Hang 10 On Your Table

Hang 10 On Your Table

The Surf-ace series of benches and tables translates the visual language, beauty and purity of the classic balsa wood surfboard into functional, made-to-order furniture that’s hand made with the finest craftsmanship. It’s the perfect compliment to spaces with a beachy vibe. If you can afford ocean front property, you won’t think twice about the slightly hefty price tag.

0 Designer: Duffy London

Getting Leafy Green for Kids

Getting Leafy Green for Kids

If you’ve got a study room specifically for the children in your house and you’ve got air that might be slightly less than green, there’s an air filter out there for you! WOW Air Green is a a green air filter which brings your room five stages of filtering for your room including a HEPA filter to protect against viruses and filtering elements which commonly cause allergies.

0 Designers: Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Lab

Super Hot T-rex

Super Hot T-rex

Love the way Art Lebedev Studio reminds us to “Brave the next Ice Age with a survivor of the previous one!” Yes, this handsome Thermosaurus is a ‘heat exchanger’ that is energy-savvy thanks to the cast iron skeleton. Do want one soon!

0 Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Tangible Driving Safety

Tangible Driving Safety

The Inumflis system was designed to work in tandem with existing driver protection features like HUD and  radar object sensors. In addition to the visual or audio indication of surrounding object detection, the system communicates with the user by sending pneumatic pulses to the steering wheel grips. The user can not only see and hear information about their surroundings, but actually FEEL the indication as a reinforcement for safe driving.

0 Designer: Calin Giubega

Skeletal Seating

Skeletal Seating

Street artist turned industrial designer, Geert Decock’s latest work is this incredible chair that finds a delicate balance between form and function. Bent from a single sheet of aluminum, the Backbone chair is supported by a single tube located where the seat and backrest meet, providing it with not only added security, but a nice bounce when you sit down! 

0 Designer: Geert Decock

Until We Can Ride Up Stairs

Until We Can Ride Up Stairs

If you’ve ever had to take your bike up stairs at the subway or to your apartment, you know it can be grueling and awkward.  Lift is a clever bicycle accessory that makes carrying your bike easy as pie. the lightweight, durable strap is as easy to set up as it is to break down. You can even throw it in the washer when it gets dirty. So simple it makes you wonder “why didn’t I think of that!?”

0 Designer: Samantha Del Rosario

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