Product Design - Yanko Design https://www.yankodesign.com Modern Industrial Design News Fri, 14 Jan 2022 09:40:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.3 This sustainable packaging for eggs is inspired by stamps & made from paper foam! https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/01/14/this-sustainable-packaging-for-eggs-is-inspired-by-stamps-made-from-paper-foam/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-sustainable-packaging-for-eggs-is-inspired-by-stamps-made-from-paper-foam Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:11:47 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=355091

This sustainable packaging for eggs is inspired by stamps & made from paper foam!

Sustainable designs, especially packaging designs, are giving designers food for thought – very literally in some cases – to find solutions that can reduce waste...
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Sustainable designs, especially packaging designs, are giving designers food for thought – very literally in some cases – to find solutions that can reduce waste and the burden on the planet! The Stamp Egg packaging stands out from the rest because it is detachable and made of PaperFoam which is sustainable, eco-friendly, low-carbon, highly recyclable, and home compostable material – it is truly egg-cellent!

Think of Stamp Egg as having your eggs individually wrapped but instead of plastic, it is a super sustainable and compostable material. It has all the necessary elements for an egg carton – easy open and close, protective form, and stackability. As the name suggested, it is inspired by a postage stamp that lets you tear out individual pieces from the collection, and now you can do it with your eggs.

This form also helps you save more space in the refrigerator and easily count the eggs without opening the package thus keeping them fresh for longer as they are less affected by temperature changes. Also, the separately packaged eggs can be easily packed for a picnic or in a lunch box without compromising on protectiveness or playing Jenga with the other items.

PaperFoam is a studio based in the Netherlands that specializes in making environmentally friendly packaging material widely used in electronics, cosmetics, medical devices, and food applications. The bio-based product is made out of starch, cellulose fibers, and water all with a very low carbon footprint. It can be composted or recycled at home with paper. Curious to learn more about this innovative material? Read about the manufacturing process, detailed benefits, and more here! 

“After experimenting with the material to enhance its look and its mechanical properties, I had to find a proper application for it. I aimed at designing a mass-produced everyday object within the packaging industry, which proved to be a successful field of application for PaperFoam as it was resistant, natural, and could be customized with branding,” says Yoon. “The purpose was to approach this project in a sustainable way, think about a valid and meaningful alternative to already existing products, combine maximum efficiency with aesthetic quality using an environment-friendly approach throughout the whole lifecycle.”

Compared to the cellulose-pulp, foam, or plastic boxes, the Stamp PaperFoam egg trays are lighter (beaten only by the Polystyrene ones) and emit much less carbon dioxide compared to their competitors (96% less than pulp, 91% less than PS, and 87% less than PET). Easy to achieve with the injection-molded manufacturing process, the product is cost-effective, energy-efficient, high-performing, and attractive!

The carton’s dimpled form accommodates individual eggs and prevents them from coming into contact with one another. An improved hinge holds the units together and makes the cups easy to separate into single independent boxes which saves space and keeps them fresh for longer. The name of the brand and the nutrient contents can be directly embossed on the material surface, saving on additional labeling costs and making recycling easier. Stamp is egg-straordinary!

Designer: Il-Seop Yoon

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Maxtand 2.0 gives you an instant adjustable standing desk for your laptop, no matter where you are https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/01/13/maxtand-2-0-gives-you-an-instant-adjustable-standing-desk-for-your-laptop-no-matter-where-you-are/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maxtand-2-0-gives-you-an-instant-adjustable-standing-desk-for-your-laptop-no-matter-where-you-are Fri, 14 Jan 2022 02:45:22 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=355851

Maxtand 2.0 gives you an instant adjustable standing desk for your laptop, no matter where you are

Now in its second iteration, the Maxtand 2.0 goes above and beyond to give you flexibility and freedom with your workspace, whether you’re in an...
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Now in its second iteration, the Maxtand 2.0 goes above and beyond to give you flexibility and freedom with your workspace, whether you’re in an office or at home. The adjustable stand works universally with all laptops and sits on any tabletop surface, turning it into an instant standing desk.

