Top 32 Favorites From 2013 iF Design Award

Top 32 Favorites From 2013 iF Design Award

I had the privilege of being one of the 1900 guests who celebrated the prize winners of the iF design awards, in a lavish ceremony held at the BMW World in Munich. Using the Munich Creative Business Week as the backdrop was probably one of the cleverest things, because as design enthusiasts, we had access to some of the most inspiring workshops and exhibitions. Team YD met up with creative minds from across the globe and came home enriched by the experience. Here is our pick of Top 32 Favorite product design winners from the 2013 iF design awards.

Equating A Cleanup

Equating A Cleanup

The Equate is a vacuum cleaner for table crumbs and has been designed with the purpose of celebrating its form rather than hiding it. Most often we tend to find a cozy nook for such appliances, but designer Rich Park feels that we need to set this artistic work on a proud pedestal. It’s one of the rare examples where form, function and art are fine-tuned. Essentially, a very conceptual aerodynamic vacuum sits on a chrome cone-shaped charger.

0 Designer: Rich Park

Stories Made of Glass

Stories Made of Glass

Italian glassware studio Memento blurs the boundaries between handcrafted-workmanship and large scale production with their latest project called “ME IN A GLASS.” By manipulating colored vitreous paste, experienced craftsmen master each phase of the complex glass-making process, playing with colors and bringing about an extremely personal palette of 25 matchless glass sets with inspiration from sushi to dubstep.

0 Designer: Memento

Solid Craftsmanship

Solid Craftsmanship

Thomas Feichnter’s design strategy for the Fino collection was to eliminate the heavy and massive quality typical of solid wood furniture while retaining its constructive materiality. Each piece is characterized by an overall quality of lightness achieved by straight elements and joints as well as conically shaped table edges and legs that are tapered toward the floor. When combined they create cohesive solutions but individual items also make a great compliment to existing furniture.

0 Designer: Thomas Feichtner

A Better Blood Pressure Checker

A Better Blood Pressure Checker

Hi.lo merges the basic blood pressure measuring system with smartphone technology in one simple device that anyone can use! Simply install the app on your smart phone, attach the device to your arm, and get a reading in a minute… all without cumbersome wires! With modern materials and availability in a variety of thoughtful colors, the design is much more comfortable and friendly-feeling than other outdated blood pressure systems.

0 Designer: Diana Dumitrescu

Because We Need To Measure

Because We Need To Measure

I have seen some really crazy and snappy iPhone covers in my time, so this DeWalt iPhone 5 Case With Tape Measure Concept, caught me by surprise. The logical explanation is that if you work with tools, you will always need a tape measure, so why not have it with your iPhone Case! Oh well, I always keep one handy to measure my waistline; maybe I should have one of this!

0 Designer: Psychic Factory

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.

0 CUPPOW [ Buy it Here ]

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.

0 IDSA Conferences: More Info Here