KOR ONE is a reusable water bottle designed to inspire consumers to shun bottled water while increasing their water intake. It features a one-handed flip cap and a mouthpiece large enough for ice cubes. The bottle’s glass-like optics and use of BPA-free Eastman Tritan transforms the experience of drinking water from something we’re supposed to do into a bit of everyday affordable luxury.
A corporate social responsibility initiative, gestaltBildung seeks to foster creativity in young people. During the past two years students from all over Germany have benefited from this extensive program, including sketchbooks with creative exercises; workshops; lectures by graphic designers, architects and artists; and exhibitions of the students’ work.
The In Out Bottle provides a convenient way to dispense sugar. The bottle’s funnel-shaped cover is made of silica gel, allowing its shape to be easily changed. So when users want to refill the bottle, they just press the silica gel cover down and pour the sugar in.
With its built-in sound cancellation technology, HALO reduces environment noise and secures conversations. The ceiling and tabletop units are ideal solutions for offices, exhibition booths, service desks, coffee shops, restaurants and any place where noise is a problem.
The I’M OK! mini first aid kit is intended for on-the-spot wound care for small injuries like paper cuts, pinches and scrapes. The carrying case keeps the contents clean, organized and accessible. It include essentials to disinfect and cover injuries and prevent infections.
Marty merged his design research firm, Rocket Surgery, with lextant in 2006. This merger was the logical extension of a long collaboration with lextant’s President and Founder, Chris Rockwell. Marty is the Vice President of the Design Research Practice at lextant. Marty founded Rocket Surgery in 2002, after having cofounded the research firm SonicRim in 1999. Previously he practiced as a member of the research team at Fitch Inc. for 10 years, where he helped to establish Fitch as a leader in design research.
IDSA welcomes IDEA® winners and finalists to indicate the fact of their winning entry with one of the winner designations, as appropriate. IDEA Award Winners and Finalists may replicate the IDEA winner logo on packaging, advertising and merchandising materials. Follow the example set by Fiskars, OXO Good Grips, IBM, Canon, Ford, Samsung and a legion of design firms, all of which have promoted the fact that their designs are IDEA winners.