Volt + Attitude = Voltitude

Volt + Attitude = Voltitude

According to Voltitude founders, Eric and André-Marcel Collombin, the time has come that we change our attitudes toward urban mobility because electric technology is now mature enough to enable us to do it. I couldn’t have said it better myself. First presented at this years Geneva Motor Show, this ultra-light bicycle-scooter hybrid boats a powerful electric motor, and has one of the most simple and effective folds I’ve seen.  Kinda looks like a familiar army knife huh?! What can I say? They know what they’re doing.

0 Founders: Eric and André-Marcel Collombin

Efflorescent Lighting

Efflorescent Lighting

The Ilumi candle holder by Jenggala in-house designer, Fitorio Leksono, brings to life Jenggala’s best selling frangipani flower motif with majestic movements in the form of shadow puppets cast through it’s white dome. The ball shape of the holder is the union of a stoneware base glazed in stone black, and a translucent porcelain cover glazed in satin white. In the dark, Ilumi’s glowing shadows and unique details will bring nuance and warmth to your room.

0 Designer: Fitorio Leksono

YD & red dot award: design concept Partner Up!

YD & red dot award: design concept Partner Up!

red dot design award is a very prestigious design competition and a great resource base for conceptual design. Winning the competition catapults you to instant fame and recognition amongst your peers and the design community. red dot usually has certain benchmarks for submission and registration is one of them. We are now at the regular registration phase and here is an opportunity for you to get a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries only.

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Paper Wall Clock

Paper Wall Clock

Amarillo2 is a handcrafted cardboard and paper wall clock, built beautifully with love and passion. The clock’s colorful hands break up the concentric rings and angles that look almost hypnotic. Don’t stare too hard. I also love the pizza-box packaging!

0 Designer: 2y1DEA

Home Farming Can Look So Trendy!

Home Farming Can Look So Trendy!

You can mistake Éva as a modern decorative piece for restaurants, but it’s a trendy, hi-tech composter. It blends in beautifully with any interior and does a magnificent job of recycling wasted organic matter. A part of the waste is used for cultivating and maintaining a green patch and the rest is used to produce methane. I love the way it integrates and becomes a self-contained biosphere!

0 Designer: François Hurtaud

Stunning Views and Foodie Experiences

Stunning Views and Foodie Experiences

The Cube by Electrolux will offer guests wonderful, exclusive food experiences. Guests enjoy the evening and interact and learn from the professionals chefs at work on Electrolux appliances. By sharing professional shortcuts, Electrolux wants to show people it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to create great experiences as long as you have the right tools.

0 Designer: Electrolux

Chair Inside A Chair

Chair Inside A Chair

I’m not so keen on the Pull & Pushi’s design but the idea that a chair can be pulled out of smaller chair to give you a wider chair and side table is intriguing. It’s a great space saving idea and continues to explore compact furniture with multiple functions and dare I say, personalities?

0 Designer: Flavio Scalzo

A Bench with 5,000 Stories

A Bench with 5,000 Stories

I love anything with familiar fragments, which is why I love the Metrobench. Recycled from 5,000 NYC Metro cards, this intelligent design transforms a symbol of movement and speed into an object of rest and reflection. With help from Craigslist, designer Stephen Shaheen amassed all 5,000 cards, each with their own little untold story, in under a week. The sculpture was then assembled completely by hand, card by card. Expect more from this thought-provoking designer.

0 Designer: Stephen Shaheen

Reptilian Roadster

Reptilian Roadster

Long is right, vehicles are getting more and more lifelike! Check out the crocodilian face from the front view of the Reptile and you’ll see what I mean. This race car crosses over to the streets with it’s hybrid 4-pole electric induction/27000CC Wankel engine that develops more than 700HP at 9000 RPMs. Rawr.

0 Designer: Arturo Arino

Infinite Configurations from Similar Proportions

Infinite Configurations from Similar Proportions

Our innate longing for uniqueness and individual identity is something deep rooted and naturally expressed in the things we choose to have around us. Designer Caterina Tiazzoldi’s Parametric Bookshelves are a response to this desire. The production process has been streamlined as such that user can input just 3 parameters (length, height, & color) and receive a custom tailored piece based on a single model. The result is formal complexity that is compatible with the standards of contemporary industry.

0 Designer: Caterina Tiazzoldi

Modular Phone and Dualities

Modular Phone and Dualities

Combination is a mobile phone concept with a steady front-end faceplate and modular components for the backend. The modular parts ensure you have the latest upgraded components. It even comes with a charging dock that doubles up as transmission hub and transforms the mobile phone into a regular home phone! So now you get a two-in-one combo deal!

0 Designers: Wen-Tsung Lin & Wan-Rurng Hung

Handlebar Bike Lock

Handlebar Bike Lock

Well lookie-here, isn’t this clever? Handlebars is a bike lock built into… you guessed it, the handlebars. Push the handlebars down and pull out to engage the steel cable wires. Although clever, the system doesn’t address the theft of individual bike components when not properly locked down, e.g. wheels.

0 Designer: Bach Nguyen

Just Pure Water

Just Pure Water

Look at the irony in nature, the very same river that quenches your thirst turns into a toxic monster once it floods your city. The Health Light is a solar powered system that looks at alleviating such situations. You simply need to set up the purifier in bacteria contaminated water and let it do its work. Pretty soon it detoxifies a considerable amount of water through a filtration process and makes it fit enough to be consumed.

0 Designer: Liu Yun