Industrial designers: Do you find it stings when non-designers invent a successful product that you should have thought of? Serge and Elena Karnegie identified a problem that everyone with running water has: Drains must be periodically cleared of hair or else they clog. If you've ever had to use
Can this design take credit for fixing the umbrella? You might not be thinking of the gray days to come yet, but take some of your luxurious sweaty summertime to consider the KazBrella. The KazBrella was designed by Jenan Kazim, an Aeronautical Engineer who has spent a decade on
While umbrellas are for rain in NYC, in Saudi Arabia's Mecca they provide respite from the blistering sun. Each year millions of Muslims visit Mecca for their haj pilgrimage, and after years of volunteering there, scientist Kamel Badawi has envisioned an object to serve the needs he's observed. First and
The world recently lost a pioneer in the design field, a business innovator, and a passionate advocate for better sex. Joani Blank, founder of Good Vibrations, the first women-centered and all-inclusive sex toy shop in America, died on Saturday August 6th, at the age of 79. Blank started the
Bissell was looking to shake up the standard stick vacuum with a new design. After conducting market research in the U.S. and developing an entirely new visual brand language for the brand with TEAMS, the household giant saw the opportunity for a stick vac that better accommodated its current customers, as well as new customers in untapped overseas markets.
Safety razors are far from new. Created by Frenchman Jean-Jacques Perrett who found inspiration in hand-plane construction in the late 1700s, the safety razor has seen countless iterations—most of these under Gillette. In 1901, Wisconsin-native King Camp Gillette filed a patent for the first disposable razor blades. Between 1903 and
MANTA is looking for a clever mid-level ID with excellent creative, usability, visualization and communication skills, that can bring beauty and sophistication to high tech, med tech, wearable tech, robotics and consumer product concepts.
There are a lot of spots in life where adhesive is helpful, and Fixate is adding a bit more brawn to the normal sticky options. These reusable adhesive pads are designed to adhere to a wide range of surfaces and hold objects up to a few pounds. This opens up
Containing a built-in muddler that squishes fruits and vegetables to release flavor, Splash Infuser is a water and cocktail infuser that goes the extra mile. Splash Infuser has a straightforward process and is not attached to a water bottle, making it multifunctional and practical.
Emerging technology can make the everyday easier. We understand, however, that it shouldn’t always feel or look highly technological. Designed for use in all areas of the home and office, Charge Trays enable convenient wireless charging of technology devices. The collection exudes high craft rather than high tech, reflecting the rich and varied palette of the ceramics industry to effortlessly disappear into the domestic environment. The modular nature of the design enables Bitossi Ceramiche
Pillo empowers people of all ages to better manage their health. He can answer your health and wellness questions, connect you directly with healthcare professionals, and securely manage your vitamins and medication; storing, dispensing, and even ordering refills when you need them.
The community has spoken. After countless Tweets, Facebook posts, and who knows what else to promote the honored projects, the final votes for the 2016 Community Choice Prize have been tallied and all 15 Winners—1 Grand Prize Winner and 14 Category Winners—have been set. Before the big reveal, keep in mind
The Global Design Studio's Head of Strategy will develop GDS' strategic vision by focusing on two target areas: Integrated Travel Experience and Connected Living. Relying on deep business expertise, industry experience and a passion for design, the Head of Strategy will work closely with both the GDS strategy team and
SelfieBroom, the Self Standing Broom With a Whimsical Twist, is Live on Kickstarter. To learn more, visit bit.ly/SelfieBroomKS. SelfieBroom allows users to stand your broom upright without propping or leaning it against a wall or countertops and no need to bend over to pick-up your misplaced broom. Giving the user
Have you ever gotten yourself in a bit of design pickle, where you realize you're designing something for too niche of an audience, developing a product you later realize is too expensive to be manufactured, or creating products for a market where trends change so quickly you can barely keep
The main function of the Desk Rail is to organize and centralize the tools on your desk. Inspired by the magnetic knife strip, found in most professional kitchens, the Desk Rail allows users to access their tools efficiently. A relative newcomer to the desk is the now ubiquitous smart phone. The Desk Rail positions the phone so you can quickly check alerts and charge it with an added cable.
