50 Shortlisted iF Design Talents 2012 Entries

50 Shortlisted iF Design Talents 2012 Entries

Exciting times lie ahead of us! Yanko Design being the official media partner for iF Design Talents 2012 (aka iF Concept Design) has exclusive access to the 368 Shortlisted Entries! Here is a recount of fifty projects that caught our attention and would like you take a sneak peak at. The winners will be soon announced, so stay tuned for that. Till then; best of luck to all the participants.

0 Designers: Various

iPhone PRO is Unbelievably GOOD!

iPhone PRO is Unbelievably GOOD!

Seems like winter got an extension and crisp Apples are still ruling the roost. Sink your teeth into this gorgeous iPhone PRO Concept! It is designed for users who tend to work with the camera more than any other app! The recent iOS update validates the idea. iPhone Pro features a 4.5 inch wide LCD screen with 2 side buttons. The 1.2megapixel 3D camera notches up the funk by hooking well with a DSLR lens. Projector capabilities, portable speaker and removable hard disk (at the rear), make the phone all the more dishy!

0 Designer: Jinyoung Choi

Double Flush for Green Power

Double Flush for Green Power

Eco Toilet gives you the option of using recycled washbasin water and regular fresh water for flushing. The water tank is divided into two segments and the recycle section further has an LED indicator on it. When it’s full and ready for use, the light glows green, otherwise just do your business with the regular flush. Simple as that!

0 Designer: Jang Woo-seok

iPod Nano Touch: Extended and Smarter

iPod Nano Touch: Extended and Smarter

Hear, hear all hardcore fanboys, we have a special treat for you and want to know your take on it. Presenting the iPod Nano Touch Concept: Extended and Smarter! The concept includes juicy features like WiFi, front facing camera that enables Facetime calls, weather status, ability to record Nike+ exercise results, classic apps like time, music, radio, images & podcasts.

0 Designer: Enrico Penello

Symphonies at Sea

Symphonies at Sea

A winner of the 2012 Millenium Yacht Design Award for the “Dream Boat” category, the Allochroous isn’t your typical yacht. Everything from detailed aesthetics to the stage layout were designed specifically to host live events like concerts, art exhibitions & chic parties. High-end finishes, modern tech & color-changing capability are just a few of the features that make it a perfect ntertainment vessel.

0 Designers: Ezgi Aksan & Ambra Ceronetti

Playful Photography

Playful Photography

The Apollon is a clever camera design makes taking photos an entirely new experience! If your casual photographer friends have one too, you can link together wirelessly and capture the same photo from different perspectives. Better yet, their camera will automatically transfer the image to your device so you all have the same digitals. Pure GENIUS.

0 Designer: Gordon Tiemstra

Enduring Espresso

Enduring Espresso

Wonsang Lee’s twist on the espresso machine appears ultra-modern, but takes inspiration from traditional Korean houses which are often designed to focus on exposure to outdoor landscaping. Like the traditional homes, the center of this design is where all the magic happens. Its open midsection is not only aesthetically unique, but an intuitive signal for where the user should place their mug.

0 Designer: Wonsang Lee

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Karim Rashid

12 Inspirational and Exclusive Interviews on Yanko Design – Karim Rashid

People know him as the man who has designed more than 3000 products, worked in 40 countries and winner of umpteen awards. Lucky Guy? NO! Karim Rashid does not believe in Luck; his mantra is perseverance, diligence and talent. Read on to know how this artistic industrial designer got fired from his job, reproached by his teachers and yet went on to become one of the most successful designers of our time. Proving to all that it only takes hard work, strong vision and a bit of business acumen to make it big.

The Song Trilogy

The Song Trilogy

Seunghan Song wowed us with his innovative transparent and magical phone concepts, at a time when alternative aspects were not even being considered in the real world. Continuing with his vision for a world where mobile phones are not just gadgets but an aesthetic, emotional extension of our lives, he has here the Morning Dew Mobile Phone Concept. This version becomes a brilliant piece of art when placed casually on a table and charges up in a very unique fashion. Have a look…

0 Designer: Seunghan Song

Flying Home of Tomorrow

Flying Home of Tomorrow

When it comes to traveling homes, some prefer the land and some prefer the sea… but in the future, some will choose the sky! The Wolke 7 flying home concept has modern creature comforts and then some… not to mention, style that looks straight out of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Hit the jump to check out the dirigible digs!

0 Designer: Timon Sager

Blood Sucking Seating

Blood Sucking Seating

As you might infer from the name, the Batwings chair takes inspiration from the flying bat, adapting the form of its webbed wings to a seating solution that is as feral as it is gothic. Taking from the physics of the bat’s skeletal system, the internal structure provides natural support and also adds to the wild animal feel.

0 Designer: Yu Haotian

Modern Lantern

Modern Lantern

Lampe H is a super-modern lighting solution that gives a slight nod to the old-school lantern. Similar to a kerosene lantern, the user turns a simple knob to activate on/off functionality and can transport the lightweight lamp anywhere with its thin handle. Probably not the best for camping, but it will look great inside!

0 Designer: Mathieu Azema

Only Manta

Only Manta

A proud moment for James Cameron and his path breaking dive into the Marina Trench! While we still come to grips with the implication of his journey, it’s quite apparent than our fascination nature and the elements have a deep-rooted effect on inspiration. Take for example the Manta Pendant Lamp; clearly inspired by the beautiful fish, this gorgeous lamp is not only a design exercise but also a statement of our passion for exploration.

0 Designer: Robert Lillquist