Back to the Drawing Board

Back to the Drawing Board

That phrase has less relevancy with the advent of digital design tools, but this creative workstation merges the physical scale of the classic designer’s board with the functionality of a tablet into one unit that classic sketchers and digital designers alike will appreciate. Called Voltra, it hearkens back to a time when pencil and paper were solely available, but instead… it’s a stylus and touch screen!

0 Designer: Jameel Kamil

Finally, a stroller tots will love!

Finally, a stroller tots will love!

One problem with current stroller designs is that they do little to appeal to the emotional attachment of the toddlers who ride in them. Most are built around functionalities required by parents, & aesthetics take a back seat. But what’s the point if your kid is miserable riding in it?! After all, happy kids make happy parents! The Strollon stroller taps into the imagination of the child & yet doesn’t sacrifice functionality. It’s so cool you’ll wish you were small enough to ride in it.

0 Designer: Amir Labidi

Visible Warning Lights

Visible Warning Lights

P. L. P of Light or Road Construction Warning Lights are retractable OLED light belts that help cordon off areas on the main road where construction or an accident has occurred. Traffic cones and other warning lights are not as effective as we believe them to be. In order to make sure the workers’ safety is top-notch, this design combines OLED, retractable belt and solar energy.

0 Designers: Various

The Simple Cellphone

The Simple Cellphone

Here is another vintage look at what cellphones can grow to become. Yes, transparent screens are a must and so is the passion for expansive displays. With Google Glasses and other such innovative tech coming around the bend, we have to pause and rethink our perception of communication. Maybe the future of phones will no longer be a candy bar or clamshells. What do you think?

0 Designer: Huang Wei

Doodle-able Table

Doodle-able Table

The Matchbox table was named for its unique resemblance to an old-school matchbox created by its contrasting materials. It merges playfulness with modern elegance in an occasional table you can write on. On one end, raw wood makes a clean surface for placing objects, and on the other is a chalkboard surface for drawing, scribbling ideas, or creating your own unique designs!

0 Designer: Timothybenfurniture

Introducing, the disposable car!

Introducing, the disposable car!

The “carDboard” concept vehicle is a militantly minimal coupe with no door, no dashboard, no hard roof, & it only comes in one color (so you’d better like brown!). The chassis & body are composed of entirely of recycled cardboard & plastic, making it extremely lightweight & efficient with its small tri-hybrid gas/compressed-air/electric engine. Its projected top speed would reach somewhere around 70MPH, but it’s better suited for just a quick zip around town. Just try to avoid rain & puddles!

0 Designer: Thierry Dumaine

Light Direction In Floods

Light Direction In Floods

The Safety Light is a lighting system that kicks into action once the streets get flooded and are under water. As a thumb rule its safer not to use vehicles during this time, but these lights are meant for those folks who are simply stuck and need to move out of harm’s way. The design combines LED, an H2O battery and traditional Cat Eyes Road Studs.

0 Designers: Various

Custom Color Thread

Custom Color Thread

I hate sewing but if you are the sorts who likes to mend their own clothes then the Line Printer is meant for you. This small device allows the color of sewing-machine thread to be customized to the color of the cloth being worked upon. You may not have the exact color and re-threading the machine is always a hassle; with the Line Printer you get to ‘print’ thread with color on demand.

0 Designers: Various

A Different Kind of Desk Lamp

A Different Kind of Desk Lamp

The Ugol lamp is a simplistic desktop lighting solution with a very creative way of staying upright. Designed to hug any corner, it leverages the table itself as a means of support. Simply position it on any of the four points to direct light where you need it. Without sacrificing brightness, the minimal design’s small footprint leaves the user with more usable space to work.

0 Designer: Yaroslav Misonzhnikov

Ultimate Foosball

Ultimate Foosball

The B99 brings some awesome hi-tech additions to the game of foosball which has gone surprisingly unchanged in design throughout it’s history. It wirelessly syncs with your smartphone to give you training, match statistics or even replays. As added bonus, it features a Bang and Olufsen sound system so you can stream your jock jams while you play! Whether you consider it just a table-top game or a full-fledged sport, it’s easy to appreciate this unique integration.

0 Designer: Michaël Imbert

Electric Sport Utility

Electric Sport Utility

The Exploder II has a four wheel drive system where each wheel uses the Michelin Active Wheel technology and an individual electric motor that controls the vehicle direction linked to the steering wheel by a wireless system. The Michelin Active wheels toe-in to allow the vehicle to rotate about a pivot point that is located at the center of the vehicle. This in combination with its lightweight chassis make it an unstoppable ESUV.

0 Designer: Cristian Polanco

Refined Crossing

Refined Crossing

The Glass Sign is a solar powered pedestrian crossing that is quite funky. The sign stays mostly off and when a pedestrian needs to use it, they just swipe the signal pole to activate the light. The duration of the signal depends upon the width of the road to be crossed. I love the awesome glow-red-effect the lamp has on for the night.

0 Designer: Almasov Aibek

Magnetically Driven Pen

Magnetically Driven Pen

MagPen is a magnetically driven pen interface that works both on and around mobile devices. The device introduces a new vocabulary of gestures and techniques that redefine the way we use our current standard capacitive stylus. With this new pen we can explore ranges like detecting the orientation the stylus is pointing to, selecting colors using locations beyond the screen boundaries and more.

0 Designer: SungJae Hwang