Tea for Two

Tea for Two

The Yin & Yang is a teapot designed for two people. So if one person prefers green and the other prefers red – you can prepare both of them inside this teapot . The spouts even double as the handle. Cool idea and looks quite beautiful too. Great opportunity here to show very contrasting teas.

0 Designer: Ewa Sendecka

2011 Electrolux Design Lab Compettiton – Are You Ready For Intelligent Mobility

2011 Electrolux Design Lab Compettiton – Are You Ready For Intelligent Mobility

One of the most nail-biting moments of my life was seeing the 8 Finalists of 2010 Electrolux Design Lab explaining their projects to some very inquisitive judges. It is one thing to just submit concepts on paper for evaluation and another thing to defend your views, stand your ground and come out triumphant! This is what Electrolux Design Lab is all about, standing up for your convictions! The 2011 competition is looking for you to offer Intelligent Mobility solutions for cooking, storing food and cleaning up whilst using existing technologies.

0 Entries Close: Sunday May 1, 2011, 23:59

Like a Penguin

Like a Penguin

The Penguin faucet series is designed to conserve water and encourage eco-responsible living. The Penguin faucet, which bears a distinct resemblance to the body of a penguin, is low flow and dispenses water at a rate of 1.5 GPM. Not only does this tug at my heart strings for all things penguin inspired, it also happens to look pretty good although I feel like something in the series should have resembled a penguin egg.

0 Designer: SustainableSolutions (SSi)

Lofty Fruit and Plant Storage

Lofty Fruit and Plant Storage

So you’ve got some tiny plants and you’ve got a few bananas and orange you need stored somewhere in your kitchen but you just cant find the space, right? Check this design out. It’s called Cocoon and it’s made for kitchen storage. It’s made to be a storage unit that combines decoration, storage, and cultivation for the kitchen and the kitchen window. It’s got an organic shape so the plants will love you, and it’s got an alcove for all your round and banana-shaped belongings.

0 Designer: Mans Salomonsen

Not So Flatware

Not So Flatware

When a design award so prestigious as GOOD is bestowed upon a project, we take hefty notice. The following project is a recipient of that award, and is called “Flatty,” a stainless steel flatware set designed by Harry&Camila (whom you can also see pictured in the gallery below. Behold a majestic set of food adjusters.

0 Designer: Harry&Camila

Transport Overgrown

Transport Overgrown

It’s quite often that we bear witness to transport systems being run into the ground, dust covered, dirt covered, rust and paint chips breaking away until dead. Not often do we see a system that flourishes in nature, it’s very environment becoming one with the natural world. That’s what’s going on here, in “People Mover,” a concept to reality in Bologna. This entire system is made up of 5084 meters of track, a monorail with two terminals. The entire route is laid next to a walkway both for easy access at every stop and as emergency exit space.

0 Designer: Iosa Ghini Associati Srl

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part V

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part V

Today marks the end of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase. The results will be out soon and all our best wishes to the 300 students who have made the cut. The final lap has some conversational pieces, like the broom that snaps up tall or the innovative currency coin redesign. Let us know project caught your fancy! Incase you need to refresh your memory, have a look at Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4, before you decide.

0 Results will be out soon!

Magical Seasoning

Magical Seasoning

The Magical Sapor combines my interests in cooking and dressing up as a fairy godmother into a set of seasoning wands. It’s easy to understand and the minimalist approach keeps the whimsicality in check. Love the idea. Needs a matching gown apron.

0 Designer: Arthur Xin (Se Xin)

21:9 Smartphone

21:9 Smartphone

The E2 is a 21:9 device with a different approach to the slate phone. It’s symmetrical across the horizontal axis instead of vertical like traditional phones. The result is an ergonomic phone with a large screen, a relatively small size, no vertical orientation bias and no compromises in hardware.

0 Designer: Jason Wang

Art Stars Competition by Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren

Art Stars Competition by Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren

It’s all right to have a competitive streak in you if that’s one of the reasons why you compete. However in the business of art and design most of the time it’s for the love of creativity and recognition that we seek such challenges. Art Stars Design Competition hosted by Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren is an opportunity to show off your skills and hang out with mega mentors like Jasper Joffe, Alëxone, & CASE in their studio for a week! You also get to take home a €1,000 commission prize with €500 for material costs.

0 Last Date: 4th February 2011

Analog Watch of Wonderful Halfness

Analog Watch of Wonderful Halfness

So you like to call yourself a wristwatch connoisseur, eh? You feel like you’ve seen it all, you hang out on Yanko Design all the time, you know every watch from concept to reality, everything from digital to ethereal, you’ve set your eyeballs on everything! Well wait a second, did you say you’ve dismissed analog watches? Let me change your mind real quick. This is KOKO MUO, a watch in either all silver or black and silver, a simplistic watch that’s got greatness going on in it with only half a face.

0 Designer: Löytö Esineiden

Blackness in Cuts

Blackness in Cuts

Behold a set of three knives, all of them purest black. In fact, these knives are so black, they’re branded that way – “Pure Black.” And the magnet that holds them to the wall like a great set of knives should be displayed? “Pure White.” These products are designed for Shelton, who presents them as a set, the magnet 42 cm long seeming to float on the wall, simplicity abound. Pure Black, three knives for cutting, are exceptionally clean and functional, each of them forged of a single piece of stainless steel, their handles effortlessly blending into their blades.

0 Designer: HolmbäckNordentoft

Stools of Smoothness

Stools of Smoothness

All the way from Maastricht comes this collection of seats named FW2010, a set designed by Valentin Löllmann. This set is diverse in size and set-up, made in a working process characterized by using mortise-and-tendon joints to hazel branches to an oak top. Lovely wood for lovely sitting places! A mix of sawdust and blue is used to round off the connections between the pieces, resulting is an organic shape where no sharp edges remain.

0 Designer: Valentin Löllmann