Boat Blade

Boat Blade

The blade in a boat engine is sharp enough to hurt sea creatures and humans, alike. Weeds and plants too can wreck it. The Air Booster is a redesign that removes the propeller blades and uses air pressure to move the boat. A safer out look no doubt, but will it work? That is the question!

0 Designers: Gangyoon Chang, HoYeon Kim, Kiwon Lee & Jiman Lee

Safe Ejection

Safe Ejection

The Maru is a flash disk that has an in-built safety feature that ensures that the drive is safely ejected – always! The LED ring indicates when the stick is in use and when it’s safe to eject it. This intuitive feature of push-to-remove eliminates the various cumbersome steps one has to take while safely removing a hardware from the computer. Sweet!

0 Designer: Ahmet Burak Aktas

Vernacular Versatility

Vernacular Versatility

This architectural accomplishment takes inspiration from traditional Korean Hanok houses that are defined by their wooden structural systems, curvy tiled roofs and strong formal gestures. The core structural element is known as Gagu – the point under the roof where column meets beam and girder without additional fasteners like nails. Using new modeling software, these traditional elements are merged with modern know-how to create a high-rise structure to meet contemporary purposes that also pays homage to the iconic, historically one-story residences.

0 Designer: Yong Ju Lee

Waaaaay Wireless

Waaaaay Wireless

Simply called Circle, this minimalistic charger/speaker combo combines the best in Bluetooth and Qi technology to form the ultimate wireless docking station. Just throw your Qi-enabled smartphone down for instantaneous power and immediately activate your tunes for 360 degree streaming sound — all without ugly, cumbersome cords!

0 Designer: Jae Young Jang

When Efficient is an Understatement

When Efficient is an Understatement

The NTNU student team’s entry for the Shell Eco Marathon can travel nearly 1000 miles on the equivalent energy of just one liter of gas! How is that even possible?! The answer is with a calculated blend of electric battery tech and ultra-lightweight materials. Its monocoque shell is constructed around a carbon fiber frame, helping the vehicle to weigh in at an unbelievable 154 pounds! The final design is an ideal fusion between aerodynamics, lightness and contemporary car design. Watch it come to life —>

0 Designer: NTNU Team

Glow-in-the-dark Buoy

Glow-in-the-dark Buoy

The Solar LED Lifebuoy makes perfect sense in a rescue scenario. It’s basically a simple lifesaver with some solar tech applied to it. The benefit of the concept is that incase you’re overboard and with this lifesaver around you, spotting you in low lights will not be an issue. Moreover the solar tech takes care of the battery charging part.

0 Designer: Xianlong Wen

Cook Like A Fakir

Cook Like A Fakir

The Yacht uses the principle of electro-magnetic induction as maglev feature for automatic cooking. Presently, the induction cooker uses magnetic field to heat pots containing iron. Adding the maglev feature (departure mode), this new concept levitates a pot using magnetic force. Awesome! Just like a levitating fakir!

0 Designer: Lee Dawi

Distinctive Dimmer

Distinctive Dimmer

Toss out your industrial light dimmer for something a little more tech-y and fun like the Aurea! This contemporary dimmer users touch-screen technology and intuitive controls to give users the flexibility to customize their lighting. Use a single touch for on/off or trace a finger over the spiral to dim on 1 of 6 strengths. Its size and styling aren’t for everyone, but look no further if you’re simply in the mood for something entirely different!

0 Designer: Eduardo Rincon-Gallardo Martinez

Light Bending Work Lamp

Light Bending Work Lamp

The Light Screen tabletop lamp combines modern style and tech to illuminate your workspace. Transparent acrylic is used to disperse light when you need full illumination while focused fiber optics direct a more intense spotlight where you need it. On or off, its futuristic sculptural form will compliment any ultramodern workspace.

0 Designer: Ujwal I.K.

Half the Bike, Double the Fun

Half the Bike, Double the Fun

Halfbike brings you a completely new experience. It’s a vehicle that combines running and cycling, which turns out to be remarkably exciting and fun for getting around the city. A bicycle revised both in terms of size and functionality, a new kind of personal vehicle designed with rider experience in mind. Halfbike is light, compact and simple. You stand upright and turn simply by leaning your body. The ride is so smooth it almost feels like you’re gliding! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Kolelinia

Drop-Top Yacht

Drop-Top Yacht

Retractable hardtops have successfully equipped the automotive industry for decades… so why not the boating industry? Reversys Boat was designed from the inside out, using one mechanism to control three different positions to provide security, comfort and protection from the elements when closed… or fun in the sun when open. This modern tech creates an interesting contrast with the craft’s back-set cockpit, radical proportions and overall classic styling reminiscent of North American racers of the 1920s.

0 Designers: Various

New Box Skyline for Detroit

New Box Skyline for Detroit

Conceived as box-shaped wireframe, the Car And Shell Skyscraper: Or Marinetti’s Monster – Vertical Suburban Neighborhood, is the answer to the congestion problem experience in the city of Detroit, USA. This new plan comes with recreational and commercial areas and has three main grids in the form of streets, pedestrian pathways, and structure. All of this is intertwined to give us a revolutionary new city façade.

0 Designers: Mark Talbot & Daniel Markiewicz

Level Heading Stretcher

Level Heading Stretcher

Skiing, trekking, rock climbing and all the similar thrills that the mountains provide also come with the high risk of accidents. The rescue operations of such victims demand specialized equipments that can tackle the unique challenges posed by a mountainous terrain. The Seesaw stretcher is a smart yet simple solution that seems to have the agility to adopt to such demanding conditions.

0 Designers: Jeon Youngwon & Jeong Eunji