It is hard to envision the future without conceptualization. We have always been interested in concepts because they present us image of technologies, products, experiences, not to mention our future. These concepts show the creative and intentional side that we can really appreciate, so when you get a bunch of people together for the Red Dot Concept Design Awards you start seeing a lot of overlapping in creative ideas and examples.
Whether it is new life-changing technology used in electronics, or the health sector, or perhaps a design that uplifts a users experience or environment, Red Dot’s Best of Best category has some seriously exciting concepts. Here are some of our favorites from the Best of Best category from the awards. Scroll all the way to the bottom to see who won the Luminary Design!
01. Manovivo by Guiyoung Kim, Prof. Jieun Kim & Hyejeong Lee
Manovivo is a smart-glove that you were which helps assess and monitor daily living activities of those who have rheumatoid arthritis.
02. Futura Project by Ye Seul Oh & Hyeon Ji Park
The Futura Project, which was inspired by the first typeface, visualizes font letterforms as 3D objects or furniture.
03. Cookacross by Zaviè Design Studio
This design snagged a nomination for the Luminary prize, it’s called the Cookacross. You can place a utensil anywhere on the stove and the burners underneath it directly light up. This design uses multiple small burners which light up under the vessel, saving fuel, but gives the user get a great evenly distributed heat cooking surface.
04. Martians by Igor Lobanov
A slim yet unusual appearance, the Martian floor lamps definitely win a Red Dot. Each leg is angle-adjustable, allowing the lamp to pose as apposed to traditionally standing erect. The light panel is also adjustable, making it exactly whichever light you need it to be at whatever time.
05. Revive by Franziska Heuck & James Skeggs
Revive is very similar to Apple’s Daisy robot, acting as a very accurate robotic arm that can perform intricate operations. It can assist us humans in pulling apart waste electronics for recycling the parts. Coming with multiple attachments, it can help open and pull apart very complex products with barely any effort.
06. Grit – Resistance Training Shoes by Aarish Netarwala
You may remember us doing an article on these bad boys. The Grit are 3D printed running shoes and have an interwoven pattern that gently collapses under pressure, as though your foot is sinking through sand.
07. Nonnos Smart Insulin Watch by Inno-Partners
This is the Nonnos Smart Insulin Watch which is a wearable device that has the ability of proving a dose of insulin without any injections or needles. It uses the process of Thermophoresis that allows the insulin to be absorbed.
08. Etnisk – Food Storage by Alejandro Mandrion Moreno
This product is an eco-friendly storage system for food that uses indigenous materials and traditional techniques that will lengthen the shelf-life of food without wasting any energy. If this concept gets fine tuned, it would reduse the use of single-use plastics, tetrapaks, or even using the fridge!
09. DSLRUOK? by Dustin Brown
This is the DSLRUOK? camera, not designed like most DSLRs, has a unique look to it that is easy to use and hold and ultimately is fun to look at. It allows the user to use their smartphone as a viewfinder!
10. MOTOROiD by Japanese Yamaha Motor Co Ltd [Luminary Winner!]
What do you get when you mix industrial design, visionary thinking, engineering, transportation design, with a little bit of a futuristic touch? You get the winner of the Luminary Prize, the MOTOROiD.
This vehicle has an AI system that can actually recognize its owner and even interact with them. Motoroid is a self-balancing bike and is in its proof-of-concept stage, we cannot wait until we can make our vehicles our companions thanks to technology like this.