Top 2015 Product Designs

Welcome to the selection of the best product design projects we’ve seen together on Designcollector this year

 

Bookniture

Hong Kong, China

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BOOKNITURE is an extremely compact furniture. You can store it or carry it around just like a book. In just a flip, it unfolds from a book to a piece of multifunctional furniture. http://vimeo.com/122714502

Volvo Lifepaint

United Kingdom

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“As urban streets are increasingly shared between drivers and cyclists, road safety is more of an issue than ever before. In the UK, more than 19,000 cyclists are involved in accidents every year. Many of these collisions take place in London, where the city’s often old, narrow streets make it difficult to accommodate both four-wheeled and two-wheeled drivers. Swedish car manufacturer Volvo is now addressing the problem with the introduction of its new product Life Paint, which just launched in London.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfWzeGlaFvI

Halfbike

Spain

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Like an upstanding desk is a new way to express your vitality this Halfbike can be a solution for this life concept. Halfbike II designed by Kolelinio was available for pre-order on Kickstarter http://vimeo.com/124188874

 

 

Milk Bottle Lamp by Constantin Bolimond

Russia

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Emerging Russian industrial design talent Constantin Bolimond came up with a lamp design resembling a milk bottle. As a form follows famous Soviet milk bottle with a foil cap, it is recognisable abroad due to the fact almost everything in “soviet design” was adopted from outside.

 

 

Generative Fashion by Danit Peleg

Israel

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Danit Peleg: “In September 2014 I started working on my graduate collection for my Fashion Design degree at Shenkar. This year, I decided to work with 3D printing, which I barely knew anything about. I wanted to check if it’d be possible to create an entire garment using technology accessible to anyone. So I embarked on my 3D printing journey, without really knowing what the end result would be.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s94mIhCyt4

 

 

Rhei, the liquid clocks

United States

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Rhei is a prototype of an electro-mechanical clock with a liquid display, and the result of a one-year long passion project, created by Damjan Stanković, executed in collaboration with Marko Pavlović and many other wonderful people http://vimeo.com/140469553

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Architect and designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia, has created More Sky, a variety of window concepts that allow people living in apartments to experience more sunlight in a unique way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BsDKGCOB7g

ARXI by Konstantin Kofta

Ukraine

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“Known for his daring and unconventional leather-accessory design, Ukrainian fashion designer Konstantin Kofta has just released his latest collection of leather bags and clutches.. Bearing the title “ARXI”, Kofta’s SS16 collection takes the designer’s approach a step further, by incorporating and inspired by forms and imagery found in Baroque architecture.”

 

 

Ohhio. Super chunky knits by Anna Marinenko

Ukraine

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Merely a year ago Anna, a Kiev-based handcrafting artist, was captivated by an unusual material that sparked an idea to knit a blanket with a supersized ties using hands instead of spokes. That’s how a Kikstarter’s success – Ohhio project started. By this time her project is baked 10 times more than she estimated leaving her a lot of evenings to create and dispatch the orders made by earlier supporters. With no doubts Anna shows us the way how a small idea become a great path in a life.

 

 

Naturalist

Russia

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“Naturalist” is a product design project initiated by IZBA Team – the Russian collective of talented designers, currently 15 in a row. The project was set up by curator Tatiana Kudryavtseva and product designer Yaroslav Misonzhnikov, who set a brief for products that could re-introduce nature to urban apartments. The collection of 18 products ranged from hanging and wall-mounted planters, to furniture made using natural materials such as bark and marble.

 

 

Stay tuned for the Official Top 2015. Enjoy the previews here and Happy New Year!

Geometric Illustration by Irina Kruglova

Talented Russian art director and illustrator Irina Kruglova (Instagram) has a lot of to show but we focus on here geometric portraits and illustrations.

