COSSACK VZR-C1 “ShockWave” Motorcycle by Lee Thompson

Lee Thompson has submitted his latest project to us. It’s a sports motorbike concept for Russia, you can read his full explanations below.

COSSACK VZR-C1 “ShockWave” Motorcycle is designed with a V-Twin 800-1000cc in mind… As Russia are trying to promote a New Age Russian revival image I thought it maybe an idea to accompany this image with a modern bike of their own Mother Russia image. In traditional and patriotic colors the “Shock Wave was designed with a Russian and different visual image in mind to state “Not Japanese, Italian or anyone one else but Russian” in mind… Modern because the Russian bikes today I feel are old and just getting older, for a New Age Russia something New is needed to run along side their 40’s BMW based machines, that are not bad bikes but their appeal is let’s say appropriate to the more traditionalists.

Designer : Lee Thompson

COSSACK VZR-C1 ShockWave Motorcycle by Lee Thompson

COSSACK VZR-C1 ShockWave Motorcycle by Lee Thompson

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Kira Hybrid Sailing Yacht Bridges The Gap Between Sailing and Motor Yachting

A 40 meter sailing yacht inspired by performance, developed for simplicity and minimum style. The lead in the keel of the boat was adapted to become a giant battery charged by the solar cells in the sail. The owner could live in complete comfort and with zero carbon footprint.

What makes this an innovative design solution is that the Kira Hybrid Sailing Yacht is a vessel inspired by performance, developed for simplicity, and minimally styled. It is meant to bridge the gap between sailing and motor yachting, so that those who take to the winds can do so in the most comfortable, amenable and sustainable way. It is designed to have a zero carbon footprint because of its electric engine and solar sail giving the owner absolute freedom to roam the seas in complete comfort. The lead in the keel of the boat, which is regularly just used for balance, was adapted to become a giant battery charged by the solar cells in the sail. It completely redefines the layout of a sailboat.

Designer : Sebastian Campos

Kira Hybrid Sailing Yacht by Sebastian Campos

Kira Hybrid Sailing Yacht by Sebastian Campos

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NASA Z-2 Suit : Biomimicry, Technology, or Trends In Society

Nasa has released 3 designs for Nasa Z-2 Suit where you get to vote which one should be our next generation spacesuit platform. It’s an upgraded version of Z-1 suit which was named as one of Time Magazine’s best invetions of 2012, now the Z-2 takes this spacesuit design to the next level in commitment to a final flight-capable design. Basically, this spacesuit marks several milestones for NASA:

  • First surface-specific planetary mobility suit which is tested in full vacuum
  • The first use of 3D human laser scans along with 3D printed hardware for suit development and sizing
  • It utilizes most advance impact-resistant composite structures for the upper and lower torso system
  • It integrates suit-port concept with a hard upper torso suit structure
  • The most adjustable hard upper torso suit built to this date.

It’s your exciting oppportunity to suit the winning spacesuit which look unlike any other previous suit built before. The previous Z-1 suit has received so many positive response, the NASA engineers wanted to take this chance to prove that the new upgraded model will have equally memorable appearance. The decision which one of these 3 prototypes to be built is within you, the public, so vote now to give them your voice.

1. The Biomimicry

This spacesuit is inspired by an environment with many parallels to the harsness of space, the oceans. It mimics bioluminescent qualities of aquatic creatures where you can find them in the depth of the ocean with scaly skin of fish. The design features segmented pleats from shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, there’s electroluminescent wire accross the upper torso which becomes visible in low light environment.

From : NASA

NASA Z-2 Suit - Biomimicry

NASA Z-2 Suit - Biomimicry

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Stylish Givi Motorcycle Top Box Features RFID Key Lock System

Givi motorcycle top box was designed by these industrial designers during their exchange period at Istituto Europeo di Design. This top box project is intended to be used on motorcycles and has to be realistic enough to be released in the market by the year of 2017.

At first, we came up with many ideas that would make this an ambitious target, but during the process we moved toward actual reasonable scenarios and implementing only those features which were likely be available at that time. We had a keen interest to design a product that is sustainable, using biodegradable plastics and making the manufacturing process and recycling process as easy as possible and one of the top box’s main feature and theme is configurability and customizability.

