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. The 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

Cup a' Doodle

Cup a’ Doodle

The Doodle Cup isn’t just another attractive coffee mug- it also aims to keep the user entertained once they’ve taken the last sip! Printed on the inside of each mug is a unique “connect the dots” style puzzle that the user can complete with just the last little drops of coffee and a straw. A clever design that’s sure to be a conversation starter!

0 Designers: Hye Yeon Cho & Seo Young Yoon

Canoeing Just Got Serious

Canoeing Just Got Serious

Compared to its kayaking counterpart, canoeing has seen little redesign over the years, and many would consider the activity to be somewhat antiquated. The Explorer Canoe Paddle is a twist on the classic that gives a new life to the sport, featuring a sporty looking yet functional form. A flexible blade core increases adaptive power and joint protection while a curved carbon shaft and looped grips provide more control and power transmission.

0 Designer: Kenji Huang

A Holy Lamp for Lovers of Illusion

A Holy Lamp for Lovers of Illusion

Created with just an LED strip, a ring diffuser, a power source and a mirror on a bit of back support, this is Aureole, a unique lighting solution. You’ll find that what you’ve got here is a halo of light, made whole by the mirror that sits behind a crescent of LEDs. Hang a series of these on your wall and have a lineup of holy rollers in the making.

0 Designer: Yuxin Han

A Carpet of Stones for the Sure of Foot

A Carpet of Stones for the Sure of Foot

Designer Neora Zigler presents a carpet which is at once quite light in appearance but physically heavy to lift. Inside two layers of synthetic fabric are individually sewn stone pebbles, each of them hand-picked to create a bumpy platform for those that want to learn to think before they step. A sense of calm in your heart should arise should you get across this project safely.

0 Designer: Neora Zigler