Designer: Creatio Design

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When the Maxtand debuted in 2019, the world was a completely different place. ‘Pandemics’ and ‘social distancing’ were words that never entered our regular conversations, and work-from-home was a rare luxury, not a necessity. Two full years into the global pandemic, the case for the Maxtand is stronger than ever. While we still struggle to work from homes on our dining tables and uncomfortable chairs and sofas, the Maxtand gives you the freedom to have your own standing desk wherever you want, and your spine the ability to stretch out so you’re not hunched over a laptop for hours at an end.

The Maxtand 2.0 is a slick little laptop stand that can sit flat against your desk when you want, and elevate your laptop by as much as 15.1 inches (38.5cm) when fully expanded. Think of it like Apple’s Pro Stand for your laptop, but 95% cheaper.

The Maxtand 2.0 sports the same 3-pivot design as its predecessor, albeit with a newer, lighter, stronger aluminum alloy construction. It weighs a paltry 6.6 pounds and can be folded down to a thickness of 1.75 inches, allowing you to easily slide the stand right into your backpack to carry with you. Once you’re ready to get to work, the stand sits between your table and laptop, offering an infinitely adjustable arrangement that allows you to choose not just the height you want, but the angle you want too. With new stainless-steel friction hinges, the new stand design has a load-bearing capacity of a staggering 50lbs, so you can place your laptop as well as the weight of both your palms on the Maxtand 2.0, and it won’t buckle or change height/angles while you work.

You can either clip the Maxtand 2.0 to your desk at work, use it as a hovering table when you’re working in bed, or even use it on the floor. The stand works seamlessly with all laptops, but even supports desktop monitors, tablets, and more. Whether you’re looking for a standing-desk setup, or whether you’d like to position your laptop at an angle as you type away on a wireless keyboard, or even if you need a small table to work while you’re on your sofa, the Maxtand’s combination of sturdy build-quality with a flexible and practical design (that works with monitors, laptops, tablets, projectors, etc.) makes it an ideal addition to your workspace, no matter where it is!

The stand comes in a ‘Regular’ variant as well as a marginally smaller ‘Slim’ variant. The Maxtand 2.0 Slim’s available on Kickstarter for $119, while the Regular costs just $30 more. The units begin shipping in May.

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Inspired by the butterfly knife, this ‘Brass Butterfly Comb’ is just an incredibly slick Everyday Carry https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/01/13/inspired-by-the-butterfly-knife-this-brass-butterfly-comb-is-just-an-incredibly-slick-everyday-carry/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=inspired-by-the-butterfly-knife-this-brass-butterfly-comb-is-just-an-incredibly-slick-everyday-carry Thu, 13 Jan 2022 21:45:02 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=356099

Inspired by the butterfly knife, this ‘Brass Butterfly Comb’ is just an incredibly slick Everyday Carry

I bet the Butterfly Comb would be an incredibly cool cultural artifact of the late 80s. If looks could kill, the Butterfly Brass Comb would...
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I bet the Butterfly Comb would be an incredibly cool cultural artifact of the late 80s.

If looks could kill, the Butterfly Brass Comb would be as lethal as a butterfly knife. Designed and built from scratch by the genius known by his internet moniker ‘Koss Workshop‘, the Butterfly Brass Comb comes meticulously machined from a solid piece of brass, sandwiched between the two-part handle made from acid-finished copper complete with an incredibly satisfying magnetic closure system.

The video above shows Koss in action, as he builds out the comb from scratch. Starting with just raw materials, Koss gets to work, creating the profiles for the comb’s various parts and sticking them onto the solid metal pieces that then go through a laborious cutting, sanding, and polishing process. The brass comb itself is painstakingly built with Koss manually cutting out each tooth, before sanding the edges to round them out. The handle, on the other hand, starts as two pieces of hollow copper pipes that get cut, polished, and etched in an acid that takes away their rose-gold sheen, giving the handles a distressed grungy look that pairs wonderfully with the brass comb inside. To finish it off, Koss also adds magnets inside the handle, causing them to click open and shut for an incredibly satisfying tactile experience.

