Air Purifying Art Piece

Air Purifying Art Piece

Fed up with ugly-as-sin appliances, Julio Ramirez’s “Baldrr” (named after the Norse god of light and purity) is an artistic take on the air purifier that aims to look as fresh as it makes your air! Mounted on your wall or propped as a tabletop focal point, the symmetrical sculpture blends in as decor while it works to make your air cleaner.

0 Designer: Julio Ramirez

Get Engaged With Your Health

Get Engaged With Your Health

The latest in a trend of handy home STD tests, the Hoope ring offers painless, rapid testing for the 4 most common curable STDS (syphilis, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and chlamydia) in one confidential test. Results are automatically shown in the Hoope app where users can also find valuable information regarding sexual health as well as follow-up recommendations for their results. Jump to the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Vorm Lab

What's Hidden in These Handlebars?

What’s Hidden in These Handlebars?

Coincidentally, I just finished a nighttime bike ride and totally needed my lights… only, they were stolen. It happens! If only my lights were built in and secured somehow. That’s precisely the idea behind MagVis. These handy bicycle grips have a built-in light and can be hidden in the hallow handlebar. When the bike isn’t in use, the lights are near invisible! They’re easily recharged with a USB cable so you’re always prepared. Genius!

0 Designer: Stilform

Unique Papercraft Art for Your Home

Unique Papercraft Art for Your Home

Papertrophy is clever twist on taxidermy inspired by classic game trophies but a whole lot more animal-friendly! Constructed from just paper and glue, the designs are shipped flat-pack and arrive ready for users to put them together following a simple number pattern. From a geometric gorilla to angular antlers, there are 7 different animals and 80 color options to choose from! Jump to the vid —>

0 Designer: Holger Hoffmann

A Sound Hub Like No Other

A Sound Hub Like No Other

The Bang & Olufsen Beosound Moment makes your music look as good as it sounds! It consists of two distinct parts: a base serving as an engine for access to digital libraries and a double-sided detachable interface. One side of the detached piece is a precise aluminum interface with delicate touchscreen where users can browse online catalogues, their favorite playlists and share their collection. The other uses intelligent Pattern Play for one-touch access to the sound experience that compliments their daily rhythm.

0 Designers: Various

The Power of Bamboo

The Power of Bamboo

Jordan Koroknai’s Bamboo Torch flashlight aims to reduce material waste with a more sustainable, ecological and financially beneficial solution… bamboo! The design utilizes bamboo’s natural cylinder shape which is perfect for housing components. Its tactile feel and natural antibacterial quality are a refreshing change to cheap, brightly colored plastics and metal. Jump to the vid!

0 Designer: Jordan Koroknai

One Mouthwatering Chair

One Mouthwatering Chair

In bright white and rainbow colors, Alex Petunin’s DP Chair almost looks like it’s got a candy-coated center. As versatile as it is vibrant, the design can be used in two distinct ways- as a lounge for leaning back or as a rocker. It’s colorful stoppers keep it in place and prevent users from rocking too far. As yummy as it looks, don’t bite. It’s all hand carved wood!

0 Designer: Alex Petunin

Glam Gadgets for Glamping

Glam Gadgets for Glamping

For those into Glamiping, this new concept called TOWER Portable Theater is just what you need. Designed as a module that fits in a mini projector and speakers, each of them are connected by magnets so that you can store them as a tower. The system features a DLP projector with a DMD chip that allows for high contrast range. The Hi-fi Bluetooth Speakers add the requisite punch to the package. Neat idea that can go a long way in the Glamping market!

0 Designer: Joongu Kim

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 – Participate Now!

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 – Participate Now!

For those who followed my wrap up of the 2014 Xiamen International Design Business Week will connect with the kinda exposure that Red Dot Award: Product Design winners get. So, besides winning a prestigious award, the designers also are privy to massive promos via media, exhibitions and live events. Call it the whole nine yards. The icing of course, is the validation got from the esteemed jury, who are contemporary peers and are always looking for the next big bang!

0 Last Date for Regular Entry: until 27 January 2015

The Thinking Remote

The Thinking Remote

NEEO is a revolutionary smart system that lets you control all your devices from one remote and even knows who you are when you pick it up! Two parts, the brain and the remote, work in tandem to control everything from your sound system to your TV and lights. With the NEEO app you can also harness the power of “the brain” using your smartphone! See it in action —>

0 Designer: NEEO Inc.

Walk and Roll

Walk and Roll

This ultra-utilitarian design is the ultimate in ambulatory aids. Designed for the elderly and anyone else with a walking disability, this sensible solution is foldable to transition from rollator/walker to a comfortable and portable seat. Whether at the destination or at a break along the way, users are sure to appreciate its practical dual functionality!

0 Designer: Parasuraman Kannan

An EV Cart for Everyone

An EV Cart for Everyone

Designed for Melex, this series of EVs focuses on modular construction around a base chassis to fulfill 3 distinct functions for users with varying requirements. The first is a standard golf cart- stylish, cozy & comfortable for a relaxing day on the green. The next is for industrial purposes- layered in durable materials & cargo holds for completing tasks in various industrial environments. Lastly, the multi-terrain version features a fine-tuned drive, oversized traction tires, mud guards & windscreen that make it ideal for landscaping or outdoor work.

0 Designer: Lukasz Paszkowski

Mighty Dot

Mighty Dot

The Dotdotdot is a device that helps the visually impaired to get around shopping without any trouble or dependency. Designed as a barcode scanner, the device tells the user the cost in Braille and additional information (product name, manufacturer name, weight or size, cost) by sound. By turning it on, the system automatically provides store layout information as well.

0 Designer: Woojin Chung