Dream Beemer

Dream Beemer

Inspired by the artistic and structural works of Santiago Calatrava, the BMW i-FD bridges the ultimate driving machine’s fine-tuned engineering with a dynamic and fresh aesthetic. Aggressive, shark-like lines add a futuristic touch, but the overall design is a realistic and elegant take on what future Beemers might look like.

0 Designer: Feliciano Ruy-Díaz

The Mantis Chair

The Mantis Chair

Wildetect’s Mantis Chair takes inspiration from the African wilderness, adopting the form of one of its iconic creatures, the giant praying mantis. Admittedly, a certain level of comfort was sacrificed in the design, but its wild, sculptural aesthetic ensures it to be the primary focal point of any room.

0 Designer: Wildetect

Abstraction of Form

Abstraction of Form

The simple, yet striking Ariva furniture series is an example of neoplasticism in its purest form. Each piece avoids symmetry and attains aesthetic balance by the use of opposition. The designs play with the geometry of the straight line, square and rectangle combined with strong asymmetricality to skew the viewer’s perception. From the side, each piece is slender and skeletal, but from the front appears thick and robust. In pure white, the series is as refined as it is peculiar.

0 Designer: Manuel Barbieri

iPhone Gets Wallmounted and Docked

iPhone Gets Wallmounted and Docked

On/off the Wall is a clever docking station for the iPhone. It wallmounts the phone in such a way that you can operate it without a hitch! The dock casing does not interfere with the touchscreen or the home button. All apps at your fingertips and what’s more the design pays tribute to Donn Koh’s reNEW Solar Charger. Love it!

0 Designer: Benjamin Helle

Romantic Rake

Romantic Rake

The humble rake gets poetic justice with this beautiful concept called ‘Reverse for Rebirth Romance Rake.’ On one hand the redesign assures you of quickly raked-up yards and on the other, it hopes to spice up your living space as an iconic wall decoration. Of course this means you will have to clean the rake-teeth and then display them! Fancy!

0 Designers: Ahn Joonggeun, Lee Sanghyuk, Lee Jaemin & Park Seohee

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

There’s no better automotive brand to experiment with wild design than Lamborghini. With this in mind, Mark Hostler designed the Ferruccio concept as an unrestrained vision of what the automaker’s future vehicles might look like. The flamboyant design takes inspiration from the signature multifaceted, “stealth fighter” aesthetic, but also applies a new design language of aggressive (almost violent), sharp points and dramatic lines that can best be described as crystalline.

0 Designer: Mark Hostler

Buzzzzzworthy Webcam

Buzzzzzworthy Webcam

Inspired by the robust body of the bee, this stylish Bluetooth webcam concept is characterized by colorful accents on the front and sides that can be customized to taste. The versatile design is attachable to any size monitor and features a front camera that can be tilted up or down.

0 Designer: Anoop M.

The Wonder Stick!

The Wonder Stick!

Light Stick is a modular stick for the visually challenged that incorporates a lot of good features that make it handy. For starters, it has an obstacle sensor at the end of the stick to alert the user of any danger ahead. The modular handgrip detaches to double up as a scanner and can ‘read’ and relay back the written text as a voice feedback via the Smart Wireless Headphone. Braille markings ensure that the user can snap back the handgrip correctly. It’s details like this and more, that make it a perfect stick!

0 Designer: Wu Guanghao

Canon Mirrorless?

Canon Mirrorless?

David Riesenberg scores a hot number with his Canon Mirrorless concept. Inspired by the classic AE and AE-P and working out his fantasy, David dished out this Canon AE-D. I love his detailed explanation and rationale behind each move, so hit the jump to read it in his voice….

0 Designer: David Riesenberg

Less is More

Less is More

The minimalist (and somewhat perplexing) Less is More timepiece finds harmony between analog and digital; square and circle. The wearer reads the time similar to an analog clock by observing a pair of esoteric LEDs, one large and one small, that revolve around a circular disc in the center of the square face.

0 Designer: Felix Runde

Secret Sculptural Lighting

Secret Sculptural Lighting

Free of joints, the Pureness lamp looks like sculptural decor at first glance, but turn it on and it’s near-invisible, flexible LEDs will provide an unexpected glow to light up any room. A clean, elegant design perfect for the modern office or minimal studio.

0 Designer: Simone Savini

The Rake Protector

The Rake Protector

The rake can be a useful tool for cleaning up your lawn or garden, but it can also be quite cumbersome when you’re storing or moving it. The simple-named Rake concept offers a solid solution that makes this tool easier to manage. An ABS polymer sheath that extends from the handle protects the stainless steel “teeth” when it’s not in use and keeps them from getting tangled up with your other tools – simply place a foot on the triangle and push to start using!

0 Designer: Jackie Sasson

Hand Blown Birdhouse

Hand Blown Birdhouse

The Cui birdhouse rejects traditional forms, blending the unorthodox materials of glass and rope to create an eye-catching and functional sanctuary. Each piece is blown by glass experts at New York’s Corning Museum of Glass and assembled by hand individually.

0 Designer: Adrian Froufe