We applied these themes to Givi Motorcycle Top Box both internally and externally, thus the interior has an easy to use compartmentalization feature using elastic rubber bands, while the exterior has customizable rings that can match any motorbike. We decided to use a new lock system with an RFID key to simplify the access to two separate compartments. These compartments have separate purposes, a smaller for easy access for personal things that are essential and a bigger one that has more space. The aggressive angle of the lid was designed to fit with modern and future motorbike trends where the rear end of the bike is also angled, not flat.

Designers : Harold Baltodano, Krisztián Griz and Mina Kuchani

Givi Motorcycle Top Box by Krisztian Griz

Givi Motorcycle Top Box by Krisztian Griz

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A’ Design Award and Competition 2017 – Last Call for Entries

Good Monday! This post is a gentle reminder to all designers to submit your best projects to A’ Design Awards and Competition. The submission deadline is on February 28, 2017, mark this date on your calendar and make sure you start your registration as soon as you can before it’s too late.

This prestigious design competition highlights only the best of the best, starting from products, services, to design concepts. Winning this award means that you are one of top designers in the world that meet the quality and perfection in indicators used to judge all submissions. This design competition is recognized worldwide, it also means that when you win this award, you’ll get attention from design oriented companies worldwide, thus, better profile jobs and sales leads. There are many cool benefits for winners, you can read our previous post for some details here, or you can just check it out the full details here: https://competition.adesignaward.com/winnerspack.html

A' Design Award and Competition 2017 - Last Call for Entries

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Slim Ride : Public Transportation System for The City of Auckland

Slim Ride is a driverless, electrical rail system concept based on multiple small cabins with an extremely narrow (1.2m) footprint specifically designed for the city of Auckland. It can adjust to the changing infrastructure requirements offering very limited available public space. It is aimed towards Auckland’s car-focused audience, by offering an iconic and appealing alternative. Local cultural heritage around Maori Wakas and its carvings (Whakarei) influenced the design, it’s a simple, but effective technical solution, based on stock e-mobility components in order to be locally produced rather than imported.

As part of a multi-modal network, this public transport solution explores innovative rail technology trend, which is now slowly implemented globally. After an initial idea around a full network solution, the latest iterations consider pods feeding passengers into larger transport hubs. Oliver Neuland has worked on this visionary project for several years through several evolutional steps as part of his academic design research and as independent consultant (OND). In the past Neuland has also worked on projects for BMW Motorrad, Stadler and Evobus in Germany as an industrial designer.

Designer : Oliver Neuland Design

Slim Ride Driverless Electrical Rail System Concept Transportation by Oliver Neuland Design

Slim Ride Driverless Electrical Rail System Concept Transportation by Oliver Neuland Design

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Somerset Folding Bike Features Oval Shaped Frame for Convenient Carrying in Public Transportation

Somerset Folding Bike has been designed to amplify the convenience and comfort of transportation into our daily life, using industrial design point of view. In recent years, Taiwan’s government has been promoting the use of mass transportation as alternative to automobiles and motorcycles, public transportation will become the trend of the future yet there are still many people choose private high-fuel consumption transportation. One of the goals for this project aside from reducing carbon footprint, is to encourage people to use public transportation even though they carry a bike.

The innovative mechanism to fold makes this bike turning into a compact cart that can be easily carried in folded mode. Starting with many sketches, the designer thought about how to put a business bag on the bike, that’s why he used elements such as semicircle or circle to develop a series of concept folding bikes.

Designer : Kaiser Chang

Somerset Folding Bike and e-Bike by Kaiser Chang

Somerset Folding Bike and e-Bike by Kaiser Chang

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Our Top 20 Picks from A’ Design Awards & Competition Winners 2015-2016

A’Design Award and Competition, one of prestigious design awards, has released the results of the 2015-2016 design competition. Last year, there were 836 winners, but this year, the number has jumped to 1276 winners from 88 countries in 93 different design disciplines. Each entry has been carefully evaluated by an international influential jury panel that consists of design professionals, established scholars, prominent press members, and experienced entrepreneurs who have devoted great attention to details when voting each entry.

