Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Opens For Entries

Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Opens For Entries

UPDATE: Only 4 Days left! Hurry and Submit your ideas NOW

Yanko Design is proud to have been a part of Electrolux Design Lab’s evolution and this year we are excited to announce the commencement of the 2013 competition. The idea is king for Electrolux Design Lab 2013 and the competition opens for submissions on 18th February. The theme for this year is Inspired Urban Living and the focus of which falls into three key areas; Social Cooking, Natural Air and Effortless Cleaning.

0 Registration Deadline: 15th March 2013

Mini Transformer

Mini Transformer

The age of super-compacts is in full swing, but with that smaller wheelbase comes compromise in stability. MONO is a transformable EV that adapts its stance to maximize the driving experience whether you’re in the city or on the open road. The vehicle automatically adjusts the wheelbase depending on road type, traffic, or speed to ensure stability and practicality no matter the driving conditions. In its compact form the EV is only slightly larger than a motorcycle, making it perfect for zipping around the city.

0 Designer: Heesang Ahn

Forever A Smart Camera

Forever A Smart Camera

Using the design based on a new technology for the next generation of Samsung digital imaging line, the SC1 (Smart Camera 1) focuses on providing the quality of mirror-less cameras, while using the smart technology of smartphones via detachable dual display technology. Users can expect great results thanks to the photography experience through the use of the dual display.

0 Designer: Rich Park

Tea, Coffee And More - CUPPOW On The Go

Tea, Coffee And More – CUPPOW On The Go

Sometimes good design is all about striking the right balance when converting an idea into something substantial. Who would have thought that a nudge by your (not-so-nagging) wife would lead to the biggest creative genius in recent times! I’m talking about the story behind CUPPOW and the thought behind turning the everyday canning jar into a travel mug.

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Bathroom Water Sculptures

Bathroom Water Sculptures

The Palomba Collection is a synthesis of organic and natural forms inspired by coastal inlets and cliffs where one can observe the waters effect on the rock formations. The collection translates this into a bathtub, 8 available washbasins, and other accessories that all appear perfectly sculpted and polished by water. In pure, bright white, fine fire-clay, the series (together or separate) is sure to be enduring.

0 Designer: LAUFEN

Future Glowing Sinks

Future Glowing Sinks

Designer Masahiro Minami’s “Renca” and “Suirin” washbowls for the SOUHOUGAMA line are the first of their kind, composed of translucent ceramic made from special Japanese clay. The artistic patterns of each are highlighted by internal LED light that passes through the milky material, creating a warm diffused glow and surprising contrast to the water feature.

0 Designer: Masahiro Minami

Don’t Miss: IDSA's 2013 District Design Conferences!

Don’t Miss: IDSA’s 2013 District Design Conferences!

What do Design, Revitalizing, New Paradigms, Color, Ecosystems, Entrepreneurs and April 2013 have in common? Very simple, IDSA’s 2013 District Design Conferences! This spring IDSA will explore the changing landscape of design from 5 different angles at 5 District Design Conferences held across the US between April 5 and April 19 and you simply HAVE to be a part of at least one of them.

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Ergonomic Table For Your Laptop

Ergonomic Table For Your Laptop

It’s an age-old agenda, to have the perfect setup that allows you to work on the computer endlessly and yet maintain the correct posture. Time and again specialists insist and designers execute ideas that support an ergonomic table and chair, ideal for computer usage. Biuro is just that. Biuro is an ergonomic desk for appropriate laptop use. It is meant to avoid musculoskeletal problems caused by a wrong posture. It allows the user to have a better position while working on this laptop, thanks to a tablet, which raises the height of the screen.

0 Designer: Marc Tran

Boskke Sky Planters Now in Clear

Boskke Sky Planters Now in Clear

If you haven’t yet been turned on to the Boskke Sky Planters, let me shed some light. See what I did there? Shed some light? Plants? Photosynthesis? Anywho – the original Sky Planters allowed any keen gardener short on space to literally hang all their plants. Now it’s available in clear; perfectly suited for plants with roots designed for sun exposure like orchids. It’s also interesting because you can kind of see how it all works. So deceptively simple and beautiful. Currently available in small and medium sizes. Gots to get me some.

0 Designer: Boskke

A Hook With A Handy Peg

A Hook With A Handy Peg

They’re called Jpegs. No, not the image compression format. It’s a new product from Thabto designed by Jason Caswell. True to form, Jason designs yet another product that’s utterly useful with a sense of humor. The wood coat hooks have handy pegs you can clip mail, photos, and notes too. Each hook has super strong magnets if you prefer to use them on a fridge instead of wall. Get a set of 3 for £12. Love it!

0 Designer: Jason Caswell

Carbon Fiber Stone

Carbon Fiber Stone

Applied perfectly to this ultra-contemporary garden setting, Peter Donders’ creative seating designs, the C Bench and Stone, instantly command a strong visual attraction. Each uses a single strand of carbon fiber twisted around a mold. When the mold is removed the resulting structure is organic and airy in aesthetic yet incredibly strong. They’re a surprising solution for both indoor/outdoor seating and exceptional for defining a variety of modern spaces.

0 Designer: Peter Donders

Freshen that Grill!

Freshen that Grill!

3Deeth is the smart, sanitary solution for freshening your mouth that you can conveniently carry in your pocket, purse, or backpack. The disposable version features a squeezable toothpaste reservoir that disperses paste onto the bristles while the non-disposable version is more rigid for a longer lifespan. After applying toothpaste, the user simply bites down on the device, brushing right to left with the grip. Bristles on both sides tackle hard to reach places on both upper and lower teeth simultaneously!

0 Designer: Zeki Özek

Thunder Lamp

Thunder Lamp

The simplistic Thunder lamp makes great use of cutting-edge OLED technology with its 3 swiveling, modular sections that provide fully flexible positioning for custom light coverage. As for its name, the bolt-shaped lamp also pairs wirelessly with your smartphone and flashes when you have incoming calls – similar to the sound and flash with thunder and lightning!

0 Designer: BARRYLOCK