imm Cologne 2009 Imminent

imm Cologne 2009 Imminent

YD won’t be able to attend this year but that won’t stop us from reporting on THE international furnishing show. The event runs from January 19-25 with public viewings on the last two days. WHO’S GOING? Send us your photos, show us what you like from the show’s 1000+ plus exhibitors. Get featured on YD and totally receive credit for it!

0 Event: imm Cologne 2009

Luminous Surfaces For Your Experiential Needs

Luminous Surfaces For Your Experiential Needs

The Cielos modular lighting system designed by Billings Jackson Design for Zumtobel has won a coveted GOOD DESIGN Award 2008, conferred by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Cielos provides a simple method of designing, installing and maintaining luminous surfaces. The shallow profile ‘plug and play’ units are elegant and with coloured light and video-compatible LED models now available, the creative scope is limitless.

0 Designer: Billings Jackson

Engineered to The Nth Degree 360º

Engineered to The Nth Degree 360º

Jaebeom Jeong  is back. His original grid chair elicited so much reaction, we were happy to see he submitted another similar concept called the R60. Both chairs are a part of the “grid series” but this one embodies the idea and repetition of a circle. It has the same exposed skeletal structure with much less complication. This one is cleaner and doesn’t scream “I made this in ‘AutoCAD.’” The whole piece measures 1760 x 1760 x 900(h), made with stainless steel, poly carbonate sheeting, complete with an ash-black stained finish.

0 Designer: Jaebeom Jeong

Dock…Speaker…No, It’s a Light

Dock…Speaker…No, It’s a Light

Life isn’t simple anymore. You work minimum two jobs; you multitask and make the most of a situation. Yes, life sucks…so is it fair that we make our electronics and gadgets do only one job at a time? No ways! They too need to labor like us, give us the maximum benefit of their existence. We don’t want only an iPod dock; we want it to have speakers and may be some light. Gottcha! This one has it all!

0 Designer: Sang-Hoon Lee

Three Garbages in One Garbage

Three Garbages in One Garbage

Presenting… the Tri3. It will solve all your problems. It can do everything. The Tri3 is a garbage… that can open in three ways – DON’T FREAK OUT NOW! Stay with me here! It’s not some alien technology, some futuristic freakshow horror android, no; it’s just simple, straight up ergonomics.

0 Designers: Guisset Constance & Cid Grégory

Automotive Renaissance

Automotive Renaissance

For his masters diploma project conducted in Citroen’s Design Center (ADN), designer Antonin Maire D’Eglise set out to really break some new ground with his C-BIONIC concept. The hypothesis of the project is that in the near future, mankind will have depleted the natural resources so heavily relied upon in the automotive industry. This will lead way to a second renaissance, where de-materialization and genetic science will be used as building blocks in a more humanistic and poetic world.

0 Designer: Antonin Maire D'Eglise

A New Use For That Old Fishing Line

A New Use For That Old Fishing Line

If you have an anxiety about chaotic arrays of tangled knots, then this hanging light from Francois Azambourg isn’t for you. If however, you enjoy watching your friends drunkenly stumble into things, become entangled, and possibly asphyxiate themselves, then boy are you in the right place. Believably called Brindilles, this 3 foot wide fixture hangs down 8½ feet and makes use of 108 LEDs to flash in the forest of fiber optic cable. I’m also going to go out on a limb and say this isn’t cat friendly either.

0 Designer: Francois Azambourg

Hon, Make Me A Card Please!

Hon, Make Me A Card Please!

Oh you lazy slob! You can expect that comment, coming your way this Valentines’! Christmas you scraped through…thank god for that designer cashmere you got her. But come February, you’re going to need more than just roses and champagne. Too late to join art classes buddy; might as well DIY with The ___ Cards.

0 Designers: The Breeding Ground

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

I’ve been itchin’ to use that cliche title for ages! Feels good to get that off my chest. I digress, the AQUA is obviously a submersible but one designed for exploration, fun, and possible a future when humans live in the oceans! This single-occupancy craft sails both on and under water using all the normal submersible tech like air to control buoyancy.

0 Designers: Sungchul Yang & Woonghee Han

Protect Your Identity, Tear It Off

Protect Your Identity, Tear It Off

I get loads of mail from PR agents and designers and at times spend 5 minutes trying to peel an address label off a box, either because I’m going to reuse it for return shipping or just to protect my identity before going to the recycling bin. It may seem trivial but identity theft in all forms are on the rise. Digging thru trash for people’s names and addresses is step one to a highway to hell for you as a victim.

0 Designers: Jongoh Lee, Sungchul Yang & Chiu Chi Tat

Multi Layered Music System Packs In All

Multi Layered Music System Packs In All

Loosely translated Yoga means, “to unite the spiritual side and the worldly side of a being”. I don’t know about the spiritual, but this mechanical Yoga does unite quite a few functionalities into one. Its your iPod dock, mobile phone dock, CD player and amplifier all rolled into one. Inspired by the raindrops falling to the ground, it bears a seamless design that pulls out from the core central to the sides. You won’t need to head to the hills to practice this one!

0 Designer: Tommy Chen

Tip Light Not for Use with Kitties

Tip Light Not for Use with Kitties

When you receive your very own tip light, don’t forget the following rules: 1. You may not have any small children in the house if you’d like constant light. 2. The same is true of cats, puppies, and relatives on holiday. 3. this tip light is actually called “Ataton”, and like most products posted here on Yanko Design, it is a concept, and is not for sale!

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

Fold Out Boxes Add A Bit Of Class To Lunch

Fold Out Boxes Add A Bit Of Class To Lunch

While few lunchtime experiences can best a classic superhero inspired box, these foldout gourmet lunch boxes by Emma smart definitely go the distance. Winning her a D&AD Yellow Pencil in packaging design, the challenge was to categorically separate the boxes while maintaining an overall sense of visual unity. Now if only there were one with a licensed fictional character I could pretend to be during lunch, my life would be complete.

0 Designer: Emma Smart