The almost-11-minute video ends with Koss demonstrating how the comb opens, flicking the handles inward and outward like a pro. The Butterfly Brass Comb exists only as a solitary unit that Koss sold on his Etsy store to a willing buyer who snapped it up for $850. I guess that person REALLY likes combs…

Designer: Koss Workshop

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Minimal toaster shaped like a slice of bread shows that minimal design can be sensible and espressive https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/01/13/minimal-toaster-shaped-like-a-slice-of-bread-shows-that-minimal-design-can-be-sensible-and-espressive/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=minimal-toaster-shaped-like-a-slice-of-bread-shows-that-minimal-design-can-be-sensible-and-espressive Thu, 13 Jan 2022 20:40:36 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=356237

Minimal toaster shaped like a slice of bread shows that minimal design can be sensible and espressive

Perhaps one of my favorite moments in the design-documentary “Objectified” is when Alice Rawsthorn draws the analogy between analog and digital products. She brings up...
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Perhaps one of my favorite moments in the design-documentary “Objectified” is when Alice Rawsthorn draws the analogy between analog and digital products. She brings up the example of a chair versus an iPhone, stating that if a Martian were to land on earth, chances are that they could look at a chair and roughly guess what its function was. On the other hand, the iPhone with its black slab design, really doesn’t tell you what the device is or what it’s capable of. In a lot of ways, the forms of analog products are easy to understand even without knowing their history or background. Yezin Shin’s Toaster follows that same line of logic.

Designer: Yezin Shin

A toaster is simply an oven for your slices of bread. Place the bread slice into its slots and heating coils ‘bake’ the bread to golden perfection. While it’s fairly easy to identify a toaster by simply looking at its form with the two slots on top and the lever on the side, Shin decided to distill its form down even further. Her toaster celebrates the shape of the ubiquitous white bread slice, with a form that follows its inspiration. Designed to toast one slice of bread at a time, the toaster is quite literally shaped like a slice of bread, allowing you to instantly make the association. Shin’s toaster also provides the ability to work vertically as well as horizontally, sort of like a traditional oven.

While one could say that Shin’s toaster is a bit of an oversimplification (with no strong need for it, given that toasters are pretty well designed the way they are), her redesign is more of a thought exercise that compels you to question the very things you take for granted. For decades, we’ve associated the toaster with being a vertical appliance that ‘pops’ out a cooked slice of bread once it’s ready. Shin challenges that archetype with a toaster that can even be used sideways, so you could potentially cook your bread with butter, cheese, or a variety of toppings on it. In a parallel universe where popping vertical toasters weren’t such a strong social norm, I’d like to imagine that Shin’s toaster design would be the much more accepted standard. Besides, props to Shin for that beautifully bare-basics design!

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This tiny wireless engraving tool comes with 42 carving + polishing bits, making it more compact and affordable than a Dremel https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/01/12/this-tiny-wireless-engraving-tool-comes-with-42-carving-polishing-bits-making-it-more-compact-and-affordable-than-a-dremel/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-tiny-wireless-engraving-tool-comes-with-42-carving-polishing-bits-making-it-more-compact-and-affordable-than-a-dremel Thu, 13 Jan 2022 02:45:25 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=355309

This tiny wireless engraving tool comes with 42 carving + polishing bits, making it more compact and affordable than a Dremel

The third in Arrowmax’s portable tool-set collection, the SGS PRO gives you a small, wireless rotary tool that lets you carve, engrave, grind, sand, and...
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The third in Arrowmax’s portable tool-set collection, the SGS PRO gives you a small, wireless rotary tool that lets you carve, engrave, grind, sand, and polish. It follows in the lines of its predecessors, the SES PRO (an electric screwdriver kit) and the SDS Pro (an electric drill-pen). Catering to a separate audience of creators and hobbyists, the SGS PRO is perfect for craftwork, whether you’re creating miniatures, jewels, prototypes, or even sculptures.

