The Less is More Toaster

The Less is More Toaster

You wouldn’t throw out a phone if the screen broke, or a bike if the brake pads wore out… so why trash a toaster when something goes awry?! That’s the idea behind Core. To help eliminate waste and increase longevity of use, this innovative appliance channels Dieter Rams’ “less design, but better” ethos, utilizing a screw-less, glue-less design that allows users to better maintain and repair their toaster. Easy access to the crumb tray and internal components (with no permanent fixtures) makes it a cinch to replace parts and clean as needed. Jump to the vid!

0 Designer: Joe Parker

Beautifully Basic

Beautifully Basic

Simple, sensible and saving are the only words needed to sum up SanRo’s Titochair. The straightforward, no-frills design cuts back on material waste without sacrificing classic style by utilizing thoughtfully placed cuts in a just a single square meter wood sheet. You can DIY to your hearts desire and then dress it up with a cushion, stain or leave it au-natural for a look that says you care to save!

0 Designer: SanRo | Marco Antonio Esquiró San Román

Door-igami!

Door-igami!

Age-old craft meets familiar fragment in this sculptural furniture edition influenced by the traditional art of paper folding. Titled Origami 9010, the series is part of the Serein brand’s sustainable design project “DACHWOOD” inspired by the architecture and history of Berlin’s “altbau.” The fully handcrafted limited edition of 50 originates from the artist’s study of using clear cuts to achieve folds applied to the reclaimed altbau doors as sheets of paper.

0 Designer: Yoraco González

A Rolls for the Royal Pooch

A Rolls for the Royal Pooch

Designed over the Rolls-Royce Ghost chassis, Niels van Roij Design’s Shooting Brake concept reimagines the luxury line’s fleet with an expanded portfolio of pooch-friendly saloons. Its enhanced trunk area automatically opens when the dog’s wearable collar unit is within range, revealing a convenient ramp and spacious area for lounging about. The highly-specialized design features the familiar upscale trim, deluxe detail and top-tier material choices for discerning dog owners that don’t want to sacrifice indulgence for Fluffy.

0 Designer: Niels van Roij

A desk to kill for

A desk to kill for

Good Design is thorough, down to the last detail” – Dieter Rams.

The Functional Integrated desk is the dream workplace for the product designer. Not just because it looks amazing, but because it takes into account every detailed task an industrial designer may need to perform in their workplace, from sketching to modeling, from prototyping to documenting. The beauty of this workplace truly lies in its holistic approach.

0 Designer: German Benavides Moran

Honey I printed a lamp

Honey I printed a lamp

2015 is the year of the 3D printer. You’ll pretty much be able to print anything soon. But what about the poor little ink printer? Everybody just takes it for granted. The guys at YOY decided to give our little forgotten friend some street cred. Here’s the ultra simple Poster Lamp. Printed on a simple sheet of paper, just about anybody can put one together. And let’s not deny, it looks just about as classy as Champagne and Caviar!

0 Designer: YOY

A' Design Awards 2015 - International Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards 2015 – International Call for Entries

“What is in it for me?” A logical question that most designers and design companies ask me when I talk about participating in design competitions. The reason why it’s a big deal to be noticed asap is the kind of lightening speed with which information travels these days. Keeping with the times is A’ Design Awards and in their 2015 edition they elaborate the extensive benefits of participating – fame, prestige, recognition, credibility, publicity and international awareness, being the keywords here.

0 Registration Deadline: February 28, 2015

Swing and Swig

Swing and Swig

Swing Bar, the latest addition to Duffy London’s Swing Table range, is a massive installation of built-in individual swinging chairs surrounding a tiered bar top. Not only for looks, the playful design enhances the communal feel and encourages interaction between patrons. Just be careful not to get woozy while you get boozy. Check out the Duffy London site for all new photos of the full line!

0 Designer: Duffy London

Not Strictly For the Birds

Not Strictly For the Birds

XD Design’s Tweet Birdhouse and Hoot Bird-feeder go claw-in-claw to create a happy environment for feathered friends! Minimalistic and easy to maintain, they’re an ideal addition to any bird-lover’s garden. Mount either from any branch or housing exterior- then, simply unscrew the bottom of the house for quick annual cleaning and add seed to the feeder from the top to keep em’ coming back for more.

0 Designer: XD Design

The Chair that wanted to be a Hammock

The Chair that wanted to be a Hammock

The Twoface is like the Panton Chair’s sexy cousin. With it’s sleek frame and the hypnotic dual-layered fabric mesh, you can’t deny that it looks nothing short of mesmerising! Valentine’s Day is coming up. I’ll take two of these chairs, please!

0 Designer: Christoph Massak

Fetch, Boy!

Fetch, Boy!

Newie does what every good dog does. Fetching the newspaper. But Newie does it better. It doesn’t drool all over the front page! So for you guys who like the idea of having your very own canine paper-boy without the extra frills of drool and fur-allergies, Newie is easily your best bet. This doggie inspired newspaper stand also has a dedicated space to store magazines. Let’s see your mutt do that!

0 Designer: Shreya Sood

The seeing-eye-wristband

The seeing-eye-wristband

In a world filled with a bazillion fitness tracking bands and smartwatches, the Pulse band stands out as something that serves a higher purpose. Designed to help the visually impaired navigate themselves on roads, the band works with an absolutely negligible learning curve and components, making it a much simpler product to use and manufacture as compared to other devices for people with acute vision problems.

0 Designer : Justin Horne

Better check your Sugr level!

Better check your Sugr level!

They say sugar can boost your energy. They were right. With these powerful little cubical speakers, you can get a party started anywhere! Designed in wood, which is the audiophile’s choice for speaker construction, the Sugr Cube packs a punch; and not just that, it has a companion app for additional music streaming services. I’d usually call that a “sweet” deal, but that’s taking the Sugr’s pun too far!

0 Designer : Yan Yan