Heaven's Reception Desk

Heaven’s Reception Desk

As part of a complete renovation of the showroom for the furniture brand Prestige Group in Nicosia, Cyprus- this bare, skeletal yet organic desk stands as the focal point of the updated and ultramodern reception area. Inspired by the Besparmak Mountains in North Cyprus, the sculptural desk has a rolling, cloud-like appearance that contrasts with the sharp matrix of square screens that cover the wall behind it.

0 Designers: Erhan & Mustafa Afsaroglu

Luminous Door Handle

Luminous Door Handle

Whether it’s in the isle of an airplane or on heavy machinery, safety lighting can mean the difference between disaster and security. With this concept in mind, the illuminating Zento door handle was designed as an added safety feature in the event of smoke from fire, electricity black-outs or other perilous scenarios. An independent wireless power system ensures the internal lamp is always ready for use. There’s unlimited potential for this concept to be applied to more than just doors at home!

0 Designers: Giangi Razeto and Massimo Pinto

Himalaya Water Tower

Himalaya Water Tower

Housed within 55,000 glaciers in the Himalaya Mountains sits 40 percent of the world’s fresh water. The massive ice sheets are melting faster due to climate change, posing possible dire consequences for Asia, especially for the villages and cities that sit on the seven rivers fed from the Himalayas. The Himalaya Water Tower is a skyscraper located high in the mountain range that serves to store water and helps regulate its dispersal to the land below as the mountains’ natural supplies dry up.

0 Designers: Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao & Dongbai Song

Guessing Game #10

Guessing Game #10

Welcome to another round of the Guessing Game. The rules are simple: try and guess what this cropped image/product is and leave your comment below. The winner gets loads of love and affections and of course crowned, the winner of this round!

0 Designers: Chen Kaijun & Zheng Chengyi

Take a Green Break

Take a Green Break

The Green Air is a mass of greens that you plant atop your monitor and use it as a frequent reminder to stop and smell the flowers! I am going to skip the technical details that are well explained in the ensuing images, and focus on the fact that we do need to contemplate our workspace and environment. In a sterile office setup with mechanical schedules, placebos like a mock green patch can do wonders for productivity and our health. Green Air is just another example of how we can pep up our space.

0 Designers: Wang Yi Peng, Fan Xu & Zhu RB

Fascinating Folding

Fascinating Folding

The focus of this beautiful chair is its one-of-a-kind seat that is formed by a solid wood piece that has been cut into strips and folded at critical points to form the shape. From the underside and back, the Melon chair appears to be one fluid piece, but view it from the front and you’ll immediately notice its unique seat accented by contrasting soft, white fabric that makes the seat appear as though it had been effortlessly draped over the frame.

0 Designer: Veronica Belous

The Neck Saver

The Neck Saver

The Stretchless Hanger is a very simple twist on the classic clothes hanger. The lightweight yet rigid design makes it possible to hang your clothes in one effortless movement and will save the necklines of your favorite shirts.

0 Designer: Rob Bye

One Sharp Lamp

One Sharp Lamp

The Delta lamp’s slim, sleek appearance and straightforward functionality make it a great desktop lighting solution for the minimal office. The modern aesthetic is complimented by a classic chevron shaped “shade” that houses its ultra-thin but powerful LED light strip. The chevron wing can be rotated up, down or 360 degrees around to cast light in any direction without moving the entire unit. Love it in white!

0 Designer: Michael Samoriz

The Magic of UFO

The Magic of UFO

UFO is concept phone that takes advantage of flexible LCD screens and cloud computing. In its usual form the phone sports a widescreen display that enhances user experience. I love the way it moves from a simple phone to an extensive media device. SMS, projector, music player, movies or phone, use this device just the way you want!

0 Designer: Jeong Jaewan

Stand-up Toilet

Stand-up Toilet

Going weak knees outta love and romance is a good thing, but when age (or aching gym-tired muscles) catches up, even simple tasks like sitting on the toilet seat become a pain. The Stand-helping Closestool Toilet Seat features a seat with a hydraulic-powered lever function, which helps you to stand up with ease. I’d be more comfortable if the design included a hand rail to stabilize the standing-up process. Tippling over will be such a shame!

0 Designers: Prof Zhu Zhongyan & Zhou Jingwen

Chair of Fairytales

Chair of Fairytales

Inspired by books, the Pages chair allows the user to adjust the seat height and backrest cushioning simply by turning its colorful padded “pages.” The imaginative design encourages interaction with the user and has a unique, fun and colorful aesthetic that is sure to be a conversation starter!

0 Designer: 6474

Gymbot!

Gymbot!

As the trend of at-home fitness expands to gaming platforms like Wii and XBox, it’s easy to imagine that the future holds even more exciting advancements in the physical relationship between man and machine. The Gymbot is one example of how our home workouts might evolve. If my trainer wasn’t so hot, I’d totally invest in a prototype!

0 Designer: Massimo Battaglia

Super Space-savin' Chair

Super Space-savin’ Chair

Gotta love this fun, multifunctional design by Paulo Corceiro. The colorful Flippo chair doubles as a table by utilizing a simple folding back. Simply lay it down and you’ve got a side table with the perfect height next to another chair of its kind. Convenient built-in shelves under the seat make it a great chair for small spaces and allow for easy access to magazines, books or other objects.

0 Designer: Paulo Corceiro