Coonso is an energy management device that gives you feedback in real time. It gives you perfect control on your lights and radiators. The device is equipped with two blades, which manage the intensity of the lights and the heat inside your house. The designers explain, “One blade is automatic and shows the best ratio between savings and comfort. The other one is the blade for control the lights and heat in real time.” Basically a handy device to help you conserve and consume energy intelligently!
The ES Pipe Waterwheel concept works as a mini turbine to harness hydropower from regular water taps and converts it to energy. However this energy is for a specific use; to power specialized bulbs. The intended area of use is a places like Africa where there is severe power shortage. On paper, the idea looks good enough to execute, however how large scale can this go, remains to be seen.
Designer: Ryan Jongwoo Choi
From freaky scientific instruments to necklaces, each piece in this series of glass containers by Fabrica gets inspiration from a unique and interesting place. Simultaneously delicate and bold, the collection of hand-blown carafes, vases and other vessels are not only beautiful but functional for a variety of uses.
The first Facebook Phone opened up a whole lot of questions and the primary one was, why the hell is it blue! To set the record straight and to give the concept a new lease of life, Michal revisited the design with an HTC approach. Like it better? Yeah, I do; how about you?
Designer: Michal Bonikowski
The Dyson Calor’shocks revisits ironing clothes by using heat and ultrasound to ease out the wrinkles. Ironing is basically a chore no one likes to do and unless you’re the crisp-white-shirt types, we try and cut corners just to get it over and done with. This new concept of ultrasound mat and iron, hopes to make the job easy by kinda self-doing the ironing with little pressure. I’m eager to see this develop into something concrete, because I sue can do without laundry chores!
Designer: Stéphane Pietroiusti
The city of Mumbai is situated by the Arabian Sea with the Mithi River flowing through it, experienced the worst ever flooding all thanks to the a cloud burst and clogged drains. Plastic bags that we take for granted was one of the major reasons why the drains went redundant and of course the high tide and choked riverbed didn’t help matters. Since man can’t take the onus of disposing waste responsible, let the Marine Drone do it for us.
A lot of wheelchair designs focus on functionality that gives the user more independence, but there are times when help from an assistant or nurse is required. The WheelCare concept features advanced ergonomics that make it just as comfortable for the seated person as it is for the helper. A redesigned cushion handle, easy-to-use rear/front pedals and brakes, as well as customizable height/lean adjustment give added security to both by making it safer and more friendly to use.
Designer: Che-Yu Lu
Lighting is a delicate thing- sometimes you want to set the mood with a little ambient glow and sometimes you need direct light for working. The Captiva lamp makes it possible to switch between both in just seconds. Simply adjust the flexible neck to cast a focused beam or point it upwards into the shade to diffuse the light!
Designer: Stéphane Pietroiusti
Words really can’t express the excitement surrounding this year’s red dot product design awards! For The industrial design community it’s the place to be, and it just keeps getting better. On the outside it’s glitz, glamour, red carpets, amazing hors d’oeuvres, an endless stream of champagne, paparazzi, and even dancing. But that’s not what makes this night special… it’s the geniuses behind it all. 1299 to be exact. 1299 of the greatest design minds of 2012 gathered in one spot with friends, loved ones and the who’s who of design to celebrate outstanding achievements in innovation, invention and hard work.
A Bentley so exclusive that there is only one unique piece of it! The Bentley ‘Tailor Made’ is a one-off customized car that uses ‘Robofold’ technology to its advantage. Basically it’s a way of building car body panels by folding sheets of Aluminum with Robots. It uses cost effective and energy conservation methodology that makes manufacturing an exclusive piece, sustainable.
Designer: Kyungeun Ko
Call it clever styling or stylized functionality, the Jot Flip Stylus is one super sexy tool that every tablet or smartphone owner must have. Being a fan of sketching and taking notes on the go, the stylus offers me the convenience of drawing on a tablet and taking notes in a book. It features a precision disc that acts like your finger, except it lets you see exactly where your mark will be made on the tablet screen. Flip the barrel and a fine-tipped steel pen emerges from the other side. Truly, its one of the best digital stylus around!
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Switch-It is an exploration into both flexible material and flexible functionality. At first glance it appears to be a classic floor lamp, but slide it down and the shade expands to a flat surface, transforming it into an occasional side table. It’s great conversation-starting piece that’s perfect for compact spaces.
Designer: Christina Sicoli