Tiny Car Tower of Power

Tiny Car Tower of Power

What you’re about to take a look at is a vehicle that may be shorter and more to the point than any car you’ve yet experience. This is the eSetta, inspired by the legendary BMW Isetta, made to be as compact as possible with its intent being set for the car sharing environment across the earth. Will its bright red and yellow accents be enough to entice you to get tiny?

0 Designer: Tony Weichselbraun

Sugar Explosion!

Sugar Explosion!

Introducing the Calorie Bomb! – For those times when we suppress the guilt and say, “F#&% the diet!” It’s a shameless treat that pokes a bit of fun at calorie counters and tastes as good as it looks.

0 Designer: Raphael Volkmer

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

The short length of time it takes for kids to grow out of their clothes means parents are spending a lot of money on clothes- even more so when it comes to expensive sports gear. GRO is a set of protective hockey equipment designed to gradually expands as the wearer grows. Simple yet effective functionality that will protect kids (and wallets) for years after purchase!

0 Designer: Matt Hughson

Genetic Patchwork

Genetic Patchwork

The First Gift blanket is a modern take on the heirloom blanket with a clever scientific twist. Meant to be continuously passed down from generation to generation, the blanket highlights the sanctity of genetics with a representation of each recipient’s own unique DNA added onto it when it is given to them. It’s a smart and personal reminder that the familial bond goes deeper than the surface.

0 Designer: Ben Landau

Not Your Grandma's Washboard

Not Your Grandma’s Washboard

But just as easy to use! As appliances become increasingly multi-functional, so does their complexity of use. Gorenje’s red dot winning SensoCARE washing mashing achieves balance between technological functionality and user friendliness by focusing a straightforward design approach on the UI and the machine’s overall ergonomics. The operations panel has been visually conceived in a way that makes selection much easier for the user, without posing any restrictions on custom adjustments and settings of the machine.

0 Designer: Gorenje

The Modern Milking Stool

The Modern Milking Stool

“All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.” Inspired by the artist Grant Wood’s famous quote, the Milking Stool has all the trappings of a really good idea.┬áThe stool is simple, however unique with its contrasted tones of cork and ply, as well as its additional smart strip of bright stainless steel that belts the whole thing together like a ribbon. Lightweight, stackable, eco-friendly, recyclable, and visually charming… what more could you ask for?!

0 Designer: Noddy Boffin

Suck Up Light and Draw It Thusly

Suck Up Light and Draw It Thusly

The whole world still revolves around the writing tool – don’t you ever forget it. Designer Matej Korytar hasn’t forgotten it, taking the WACOM brand of digital writing instruments to a new level with the WACOM REALISM project: a pen with many abilities. This pen, an advanced stylus as it were, has the ability not only to instantly scan any real-world color and output it to your display and writing app of your choice – it’s got green power abilities as well.

0 Designer: Majel Korytar

Garcon, one Cup of Light please

Garcon, one Cup of Light please

There’s a little light in every wonderful project, and here on Yanko Design we’ve got to appreciate the tools just as much as the ideas we produce – for example here a tiny light producer called “T Light”. What this little lamp is essentially a lightbulb in a coffee cup covered by a bit of cloth which enhances the overall quality of your experience. Look like your cuteness to go?

0 Designer: Lucy Jung

Model-Skinny Lighting

Model-Skinny Lighting

Composed of 3mm thick aluminum sheets and a super slim OLED light, the highlight of the Lanx lamp is its extreme thinness. Its bare, minimal aesthetic is contrasted with a warm wood veneer, making it a perfect desktop lamp for modern and traditional spaces alike.

0 Designer: Alessandro Marelli

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

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

UPDATE: The promo is now over. Many thanks to all of you for participating, we have 2,461 registrations at the end of one hour!

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