Designed for everyone from the urban commuter to the adventurous camper, Prism is the most digital-friendly backpack out there. Like any good pack, it’s waterproof, shock resistant, comfortable, and quickly accessible. But what sets it apart is a built-in 4000mAh solarcharger that delivers power to your phone, tablet or other electronic devices. Solar panels located at the top are always exposed to the sun while you’re wearing it, so as long as it’s shining you’re getting juice!
Designer: Luke Mastrangelo
Inspired by the coco pod, we have here the Coco air cleaner, which recreates an atmosphere of a meadow freshness in your urban home. It doesn’t use electrical energy to function, instead the forces of integrated magnets within each pod create a slight movement of gathered COCOs to power it. This air purifier has a shell and changeable aroma with air cleaning capsules inside. Looks and feels fresh!
Designer: Kristīne Bula
It’s bad enough that you have broken your arm and have to be out of action for almost three to four weeks; you also have to endure an unsightly cast. Unless something like this really tech-enabled U-Cast pops up! Totally impressed by its innovative approach of incorporating design into something very medical.
Designer: Joh Minwho
Groups that live on the snow tundra must often keep two or more entirely different types of dog sleds for their various transportation needs…. one for passenger, one for cargo, another for single riders and so on. The Nerpa sled was designed to make the transition between uses much easier by using a moveable system of joints and connections that quickly transform to accommodate different loads. Aluminum and carbon elements also make it lighter and more durable.
Designer: Anna Khitrova
The average person doesn’t keep construction goggles or a shop-vac handy, so it’s likely that you know just how irritating it can be to have dust and debris flying all over the place (especially in your eyes) when you’re using a drill! This ingenious device called the Motorless Vacuum uses the drills own rotational power to move the internal fan and create suction which draws dust into the reservoir. After you’re finished drilling, just remove the peripheral and dump the sawdust!
Designer: Seokhui Kim
As humans, we’re naturally inclined to think “that could never happen to me,” especially when it comes to getting lost! Despite our egos, emergency situations do happen so having the right safety equipment is key. Designed specifically for hiking, the Sound of Light whistle provides novice and expert hikers with an additional level of visible and audible protection. The super bright LED and ear-shattering whistle serve as a beacon for rescuers while a built-in compass helps hikers navigate their way out of danger.
Designer: Chi Kuai
We’re giving you the chance to be creative! One winner will receive a $1,000 Great Design shopping spree to instylemodern.com, plus a copy of DK Publishing’s Great Design! 10 Runner-up winners will also receive a copy of Great Design. Hit the jump and find out how to enter!
A transforming Tablet PC is the best way to describe the Apollon. The device functions as a book reader sized tablet and can morph into a large 15inch 16:9 ratio screen. To make life easy, the Apollon uses dual OS. Windows OS for wide mode, which is effective at using heavy programs and watching wide resolution medias. The Android OS for the minimized experience intended for casual use like web surfing and PDF viewing.
Designer: Jongha Lee
By featuring innovative ways to cook food, Masterchef has really opened our palate to unique methods of cooking. Fitting in this stream is the Atomium 3D Food Printer. It uses molecular ingredients to construct food layer by layer. The device helps children prepare their own meals in a very creative way. Basically the printer detects what you draw for it and then dishes out a 3 D printed meal using molecular ingredients.
Designer: Luiza Silva
If there’s one company that can create an entirely new console to go up against the big 3 (Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation) it’s gotta be Google. Joseph Dumary’s Nexus Orbit concept console sheds light on how exactly the device might look and behave. Aesthetically, it’s inspired by contemporary architecture, but technologically you can expect it to include integration with Google Glasses, Google Play as well as access to Google’s amazing search, maps, video, and drive features. Check out the vid for more on Orbit!
Designer: Joseph Dumary
Antlers are an iconic symbol that’ve been around since the age of the caveman & they aren’t going out of style anytime soon! Whether it’s a cardboard mount for the house or a wearable Alexander McQueen headpiece, we love a clever twist on the familiar fragment. Just like the Antler chair! From a side view, the outline of a stag’s rack is clearly visible, but from any other angle it looks like your average chair. From the woodsy cabin to the modern loft, its subtle aesthetic compliments a variety of interior styles.
Designer: Dongsung Jung
Who doesn’t love the idea of a transparent screen?! Many modern conceptual watch designs feature this interesting visual element, but few remember the age-old material that’s adorned wrists for centuries…. leather! The LIP watch applies modern transparent tech with a hand stitched leather band for a comfortable and familiar aesthetic that’s not limitingly futuristic.
Designer: Youssef Eskandar