From Mystical Sea Jewelry to Versatile Urban Seating

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 28, 2016
In the top August 2016 design ideas, the look and functions of products like stepping stools, pens, beach towels and drink coolers are completely reimagined. In order to help consumers live with less, these kinds of products are being reformatted to do more than their predecessors. For instance, the Artix Cooler boasts the ability to chill drinks, as well as mix them, while the Triangular Step Ladder by Jeeyoung Yang doubles as an abstract piece of wall art.

While many of these designs embrace geometric forms that seem simple and minimalistic, they also add interest by keeping their secondary functions hidden in plain sight. These kinds of designs encourage consumers to be inquisitive and explore what they know about conventional products on the market.