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49 Winning Wingovations

From Gullwing Cars to Wings You Can Wear

— January 31, 2010 — Art & Design
These 50 winning wingovations show that the desire to fly is strong inside all of us. Even though we've conquered flying through the air (albeit inside a giant metal contraption), prettier wings like birds and butterflies have still catch our attention. Check out the slideshow for more winning wingovations.

Implications - The concept of taking flight is fascinating, with man-made innovations such as airplanes and jet packs serving as the closest humankind has come to the skies. Regardless, avian inspirations continue to symbolize the freedom that comes hand in hand with flight. Though we have yet to sprout our own pair, wings still signify a deeper consumer urge to take flight and explore freely.
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Killer X-Wing Knockoffs
Killer X-Wing Knockoffs
The RCX4 Star Stryker is in George Lucas' Sights
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48
Kitewings
Kitewings
Skaters/Boarders Get Air & Speed
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47
Haunted Train Art
Haunted Train Art
'Drawing' from Kodomos Deserves a Collective Kudos
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46
Glasswing Butterflies
Glasswing Butterflies
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45
Wings Fly into Fashion
Wings Fly into Fashion
Delicate Spring Accessories
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44
Memory Foam Wing Chairs
Memory Foam Wing Chairs
Zero Gravity
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43
Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Design is Coming Back
Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Design is Coming Back
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42
Furniture With Wings
Furniture With Wings
The Club Chair by El Ultimo Grito for Uno Design Has Mesh Wings
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41
Winged Dolman Sleeves
Winged Dolman Sleeves
Samantha Pleet's Fall 2009 Collection Exudes Retro-Angelic Cues
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40
Backpack Planes
Backpack Planes
The EXO-Wing
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39
Wing Takes Stripe
Wing Takes Stripe
CH 445 Wing Chair
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38
Growing Metal Sculptures
Growing Metal Sculptures
The Tumbling Weed is a Playful Take on Growth
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37
Light Graffiti Wings
Light Graffiti Wings
'Angels and Pearls' by Losstris Design Captures Light and Dewdrops
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36
Flying Sailboats
Flying Sailboats
The Vertical 'Zep'Lin' Electric Car Uses a Rudder to Maneuver
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35
Wind-Powered Kids' Toys
Wind-Powered Kids' Toys
Tamiya 'Loopwing' Car Blends Fun and Eco-Friendliness
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34
Gull Winged Eco-Car
Gull Winged Eco-Car
Mitsubishi Concept-RA (NAIAS 2008)
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33
Wing-Inspired Accessories
Wing-Inspired Accessories
Victoria's Secret Not Included
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32
Limber Lighting
Limber Lighting
Yamagiwa Introduces the Kisawing by Kisa Kawakami
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31
Wingsuit Base Jumping
Wingsuit Base Jumping
Flying Off Cliffs Like an Eagle
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30
Icon-Infused Planes
Icon-Infused Planes
The Hello Kitty Jumbo Jets Give Me Flying Anxiety
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29
Speedy Postal Service Trucks
Speedy Postal Service Trucks
Hugo Plazas' Canada Post Design Looks Like Mercury's Winged Shoes
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28
Personal Transportation Robots
Personal Transportation Robots
The Toyota Winglet
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27
Winged Bathroom Sinks
Winged Bathroom Sinks
Capellini's ‘Lavado' Marble Basin Looks Ready to Fly Away
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26
Wingtip Sneakers
Wingtip Sneakers
Nike Still Has Design Tricks
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25
Winged Sandals
Winged Sandals
Zaha Hadid Channels the Messenger God in the Vivienne Westwood Rocking Shoes
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24
Airplane Wing Table
Airplane Wing Table
DC-4 Conference Table by Motoart
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23
Frosty Butterfly Baubles
Frosty Butterfly Baubles
Flutter by Paspaley is a Jewelry Collection for Nature Lovers
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22
Extreme Adverstunts
Extreme Adverstunts
Redbull Flugtag: Does Redbull Really Give You Wings?
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21
Gently Sweeping Fans
Gently Sweeping Fans
The Loft Wing Ceiling Fan Harks Back to Olden Days
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20
Giant Flying Wing
Giant Flying Wing
Focus 21 Superyacht Flies on Wing in Ground Effect
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19
Angel Wing Furniture
Angel Wing Furniture
The Angel Chair by Vadim Kibardin Looks Like it will Take Flight
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18
Wing Girls
Wing Girls
Female Wingmen (For Hire) Help You Hook-Up
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17
Augmented Reality Apps
Augmented Reality Apps
The Parrot Ar. Drone is Mindblowing
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16
Butterfly-Inspired Cars
Butterfly-Inspired Cars
The Nissan Teana Birdwing Concept
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15
Winged Sailboats
Winged Sailboats
BMW Oracle Racing Creates the Amazing BOR 90
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14
Delorean-Inspired Super Cars
Delorean-Inspired Super Cars
Mercedes SLS AMG Gullwing Honors Past, Embraces Future
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13
Angel Wings and Headdresses
Angel Wings and Headdresses
Diesel Black Gold Spring 2009
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12
Angel Wing Assembly
Angel Wing Assembly
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Preview
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11
Prophylactic Fairies
Prophylactic Fairies
Lifestyle Skyn Condoms Commercial Features Winged Man
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10
Butterfly Eyes
Butterfly Eyes
Ali Charisma Autumn/Winter 2010 at Fashion Week Hong Kong
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9
Boat Flies On Wing-In-Ground Effect
Boat Flies On Wing-In-Ground Effect
Pacific Seaflights Wingship
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8
Lingerie Hot Wings
Lingerie Hot Wings
Victoria's Secret Show at Fountainebleu (PREVIEW)
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7
Winged Footwear
Winged Footwear
Butterflies and Bow-Ties are the Embellishment of Choice for Spring 2010
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6
Winged Stilettos
Winged Stilettos
Nickolas Kirkwood Shoes for Autumn/Winter 2008
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5
Human Angels
Human Angels
Inking Wings For Spiritual Guidance on Your Back
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4
Multihued Winged Sneakers
Multihued Winged Sneakers
Jeremy Scott Does Technicolor Athletic Gear for Adidas
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3
Winged Cats
Winged Cats
Kittens with Wings
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2
Abandoned Airplane Renovations
Abandoned Airplane Renovations
Clipper Juan T. Trippe is a Ghost Town With Wings
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1
Unique Wing Tattoos
Unique Wing Tattoos
from Eagle Wing Tattoos to Life Sized Human Butterfly Wings
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