TAG-Heuer Formula-1 Watch

TAG-Heuer Formula-1 Watch

As we know TAG-Heuer is celebrating 150 years of being in the business and The Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph is already on our wishlist. So it comes as a great pleasure when designers decide to commemorate the event with their own refreshing take. Inspired by the TAG-Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre 36 RS Caliper Chronograph model, designer Peter Vardai chose to model his version on Formula-1 and Mercedes-Benz combo. Awesome!

0 Designer: Peter Vardai

The Future's an Original Taxi Cab

The Future’s an Original Taxi Cab

It’s not often we get cars designed around here designed specifically to be a taxi cab. That’s what’s going on here in this Mercedes Benz branded Nimbus, designed by Slavche Tanevski. What makes this particular design special is that it’s sort of an official project, having been completed during an internship in Slavche Mercedes Exterior Design Studio, with the support of the exterior designer Michael Fry (Michael Frei) and chief designer of the exterior of Robert Forester (Robert Lesnik).

0 Designer: Slavche Tanevski

What Happens when Apps go Automotive?

What Happens when Apps go Automotive?

That’s the question this fabulous designer by the name of Jeongche Yoon is asking. This is an electric car that not only paves the way for the future with its energy saving functionality, but with its plug-n-play app-market outlook for the future of car interactivity! This tiny car saves space by not being excessive, saves energy by being electric, and aims to have high consumer appeal and be fun, fashionable, and affordable.

0 Designer: Jeongche Yoon

A Smooth Comfort Relaxer

A Smooth Comfort Relaxer

Oh man, you know how you feel when you see a chair that you just KNOW you’re about to sit down in and soon after that fall asleep in a state of perfect relaxation? That’s what’s happening right now. This is the Eslide deck chair designed by MUB. These sassy mommas are made entirely of plastic and wood, made in an ergonomically-charged shape, refined for your total at-ease mind.

0 Designer: MUB

Tamp & Lable

Tamp & Lable

I’ve seen many, many table and lamp combinations before but they’re generally machined and modern. If you’re more of a earthy earth type person, the Table & Lamp by Florian Kallus might be up your alley. It definitely possesses modern lines but the raw nature of its construction warms it up a tad. I particularly like the way the legs are angled, as if the tabletop exists on a precarious balance.

0 Designer: Florian Kallus

Illuminating Paper

Illuminating Paper

Kind of reminding me of the Pocket Light, this Paper Light takes the concept of ultra-thin illumination to a new level. Wind driven droplights harnesses kinetic energy during the day and transforms it into electro-magnetic energy as the blades cut the lines of magnetic force, and the energy stored in accumulator cells. At night, they transform to romantic LED mood lights that brighten every corner of the room via the reflectors on the ceiling. Dainty cards that are hung up by a string, look as captivating as the wind chimes!

0 Designer: Wen Jie Zheng

Triple Dose Basin

Triple Dose Basin

The Swing + is a wash basin and utility unit that encloses a drawer and what looks to be a secondary shallow basin. The idea is to make a modular unit that befits compact living spaces. The prototype scale model looks convincing, but I’m not a great fan of pivoting integrated toilets! Give me a luxurious Waterfall Sink any day!

0 Designer: Yeonghun Hyun

Flying The Umbrella Kite!

Flying The Umbrella Kite!

This one here, the Dreamfly is for the sheer joy of a carefree childhood. It’s not an earth-shattering idea, and its existence will not make any difference in your efficiency. But it will bring you a few moments of laughter, and maybe some bonding time with loved ones. The concept is of an umbrella that flies (like a kite)…Mary Poppins beware! It’s got jazzy LED lights that glimmer at night and basically implores you to drag yourself outdoors to catch some wind and fun!

0 Designers: YuKwang Kang & Jinsu Cho

Cluster Light of Green

Cluster Light of Green

The following project is called “Poetry of Efficiency” and it is very poetic indeed. Created by Tom Strala, this lamp seeks to address the line between hate an love for the new world wave of energy-saving madness. There is more than one sculptural lamp in this project, each one of them being called “Calmares” or, for example, “Calmares I.” Each of these lamps is comprised of several dozen energy-saving florescent tubes, each of them consuming just 24 watts of energy.

0 Designer: Tom Strala

Porcelain Chances Are

Porcelain Chances Are

Designer Quentin de Coster hopes to ride the border between art and design with these container objects made of your very favorite material in the whole world! That’s right, they’re porcelain. Look like they’re made of something soft, yes? That’s because while they’re all made from the same mold, they’re allowed to deform on their own while unmoulding and cooking. Wild stuff!

0 Designer: Quentin de Coster

Clock of Many Petals

Clock of Many Petals

How many clocks do you have in your house, on your wall, that generate new pieces whenever the hour grows late? Zero!? Well that’s a serious piece of business we’ve gotta take care of right this moment. You like nature, right? How about flowers? Excellent. Let’s hook you up with some growth right here in the form of the Flower Clock by designer Rafael Assandri.

0 Designer: Rafael Assandri

Claim Fame & Fortune, Enter The A' Design Award and Competition

Claim Fame & Fortune, Enter The A’ Design Award and Competition

A’ Design Award and Competition is looking for the best designs, design ideas, prototypes and finished products by talented designers, artists and architects to award them with the A’ Design Award. The call for entries is for the furniture, packaging, architecture and interior design categories. Winners will receive a free and extensive public relations campaign for their design, plus the chance to feature in an annual book. Designs will be judged by professionals, academics and a focus group.

Cute Crushing!

Cute Crushing!

PETer is this really cute bottles and aluminum cans crusher that hangs out on the walls. Its sweet disposition is to attract attention from children and encourage them to recycle bottles and cans the right way. The cartoon caricature for the compactor is quite apt to get em started young!

0 Designers: Guillermo Juárez & Samantha Arredondo