A Ladder to Love

A Ladder to Love

Quit simply, the Corner Ladder is amazing. One of those products with pure genius behind the design. Using a number of simple yet precise folding techniques, the ladder collapses to just a fraction of its size when unfolded, taking up much less room than most cumbersome ladder designs. I’ll say it again- GENIUS! Hit the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: Company & Company Design Studio

Adap-table

Adap-table

Made from a singular piece in multiple materials and various colors, each Bliss table is produced by genuine craftsmanship and can be customized to be modest and subtle or loud and extravagant depending on the user’s taste. The center features an interchangeable, modular unit that further its versatility and make it adaptable to any occasion. 

0 Designer: John Stangdell

Adorably Wild Lighting

Adorably Wild Lighting

Inspired by the wildlife of the African savannah, the GIFU lamp series is as lovable as it is super-functional as a space saving design. Each lamp arrives flat-packed, but unfold it to reveal an adorable animalian form. The clever design makes the most of each component with the wiring resembling a tail and the bulb resembling a trunk!

0 Designer: María del Pilar Velasco & Pau Stephens

Robo-Patrol

Robo-Patrol

The NR-02 gives a glimpse as to what law robotic law enforcement tools might exist in the future. The bot has an ominous look and rightfully so. It is equipped with some painful (but not lethal) weapons like tear gas shells and rubber bullets to effectively suppress militant situations. The unmanned vehicle operates autonomously using artificial intelligence and a combination of GPS and sonar to ensure law enforcement officials are out of harms way.

0 Designer: Kim Jun Pyo

Five Reasons to Embrace Old Age with a Tech Smile

Five Reasons to Embrace Old Age with a Tech Smile

Sagging skin, weak eyesight and aging bones are not my primary concerns for old-age. I am more curious to know if technology advancements will match my expectations. However the reality is that, as we age from this present moment, we will always be in sync with technology and its latest developments. But will the stuff that we take for granted, like a walking stick, broom or pen, keep up with our future demands? Here is a lineup of five designs that hope to make our old-age as comfortable as possible. Let me know what you think of them…

0 Designer: Various

Illuminated Wired Mess

Illuminated Wired Mess

Chaos theory rules as I try and come to grips with the traditional connotations of the After Image Floor Lamp. Modelled on the mesmerizing ember effects of a fire going out in the dead of the night, red wires in an organized chaotic fashion, wrap around the modular frame of this lamp. To quote Monocomplex, the design was inspired from the scene of mouse fire play; ‘Jui-bool-no-ri , which is one of Korea’s traditional customs. If you ask me, it’s a whole lot of wires and bulbs in a symbiotic relationship!

0 Designer: Monocomplex

Technology Transforming Faith

Technology Transforming Faith

Todays‘ technologies tend to convey security and confidence rather than functional transparency. It is strongly connected to mechanisms of faith and religion. Current societies particularly those bound by faith traditions, like Catholicism or Islam, have failed to adapt to a modern understanding. Despite the observed secularisation, there seems to be a general urge to individually define religion. Hence, we are not facing the extinction of religion, but its transformation.

0 Designer: Lukas Franciszkiewicz

3 in 1 Table

3 in 1 Table

The 3Style table is a cleverly designed, multifunctional furniture solution that’s great for small living spaces. The table can be effortlessly  recombined without tools to make either a coffee table, desk or dining table in just a matter of seconds. Simply reconfigure the pieces to change the function. Hit the jump to watch the video transformation!

0 Designer: David Koch

Quick Shelter for Furry Friends

Quick Shelter for Furry Friends

Here is a design that is sure to touch the hearts of most people! Inspired by his own compassion  for abandoned animals, designer Gyeongwan Koo created the design as an effort to give temporary shelter to cats, dogs or even  birds that need it. Simply push the pre-cut U and O shapes, fold, and voila! 

0 Designer: Gyeongwan Koo

Eggcellent Electric Vehicle

Eggcellent Electric Vehicle

The City Egg by Tomasz Mikrut is a car-share concept designed to make getting around the city a cinch. The compact vehicle accommodates a single passenger enclosed in a 3-dimensional oval. Though it’s small, the natural egg shape supports weight evenly and minimizes stress and strain on the structure, making it as strong as it is cute!

0 Designer: Tomasz Mikrut

The Value of Pee

The Value of Pee

GP Toilet is a pathology-enabled toilet system that analyzes your urine and gives you a detailed diagnostic report on it. It works pretty simple, when you need an analysis done; a nozzle sprouts out and takes samples while you do your job. A quick investigation and the reports are displayed onto the integrated screen. I see the value of such toilet bowls in hospitals and homes where frequent monitoring is required on a weekly, if not daily basis.

0 Designers: Various

Shave With Your Fingers

Shave With Your Fingers

The Embrace electric shaver is unlike any you’ve seen before. The ergonomic design positions itself in the users hand to create tactile feedback and enhanced pressure sensitivity, decreasing the overall negative impact repeated shaving has on the skin. An adjustable sensor also measures the smoothness of the area so the perfect shave is achieved each time.

0 Designer: Marco van Leeuwen

Not Your Average Wheelchair

Not Your Average Wheelchair

Parafree is a sleek, minimalist wheelchair that offers a functional, stylish & sporty solution for paraplegics looking for a little extra workout throughout the day. The unique frame structure was designed to compel the paralyzed user to maintain constant balance, encouraging abdominal, back & core muscle training. The interaction of arms & core muscles leads to an upright position & helps reduce orthopedic damage.

0 Designer: Felix Lange