Designers: Yin Liu, Yuan  Shi  Teng, Tseung Chun Hiu of Arrowmax

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Building on the innovations of its predecessors, the SGS PRO comes with the same compact handheld pen-shaped design, and relies on a powerful internal motor, interchangeable modules, and a Smart Motion Control system that was also built into the SES PRO and SDS PRO. This SMC feature allows the tool to automatically adjust its torque, direction, and RPM to suit the material you’re working with. The device comes with a built-in battery, making it entirely wireless so you’re never tethered to a plug-point while working. Measuring about the same size as a fountain pen, it’s also much more compact than your average Dremel, giving you the freedom to easily carry the SGS PRO around with you and work on your projects practically anywhere you want.

Designed to be like your own tiny handheld carving tool, the SGS PRO is the ideal pick for DIY work or even for more intricate art/design jobs, allowing you to work with materials like plastic, wood, stone, steel, aluminum, gold, glass, ceramics, and even crystals/minerals like jade. Sitting inside its aluminum body is the SGS PRO’s advanced 32-bit microprocessor which interfaces with its high-torque motor. The handheld device is rather compact and comes with a single OLED screen and a one-button interface that easily guides you through usage. The SGS PRO comes with 1 auto mode and 4 default speed modes, its lowest being at 10000 RPM, its highest at 20000 RPM, and an Automatic mode that lets the SGS PRO decide the best torque and RPM setting for your job. You can even fine-tune the speed and direction of every single mode via a smartphone app that’s available for Android and iOS.

The customized modes are automatically saved to the SGS in a special profile you can access through the app. For times when you’re not really sure of which mode to go for, the Automatic Mode is a pretty great fall-back, since the SGS PRO expertly decides what RPM, torque, and rotation direction are best suited for the material you’re working with, thanks to its Smart Motion Control (SMC) feature.

Each SGS PRO comes as a kit, along with an exhaustive collection of bits that fit right into the pen’s modular enclosure. The device comes along with an entire compact easy-to-carry kit, featuring 30 engraving bits and 12 polishing bits, all sitting inside their organizer trays for a nice space-saving experience. The electric engraving/polishing pen itself comes with a 500mAh high-performance lithium battery built-in, giving it up to 2 hours of use on a full charge. Additionally, if you upgrade to the Plus tier, Arrowmax even throws in a magnetic charging dock for your pen!

The SGS PRO is up for grabs on Kickstarter for an Early Bird price of $79, with the PRO PLUS costing $119. Production begins immediately after the campaign ends, with shipping happening as early as May 2022.

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This PlayStation 6 concept is a minimalistic gaming console Sony could design in the near future https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/01/12/this-playstation-6-concept-is-a-minimalistic-gaming-console-sony-could-design-in-the-near-future/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-playstation-6-concept-is-a-minimalistic-gaming-console-sony-could-design-in-the-near-future Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:40:46 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=356147

This PlayStation 6 concept is a minimalistic gaming console Sony could design in the near future

Sony PlayStation 6 is still a long way away from release but it could take a detour from the stylized look of the PlayStation 5,...
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Sony PlayStation 6 is still a long way away from release but it could take a detour from the stylized look of the PlayStation 5, and go for a minimalistic design language tracing back to the roots!

When it comes to hotness, the current generation PlayStation ranks way high up above the Xbox Series X and Series S. The flowing design with those futuristic cues, makes the PS5 a staple for hardcore gamers who are particular about how their gadgets look. The sales number also suggests that Sony’s gaming console is ahead by almost 5.4 million units with total sales in the last 13 months to be 15.28 million. The Xbox Series S sold 9.84 million units globally during this period.

It is obvious we look forward to the release of the next winning gaming console by Sony which is speculated for a 2026 release date. The development of the PlayStation 5 started off in 2015 and then was released in November 2020. So, it is safe to assume, the PlayStation 6 is already in development and it is going to be another winner on our hands. While nobody knows how the gaming console from Sony will look, this concept by She Yin gives us an idea. The designer deems it as a PlayStation 5 console concept design practice, but this is the perfect opportunity to assume the design of the PS6 console.

