Turkey Calling – 2014 Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards

Turkey Calling – 2014 Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards

Dieter Rams rightly puts it, “Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role.” To help progress in this direction, we have the Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards. One that you can participate and take home name, fame, accolades and prizes. Hit the jump to know more.

0 Deadline: 19th August, 2014

A Shopping Assistant for Everyone

A Shopping Assistant for Everyone

The Overview device provides shoppers with an innovative, highly visual feedback experience capable of offering audio reviews on products purchased by other users. To activate, a shopper performs a simple “check-in” when entering a store. When a popular product or store area is approached, the pulse (represented by light and vibration) of the product begins to increase on the device. Users can then listen to a library of uploaded reviews to make a more informed decision before buying, or leave their own review for a product they’ve used.

0 Designer: Various

The Cleverest Clothes Hanger

The Cleverest Clothes Hanger

In its regular form, the Inside Out Hanger looks like any ol’ clothes hanger… but with just one twist it transforms into a dual design thanks to its elastic material and clever structure! The versatile design saves space in either position and makes it possible to hang two items independently without having to remove one to access the other. It’s perfect for matching clothes, organizing accessories, or simply making the most of limited closet space. Watch it unwind —>

0 Designer: A'postrophe Design

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

So to speak! Humo is the non-conformist ashtray from Studio Nocc that explores the artistic side of smoking. The blown glass ashtray holds in the smoke like a windowed cage, creating interesting shapes and movement as it swirls inside. Masculine and timeless, it’s a sophisticated addition to any cigar room, lounge or man cave!

0 Designer: Studio Nocc

Turkey Calling – 2014 Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards

Turkey Calling – 2014 Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards

Dieter Rams rightly puts it, “Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role.” To help progress in this direction, we have the Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards. One that you can participate and take home name, fame, accolades and prizes. Hit the jump to know more.

0 Deadline: 19th August, 2014

It's like a ceiling light for your bag!

It’s like a ceiling light for your bag!

Digging through the dark, cavernous void that is your backpack or handbag can be frustrating when you’re in need of something quick! The Ziplite is the answer to your woes! A simple, small LED is integrated into the underside of the zipper and automatically illuminates the interior when unzipped, making it easy to find what you’re looking for. The light turns off when fully zipped, making it a handy reminder to zip up when you’re finished too!

0 Designer: Pranav Balasubramanian

Leather Goods for the Purist

Leather Goods for the Purist

Almost all leather goods are made by cutting with knives or die cut, then stitched or glued together, & finally embossed or imprinted with a name or logo. PACT leather cases are entirely different! Inspired by origami, architect Darrin Griechen has created a process whereby leather is cut into extremely precise patterns using computer-guided lasers, & then woven & folded together by hand. No thread, glue or hardware. This “unimaterial” construction method allows for pieces that are both strong & durable. With no other materials to wear out, they also age beautifully.

0 Designer: Darrin Griechen

The Ultimate Kitchen Assistant

The Ultimate Kitchen Assistant

Taste Bud works like it sounds, but with even greater functionality! Working in tandem with a native smartphone app, its the ultimate kitchen assistant. It uses a combination of sensors to detect food temperature, freshness and preparedness. Tap into an egg to see if it’s safe, or check the internal temperature of meats to ensure they’re thoroughly cooked. Waterproof and heat-resistant, you can even leave it in cooking food mixtures to alert you when it’s ready!

0 Designer: Vamsi Krishna Muralidharan

Doe, A Deer, A Freakin Awesome Chair

Doe, A Deer, A Freakin Awesome Chair

Inspired by the Cervidae (deer) family, specifically the geometries & smooth joints of its antlers & tall, strong stance, Elka is an exploration of organic transitional geometry & multi-axis CNC machining. Balancing the simplicity of structure & complexity of the curve, Elka finds beauty in the subtle details, soft transitions & sharp lines that create contrast within its overall form. Reinforced with steel pins, Elka exploits new tech in CNC machining to create seamless joints & expose stunning topographies within the grain.

0 Designer: Oscar Pipson

Turkey Calling – 2014 Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards

Turkey Calling – 2014 Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards

Dieter Rams rightly puts it, “Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role.” To help progress in this direction, we have the Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards. One that you can participate and take home name, fame, accolades and prizes. Hit the jump to know more.

0 Deadline: 19th August, 2014

Fancy Five

Fancy Five

Besides being a design competition that recognizes some of the amazing talents from across the globe, the Red Dot Awards is also a resource pool of new ideas and innovative products. Products that inspire us and designs that we can own. Here is a quick recap of five products that caught our fancy from the 2014 Red Dot Awards: Product Design.

0 Designers: Various

The Beautifully Intuitive Case

The Beautifully Intuitive Case

The man behind the design of the iPhone and super genius, Jony Ive is known to believe that – There is beauty when something works and it works intuitively. In likeness, the same can be said about The Access Case by Nodus, which is beautifully intuitive and hand crafted from luxury Italian leather. The ingenious factor in this flip/portfolio case for iPhone and iPad is the Micro-Suction technology used to secure your device.

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Trash Never Looked So Good

Trash Never Looked So Good

Call it a garbage can, trashcan, whatever you want… the bottom line is, they’re generally so U.G.L.Y. that you want to put them in the garbage themselves! The Swingbin is not one of these. It’s so sculptural you might not even recognize it as a waste bin. No screws, gears or wires, its seamless form is achieved with a unique tilting motion of the balanced lid. Even its name sounds clean!

0 Designer: Shigeichiro Takeuchi