Smart Bench

Smart Bench

Voda Design’s Solar Bench is a multifunctional streetlight/bench combination that harnesses solar energy to power its overhead LED lamp. Solar panels built into the bench case make it possible to place the unit in any location independent of a local power supply. Integrated outlets can also be used by the public as a daytime charging station for laptops, cell-phones, or other electronic devices. This super-convient design is a great solution for minimizizing wasted space while reducing our carbon footprint.

0 Designer: Voda Design

Dude Where’s the Car?

Dude Where’s the Car?

I resonate with the need for the Car Compass because I have been in this situation once. A friend had parked his hired car in the public car park and he forgot which floor it was on. We literally had to go to each floor of the 10 floors to figure out where the car was. Now if we had something like this Car Compass key then it would have guided us to the exact location of the car, using arrows and pointers on it’s display. Sometimes beeps and flashing lights are just not effective enough!

0 Designers: AHHAPROJECT

A Wave of Lights

A Wave of Lights

Love this concept of Flowall Lights, where it can be used as an elegant bed head or artwork in the living room. A swathe of vertically oriented modules glide up and down to create an illuminating effect with varying intensities. The more you push the module up, the brighter the illumination. Needless to say LEDs are used to create the mesmerizing effect. Really neat!

0 Designer: Jiel Park aka Songjae Park

This One’s for Mr. Rams

This One’s for Mr. Rams

For reasons best known to them Braun hasn’t yet re-entered the entertainment segment. For the moment it’s just appliances, grooming & healthcare products and design competitions from their end. So if they were to venture into the entertainment market, how do you think their speakers or an iPod docking station be? Tim Wieland has a fair view of how he’d like them to shape their speakers + dock and I think it’s very Dieter Rams.

0 Designer: Tim Wieland

Tripod Bike

Tripod Bike

Inspired by the camera tripod, the T-Bike provides a unique solution for custom fitting a bike to individual users. Three sliding mechanisms located on the front fork, center frame, and rear wheel bar can be adjusted and locked to the rider’s preference. As an added bonus (and a nod to its inspiration), the bike also features a camera mount located between the handle bars!

0 Designer: Reza Rachmat Sumirat

Ecotourism in 3s

Ecotourism in 3s

Three Stacks is a group of ecotourism structures proposed for ethnic locations throughout the Ukrainian region. Two of the 4 level structures contain sleeping accommodations for guests, and the third is a restaurant. The buildings are composed of wood, cane, clay and grass, and are linked through modern energy-efficient lighting in combination with landscape elements also native to the region.

0 Designer: Levko Davydyuk

Baby Beauty Sleep

Baby Beauty Sleep

A response to the growing problem of pollution and the threat it poses to little ones, the Cocoon pillow aims to reduce exposure to both polluted air and chronic noise. The device uses state-of-the-art noise canceling technology, a HEPA air filtration system, and an air particle ioniser to protect babies from loud sounds, germs, and contaminated air particles, ensuring they get a peaceful and healthy sleep. I definitely see potential for an adult version!

0 Designer: Elodie Delassus

Accurate Calorie Counter

Accurate Calorie Counter

Almost all of our workouts are based on approximation. For example a 125-lb person burns approx. 360 calories per hour if they do a vigorous dumbbell workout session. To remove the veil of doubt and talk about hard facts and figures, we have here the C-Ring Dumbbells. The weights sync with your smartphone or PC via USB and tell you exactly how many calories you burnt during your session. Color-coded lighting system displays how intense your workout is and if you need to step it up by a notch.

0 Designer: Wang Zihao

Infatuated by a Phone

Infatuated by a Phone

You have to agree that our mobile phones have become an emotional extension of who we are. Right from the screensaver to the mood message to apps (like Siri), details like these give several insights to a person’s individuality. Concepts like the Empathy and now the Heartbeat Mobile Phone, all go to show how the future foresees us building an intimate relationship with our device. Healthy or not, this kinda intuitive interactive-ness is here to stay!

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee

Design, Draw, Repeat

Design, Draw, Repeat

Inspired by similar creative methodologies, designer Duncan McKean’s Iterations cards are geared specifically towards product designers. Each card has an input as well as a set of ambiguous instructions that will get your creative juices flowing. Experiencing “designer’s block?” simply start with your concept sketch, draw a card, and add to your concept based around your interpretation of what the card says. 

0 Designer: Duncan J McKean

Go-Anywhere Drinking Water Condenser

Go-Anywhere Drinking Water Condenser

NJORD (named after the god of the sea by the same name) is a portable water condenser targeted for warmer climates that was designed to condense the moisture in the surrounding atmosphere to create useable drinking water throughout the day. An internal thermostat monitors air temperature and adjusts an internal polar polymer to create the needed conditions for condensation to occur inside the bottle. Simply turn on the device and in two hours you’ll have a liter of water (in 50% humidity). Genius!

0 Designer: Reymin De Leon

Riot!!

Riot!!

So it might be just a little paranoid, but the Riot Table is definitely one uniquely versatile piece (and quite attractive!). A response to recent rioting around the world, the table features a welded steel pipe frame and removable top that doubles as a shield! You never know!

0 Designer: Max & Max

Always Socially Connected

Always Socially Connected

The LG Finestra is a display-charging cradle-Smartphone concept. What we have here is a display with a charging cradle and the ability to sync with the Smartphone so that you can access your social sites at whim. The advantage is that you can manipulate the display to showcase pictures as a window display and enjoy different sceneries. The phone beams out a virtual keyboard for easy navigation.

0 Designer: Kairi Eguchi Design