Looking more like a turntable, the concept design has a semblance of the old PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 design aesthetics. Going back to the more geometric form factor with profoundly bigger vents attributed to the better thermal cooling system. The game disk slots in right at the top just like the first PlayStation, adding that nostalgic feel to the gaming console in the near future when it is released. Minimalism seems to take precedence here as the console bears an all-white or black form factor – having elements only the elements that are required. The connecting ports and the power toggle button is on the front to get going with the gaming action without moving away from the cozy comforts of the couch.

Designer: She Yin

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DIY music box design lets users compose their own nostalgic melodies in three simple steps https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/01/12/diy-music-box-design-lets-users-compose-their-own-nostalgic-melodies-in-three-simple-steps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=diy-music-box-design-lets-users-compose-their-own-nostalgic-melodies-in-three-simple-steps Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:10:17 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=356045

DIY music box design lets users compose their own nostalgic melodies in three simple steps

The Make Your Own Music Box is a music box design from Kikkerland Design that lets users compose their own melodies for the music box...
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The Make Your Own Music Box is a music box design from Kikkerland Design that lets users compose their own melodies for the music box to play.

There’s nothing quite so nostalgic as a music box. One look inside grandma’s old jewelry box that plays “Over The Rainbow,” or even at big coin-operated music boxes in train stations and bars can bring us back before our time. Music boxes have been around for centuries, but they’ve managed to hold onto their charm. Since 1922, Kikkerland Design has been producing toys and memorabilia to fascinate the masses and bring us back to simpler times. Today, they’ve released a music box that allows users to compose their own tune.

Designer: Kikkerland Design

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Kikkerland Design’s Make Your Own Music Box Kit comes with everything you might need to compose your own tune and listen back to it. Complete with strips of lined music paper, each user has the opportunity to make their own music by hole punching the music paper with melodies and harmonies for the music box to capture and reproduce. Describing the process, Kikkerland design notes, “The easy to use Music Box hole puncher allows you to create your own melodies on lined paper strips and play them on the mechanism provided.”

To help get the ball rolling, Kikkerland Design provides the sheet music for “Happy Birthday,” allowing users to get a feel for what melodies look and sound like on the sheet music and music box. Along with that, the Make Your Own Music Box comes with a music box hole punch, sheet music strips, and a music box mechanism that works together to play newly composed music. Users simply hole punch a sheet music strip with a melody and insert the strip into the music box before winding it up and hearing it in real-time.

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Top 10 gadgets – from projectors to TVs you need to keep yourself entertained in case of a lockdown https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/01/11/top-10-gadgets-from-projectors-to-tvs-you-need-to-keep-yourself-entertained-in-case-of-a-lockdown/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=top-10-gadgets-from-projectors-to-tvs-you-need-to-keep-yourself-entertained-in-case-of-a-lockdown Tue, 11 Jan 2022 12:40:13 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=355961

Top 10 gadgets – from projectors to TVs you need to keep yourself entertained in case of a lockdown

Just when we thought life was reaching a semblance of normalcy, the Omnicron variant slowly crept into our lives. It’s been slowly driving us back...
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Just when we thought life was reaching a semblance of normalcy, the Omnicron variant slowly crept into our lives. It’s been slowly driving us back into the comforts of our home…although I don’t think the homebodies are really complaining. Could another lockdown be a possibility in the near future? We don’t know, but it’s better to always be prepared. Hence, we’ve curated a collection of innovative tech designs that’ll keep you thoroughly entertained as the pandemic moves on to the next level. From an FHD projector that lets you watch Netflix on a massive 200-inch display to a shapeshifting TV that turns into a virtual fireplace – these product designs are the futuristic and techy additions you need in your home to completely master any upcoming lockdown. Enjoy!

1. The Freestyle

In stark contrast to most projectors, the Freestyle comes in a sleek cylindrical form that looks like a mix of a spotlight and a smart speaker. In reality, that is almost exactly what it is, though it substitutes the spotlight for an LED projector. The Freestyle’s body can swing 180 degrees, making it trivial to place the projector anywhere and still get a good view. The projected image can go from 30 to up to 100 inches with a Full HD resolution. Despite the more compact size, the Samsung Freestyle is actually packed with features you’d see in bigger projectors. Those include autofocus and automatic keystone correction, both of which give the projector its advertised freedom.

