This Range Hood is Better Than Good

This Range Hood is Better Than Good

If you’ve ever been in a fancy kitchen where the stovetop is built-in to the island, then you know how inconvenient it can be to work around or carry on a conversation around a cumbersome range hood. Taking inspiration from “furoshiki” technique of wrapping objects, the Pareo is a creative solution that operates like a telescope to move out of your way when you aren’t using it. Genius!

0 Designer: Samuel Codegoni

Undulating Desk

Undulating Desk

The Nitska desk is a reflection of waves and water movements frozen in time. Soft and gentle-looking yet rigid and durable, the design’s “melting” visual peculiarity is sure to be a functional focal point of any reception area or office space.

0 Designer: Nuvist

Bottle Crate And Their Story

Bottle Crate And Their Story

A typical bottle crate can hold thirty bottles, however the design of the crate leaves room for more to fit in. The Up & Down Box can hold twenty more by accommodating upside-down bottles between the upright bottles! How cool is that!

0 Designers: Jung HoeYeong, Lee HyoMin, Lim JooYoung, Ryu JaeKeon & So ByungHyun

Just Saves More Lives!

Just Saves More Lives!

As simple as that may seem, the design of the More Life Saver is complex yet simple at the same time. During an emergency situation at sea, it may not be possible to get those many lifebuoys out in time. Thus the “More life saver” plays an important role in such situations. The soft plastic material transforms from C- lifebuoy to a linear lifebuoy, and becomes a float, which many people can use. Kinda helps in saving more lives.

0 Designer: Lu Chieh Hua

How a regular guy invented a life-saving car option

How a regular guy invented a life-saving car option

Every year, numerous children die because of heat stroke from being left in parked cars. It’s unnecessary and avoidable, so when Opel challenged drivers to imagine their own car options, a warehouse worker by the name of Kenny Devlieger came up with an ingenious solution for giving vehicles an added layer of safety for protecting children. See how it works —>

0 Designer: Kenny Devlieger for Opel

Analog for Dummies

Analog for Dummies

If you’re like me, you probably wear a watch out of habit and less for actually telling the time. After all, it’s just easier to look at your phone! Finally! A watch is for us lazy folk! The Mask watch’s two rotary layers display only the numbers you’re really looking for, making it fast and easy to check the time. In pure white or black, its subtle minimalist style looks great too.

0 Designer: Filip Slováček

A Different Kind of Decanter

A Different Kind of Decanter

The idea for Birdie decanter was born out of the interplay between geometrical shapes like cones and spheres. Simple yet sophisticated, its distinct shape provides a steady, ergonomic grip, and a spherical top piece that offers a very precise fit. In two sizes, one for wine (80 cl) and one for water (50 cl). Birdie can also be ordered in four translucent colors: grey, purpul, blue and yellow. Get it here!

0 Designer: Markus Johansson for Sagaform

Third Eye for Cyclists

Third Eye for Cyclists

With more and more urban dwellers opting for bicycles over cars, it’s to be expected that more riding accidents between regular traffic and cyclists will occur. The Safeye system adds an additional layer of protection to riders by giving them a view of following traffic. The system detects when an object (such as a car) has approached from behind, first alerting to the rider with tactile vibration in the handles, and then on their smartphone with a live video feed from the rear facing camera.

0 Designer: Jun GyeJin

Solar Stick With USB! Wow!

Solar Stick With USB! Wow!

I am going to be honest with you; I have seen many ideas and concepts that look at harnessing solar power, but none as creative as the eSaving. Here is a device with a retractable solar sheet and ability to charge devices using a USB base. It features 2 regular USB connections and 1 for the USB 2. Love the clean and simple approach towards problem solving.

0 Designers: Gan Yexin, Huang Zhicong & Wang Zihua

wPad

wPad

There is only one word for the Wise Pad – exceptional! Here is a tablet that has a device that is piggybacking on it and can be used to make calls and even juice up via kinetics. I bet there will be some complex tech involved, which only my engineering friends will be able to help figure out. Until then I am going to enjoy this project as a concept and so should you!

0 Designer: Geng Kaiqian

Putting the Fun in Functional

Putting the Fun in Functional

The latest addition to designer Axel Yberg’s series of “functional art,” the Kinect Four tensegrity side table that inspires the viewer to think about the unseen forces at play in its structural form. Designed for a client in the biotech robotics industry, the table is loosely reminiscent robotic joints and arms. A charming blend of metal and wood creates a juxtaposition between industrial and natural elements… a signature of Axel’s unique creative genius. Learn about his process after the jump!

0 Designer: Axel Yberg

Gliding Light

Gliding Light

They call it the Magic Lamp but, truthfully, it’s much too smart of a design to be anything magic! It combines the age-old magnetism with modern LED technology, applying both to a beautiful and functional fluid form. Using a rare earth permanent magnet, the lighting unit can glide and turn along the curved double track to achieve the perfect angle for working or simply setting the mood.

0 Designer: Flamio

Water and Wisdom

Water and Wisdom

Water & Wisdom is a charity project that transforms the cardboard packaging for bottles of mineral water into a chessboard. The bottle caps become the chess pieces. Designed for areas of need, the thoughtful design not only provides fresh water, but an intellectually stimulating activity equally important for mental health.

0 Designers: Various