Get fresh design inspiration, all of you are invited to discover latest trends in arts, architecture, and technology. You can visit A’Design Awards’ online gallery of winners at http://www.designmag.org, all editors worldwide, aficionados, and design enthusiasts, would benefit from browsing and checking out the winning designs. All winners are invited to attend glamorous gala-night and award ceremony in Italy, they would be called to stage to collect the trophies, award certificate, as well as yearbooks.

Here are top 20 winning designs of our pick (in random order):

1. 3bee Bicycle Frame by Tamás Túri
Inspired by the shape of human body when riding a bike, 3bee is a bicycle frame that can be adjusted to meet rider’s need. It is a 3D printable sports equipment that aims to make the bike fully customizable. It comes with an integrated seat, this frame is fully adjustable from the beginning of the production, the use of 3D printing technique allows you to personalize the bike with different kind of parts.

3bee Bicycle Frame by Tamás Túri

A'Design Award and Competition 2015-2016 Winner - 3bee Bicycle Frame by Tamás Túri

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A’ Design Awards & Competition 2016 – Last Call for Entries

Update: A’ Design Award has updated its late deadline to March 7. Enter your works now at http://www.adesignaward.com

Time is ticking, this is a gentle reminder guys, we’d like to urge you to submit your best works to A’ Design Awards & Competition. Remember, the submission deadline is on February 28, 2016, check this link to start your registration.

A’ Design Awards & Competition is world’s largest design competition that highlights best of the best, starting from products, services, to design concepts. It’s not just a design award, it functions as indicator of quality and perfection in design, this competition is recognized worldwide and gets attention from design oriented companies worldwide. Winning this competition would certainly put you in the map, your work will attract eyes of design oriented audiences worldwide, in return, you’ll find better and higher profile jobs and sales leads. We have highlighted few benefits for winners in previous post, but you can always find more details here: https://competition.adesignaward.com/winnerspack.html

A’ Design Awards & Competition 2016 – Last Call for Entries

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A’ Design Awards & Competition 2016 – Call for Entries

Inspired yourself by browsing the winning designs from A’Design Award & Competition 2015, because it’s time of the year again to submit your best works to get instant recognition that you’ve always wanted as a young designer.

A’Design Award & Competition calls for entries, you can register here to get early assessment. Just in case you haven’t heard about this competition, you need to know that A’Design Award is one of prestigious design competitions that highlight best of the best products and designs every year. It was born out of the intention to showcase best designs and products, highlighted to international public and communicated to all relevant press across the world.

This competition is a also a great platform to sell your designs. Yes, the unique system allows designers to sell winning ideas to sponsor companies where these companies can bid to make best offers to buy the designs. Isn’t this designers’ dream? Where their concepts/designs can come to fruition and help people in their daily lives. You can read more in detail in this page: http://www.whatisadesignaward.com

A' Design Awards & Competition 2016 - Call for Entries

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Cadillac LMP-09 Vision Gran Turismo Concept Car by Arthur Nustas

We came across a cool futuristic racing car dedicated to the popular Gran Turismo video game series. Designed by Arthur B. Nustas, an automotive designer, this single seat concept car features the dynamic shape of a flying eagle with sharp details and smooth surfaces.

Most designers are inspired by current product design trends such as Apple Products, however designing a futuristic vehicle allows you to envision and evolve a design DNA language to your own preference.

I have designed my vision of a 2030 Cadillac LMP single seat race car, based on a lightweight conceptual idea where the wheels are separately attached to a cabin that includes a rear engine power train. The cabin itself is inspired by a B2 stealth bomber and the dynamic shape of a flying eagle. Although Cadillac has a very distinctive design language, especially through the C-pillars, I wanted to stress upon that area which resembles a landing eagle with it’s wings spread open ready to hunt its prey.

The C-pillar itself acts as a spoiler assisting with down-force and improving upon breaking distance. The main power comes from a smaller 3.0L twin-turbo charged V-8 Northstar engine powering the rear wheels and two electric motors mounted in the front powering the front wheels, providing an all-wheel-drive capability to improve acceleration and cornering.

Designer : Arthur B. Nustas

Cadillac LMP-09 Vision Gran Turismo Concept Car by Arthur B. Nustas

Cadillac LMP-09 Vision Gran Turismo Concept Car by Arthur B. Nustas

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Glycount : Future Vision of Humane Diabetes Management Through Wearable Gadget

There are more than 67 million diabetic patients in India alone, these “diabetics” have mindset ranges from diabetes-as-life-sentence to the ones who are in denial despite their medical reports. Keeping this in mind, Indrajeet Bakhale, an Indian industrial designer, wants to design wearable device that allows you to constantly check your blood sugar level, the result is Glycount, a humane diabetes management.

