Unique Custom Furniture

Unique Custom Furniture

This collection of furniture by Jory Brigham combines high quality material and eye-catching style to form unique pieces that won’t soon be forgotten. My favorite: the Comfortable Silence bench, inspired by the simple beauty of nonverbal communication, features solid teak mixed with beautiful white or charcoal concrete in which your favorite plant or other item can be placed. I could sit on it and not talk for hours.

0 Designer: Jory Brigham

Rescue Water-Jet Pack

Rescue Water-Jet Pack

Inspired by the JetLev Flyer (pictured with operator), a flying machine that uses high-pressure water columns to generate thrust, the Rescue Pack is a comparatively lighter but equally maneuverable flyer designed for water rescues inaccessible by lifeboat. Using high-pressure water generated by the pump, the user navigates the flyer via foot controls, freeing the arms for rescue maneuvers.

0 Designer: Jurmol Yao

Accurate Warning!

Accurate Warning!

I have seen plenty of warning sign concepts and some innovative enough to include LED. But this one takes the cake for being simple and effective! Just look at it, the sign indicates exactly which way you need to divert by pointing out an LED Arrow to the right direction. Left or right…you get to set it, depending upon your broken-down vehicle’s position. Awesome!

0 Designer: Ye Luo

Digital Cooking Alert

Digital Cooking Alert

The Hourglass Device is a new-age method of keeping the family together, especially during dinner times. It comprises of a sensor device modeled on the sand-hourglass timer and an affiliated app for the family gadgets. So basically when someone gets cooking in the kitchen, the aromas automatically trigger the sensors in the Hourglass and notifies the rest of the family what’s cooking. A good way to get my son to the dinner table on time!

0 Designer: Gwendolyn Frederick

A Downside Up Lamp

A Downside Up Lamp

The Rose Lamp by Benjamin Parton takes the common ceiling rose, a familiar decorative element of Victorian homes, and turns it upside down… literally. The often overlooked piece becomes the base of this elegant design that might just make you wonder which way is up and which way is down!

0 Designer: Benjamin Parton

Audi Monocycle

Audi Monocycle

The A0 Monocycle, a project sponsored by Audi Design Research Munich, is aimed at the Audi driver that in combination with their vehicle would allow maximum mobility in the urban environment. The compact and lightweight electric cycle folds to fit any Audi trunk, and can be quickly removed, unfolded and driven to the user’s next destination. With a unique user position above the central axle and adjustable seat and handlebars, the A0 can accommodate almost any rider.

0 Designer: Angel Sánchez Vargas

Minimal and Modular Moulding

Minimal and Modular Moulding

This modern ceiling rose and moulding design by Geoffrey Lhoest is a twist on the classics that plays with the concepts of interconnection and modularity. When combined, the ceiling rose and modular moulding gives new life to walls and ceilings by bridging all 3 dimensions of the space.  A minimalist design that gives a sense of fluidity and movement that will accent both classic and contemporary spaces.

0 Designer: Geoffroy Lhoest

No More A Cookbox

No More A Cookbox

Microwaves have always been boxy in design. Just changing their outward appearance isn’t innovation enough! The challenge is to come up with a practical design that is radical in features, plus space saving enough to abide by the modern-day kitchen diktats. Innowave is one such approach to out-of-the-box thinking. The microwave has been redesigned to fit in a kitchen like a regular drawer, thus freeing up the work surface.

0 Designer: Anoush Mortazavi

Stop That Door!

Stop That Door!

Hand Door Stopper is a clever way to pull down the doorstopper without having to bend over or using your foot. The stopping mechanism is integrated into the handle itself and is very convenient. Moreover the angle of the door handle will always make you aware that the stopper has been activated. So no accidental door-pushing! Simple and functional, just the way we like it.

0 Designers: Yu-Jin Kim, Jong-Chan Mun, Joon-Ki Park & Eun-Ji Yoo

Emergency Rescue Bike

Emergency Rescue Bike

Designed for use by the Coast Guard, the Sharpshooter electric bike concept aims to be a viable alternative to the current limited range motorcycles for routine patrols and emergency rescues. For water rescues, the body can be bent and transformed into a lightweight throwing device and the motor can be used as a winch for collecting rope quickly. Aside from being multifunctional, this electric bike is a more environmentally friendly way of patrolling compared to the common motorcycle.

0 Designer: Jurmol Yao

Demolition Robot

Demolition Robot

As construction methods grow in complexity, so does the need for more sophisticated demolition. Designer S. Dogan Sekercioglu imagines a future shift towards the use of unmanned robotics to reduce risky demolitions, especially those of nuclear plants, chemical factories, and sewers. The Cynomy demolition vehicle incorporates innovative controls and robotic arms that can be fitted with a number of tools to perform various tasks, moving humans out of harms way while providing calculated and precise maneuvers.

0 Designer: S. Dogan Sekercioglu

Home for the Modern Bird

Home for the Modern Bird

Designer Alejandra Castelao gives the traditional birdhouse a total facelift with this unorthodox design, the Nido Birdhouse. Made from ceramic and coated with a lead-free glaze, this geometric, multifaceted home is better shaped to resist the elements, and sports a futuristic feel our feathered friends are sure to appreciate.

0 Designer: Alejandra Castelao

Left And Right, Alright!

Left And Right, Alright!

I have been wearing contact lenses since I was in my 8th grade, so this story is too close to home and I know exactly how this design is going to help me. RLens are contacts with temperature-sensitive diagrams of “R” and “L” printed on them. The alphabets become visible when the lens is out of the eye and disappear when worn. This feature is beneficial in two ways: you will always wear the correct lens & incase you drop one; it will be easier to find it because of the visible lettering.

0 Designers: Young-Woo Choi, Seok-Young Ahn & Se-Ryeong Nam