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

Rice Cooking Gone Green

Rice Cooking Gone Green

The Eco Rice Cooker was named not only for its electric efficiency, but also for its material eco-conciousness. Made from either recycled plastic or bio-plastic, the design’s minimal interface features less (and therefore more simple) controls to minimize the number of unnecessary component parts. Its compact size is perfect for single servings and won’t take up valuable counter or cabinet space.

0 Designers: Kim Hongjoo & Noh Jihun

Drops of Light

Drops of Light

The Drop street lamp is an innovative and iconic design that recalls the organic shape of a water drop. Its signature shape is not only easy on the eyes, but naturally withstanding against the elements. Produced from 100% recyclable anodized aluminum, it can be custom colored to compliment any city’s streets.

0 Designer: Emo Design

Comprehensive Solution for a Complex Condition

Comprehensive Solution for a Complex Condition

The wearable Dialog band was designed to give epileptic patients peace of mind in their everyday lives. Using a mix of new technologies like miniature biometric sensors & flexible circuit boards, the discreet patch can be worn on the body or attached to a wristband where it wirelessly pairs with the user’s smartphone to notify them when it’s time to take medication or even alert the onset of a seizure. Collected biometric & environmental data can then be shared easily with physicians for overall more productive management of the condition.

0 Designer: Artefact

iF Concept Design Awards 2014 – Select from 300 Shortlisted Entries

iF Concept Design Awards 2014 – Select from 300 Shortlisted Entries

As Steve Jobs puts is, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower,” and we cannot help but being big-time fans of innovators. Imagination, inspiration and discovering the possibilities of our own thinking, is what Yanko Design is all about. It’s only natural that we become the seeding ground for innovations. Here is a teaser of what to expect from this year’s design thinkers; select sixty designs from the shortlisted 300 entries of the iF Concept Design Awards 2014.

0 Designers: Various

Grass Printer For Lawnly Creatives

Grass Printer For Lawnly Creatives

Move over dot matrix, because here comes the grass matrix. The Grass Printer is an automated mower that lets you create messages and art on your lawn. The mower’s smaller sized blades (resolution matters!) can selectively cut the grass to recreate whatever you sketch on its touchscreen. Small motors move the cutter shaft horizontally and vertically to create the selective trimming. The area of the art is defined by four sensors placed at each corner. Get one for yourselves and create the mother of all status messages. Of course on grass!

0 Designers: Prof. Doh Han Young, Jeong Koo Hee & Kim Min Hong