2. The N1

The N1 can project sound waves at a certain amplitude or loudness, but it can also decide how loud the audio remains over a certain distance. By doing this, it can make the sound waves traveling to your ear loud, but make them soft the minute they cross your ear. Mounted on the top of the N1 are two cameras that track your face, locating the placement of your ears. It doesn’t matter if you have long hair, a thick beard, glasses, or even a face mask… the device can beam audio to your ears in real-time.

3. The 77W

The 77W’s display unit sits on a stone-textured base and comes with a wooden sleeve that can move up or down (as can the display itself). This allows the TV to assume 3 modes – a TV mode, a concealed mode, and a fireplace mode. The concealed mode allows the display to descend downwards into the wooden sleeve, hiding most of that black box behind a textured wooden panel… but the other two modes allow the 77W to truly shine… either as a high-definition television for watching the news, videos, sports, and entertainment content or as a fireplace that peeks from below the wooden panel, playing a looped high-definition video of burning logs and crackling flames.

4. The Jireno CUBE4

For under two Benjamins, the Jireno CUBE4 makes pretty lofty promises. Sure, it isn’t a 4K multimedia device, but then again, it delivers an absolute bang for its buck. The projector comes with a compact design that’s reminiscent of the Anker Nebula Mars 2, with its handle on top that lets you carry it around the place, so you can bring the party to your friends’ houses. Although it’s marketed as a portable projector, the one thing it lacks is an internal battery, so having a power-source nearby is a must. On the design front, the Cube4 has an all-aluminum body that, aside from giving the projector its premium aesthetic, also helps with heat dispersion, allowing the projector to stay cool at all times – a feature further reinforced by the CUBE4’s potent inner cooling system.

5. Iván Antón’s Apple TV 2021 Concept

Designer, Iván Antón has come up with an Apple TV 2021 concept, which comes with a wall plug built-in. Now that’s full marks for the compact build, but the practicality is debatable until we have something like this to use. Taking nothing away from the vision, I’m impressed with the concept of Apple TV’s ability to interact with Siri without the need for a remote. Furthermore, the new concept also integrates the MagSafe charger into the Apple TV unit, so the compatible remote can now be charged conveniently by sticking it to the back of the set-top box.

6. The Light Speaker

Designed with a multisensorial experience, the Light Speaker from Transparent appeals to your eyes as much as it does to your ears. Styled to look less like your conventional speaker with front-firing drivers or like the ubiquitous smart speaker with a cylindrical fabric clad, the Light Speaker champions a lantern-inspired design… and in true lantern fashion, also comes with a light on the inside that flickers as the speaker’s drivers vibrate, creating a hauntingly beautiful audiovisual allure. In its lamp-shaped avatar, the Light Speaker rubbishes the notion of what a Bluetooth speaker should look like. Taking on an appearance that looks aesthetic even when the lamp isn’t on, the Light Speaker is a compact little number that comes with a handle that can be detached if needed.

7. The HiBed

Equipped with a built-in 4K projector that can be synced with a series of devices to binge-watch movies/TV shows on a 70-inch retractable screen, the HiBed is the epitome of in-bed relaxation. A built-in surround sound system with invisible speakers makes the bed feel more like a movie theatre. For lazy bums like me actually traveling to a multiplex to watch a movie is totally out of the question now! Its intelligence makes it more than a bed, serving as a space you can escape to with music from any of your favorite sources! Oh, and did I forget to mention it comes along with Wifi?

8. The Chroma

VAVA makes a few really compelling arguments on behalf of its cutting-edge projector. For its compact size, the VAVA Chroma can project a display that measures anywhere between 80 inches to 150 inches diagonally. While most projectors require a dedicated spot and careful placement and orientation, the Chroma is an ultra-short-throw projector and can directly be placed against a blank wall, while it projects an image upwards onto the wall. As far as the image itself goes, the Chroma uses the world’s most advanced ALPD® 4.0 laser technology and a Red, Green, Blue Plus triple laser light source to produce a sharper 4K UHD image with HDR10, up to 106% Rec. 2020 color range, exceeding the color range of top movie theater projectors.

