YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window Is now LIVE!

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window Is now LIVE!

It’s that time once again! Go for it tigers! Hit this link to claim your FREE registration code for the 2015 Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Need a reason to participate? Let me give you one … after the jump, watch the 2014 Luminary Winner – The Copenhagen Wheel (Force behind the Superpedestrian Inc., Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), talk about his journey and experience as the star of the show and how this award takes him many steps forward in achieving his goals.

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Quick Exit And More

Quick Exit And More

Combining a siren to the standard fire extinguisher is quite a clever move by Jeon Yangwon. The purpose of the design is to alert both rescuers and trapped victims of the location and forge an easy pathway to evacuation. A simple innovation that is practical and useful.

0 Designer: Jeon Yangwon

Let’s All Just Jump

Let’s All Just Jump

We have seen many skipping rope (Jump Rope) iterations for harnessing Kinetic Energy and transforming it into torchlights. A new addition to this list is the Jumping Lighting, a rope that lights across its length and not just at the handles. This feature is quite impressive and makes it stand apart from the other concepts. What do you think?

0 Designer: Bae Gyu Ri

Drunken Design

Drunken Design

The Skoki chair is proof that inspiration can come from the most unexpected of places! Designer Michael Kushner envisioned the chair while observing drunk people’s posture at a pub. The result is conversation-starting seating that utilizes springs to make you feel like you’re floating… without the woozy!

0 Designer: Michael Kushner

An EV of the Third Dimension

An EV of the Third Dimension

After 3 years in the making, the INNVELO Three electric prototype has arrived, making it one step closer to the consumer market! The two-seater, three-wheeled EV features a range of 65 miles with a top speed of just under 65 miles per hour, dual electric motors (3.2 kW each), a fairly spacious trunk and just enough leg room to carry a pal side-by-side.  With a projected cost of € 10,000 to 15,000, all you have to do is choose between a work, race and commercial model!

0 Designer: FORM & DRANG

The Best Way to Enjoy Math

The Best Way to Enjoy Math

A winner of the Red Dot and Good Design awards, the Parabola Chair is lauded for its innovative form derived from mathematical analysis and ergonomics! The design calibrates hyperbolic paraboloids and their strong structural characteristics and minimal surface thickness to the human body to create an enveloping seat, backrest and arms. Basically, a whole lotta math went into making this thing! The result? An iconic, sculptural chair. Jump to the vid!

0 Designer: Carlo Aiello for ENSSO

Swirl, Dip, Splash!

Swirl, Dip, Splash!

Bathroom faucets have evolved from the lowly status of being tools to wash our hands to status symbols. Taking the design evolution a step in the direction of engineering, the Swirl Faucet focuses its attention on the flow of the water. It features beautiful flow with intricate swirls, giving you the kind of hand wash that makes you feel like the rich and famous, even if you’re not!

0 Designer: Simin Qiu

Keeping Kids SmartFit

Keeping Kids SmartFit

As a parent, it is so easy for us to put the blame on distractive devices and gadgets for our children’s sedentary lifestyle. Instead of pointing fingers at technology, how about using it to our advantage and ensuring we imbibe smarter habits? Miiya is a dedicated fitness SmartWatch that tracks the activity of your child. It helps promote exercise and inculcate healthier lifestyle choices.

0 Designer: Frédéric Bruneau & Nicolas Bruneau [ Buy Here ]

No More Slumpin'!

No More Slumpin’!

Modern man spends nearly 13 hours a day sitting. Aside from inactivity, it’s just plain bad for the back as you naturally begin to slump from back muscle exhaustion after sitting for long periods.The Backboard is a simple, adjustable lumbar support that helps improve posture and restore the natural curve of the spine when seated. It’s lightweight, flexible and yet incredibly supportive. Use it everywhere from the office to the living room for a better, happier back!

0 Designer: Handsome Ltd

The Lightest Lights

The Lightest Lights

The Airy Lamp Series is so named for its barely-there materials and faint cut-out form that together make it no more than a subtle silhouette during the day and soft, diffused glow at night. The design kit utilizes delicate Japanese rice paper made durable and strong with lamination. A simple slot-in assembly of the five and six panel designs means each to be shipped flat-pack and the finely cut perforated pattern in each panel allows the user to extrude each panel into their desired form.

0 Designer: 24° Studio

Scientific Bean Grinding

Scientific Bean Grinding

Coffee-geeks will love Pisona as it merges the versatility of a burr grinder with the compactness of a blade grinder, creating a revolutionary two-phase grinding process that enhances the aroma and flavor of the grounds. Rather than “shave” off parts of whole beans directly, the new auger system and innovative internal configuration first crack beans to 3mm and then transfer it to be ground to the user’s desired fineness. The closest thing to the preferred hand-grinding method, its slower automated process ensures beans aren’t heated in the grinding process.

0 Designer: Sujith Sunny

Making A Smart Call

Making A Smart Call

The Smart Call is a … you guessed it … SmartWatch Concept, aimed at helping the speech and hearing impaired folks to lead a technologically-smarter life. The watch is designed to alert the wearer of incoming calls and pair with a Bluetooth and GPS enabled mobile phone and work in sync. The device can be used between two impaired users or between one impaired and one non-impaired user, for easy communication. An interesting concept

0 Designer: Raees PK

Some yummy looking furniture!

Some yummy looking furniture!

The latest delicious design from Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects, the Wafer collection of home furnishings combines light and dark colored walnut and maple in bold stripes, forming a pattern familiar to the confectionary wafers you couldn’t stop eating as a kid! While technically challenging to combine two types of wood, the collection does so seamlessly with curves that enhance this effect. Hit the jump to see the other mouthwatering pieces!

0 Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects