and leg size to allow continued use over the course of many years. This unique adaptability as well as its super-durability make it a viable, efficient solution specifically for areas of the world where access to medical treatment is limited.
Designer: Oz Benderman
The #8 project in Dongsung Jung’s series “0-9″ is this unique sculptural lighting object: the 8light. Like the name suggests, the 8light takes its shape from the world’s most aesthetically fascinating number. Each of the figure 8′s “rings” turns to illuminate in different directions. Best of all, however, is that each ring can be turned to align, making a perfect figure 8 with a slim profile that can be packed perfectly flat! Do want!
Designer: Dongsung Jung
Ask any home gardener and they will tell you that there is no greater joy than growing and cooking with fresh home-grown produce. To cater to this joy we have the Harvest Matching concept. It is a device that allows you to monitor your plants and then informs you when the produce is ripe and ready to cook. A helpful Smartphone app gives you details on the growth process and even suggests recipes. Powered with a solar panel, the gardening pot is pretty self-sufficient.
Designer: Ke chang-han
Most of us are guilty of sprinkling generous amounts of salt over our food, especially when we have intake restrictions. Mamma is a saltshaker with a difference. It has an integrated spoon-like lip with markings that lets you know how much salt you are going to sprinkle on the food. The main aim of this project is to reduce the intake of salt. The video explains it how…
Designer: Soohun Jung
Argueably the most sustainable scooter in the world, “Be.e” is constructed almost entirely of bio-composites. The monocoque body is made from flax and bio-resin, and its unique eggshell shape and frameless construction reduces the total amount of parts drastically without sacrificing structural integrity. Fully electric, it’s also quiet enough to hear a pin drop! Watch it zip around—>
Continuing Dyson’s legacy of unlikely innovations, the Traveldryer utilizes the same digital pulse technology in a super-compact unit with a versatile range of uses. The easy-to-use dryer directs and circulates warm air to dry everyday objects that aren’t suitable for the clothes-dryer. Perfect for wet weather, simply place it in your soggy shoes or under a soaked umbrella for a quick dry and to keep items from mildewing.
Designer: Sebastien Genez
Though its aesthetic is complex, the AlterEgo chair was created rather simply with a geometric repetition of a single triangle shape. The resulting structure is clean and symmetrical with an aggressive edge. Smooth beech wood and polished black surfaces bring sophistication and lightness to the design, perfectly contrasting its skeletal presence and bold, minimalist statement.
Designer: Albert Puig