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can’t travel right now, but no one said that we can’t dream.
A room in white paint seems rather pure and innocent. At the same time, white symbolizes light, faith, the beginning and something new. For this still new year of 2021, surely these associations give us confidence and hope.
We show you ten products and home accessories in white that won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020 – from lamps to sex toys, headphones and Co. And perhaps these eye-catchers will also inspire you for a journey to the winter wonderland, even if only in your dreams.
Design and manufacturer: Rosenthal GmbH (Germany)
There is no winter wonderland weather in sight for you? It might be time to provide a vibrant setting for this vase on your window seat. Phi is covered with geometric patterns on its porcelain surface which create an 3D effect when exposed to light. Triangles become frosty blossoms and crystals become snowflakes. Phi is truly a decoration that boosts your imagination.
Design: Ricard Vila Studio (Spain)
Manufacturer: SIMON S. A. U. (Spain)
A look at the starry sky was probably the inspiration for this decorative light system. MOOD is indeed a lighting fixture which inspires your creativity since there are various options to combine and group the product components on the wall. It also supports a control system with which you can choose between warm or cold light and add colorful light effects. In the end, your wall will look like a nocturnal firmament.
Design and manufacturer: CAINZ CORPORATION (Japan)
If you ever asked yourself how to avoid a puddle around an umbrella stand, this steel product shows a way out of those typical drain-off-the-water-scenarios. The disentangle umbrella stand contains a conical tray at the bottom which prevents – as the name gives it away – various umbrellas from tangling each other and makes it easier to take them out of the stand again. On top of that, the tray claims to absorb liquids and dries off water drops.
Design and manufacturer: NOMOS Glashütte (Germany)
Imagine you are in this 90s TV show Parker Lewis Can’t Lose and you come to the point where you synchronize watches with your friends. Your watch would be the most stylish one, we bet. Tangente Sport neomatik 42 Datum is both sporty (waterproof up to 1000 feet) and extravagant (white silvered dial). The metal bracelet is made from 145 individual parts and thanks to the illuminant superluminova used in this watch, you can even look at the time in poor lighting conditions.
Design and manufacturer: ILOOM, Inc. (South Korea)
As if the comfort and snug-factor weren’t enough, the components of this family bed series are detachable, too. Cusino includes single and queen-size beds and comes with three different soft guards, cushions, and accessories. It’s a fine work of design piece which considers the various needs of young families and growing children. For instance, you can change height options or install the bed guards in various ways if your child has just learnt to walk.
Design: Shenzhen Svakom Sci Tec. Co., Ltd (China)
Manufacturer: Qianhe Electronic Technology (China)
Judging by the name, Siren should be dangerous for you, but we believe in a good way. You may fall dangerously in love with this sex toy - the unique double-tongued side promises a tingling pleasure on three levels of vibrating intensity. All in all, this product can take you on a journey with more than 25 pleasurable vibrations. Siren is waterproof and includes a travel lock function because surely, you are not going to keep the orgasm only in your bedroom.
Design and manufacturer: Laufen Bathrooms AG (Switzerland)
Baboon has been designed by the young designer Joe Griesbach who found inspiration in the design of African drums or headrests. This bathroom stool is made of an innovative ceramic material (called Saphirkeramik) and claims to be thin-walled but strong. It looks different from classic bulky ceramic bathroom furniture and is thus, for us, an absolute eye-catcher.
Design and manufacturer: Bose Corporation (USA)
We bet you will have a superb time listening to comforting sound of falling snow or cracking ice with these headphones. As the name implies, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 can blank out distracting noise completely with the integrated powerful sensors. The touch sensor control on the ear cup makes it easy to adjust the volume just by swiping. Plus, the product feels soft on your head since the ear pads are made of synthetic leather and the stainless-steel headband is lightweight and foamed underside.
Design and manufacturer: Sova (Beijing) Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
Strolls now seem to be experiencing a comeback. If you belong to those ones who spend lots of time outside during lockdown, this stainless steel water bottle is ideal for use on the move. The bottom storage box of CLOUD Warehouse Bottle is also very useful. It’s made of food-grade material and can be used to store tea, chocolate or other things.
Designer and manufacturer: JISULIFE (China)
This furball remover includes three blades of stainless steel with which tiny furballs can be cut and removed just as a lawn mower trims grass. With the ergonomic shape and 24 mini LEDs as lighting, LR01 is easy to carry and makes it simple to spot unpleasant bobbles on your most favorite garments. The device works with a rechargeable battery inside and has two power levels since different types of fabric require different treatment.
(published in January 2021)