9. The Harman Kardon Turntable

The Harman Kardon turntable designed by URUSS Design carries a distinct retro-futuristic flair and unique form factor to keep music lovers more than interested. Just look at those internals inside a crystal-clear housing that encapsulates the mechanics of the record player in the most majestic manner. It’s like a celebration of the timeless record player era and the untouchable art of creating music. This piece of rare beauty stands in a corner on an equally impressive tripod – instantly attracting onlookers with a profound magnetism. For an instance, I too got drawn to the charismatic design of this record player that is in a league of its own. As the music plays, the record spinning inside is visible as elegantly as one could ever imagine!

10. The Collector

Codenamed the ‘Collector’, this futuristic vision from the mind of Liu Tianchen aims at bridging the worlds of electronic music and actual instrument-playing together. The rather slick-looking electronic drum kit features six adjustable pads and two pedals mounted on a folding frame. The kit comes with a folding stool too, and two drumsticks, giving you a near-authentic drumming experience. The difference, however, is in the fact that the Collector doesn’t rely on a pre-existing bank of drum sounds, but instead, gives the artist the flexibility to collect and build their own banks, either by purchasing samples online or making samples of their own. Then, working just like any good MIDI controller, the Collector lets you create beats using these samples in a way that closes the gap between actually jamming on a real-life drum kit, and just simply pressing buttons on a MIDI controller.

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This slim shelf’s minimal design looks like an open book to encourage you to read! https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/01/11/this-slim-shelfs-minimal-design-looks-like-an-open-book-to-encourage-you-to-read/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-slim-shelfs-minimal-design-looks-like-an-open-book-to-encourage-you-to-read Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:41:21 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=355089

This slim shelf’s minimal design looks like an open book to encourage you to read!

Imagine instead of having a self-care app send you a notification that reminds you to read (especially if that is your resolution for the new...
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Imagine instead of having a self-care app send you a notification that reminds you to read (especially if that is your resolution for the new year), the furniture itself can be a reminder! That is what Slice essentially is, a minimal, compact, elegant bookshelf that looks like an open book so that it can nudge you to read without having any more screens or digital stimulation.

“In amazingly digital era books aren’t easily opened, having this in mind ‘Slice’ is a bookshelf that intends to motivate individuals to read more often,” says Portuguese designer Joao-Teixeira who is known to always understand the assignment and delivers every single time with unique pieces like this.

Slice connects the environment, the activity, and the user very seamlessly through its form and function. Besides its emotional character, the bookshelf also takes on an aesthetic approach based on minimalistic and sleek shapes. Its elegantly formal look allows the product to become modular, enabling dynamic configurations as a means to highlight its presence and therefore its use.

You can access books from both sides (front or back) easily and the shelf was deliberately created with a slim profile to better fit in smaller spaces. It is horizontally stackable if you want to add more colors or create a piece for your home library, but Slice is certainly a slice of heavenly furniture for every book lover out there with big dreams and little floor space!

Designer: João Teixeira

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This detachable power station can provide power-backup to your entire house while even letting you charge your Tesla https://www.yankodesign.com/2022/01/10/this-detachable-power-station-can-provide-power-backup-to-your-entire-house-while-even-letting-you-charge-your-tesla/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-detachable-power-station-can-provide-power-backup-to-your-entire-house-while-even-letting-you-charge-your-tesla Tue, 11 Jan 2022 02:45:17 +0000 https://www.yankodesign.com/?p=355539

This detachable power station can provide power-backup to your entire house while even letting you charge your Tesla

With a power output of a staggering 4350 watts and a battery with a capacity of 6.9 kilowatt-hours, the Mango Power Union lets you efficiently...
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With a power output of a staggering 4350 watts and a battery with a capacity of 6.9 kilowatt-hours, the Mango Power Union lets you efficiently run your house and all your major appliances right through a power outage. Its sleek matte-metallic design allows it to blend right into your home’s decor, and the power station even sports a detachable 2.3kWh module that you can easily pop off and carry to any other part of your house or even outdoors for true portable power!

