YD & red dot award: design concept Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

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Yanko Design was invited to attend the 2011 red dot Product Design Gala in Germany and the awards ceremony for the design concept winners in Singapore and we witnessed the energy, the enthusiasm, the glory of winning, upfront. Seriously, a red dot is all it takes to catapult you to instant fame! The 2012 red dot award: design concept is now in its regular registration phase but you can get a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries. Exciting!

Double Laundry machine for twice the sparkle

Double Laundry machine for twice the sparkle

When it comes time to do the laundry in a house or apartment complex with multiple tenants living with or near one another, the idea that they might toss all of their clothing into one machine might never occur to them. According to designer Anthony Yu, its because of this situation that we waste a lot more water than we really should be each time laundry day comes around. The solution is one of multiple tanks and a smart machine brain which knows just how much H2O you need per load.

0 Designer: Anthony Yu

Triangle Towers for iOS Connected Sound

Triangle Towers for iOS Connected Sound

There’s always a place in our hears for another speaker design – and with the letter “L” as well as a couple of pointy triangles on your side, you’ll be set! Designer Morten Gronning Nielsen presents nostalgic technology with contemporary aesthetics in a radio made to bring the past through the future while it blasts some awesome tunes along the way. Here you’ve got the radio experience with a look and sound combination which completes the radio in a way you’ve never had before!

0 Designer: Morten Gronning Nielsen

Chairs in Love

Chairs in Love

Seattoo is a set of two identical seats that can be nested together in an unusual, interactive way. Like puzzle pieces, the two seats interlock sideways by simply pushing one into the other. Made of solid steel, each is independently strong enough to support a person by itself

0 Designers: Various

Cup a' Doodle

Cup a’ Doodle

The Doodle Cup isn’t just another attractive coffee mug- it also aims to keep the user entertained once they’ve taken the last sip! Printed on the inside of each mug is a unique “connect the dots” style puzzle that the user can complete with just the last little drops of coffee and a straw. A clever design that’s sure to be a conversation starter!

0 Designers: Hye Yeon Cho & Seo Young Yoon

Canoeing Just Got Serious

Canoeing Just Got Serious

Compared to its kayaking counterpart, canoeing has seen little redesign over the years, and many would consider the activity to be somewhat antiquated. The Explorer Canoe Paddle is a twist on the classic that gives a new life to the sport, featuring a sporty looking yet functional form. A flexible blade core increases adaptive power and joint protection while a curved carbon shaft and looped grips provide more control and power transmission.

0 Designer: Kenji Huang

A Holy Lamp for Lovers of Illusion

A Holy Lamp for Lovers of Illusion

Created with just an LED strip, a ring diffuser, a power source and a mirror on a bit of back support, this is Aureole, a unique lighting solution. You’ll find that what you’ve got here is a halo of light, made whole by the mirror that sits behind a crescent of LEDs. Hang a series of these on your wall and have a lineup of holy rollers in the making.

0 Designer: Yuxin Han

A Carpet of Stones for the Sure of Foot

A Carpet of Stones for the Sure of Foot

Designer Neora Zigler presents a carpet which is at once quite light in appearance but physically heavy to lift. Inside two layers of synthetic fabric are individually sewn stone pebbles, each of them hand-picked to create a bumpy platform for those that want to learn to think before they step. A sense of calm in your heart should arise should you get across this project safely.

0 Designer: Neora Zigler

Mod Pod Rocker

Mod Pod Rocker

Charly Molinelli describes his Bangulella chair as “just another rocking chair,” but clearly it’s anything but!  Reminiscent of Arne Jacobsen’s famous Egg chair, the Bangulella is a high-concept redesign that brings a touch of retro-futurism to the modern rocker.

0 Designer: Charly Molinelli

Danish Done Right

Danish Done Right

The Danish Living series of furniture by addinterior merges modern design and traditional craftsmanship into unique individual pieces. I’m especially liking the coat rack- a minimal design consisting of just 6 ash wood poles held together by a solid aluminum ring. Capable of complimenting a variety of tastes and styles, each element will look great alone or as a cohesive collection.

0 Designer: addinterior

Heat, Dry, Save!

Heat, Dry, Save!

The eco-concious HotSpot heater aims to reduce the user’s overall energy consumption by simultaneously drying clothes while heating rooms. Simply place the nested laundry basket in the center and heat radiation and natural heat convection will safely dry your wet clothes or even make your pajamas toasty before bed. A simple and useful way to cut energy consumption in half!

0 Designer: Amit Ran

Sticks of light save your snowbound night

Sticks of light save your snowbound night

For those about to camp in dangerous or otherwise unsettling environments, remember that you’ve always got LED lamps on your side. In this case is via Kairi Eguchi’s design LET Touch Stick, a device which breaks up into parts for easy carrying and otherwise provides solar-charged sticks of light for safety. These lights are able to stay on all night or blink off and on throughout the night so you can safely be rescued by the forces that be from your long-lost place of snow-bound camp.

0 Designer: Kairi Eguchi

Foldable Tablet PC for your knee

Foldable Tablet PC for your knee

The following project is a tablet made to fold into many different forms and sit nicely inside the Fujitsu brand. It’s important to note that this project was only designed to look nice inside the Fujitsu brand scheme, and is not an official project – that said, it does look so futuristic and tablet fantastic, we wouldn’t be surprised if Fujitsu’s eyebrows weren’t raised when they lay their eyes upon it. Behold the Breathebook.

0 Designer: Anthony Yu