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Virtual Depictions: San Francisco

"Virtual Depictions:San Francisco" is a public art project by media artist Refik Anadol (previously) consist of series of parametric data sculptures that tell the story of the city and people around us within a unique artistic approach for 350 Mission’s media wall in collaboration with Kilroy Realty Corporation / John Kilroy and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Architects.

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http://vimeo.com/147304811

Animated Graphite Drawings by T.S. Abe

You might remember the graphite animated self-portrait of UK based illustrator T.S.Abe we posted last year. Here is new updates with more animation drawings she did in a matter of this year for different occasions, mostly commissioned for fashion industry. Check the animated works on www.krop.com/tsabe and review full portfolio of T.S.Abe on www.tsabe.co.uk

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Hyperrealistic tribute to Frida Kahlo by Kazuhiro Tsuji

Frida Kahlo, South America’s most famous woman artist best known for her numerous self-portraits, is portrayed once more as hyperrealist Kazuhiro Tsuji’s latest subject. Rendered with a heightened realism, Tsuji’s Frida is made of resin, platinum silicone, and other materials by the same technique that he once practiced as a special effects makeup artist. Find out more on artist's Facebook via Hi-Fructose

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Hyper realism by Joel Rea

Australian artist Joel Rea creates photorealistic paintings of natural landscapes and fantastical scenes with a surreal touch. What’s especially impressive is how he manages to paint waves in a way that seem to bring them alive. Rea, who calls himself a ‘contemporary surrealist painter’, often puts himself into his own paintings. via iGNANT

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“Dear World… Yours, Cambridge” projection by Miguel Chevalier

Cambridge’s King’s College Chapel unites the old and the new, the spiritual and scientific – literally so with the “Dear World… Yours, Cambridge” projection. This project by Miguel Chevalier set up in “immersive projection” in the chapel that showed images relating to the many fields of the University of Cambridge, from literature to astrophysics.

Miguel Chevalier is a Mexico City-born artist who lives in Paris. He works exclusively with computers. Since 1980’s, he has created “many projects variously incorporating generative and interactive virtual reality installations projected on large scale, shown on Leds screen or LCD screen, sculptures created with a 3D printer or with laser cut, holographic imagery and other forms.”

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http://vimeo.com/143870160

Infinity Room by Refik Anadol

"Los Angeles based Turkish artist Refik Anadol wants us to slow down and make technology into something we consciously see and feel..His most recent installation, titled the “Infinity Room” at Zorlu Performing Art Center in Turkey, is a trippy, black and white installation that uses audio and visual stimulation to alter one’s sense of the room. For this, he installed a cinema screen, onto which 3D kinetic animation based on algorithms was projected. It is part of his ongoing project titled, “Temporary Immersive Environment Experiments,” which takes the idea of immersion. Immersion into virtual reality is a perception of being physically present in a non-physical world." via Hi-Fructose

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Soft Stone Sculptures by José Manuel Castro López

Spanish sculptor José Manuel Castro López creates surreal sculptures melt down by no reason. The material is stone what left us surprised and mesmerised by the way he played with the form. Check it out below or on sculptor's personal Facebook account

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More Sky Window Concept

Architect and designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia, has created More Sky, a variety of window concepts that allow people living in apartments to experience more sunlight in a unique way.

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"More Sky is a cozy corner for the home that provides visual relief, access to sunlight and fresh air for small apartments. As an attempt to understand the threshold between ID and architecture, this project is conceived as an object and a space at the same time, responding to current needs in densely populated cities."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BsDKGCOB7g

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Ben Thomas Photography

"In the series ‘Chroma’, Australian photographer Ben Thomas (Instagram) captures photos of urban landscapes featuring bright aqua-hue tones and simple forms that resemble illustrations. Shot across a number of cities – including London, Paris, Hong Kong, and Shanghai – the images depict a diverse mix of architecture and skylines. To achieve the colour and texture seen in his photos, Thomas usually photographs on sunny days and uses photo editing tools to create the right balance between intensity and depth." via iGNANT

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