Senior-level mechanical engineer needed. Are you a creative, motivated problem solver with a track record running complex programs? SKILLS: Program/project management and leadership, Solidworks and/or Creo, Strong analytical skills, Electromechanical experience, Creative problem solving, Experience with taking products into production. Candidates must have a
Still on the fence about whether you'll submit a sketch to our newest Furniture for Freelancers 1-Hour Design Challenge? Well after checking out our grand prize, your internal battle will finally be over... Take all the marbles in the 1-Hour Design Challenge and here's what you'll win from our friends making
The legendary Smith’s knife company approached us seeking fresh designs for a sharpener and fire starter tool. They also wanted something convenient and accessible, but stylish enough that you want to display it on your belt loop or pack. We designed the Pack Pal to fall in line with their brand, but wanted to add some rugged personality and subtle aesthetics to give it added appeal.
Our latest Design Challenge focuses on creating task-related furniture for freelancers in an ever-evolving and highly amorphous work landscape, an issue that is becoming even more relevant as freelancers begin adding up to more than a third of the workforce in the United States today. Who better to ask about
As I've mentioned before, hooks are one of an organizer's favorite tools because they make it so easy to put things away. So I'm always interested when a new design comes along, like the Lift from Ippinka, now available via Kickstarter. Ippinka wanted to design a versatile hook that could
SUMMARY: Cutting edge clean energy startup seeks a talented and energetic Industrial designer to assist in creating compelling energy products for the outdoor recreational market and emerging markets. HOURS: Full-time DURATION: Late Summer-Fall 2016 LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York REPORTS TO: Director of Design
Our newest 1-Hour Design Challenge focuses on creating objects and furniture for the freelance sector of the professional world, a group growing rapidly in the United States. As the popularity of this profession advances and the variety of freelance jobs expands, there are plenty of issues design can tackle to
Summertime is already in full swing in New York, and with that comes the dreaded air conditioner install: first dragging it from the depths of the closet (if you're fortunate enough to have one), then struggling to get it into your window, mounted and sealed—all without dropping it out the
ALEX is able. The unique design of this bottle features a patent pending mid-body split, called the Clean Seam Technology. This allows ALEX to be easily cleaned by hand or in the dishwasher and compact down to half size for space-saving during shipping or traveling. The modular design also allows for mixing-n-matching of bottle colors and sizes.
Consumer Hardware Overview Our group leads Industrial Design for Google’s mobile product portfolio. With access to Google’s vast creative and technological resources, our work sets the direction for the future of Google’s hardware product experiences interwoven with the magic of Google’s software. We work directly with Product Management to
Throughout her life, Eva Zeisel aspired to design modern housewares that were both useful and beautiful—creating balanced shapes with sinuous lines and functional simplicity. "To create things to be used, to be loved, to be with, to give as a gift, to fit into a normal day, to match a festive mood, to be proud of
Are you tired of the corporate grind or of working in dull product categories? Do you want to work in a fun and energetic environment and work on inspiring projects? We are looking for talented Industrial Designers to join our team. Exciting
The Cocktail Spinner is a new way to mix drinks. Spinning the drink, as opposed to shaking it, consistently produces a velvety and airy texture, and allows the user to produce the same drink, at the same quality, over and over. The product is designed so that the spinning mechanism pulls out, to make adding in the ingredients and ice easy and quick. After spinning, the built in strainer lets the consumer pour out the cocktail without removing any other parts. And because there are only 3 parts,
Overview LUNAR, an award-winning design firm that has spent 30 years creating everything from game controllers to genetic sequencers to ice cream scoops, is now part of McKinsey & Company, the world's leading product development advisory firm. The acquisition of LUNAR adds a final, critical component to this thriving practice
Like a piece of toast popping in a toaster, the Day Maker makes an energetic start to the day when an iPhone alarm goes off. And if you’re not quite ready to rise, sleep on effortlessly by putting the phone back down, activating the apps sleep function.
Consumer Product design has a simple mission: to give the people what they want. To successfully navigate this mission, however, designers must travel complex avenues. Every factor must be considered- visual engagement, environmental impact, manufacturing cost- in order to appeal to the broadest array of consumers. Ultimately, designing a consumer
This role is an opportunity to lead the industrial design language for an industry leading family of fitness products. You will lead cross-functional design of the hardware and user experience aspects of product development. You will work closely with our talented team of designers, product managers, engineers,
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