Henkel Wants Your Package Design To Stick!

Henkel Wants Your Package Design To Stick!

We have come a long way from using crude materials like reeds, bags made from animals and wooden boxes for packaging. Modern packaging needs to contain, protect, preserve, transport, inform and sell. It needs to be clever, attractive, sustainable and innovative. One of the driving forces in this field is Henkel. There’s an open call for The Henkel Interactive Packaging Design Contest. Winner gets 3,000 euros and instant bragging rights. Register here!

0 Last Date For Submissions: 18th March 2011

Bird of Limb Enhancement

Bird of Limb Enhancement

Let’s take a dip for a moment into the world of fashion in a very general way. We don’t often cover fashionable items here on Yanko Design because more often than not industrial design ends up being about as far from the clothing and decoration world as it gets. On the other hand, every once in a while something spectacular comes along and we just can’t help ourselves.

0 Designer: Xanath Lammoglia

Suspended in Chair

Suspended in Chair

In the design and creation of the following addition to the industrial chair legacy, designer Adam Moller decided with minimal surface area that was at once ergonomically and strategically placed, he’d have the chair to he wished to attain. What chair was that? One that made you forget the object that was allowing you to sit, one that gave you the feeling of floating on air. Sound comfortable – does it stand up? With thin memory foam cushions and a lovely minimalistic overall design? You bet your biffy.

0 Designer: Adam Moller

Get Your News On, YD on Pulse

Get Your News On, YD on Pulse

Have you heard? No, the bird is not the word. Yanko Design is featured on Pulse, an awesome news reader app available for iOS and Android. Already have Pulse? Make sure to add us. We look pretty good on there and bias aside, we’re pushing the best content in ID bar none. Right? RIGHT? Any current Pulsers out there? Raise your hand.

0 Designer: Alphonso Labs Get Pulse for the iPhone, iPad and Android

Resourceful and Giving Tree

Resourceful and Giving Tree

What we generally see at airport lounges or public spaces are very drab looking charging stations for cellphones. A very artistic and pleasing way to provide the same service is the Giving Tree. The green cords (hopefully retractable) can be pulled out to reach the phone, rather than the other way around. I say it’s artistic enough to be placed at home as well, what do you think?

0 Designers: Kim Joonmin & Jeong-a Choi

One Liter Limited

One Liter Limited

1ℓimit faucet looks more like an elegant test tube inverted on top of a tap. The glass tube holds exactly one liter of water, sufficient for a quick handwash. The theory being that we waste almost six liters of water and use only one, while washing hands. Once the stored one-liter is used up, you have to turn-off the tap till the next one liter fills up the tube. A cumbersome rationing process that will hopefully drive home the point of conservation!

0 Designers: Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim & Sewon Oh

Democratize Coasters

Democratize Coasters

The proverbial coaster hasn’t changed much aside from constantly shifting between geometric shapes and designs. It’s main function has and will always be to protect surfaces from moisture and heat but the emboGarden goes a step further to accommodate anything larger than a mug. A group of mugs, coffee pots, tea pots, even cookware. Communal and democratized coasters yes?

0 Designer: Haeah For Connect Design

Pontiac Solstice 2.0?

Pontiac Solstice 2.0?

Never mind that Pontiac is a dead and a defunct company. Designer Dejan Hristov has his vision for the next Solstice and I’m wondering if it could have been enough to save them. Sure, Pontiac’s problems had more to do with GM’s legacy policies but nevertheless I like this car. I always felt Pontiac went out on a good note. The Solstice was a looker (cough – Saturn) but Hristov’s vision is much sharper and far more aggressive. What do you think?

0 Dejan Hristov

2011 IDEA Awards Registrations Are Closing In

2011 IDEA Awards Registrations Are Closing In

A quick reminder to all you designers out there, the 2011 IDEA Awards registrations are about to close. The extended entry period is up to 13th February. Student designers please note that all late registration fees are being waived off, especially for you. The IDSA IDEA awards have been called “the Oscar’s of design” …and for good reason! IDEA award winners are deemed such shining examples of design excellence that for the 2nd year in a row the Henry Ford will house IDEA winners in its private collection! This year Yanko Design is one of the Media Partners and want you to participate and WIN!

0 Registrations Close: 13th February, 2011, 11:59 PT

All Children Go To Space

All Children Go To Space

The following project is at once a special huggy friend and a spaceship. Sounds like a childlike dream or space fantasy! Turns out that’s exactly what it is. This project is called “A Friend From Space” and it’s essentially a very fabulously crafted cushion that can fold up to become either a loving buddy or a spaceship from mars. Take a look at the cuteness and marvel at the simple engineering and fantastic skill needed to create such a kid masterpiece.

0 Designer: John Smth

Balls of Farming Fury

Balls of Farming Fury

Designer Prithu Paul has quite a treat in store for you here. It’s a tractor of the imagination, one like you’ve never seen before, one made to work on the farm in ways we can’t fully imagine – because this is a tractor for the future farmer. Designed to work in the year 2020 AD, this tractor will work on an Earth in turmoil, one with “searing daytime temperatures” and harsh climate conditions for all. Hydrogen fuel based engines and embedded Nano systems rule the day, and a need arises for the common farmer to reprise his and her role.

0 Designer: Prithu Paul

Pillowy Lamp of Hardness

Pillowy Lamp of Hardness

The inspiration for this particular hanging lamp comes from the famous Chesterfield sofas (Capitonné), their fabulous and extremely recognizable pattern of pillowy poofs added to the outside of the shade. Challenges that laid in wait for the designers, Enrico Zanolla and Andrea Di Filippo, were no match for the team: that being defining the right size for each and every rhomb as well as finding the quality of leather that could fit the radius of the emispheric surface. It is the contrast between the smooth interior and the sophisticated deep-buttoned exterior that gives these lamps both glamour and classic style.

0 Designer: Enrico Zanolla and Andrea Di Filippo

Valentines Giveaway: Limited Edition The Herbas + The Freckle CNY Bags

Valentines Giveaway: Limited Edition The Herbas + The Freckle CNY Bags

Crumpler bags are strong & reliable companions that protect your gear with equal amount of TLC as we do. Since this is the season of love we can’ t think of anything more appropriate than their Limited Edition Chinese New Year Collection (CNY) as our Valentine’ s Giveaway! What’ s common to both the festivities is the color red; a color that signifies love, good fortune and joy. To win the exclusive one-off CNY Herbas & Freckle bags for your Valentine, simply tell us which Crumpler Chinese New Year Collection bag you would pick for yourself and why.

0 Contest Closed