The Pin Pen

The Pin Pen

The first of its kind, Poppin is a push-pin dispenser inspired by the writing pen that makes it easier than ever to tote and place pins on bulletin boards. Simply load pins into the device, throw it in your backpack, and grab it when needed as the pins will be automatically aligned and ready for use. Accurate and ergonomic, it’s a total finger-saver!

0 Designers: Pranali Linge & Uttara Ghodke

A Worm That Get’s It All

A Worm That Get’s It All

A robotic probe that is the eyes and ears for a rescue team – this is what the RoboWorm is all about. It is designed to house an accordion-like body and has movements that mimic an earthworm. Given its shape, it easily navigates through tight and otherwise inaccessible spaces.

0 Designer: Emami Design

A Monument for Mercedes

A Monument for Mercedes

The far-out “Mercedes Fascination Center” is designer/architect Mustafa Al-Nuaimi’s attempt to reinterpret the auto brand’s image in architectural form! In signature silver (of course), the design features parametric metal skin and a layered, growing, fluid form. Srsly tho, is it just me or does it totally remind of a Mad Hatter cake?! Y’know… a sexy, luxury one. Check it out —>

0 Designer: Mustafa Al-Nuaimi

Back to the Drawing Board

Back to the Drawing Board

Optic is a peripheral addition to any workspace that both novice and seasoned designers in a variety of fields will appreciate. The portable tracing and light table makes sketching and drafting easy by providing a both back and top lighting in one convenient package that can be moved, set up and switched on in seconds. From tattoo artists to animators, creative types will love its small footprint and sensibly simplistic functionality.

0 Designer: Pranali Pradip Linge

Move Over Ikea!

Move Over Ikea!

This ultra-utilitarian system of paper and tape furniture, called TapeFlips, brings a whole new meaning to affordable DIY furnishing! The design’s rigid pre-sized paper panels can be reconfigured and combined to make a variety of functional pieces including chairs, tables, shelving and storage. After putting together, users can also customize their pieces with paint or markers for a truly one-of-a-kind aesthetic, something you wouldn’t think of with higher priced furnishings.

0 Designer: Petar Zaharinov

Limited Liquids

Limited Liquids

The Default Tap forces us to stick with good habits and conserve water whenever we can. As a user of the tap, you can set the capacity for simple hand washes to advance settings of an elaborate cleanup. The design keeps us in check and encourages us to use our resources thoughtfully.

0 Designers: Ying Jiang, Xin-Xin Sun & Wen-Kui Jin

Meet the eBugatti

Meet the eBugatti

A winner of the Auto Design Prague: Talent of the Year Award, the Coupémotion concept follows in the footsteps of Bugatti’s “pur sang” design principle where lightness and modern aesthetics meet. To achieve this, it’s powered by 4 electric wheel hub engines which allow for both greater range as well as enhanced agility with each operating independently. As for styling, it harkens back to the original coupe where the passenger is fully enclosed while the driver is centered and partially covered.

0 Designer: Henri von Freyberg

Light Up the City

Light Up the City

The conceptual Noise Power system explores the transformation of sound energy, specifically that of road traffic, into usable light. Designed to surround roadways, the solution harnesses energy produced by acoustic micro-vibrations which are passed through a sensitive membrane to a generator that provides electricity to low-voltage LEDs. The result is a large scale system that not only reduces noise pollution, but provides safety lighting powered by the very drivers that need it!

0 Designer: Yu-Sheng Chen

In Deep Trouble

In Deep Trouble

Deep sea diving is great fun but not without its own risks. Running out of oxygen or simply feeling distressed can be a dangerous thing to happen. The Diving Emergency Sharing Device allows divers to share their supply of oxygen with two others and even send out an SOS signal during distress or emergency situations. Quite a helpful device!

0 Designers: Tuo Zhu, Wei-Dong Ou, Ya-Zhou Lin, Li-Hua Tan, Jun-Jie Shao, Tao Zhong & Li Zhang

The Modern Miner's Lamp

The Modern Miner’s Lamp

The Andle Lamp is an fun, contemporary reinterpretation of the lantern and iconic old-timey miner’s lamp that brings elegant style with a touch of whimsy to anywhere from the man-cave to the modern office. The white ceramic exterior is contrasted with vibrant interior color options (acid green, light blue, rust, white, silver, copper, and gold leaf) that peek through 3 round openings where light is emitted indirectly. A beech wood, branch-style handle adds organic character and makes it easy to tote and possible to hang from a simplistic wall mount. Get it here!

0 Designer: Alessandro Squatrito

The Barely-There Brush Mouse

The Barely-There Brush Mouse

The innovative Brush Mouse is a clever twist on the classic smooth-top peripheral device. Unlike the continuous surface of the regular mouse, the pegged design keeps hands from getting sticky and hot. The ergonomic solution also prevents hand fatigue by distributing pressure evenly and giving the hand a mini-massage as it moves! With less material, it’s also thinner, lighter and easier to keep clean. See both prototypes in action after the jump —>

0 Designer: Jang Woo-seok

Smart Scents

Smart Scents

Mist Shine is a clever wearable creation that combines smart tech, aromatics and fashion into one! The wearable design pairs with your smartphone and can be controlled with an app to release a scent when you receive a text or call from designated individuals or just anyone. Not only wearable, users can choose from a number of refillable cartridges and scents to tailor the aromatic environment of their workspace or home as well!

0 Designer: Effisystem

A Safer Smoking Haven

A Safer Smoking Haven

We take a neutral stand on the cancer sticks, and appreciate this Air Wall Isolation Smoking Area concept. The design blurs the lines between designated smoking rooms and second-hand smoking in public places. It allows smokers to be a part of the space and yet be differentiated without compromising on any other person’s health.

0 Designers: Jia-Le Yao, Qi-Ming Li, Hui Shu & Cheng-Chen Zhang