Opel Boomerang Bike

Opel Boomerang Bike

The RAD e builds a bridge from the automaker Opel’s origins in bicycle manufacturing to its current position as the transportation producer of the future. The RAD e is the first e-bike designed around automotive production methods. It is made of hollow pressed-steel which is light, strong, flexible and easy to make. The pedelec drive of the RAD e is based on a state-of-the-art 250 Watt electric motor, powered by a lithium-ion battery. It provides an electrically-assisted range of 60 to 140 km, depending on the terrain.

0 Designer: Opel in cooperation with Kiska

Redesigned Nomad Lamp

Redesigned Nomad Lamp

Designed to meet the needs of families without access to electricity in developing countries, the Nomad is an all-around great multi-use lamp that is both durable and super-efficient. Simply leav it in the sun and go on about your day… by nighttime you’ll have light at the brightest setting for up to 6 hours! 

0 Designer: Alain Gilles

Perfect EDDY Paper

Perfect EDDY Paper

EDDY or Electronic Drawings Display is a device that attempts to make a design office a paperless entity! Architects, interior designers and the whole clan rely on tons of paper for sketching to design execution, despite taking help from computer programs. EDDY uses e-paper mimics the qualities of paper as much as possible while still maintaining the powerful efficiency of a digital device.

0 Designer: Austin Inglis

Tea Chemistry

Tea Chemistry

I am totally enchanted by this beautiful Chemicus set. Designed as a service set for Russian chemists/patriots and adorning the a traditional Gzhel pattern, the repurposed laboratory test tubes and beakers set reminds me of the other chemical reactions that took place in our school Chemistry Lab. Don’t worries dears…I don’t kiss and tell!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

See, Cardboard is Cool

See, Cardboard is Cool

The limited edition Prejudice furniture collection features a nested seat and footrest combination that is as functionally versatile as it is eco-friendly. Made of 100% recycled cardboard and produced through a sustainable production process, the series is a creative way of raising awareness of the importance of sustainable growth and recycling while also smashing the stigmas associated with cardboard.

0 Designer: Sanserif

Dang The Radiated Illumination

Dang The Radiated Illumination

I have seen radiators repurposed as towel dryers and mimicked as mugs, but this is my first lamp! Radiant Floor Lamp features an array of lamp elements, modeled after standard-sized fluorescent U-bulbs. As Steve explains, “The path from electricity to light is controlled by a standard water spigot valve handle.” Love it!

0 Designer: Steve Faletti

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