Designer: Mango Power

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Your own power grid. The Mango Power has 6.9-69kWh capacity.

The Mango Power Union comes at the heels of the 1st anniversary of one of America’s most recent devastating power outages. In February 2021, the state of Texas suffered a serious power crisis, which occurred as a result of three severe winter storms sweeping across the United States, crippling the power grid in a way that left major parts state without any electricity for weeks. The Mango Power Union is a device that helps prevent such an eventuality. Designed to provide off-grid power with 95% efficiency, the Mango Power Union is an incredibly capable and versatile device that does everything from letting you charge your phone to your electric car. It comes with an overall of 19 output ports, covering a wide variety of use-cases and devices, so that you can comfortably survive and thrive even in a power outage.

While its functionality is undoubtedly its biggest advantage, the Mango Power Union’s design is something my eyes instantly get drawn towards. The power station sports an aesthetic that’s more tech-forward than most power generators you’ll ever see on the market. In a world cluttered with horrible mobile phones in the late 2000s, the Mango Power Union has the visual appeal of an iPhone, with sleek surfaces, tight curves, and a design that you’d boldly show off in your house instead of hiding in your garage.

Underneath its futuristic exterior is a pretty capable interior too, with a dual built-in inverter system and industry-leading GaN/SiC 3rd generation semiconductor giving the power station 95% power efficiency.

On the functionality front, the Mango Power Union literally has an outlet for everything. 6 AC power sockets let you connect any and every home appliance to the power station, while 6 additional USB-A ports let you hook all your small smart devices to the Power Union, from your phones to smart speakers. The Mango Power Union also sports 2 USB-C ports for tablets, laptops, and even external displays, and two DC outputs for good measure.

The upper surface of the appliance even comes equipped with 2 wireless charging pads that let you keep devices like your smartphone and TWS earphones juiced.

A 12V/10A car output lets you connect heavy-duty appliances like vehicle air pumps and vehicle vacuum cleaners to the Power Union, and if you want to charge your EV, you can use one of the AC sockets to juice your car, with the Mango Power Union’s massive battery capable of giving your Tesla an extra 50 kilometers on a full charge.

To put things in perspective, the 6.9kWh battery lets you charge your phone over 460 times (at 15W), your laptop 90 times (at 76W), or run your refrigerator for nearly 7 hours (at 1000W). A single Mango Power Union device can easily weather a storm by helping you comfortably get through power outages with hours or even days’ worth of power with measured use.

Perhaps one of the most interesting parts of the Mango Power Union is its detachable design. A split line running along the body of the power station helps highlight the appliance’s modular design – which features a detachable upper half that lets you carry a miniature version of the power station wherever you go. This upper half houses a 2.3kWh battery, and is perfectly sized to carry out to your yard for an impromptu barbecue session with your electric grill, to a campsite for supplemental power, or even in your EV if you want an extra battery for a higher range. It’s a clever little feature that gives you power in a portable form too, so you don’t need to own a separate smaller generator for carrying around. Talk about two birds with one stone!

The Mango Power Union offers a host of charging methods that let you keep your power station fully juiced for a rainy day. You can hook it directly into an AC power supply to fast-charge your power station, or connect it to a gas generator. The Mango Power Union works with solar panels too, allowing you to harness energy from the sun to run your home, and also gives you the option of connecting your power station directly into your home grid through the mPanel and mPanel Smart, which supply backup power into your home automatically during a power outage, so you’re never scrambling to plug your devices into the Mango Power Union’s different outlets and sockets.

Fully charged in 2.5 hours.

The Mango uses a new, enhanced lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery.

The Mango Power Union is built like a tank, with EV class LFP batteries that can survive 7000 charging cycles, giving you an entire decade’s worth of use with peak performance, with a 4-year carefree warranty to seal the deal. An internal battery management system (BMS) also ensures that your power station works flawlessly, protecting you against surges, short circuits, and temperature fluctuations. Four sets of fans inside the appliance keep it cool and breezy during use to prevent overheating, and the BMS even has a failsafe for low temperatures, so a snowstorm doesn’t ever leave you scrambling for energy!

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