This design phase involved rigorous ideation via sketches for the physicality of the device and paper prototyping task and the screen flow. Amongst all the devices we wear, the form of a watch seemed to satisfy all the physical, technical, and the social requirements. For the screens, the selection of the fonts and weights were selected ensuring the best visibility, legibility across age groups.

Designer : Indrajeet Bakhale

Glycount - The Future of Humane Diabetes Management by Indrajeet Bakhale

Glycount - The Future of Humane Diabetes Management by Indrajeet Bakhale

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Our Top 20 Picks from A’ Design Awards & Competition Winners 2014-2015

A’ Design Awards & Competition has released the winning designs, we can promise you this, those designs are awesome! A good design speaks international language, that’s why this prestigious design award attracts thousands of designers worldwide waiting to showcase their best designs. The results of 2014-2015 are 836 winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines. All winners would enjoy great exposure for their works, all award winning designs will be exhibited in Ireland, the World Design Hub 2015, Italy, and Holland, while the “invitation-only” Gala Night and Award Ceremony will be held in Lake Como, Italy on April 18.

This year competition was much harder than previous years due to increased competition by increased quality and quantity or works. Each entry was carefully evaluated by member of international jury panel of established academics, creative design professionals, press members, and entrepreneurs. The A’ Design Award and Competition 2014-2015 Edition was further endorsed by ICSID -International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, IFI – The International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers and ICOGRADA – International Council of Communication Design which imposed several additional criteria during evaluation and voting.

We have chosen 20 amazing designs (in random orders) among hundreds that we’d like to share with you:

1. Strata Chair by Ben Preston

Strata is a unique chair that demonstration the basic concept of “complimentary juxtaposition”. It demonstrates complexity made possible by using modern technology and traditional building methods. The unique spiral pattern on the exterior can be achieved by rotating plywood “bricks” upward, the voids from the pattern create a playful shadows while displaying true nature and construction of the piece as unity. The seat and footrests are polished to shine, creating a luxurious appearance that creates contrast to rough exterior surface.

A' Design Awards & Competition – Winners 2015 - Strata Chair by Ben Preston

A' Design Awards & Competition – Winners 2015 - Strata Chair by Ben Preston

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m.U.C – Maglev Urban Commuter Project for Future Urban Transportation System

By the year of 2030, it is expected that urban areas would increase to more than 8.1 billion, almost 60% of the world population. As our mega cities become highly dense and more complex, we need better transportation system with high efficiency.

m.U.C a.k.a Maglev Urban Commuter is a design proposal for our future urban transportation. With growing demand of mobility in mega city populations, it can lead to 2 urgent problems: shortage of fossil fuels and limitation of urban space. This project aims to develop futuristic inner city electric vehicle that is highly efficient and has the ability to create a harmonious and intelligent link between people and traffic.

Designer : Jiazhen (Ken) Chen

m.U.C - Maglev Urban Commuter Project by Jiazhen (Ken) Chen

m.U.C - Maglev Urban Commuter Project by Jiazhen (Ken) Chen

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Unbrella Turns The Umberlla’s Inside Out – Open Inside

Do you guys still remember Inverted Umbrella designed by Ilmo Ahn? Well, apparently, he’s not the only one who thought about the concept. Checkout Unbrella, a similar concept that turns the umbrella inside out to keep the dry side comes as the outer side, I guess great minds think alike.

The world of umbrella doesn’t really evolve that much since 13th century, the basic design has remained the same, perhaps, until this day. The basic idea of Unbrella is the same with Inverted umbrella, it is created by reverse thinking that turns umbrella stereotypes in mind. So, the designer has designed the frame of the umbrella on the outside and thus letting the outer surface face the person hold the umbrella. In this way, the dry side of the umbrella faces out when closed, it won’t wet others around you.

Designer : Kajimoto Hiroshi [Buy It Here]

Unbrella Inverted Umbrella by Kajimoto Hiroshi

Unbrella Inverted Umbrella by Kajimoto Hiroshi

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