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

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

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

Today’s lineup of 2011 iF concept design Showcase is interestingly different. Why? Because it contains many projects dedicated to Communication and Multimedia Design. This includes a broad spectrum of books, magazines and posters. One particular poster that tugs my heartstrings is the one dedicated to Domestic Violence. It communicates the irony of fate with such raw emotions and is overwhelming. Anyway, besides the C & M segment, the usual jamboree of product design is included to lighten up the mood. Enjoy!

0 Do come back tomorrow to check out the last installment.

A Coconut Home for the iPad

A Coconut Home for the iPad

The coconut tree perhaps is the most giving tree in all of nature. What I mean is that every part of the tree is used in some industry or another. So it makes complete logical sense for young designers with an eco initiative to come up with an iPad cover made from materials sourced from the coconut tree! This is the story of Econut, a cover that blends back into nature after serving its purpose to the iPad.

0 Designers: Cho Youg-jo & Jeoung Jun-tae

Reused to be Relit

Reused to be Relit

The most effective way to dispose waste is not to recycle but reuse it. The MOLLIGHT uses components from the most unlikely of places. The spring is from an old armchair and the transformer is just a cable from an old lamp. Thomas Edison said it best, “to invent, you need a vivid imagination and a pile of junk.”

0 Designer: Alessandro Marelli

A HOT Watch

A HOT Watch

This watch concept is named simply and appropriately FIRE. The hour and minute hands are lit by LEDs that simulate torch powered cigarette lighters. It’s anything but traditional but doesn’t offer anything new functionally. Still, it’s a HOT watch. BTW this is a good year to quite smoking. Just saying.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

True Hospital Comfort Zone

True Hospital Comfort Zone

If you’ve been unfortunate to have been in any hospital in our modern world for a long stay, you know it can be an awful experience. Not just because of quality of service, but because of environment, because a hospital is a sterile place where the only fun you should be having is on your way out the door. Designer Sara Tejareh aims to change all that with the power of the soul.

0 Designer: Sara Tejareh