Here's a look at some of winning innovative designs of the 2022 Design Intelligence Award.
The awards program has created a prize fund of ¥5 million RMB, equivalent to $728,000 USD, to support the development of exceptional ideas into exceptional designs. This initiative aims to incubate and nurture innovative concepts that have the potential to make a significant difference in the world of design.
The Design Intelligence Award, known for its contributions to the world of design, has allocated a prize fund of ¥5 million RMB (equivalent to $728,000 USD) to foster the transformation of exceptional ideas into extraordinary designs. With a mission to incubate and nurture innovative concepts that have the potential to make a significant impact, this initiative paves the way for a brighter future in the realm of design.
HiPhi Z by Human Horizons: China's Futuristic Answer to Electric Sedans
Answering the call for an electric sedan to rival Tesla, the HiPhi Z emerges as a game-changer. This cutting-edge vehicle boasts a futuristic design and impressive capabilities. Powered by two rear-mounted electric motors, generating over 600 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque, the HiPhi Z can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in a mere 3.8 seconds and travel up to 438 miles on a single charge.
Darwin Bucky by Darwin Projects & Andblack Design Studio: Redefining Conventional Architecture
Challenging the permanence of traditional architecture, the Darwin Bucky introduces a lightweight, multifunctional exoskeleton. Serving as an exhibition or performance space with a spacious canopy, this innovative structure can be easily assembled, dismantled, stored, or transported in a shipping container within a matter of days.
Paper Razor by Kai Corporation: Sustainable Shaving Solutions
Embracing sustainability, the Paper Razor presents an eco-friendly alternative to disposable plastic razors. Crafted entirely from paper, featuring a metal blade, this razor combines practicality with a foldable, ergonomic design inspired by origami principles. By reducing plastic usage by up to 98%, this lightweight razor, weighing a mere 4 grams and with a thickness no greater than 5mm, caters to travelers while ensuring a minimal ecological footprint.
**Kreis Recycled Coffee Cups by Coffee Kreis: Sustainability Meets Coffee **
The Kreis Cup, a coffee vessel designed to elevate your coffee-drinking experience while prioritizing sustainability. Breaking away from plastic, steel, and ceramic materials, this unconventional yet impressive cup is crafted from discarded coffee grounds and plant-based binders. The Kreis cups are heat-resistant, shatter-proof, reusable, and remarkably efficient at keeping your coffee hotter for longer. Designed with biodegradability in mind, they offer a delightful coffee aroma, making them a perfect companion for your favorite brew.
VT-30 by EHang: Compact and Efficient "Lift and Cruise" Aircraft
Created by a eVTOL manufacturer, the VT-30 sets its sights on revolutionizing inter-city travel. This fully autonomous, two-seater aircraft employs a "lift and cruise" approach, enabling it to cover distances of up to 300 km with flight times of up to 100 minutes on a single battery charge. Its sleek and compact design, complemented by the ability to take off and land on both runways and helipads, sets it apart from its competitors in the air taxi sector.
Welme by Camex Wellnest Ltd. & Oro Innovations Pvt. Ltd: Technology for Pain Relief
Welme is a discreet wearable device, offers a unique solution for alleviating cramps and pains associated with periods. Utilizing TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) technology, it effectively blocks pain signals without the need for medication, heat-packs, or balms. Slim and portable, Welme provides a non-invasive and drug-free approach to pain management, empowering women with a compact and convenient tool for relief, even during outdoor
See the application process here, and visit DIA website to view the full list of 2022 winners
Source- Yako Designs and DIA