Using Even Shadow to Sit

Using Even Shadow to Sit

As you reading about this project are more than likely human, you know how important it can be to have a nice seat to sit upon. It is because of this, and because a chair can be so simple that it’s one of the central bits of industrial design in any designer’s schooling. It is the primary challenge of any Bauhaus student in Germany to create a perfect or otherwise innovative chair. The project we’re about to look at here is not from the Bauhaus, no, in fact it’s just about as far away in form from a Bauhaus chair as a designer has ever gotten.

0 Designer: John Leung

Auto Freedom for Brazil and Beyond

Auto Freedom for Brazil and Beyond

By now, since I and we have mentioned it so often due to its massive spread of influence over the world of industrial design, we must assume you’ve seen the movie Minority Report. This film is a futuristic vision of the world in which one of the greatest innovations is the integrated highway system, one where no longer are there roads on which you can crash your car, but essentially rails on which you plug your destination in and you’re carried along your way. What the designers in this project have done is to make that auto system a reality – sort of.

0 Designer: 2:1 Industrial Design Team

Future Photography Contained in a Really Small Lens

Future Photography Contained in a Really Small Lens

The Funamizu is back with another concept. Inspired by the WVIL concept camera shown at this year’s CES, Mac Funamizu envisaged a similar device in a slimmer package. The idea revolves around a lens system that is totally self contained with everything needed to take SLR quality photos. It wirelessly transmits the images to a hub device – in this case, a transparent screen.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Icy Lotus

Icy Lotus

Love me a fun ice cube y’all and the Ice Lotus ice cube tray is the sleekest looking of them all. Made of black rubber and stainless steel, it looks like a lotus pod. Smash the rubbery part with your hand and the “ice seeds” eject into the steel bottom.

0 Designer: Arthur Xin (Se Xin)

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

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

Welcome to Day 3 of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase. The journey so far has seen us display many new concepts and some refined designs. Putting David Craib’s word to perspective: Design should never say, “Look at me.” It should always say, “Look at this.” Let’s jump in and refresh ourselves with projects that say “look at this!”. For those who missed it, catch Day 1 and Day 2 here.

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Invisible Chairs for Childlike Designers

Invisible Chairs for Childlike Designers

If you’ve got all your industrial design history in order, you’re aware of the magnificent Phillipe Starck. If you’re familiar with mister Starck, you might also be familiar with his awesome chair by the name of Mr Impossible – this chair is made entirely of transparent plastic and appears to be too wild to be true. Of course now we know that plastic can easily do such a thing, but back when it was invented, Mr Impossible really seemed impossible!

0 Designer: Paul Sandip

Sound in One Direction

Sound in One Direction

Are you interested in the sonic? How about the supersonic? How about the… ultrasonic. Behold what designer Adam Moller calls “Klang Ultrasonic Speakers,” a vision in gold and black. These speakers are a pair that emit low-level ultrasound from a node attached to a dish. When this happens, this node’s relative location to the focal point of the dish determines where the signal will spread.

0 Designer: Adam Moller

Incompletion and Complete, For Sitting

Incompletion and Complete, For Sitting

Behold for before you is a couple of designer bits of furniture that require a bit of explanation before you can fully understand or appreciate them. First, it’s recognized that essentially, every bit of matter is both full and a piece of something larger than itself. In this vein of thinking comes a set of two (two for now, more for later) pieces of furniture with parts of their bits missing. One is a bench, the other a stool, both of them crafted to perfection.

0 Designer: Eunhakkim Design Studio

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

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

Judging from yesterday’s comments on Part 1 of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase, I must clarify that we are spreading the 300 Shortlisted Entries over the five working days of this week. So today is Day 2 of of the festivities and I am happy to showcase some déjà vu projects in the lineup! This simply means that some of the projects in today’s 60 have been featured on Yanko Design before! How awesome! So without further delay, lets look at the second batch of nominees…

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Poppin' Bottles

Poppin’ Bottles

Küb is a bottle opener. Küb loves to entertain guests, but it also hates the mess they leave behind. It has an interior compartment with a slide-out lid that lets you store bottle caps until they can be discarded properly. Küb also has a deep-seeded need to fit in, which is why it is made of high-quality hardwoods and stainless steel so you can leave it out in your kitchen as an attractive accessory. By far the sexiest bottle opener.

0 Designer: Adam Moller

Earphones Strapped

Earphones Strapped

The Headbanger’s unique headband and over-ear headphone combination is the perfect design for any athlete. The design holds the headphones firmly onto the users head and gives them unparalleled performance when it comes to any kind of sport. Extreme sports will benefit the most from this technology because they often put the athletes in situations that would easily cause traditional headphones to break or fly .

0 Designer: Benjamin Lotte

Peeling Interaction

Peeling Interaction

Peel – Moving Notifier Concept is a clock with screens on 4 sides. Each of the screens can display text and imagary on both sides (face and back). Part of the screens (up to 50%) can be peeled off from the surface. It’s wirelessly connected to your computer and mobile phone – your calendar, schedule and emails are synced.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

This Time it’s an HTC with a Cartridge

This Time it’s an HTC with a Cartridge

Antoine Brieux has an HTC fixation and I totally support his fascination. His HTC Tube concept is a killer as far design and specs go. It’s basically about splitting the phone into two segments, an outer shell and the inner cartridge. What this means is three variations (8, 16 & 64GB) are symmetric, but when it comes to the tech specs, it all depends upon the cartridge fitted. Feast on the beauty while I pray that HTC has a big enough heart to admire this concept!

0 Designer: Antoine Brieux