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

USB Plug Goes Both Ways

USB Plug Goes Both Ways

In spite of the clear USB mark on its right side, many a times we carelessly try to shove in the USB plug from the wrong side. As a result we manage to damage the head. With the Double U USB port, this will never happen because either ways it’s the right side!

0 Design: Ma Yi Xuan

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

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

It has been the most fantastic journey to sift through the 300 shortlisted entries of the 2011 iF concept design awards. Yanko Design being the Official Media Partners, was privy to this exclusive list. I call it exclusive because this is the first time the entire lineup will be exhibited anywhere on this blogosphere. Generally the Winning One Hundred entries are showcased and that’s about it. Cheers to the designers & design schools for their encouragement. Here’s a look at the first batch of inspirational, innovative and intuitive designs.

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No Ordinary Ruler

No Ordinary Ruler

I have been reading message boards for people who suffer from visual impairments and one discussion topic I found was how difficult it is to use rulers. The problem, especially with centimetres and millimeters, is that while the numbers on a ruler can be made bigger, the unit of measurement is fixed, so reading millimeters if you have problems with your sight becomes difficult.

0 Designer: Product Tank

All-in-One Computer

All-in-One Computer

The InOne is truly an all-in-one computer. 22″ screen, keyboard, touchpad, speakers and a digital tablet are all built into one TRONtastic package. Everything is wirelessly connected and the tablet displays what your write and draw so you don’t have to look up at the screen. Interesting design, especially the keyboard.

0 Designer: Jakub Záhoř

Tiny Chairs and Tiny Stools

Tiny Chairs and Tiny Stools

Let’s talk for a minute about a company by the name of Promemoria, a family owned institution that creates luxury furnishings that are fabulously fine quality and made under Italian design master Romeo Sozzi. This group is currently in the middle of an event called Maison&Objet 2011 in Paris, running (January 21st through the 25th,) and they’re presenting an installation called “World of Wonder,” featuring several tiny seats and such of true loveliness.

0 Designer: Promemoria